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Jun 26, 2006 05:52 PM

KitchenAid Pasta Roller

Okay, had I known making pasta was going to be THIS easy using the pasta attachments for my KitchenAid stand mixer I would hsve purchased them long ago. Each attachment comes with a rather large sticker indicating they should not be immersed in water. No problem with this, it makes perfect sense. My question is, can they be rinsed off under running water for a few seconds. While the pasta has been very easy to make, not to mention wonderfully delicious, cleaning the roller/cutter attachments hasn't been a wonderfully delicious clean-up affair.

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  1. No. The rollers should not be rinsed off. Although the instruction book doesn't say so, I was told that something in the gear mechanism is likely to rust. I don't understand why you're having difficulty cleaning the rollers or cutters. Just wait about an hour for the dough to dry and it brushes right off quickly and easily. Use the brush that came with the set or, if you've misplaced it, any pastry brush will do.

    1. Those rollers are terrific. My husband generally makes the pasta and he doesn't clean them at all-- just lets them dry and brushes them off...

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      1. re: JudiAU

        Thanks for the replies. I'm just being a little anal about trying to keep them as clean as possible for as long as possible. That's all. I was pretty sure just brushing them off would be sufficient.

        1. re: DiningDiva

          Had mine for years now. Brushing them off does indeed do the trick. They both look and function as though they were brand new.