I must buy a pasta machine as a present for for an enthusiastic young cook but I know nothing. Marcella Hazan writes :"The only kind of pasta machine that you should consider is the kind that has one set of parallel cylinders, usually made of steel, for kneading and thinning the dough and a double set of cutters, one broad for fettuccine the other for tagliolini very narrow noodles."
It seems that the Imperia SP150 is preferred above the Atlas, but there is only
one Imperia which is labelled "double cutter" and no other machines are labelled "double cutter" - can that be that the Imperia double cutter is only machine that fulfills Marcella Hazan's requirements?
Any advice on buying a pasta machine would be most welcome.