I enjoy making rollers; they are more difficult than it appears. A long, steady curve, like on a French Roller is difficult to accomplish consistently. Figuring out how to store a roller has been an interesting journey, with several approaches being tried and rejected, finally arriving at the base to hold them upright. I think this maximizes the beauty while minimizing the counter space occupied.
The Ravioli Rollers rollers are prototypes done for Mike Finizio, the person who designed them. Mike has a very interesting relationship with the making of meals and the tools we use to do so. He promotes a self-awareness and intimacy with the food we eat, and it shows in the tools he designs for me to prototype. These are a step forward in that they are unlike any other rollers available, and are a step back to a time when we were more directly involved in the creation of our daily bread and, as a result, had more interest in the tools we employed. I am pleased that Mike sought me out to be the person who brings his designs to fruition. Mike has since moved on to greater production than a one-person, one-dog turnery can handle, and has altered the design accordingly. Be sure to visit his company, Repast Supply Co. I am not comfortable selling the ravioli rollers; it is simply not appropriate for me to compete with Mike. I do, however, recommend them highly. They are here as an example of prototyping, not for sale.