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Dec 1, 2004 09:51 AM

Cleaning pasta machine

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Any tricks for thoroughly cleaning one of those hand-cranked pasta rolling machines? Once I submerged the whole thing in hot soapy water (it was TRULY filthy) and then put it in a warm oven so that it would dry before it rusted. This worked, but I think it's a pretty drastic measure. Hoping to find a better way.


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  1. I humbly suggest that you are sending too wet pasta through your machine. Mine, that I use at least weekly, is as clean after use as before.

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    1. re: Dale

      I definitely had the sticky dough problem the first few times I used the machine. I think I'm getting better at it, and it's not like it's encrusted with dough. It just gets a little floury, and an occasional bit of dough goes in crooked and gets caught up in the side of the roller. I currently dust it off with a pastry brush. Since I only use the machine every couple of months, I'm concerned about putting it back in the cupboard and attracting pests. Maybe I just need to use it more often both to improve my technique and keep the pests away!


    2. p
      pecan pie wife

      I sometimes run barely damp paper towels through mine on the thinnest setting.