I've made spaetzle about 6 times after having some at an expensive, upscale restaurant a little over a year ago. I've tried the ziploc bags with holes in it, and I've tried pushing it through a strainer with the bottom of a glass. Both methods work to some degree, but are terribly wasteful, time consuming, and require two people in my case.
My wedding anniversary was coming up and since I wanted to cook lamb chops and roasted asparagus, I knew spaetzle would compliment them perfectly. After reading the raving reviews on Amazon.com coupled with the attractive price, I went ahead and purchased this. I was blown away by how effective and fast it was. I couldn't get over how something so simple could make my night so much easier and enjoyable!
I would definitely recommend it to anyone that enjoys alternatives to rice and potatoes that likes to cook. Seriously, but the ziploc bag away and buy this already.