By Enda / a few months ago

Marcato Atlas 150 Pasta Machine UK Review

The Marcato Atlas pasta machine remains the best selling pasta maker, currently being sold in the UK.  Buyers have bought this Italian branded Marcato machine  in its thousands. Overall they rate it highly as a 4.8 out of 5 star product, which is an exceptionally high rating. If you are in any doubt as to the quality of this product, then this rating should instil a lot of confidence.

The RRP of this pasta maker is £89, but if you search around, you should be able to find it as cheap as £49-55.  Please note that this particular model is available either in a chrome or a black colour, depending on your own personal preference.  It has 10 thickness settings, smooth and strong pasta rollers, and you can buy a full range of accessories for this machine.

As mentioned this is available in two colours. The chrome/silver one has the model number ​MC002057 and the black model has the model number MC002491 Those numbers are important to remember when ordering.

Chrome MC002057 Marcato

chrome marcato atlas home pasta maker reviews

Black MC002491 Marcato

Marcato Atlas 150 pasta machine in black

Personally I prefer the traditional chrome or silver model, but it does depend on the style of your kitchen, and which you prefer. If you click on either of the images above, you can see a bigger image of the pasta machines.

How do Buyers Rate the Marcato Atlas 150?

It is always important to read reviews before buying anything. This pasta maker is clearly a very good one. Nevertheless, I always like to see how buyers actually rate their purchase, and what they have to say about it. We have summarised the key findings just below.

Buyer Review Summary

We have read a lot of reviews about this Marcato model, and then summarised those below. Hopefully you will find that useful​. The first illustration shows the percentage of stars, given to the product, by actual real life buyers. They scored the product out of a maximum of 5 stars.

89 %
5 STARS
9 %
4 STARS
0 %
3 STARS
1 %
2 STARS
1 %
1 STARS

You can see from the above figures that almost 9 out of 10 buyers rate this Marcato pasta machine as a 5 star choice. That is of course an excellent rating, and should assure you these are good quality. 98% rate it as a 4 star or higher. Only 1% of buyers deemed this to be a 1 star product.

Marcato Atlas 150 pasta machine cutting pasta

Pros & Cons of the Marcato Atlas 150

Below we have captured what buyers actually said. This includes all buyers as we like to keep our reviews balanced. Even though only 1 out of every 100 buyers rated this pasta maker as a 1 star product, we always like to find out why. 

PROS

  • This is a very high quality and very well made machine
  • It looks great and is supported by a 10 year warranty
  • The range of thicknesses is very good and allows you to make a good range of pasta options - simply change the cutter and pick your thickness using a knob selector
  • It is very sturdy, heavy and simple to quickly assemble
  • Has small self-cleaning guides under the roller
  • Many buyers use this for working with polymer clay

CONS

  • Some buyers were sent out the wrong pasta maker
  • One buyer said they received one that had been used before

Those who gave this microwave a 1 star rating were simply just very disappointed, that they received the wrong model of machine.

The majority though thought it was just a very impressive machine, of distinctly high quality and the perfect pasta maker for using in the home. Below I have included some actual buyer comments.

Used it for the first time yesterday, can't believe how easy it was, tasted great too. The machine is excellently built, solid and sturdy.I can see how they are giving a 10 year warranty, once looked after I doubt I will ever have to buy another one.

Joe Maher
Amazon Buyer

There's an old saying 'you get what you pay for' never has it been more true than in this case

TJF
Amazon Buyer

Fantastic machine. If your thinking about buying a pasta machine don't waste your money on anything else, this is the one to get.

Andrea
Amazon Buyer

Video Review (UK) of the Marcato Atlas 150 pasta machine

Just below I have included a video review of this popular pasta maker.

Marcato Atlas 150 Pasta Machine Specification

  • A choice of two colours - chrome or black
  • Measures 20.3 x 20.3 x 17.8 cm
  • Weighs 1.4 Kg
  • Makes four types of pasta including a flat roller for Lasagna, and a cutter for Fettuccine
  • The spaghetti cutter makes round 2-mm Spaghetti pasta
  • A thicker dough sheet and flat noodle makes 1.5-mm Tagliolini.
  • All attachments to the Marcato Atlas 150 fit this machine
  • Comes with an instruction booklet
  • All metal clamp
  • 10 thickness settings
  • 10 Year Warranty

Our Verdict on the Russell Hobbs RHM2076B

Marcato Atlas 150 rolling sheets of pasta

The 4.8 out of 5 star buyer rating is about right for this one. It is highly rated by buyers.  I believe it also sells quite a lot because of the great looking style.

It's not just about the looks though, as this one works like a dream. It makes several different pastas, and you can also buy a range of attachments.  If you can get it closer to the price point of £50, then I think you have a great deal.

Personally at the RRP of £89 I would not buy this one, but if I could find it cheaper, then yes.

The only thing that puts us off highly recommending a product, is if we find a number of legitimate poor ratings. There were only 1% of these, and that would not put us off purchasing this particular model. Those buyers did get the wrong machine which is of course annoying. However, the rating they gave does not relate to the quality of the machine.

Overall this one has a 98% satisfaction rating, and it does not get any better than that. It has a nice range of features as well, and can do all the basics and more.

If this is not the pasta maker for you, then check out our top 5 list of pasta machines and makers by clicking here. This one does an excellent job, and at the lower price does represent good value for money.

(Last Updated On: June 29, 2017)
About the author

Enda

I enjoy cooking and love using a whole variety of small kitchen appliances. On this website, I review many of the best kitchen gadgets that are fun to own, and even more fun to use.