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This has been really great for what it is. I wouldn't say it will change your world, but it does its job well! It's pretty sturdy and didn't fall down (I loaded my pasta on opposing sides while going around to give it its fair use) and holds it all nicely. It comes together easily and takes apart just as easily. No complaints!
I can't for the life of me see how anyone is giving this higher than 1 star for "sturdiness."
I used it once, screwed the main trunk into the base and made a batch of pasta. Got it out again today and noticed the trunk was loose. Tried to fix it by tightening and it stripped out immediately. This product has metal threaded directly into soft wood! It will unstrip after just a couple of uses.
Technically it's still useful like this, but if I bump it I'll have pasta all over the counter. I'm throwing it away and getting something else.