My son bought me one several years ago and I couldn't get it to work so we returned it, maybe we had a bad machine, would have loved to have been able to make some though. Maybe Williams-Sonoma makes a better one. I'd just make sure they have a good return policy if it doesn't do good.
Wonder if it makes the thick noodles for slipper pot pie...yum
I have one but haven't used it in years. Pasta making takes a lot of time (with the drying and all) and it seems like there are less hours in the day every year! The pasta tastes wonderful though, much lighter than store-bought.
It is strong enough to work with the semolina recipie that I like. I think some of the other plastic machines won't handle that.
When I make a batch, I don't let the pasta dry or anything. I just collect it all on a board, dusting everything with some flour to keep from sticking, and then when it is all cut, I pop it all into the boiling water.