Ok, I've never used an extruder to make nice rope out of fondant and I have been looking at several types and wondered if those that have used them preferred the push ones that looks like a syringe or turn handle ones? Or if there are even a third type I've not seen? I want the easiest but best overall quality in look it produces.... thank you so very much!
I have the cheap push one. I think I got it at JoAnns, with a coupon, for $5. It works fine, as long as you add shortening to your fondant so that it is VERY soft. However, if you have any sort of issues with your hands, go for the crank one, especially of you plan on using it a lot.
I bought a push one and it really hurt my hands, I then bought the Makins Clay Extruder the green one and I love it.
I have a large extruder that I wouldn't trade for anything! Initially I hesitated because it was a little pricey, but the time (and hand) savings has been well worth it.
I'm not sure if this site accepts links ... If the link didn't show up, try googling Polymer Clay Express. That's where I got my food safe extruder.