I promised SO that I would make this public so here we go.
SO wanted a kitchen machine. I thought we did not need one, so I found 1001 and one reasons not to buy one (price being one of them). In the end SO found a really good deal and just said then I am buying one. I gave in, and we called it our christmas present for us as a couple.
Yesterday after having made fresh pasta for the first time in about 15 seconds flat I admitted I had been wrong to delay the purchase. There I said it. I was wrong, SO was right the kitchenmachine is really a very good tool and I love it.