Is the Imperia SP150 pasta machine the same as Cucina Pro's Imperia 150?
(Aiea, HI, USA)
Do you know if the Imperia SP150 (review) is the same as the Cucina Pro Imperia 150 sold on Amazon.com?
I noticed for the Cucina Pro there wasn't an attachment for the tagliatelle, so I thought the two might be different, but wanted to know for sure.
Response: Hi Alexei, this is certainly a confusing issue and you're not the first reader to be bewildered by the Imperia/Cucina Pro arrangement.
To the best of my knowledge Cucina Pro is the company that operates as the US arm of Imperia (possibly its exclusive distributor, which rebrands the Imperia machines - or co-brands them I guess - as Cucina Pro).
(Note - I am sending a copy of this reply to some folks I know at both companies so they can hopefully clarify this matter for us, just to be sure I'm not giving you dodgy info.)
That said, the Cucina Pro pasta machine you're referring to on Amazon.com (here) does seem to come with the standard Imperia long-pasta attachment. This enables you to make "thin spaghetti and wide fettucini noodles" (though I always refer to fettucini as tagliatelle as there is virtually no difference width-wise). Maybe that distinction is what confused the issue for you?
Does that clear things up? I do hope so, and as I say... I'll add another comment below if and when I get an official Imperia/Cucina Pro response on this one.
All the best,