Clothes dryer to dry pasta
I know it sounds nuts but think about it- I have a rack that mounts in the dryer sp you can lay clothes flat and dry them without them gettin tossed around... Couldn't I use it to dry pasta and things like that? Does anyone know if this would work?
I'm worried the rain won't let up this week and I wanted to give my pasta away as a gift. Didn't plan for a week of rain as it almost never rains where I live. I think the air is too moist for me to try air-drying anything!
Um, no. Please don't do that.
The best way to dry homemade pasta is to hang them -- use hangers (see pic) or a clothesline that you hang between a door-frame or something. Even with humid air, or in inclement weather, it'll dry. It may take longer (overnight or longer depending on how thick your pasta is), but it *will* dry.
Put homemade pasta in a dryer (even run on with just air and no heat) and your pasta will dry out and crack. Not a good thing. You want dry pasta, not brittle pasta strands.
No reason it shouldn't work. But, I doubt it'd be needed. Even with the air at 100% humidity it'll eventually dry out; it'll just take longer. You can always play around with a warm area and fan/circulation to speed it up.
My concern is not about drying the pasta, but about how some of the loose flour would affect the filter.