I want to understand the difference in using plastic or bronze mould for my Philips 200W pasta maker.

There is option to get a bronze or plastic mould for my machine. I have read the bronze will give more texture so that the pasta can absorb the sauce better.

I am wondering: is the difference so significant? When using a hand wound pasta machine I remember the pasta being good enough and taking on the sauce well enough. Further the bronze can only be cleaned by hand.

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    It is definitely true that a plastic extrusion mold will provide a smoother pasta vs the texture from a bronze extruder. Your question is whether it's "significant" and I'm not sure how to define that other than opinion. Some people might find it "worth it" to pay more for the hand wash only bronze, and others would think plastic was good enough in exchange for the price or convenience. – AMtwo Nov 23 '20 at 13:04
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    @AMtwo I mostly agree with your comment, but still I think the question is answerable with a comparison of the pros and cons of each material. – csk Nov 24 '20 at 17:59

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