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Cleaning pasta machine

Tom Meg Dec 1, 2004 09:51 AM

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.

Link: http://meglioranza.com

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    pecan pie wife Dec 1, 2004 01:00 PM

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

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      Dale Dec 1, 2004 10:07 AM

      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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        Tom Meg Dec 1, 2004 12:07 PM

        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!

        Link: http://meglioranza.com

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