This heavy die cast construction spaetzle maker from Westmark is perfect for making rather long strands of spaetzle which are much more like noodles than dumplings. Measuring 16 inches long with a 3 inch diameter and a 3.5 inch deep container this spaetzle maker works like a potato ricer3A the hinged upper handle with its attached circular press forces dough through the perforations in the bottom of the container. The noodles produced are very thin and elegant. To make short noodles, rest the dough filled press above the boiling water and squeeze the handles together - for longer noodles hold it about 5 inches above the water. Cooked potatoes, vegetables, and fruits could also be pureed with this press. The Classic spaetzle maker makes round noodles while the Special spaetzle maker makes s shaped flat noodles. Made in Germany.