How to clean a pasta maker?
No wonder to get so curious about something we just bought from the market to look at how they function. Take a brand new pasta maker for an example. Right after bought it we can’t wait to do our first experiment with the new machine. What we do? We open the box, take out the machine and rushed to the kitchen so see how it works. For that, we started mixing our dough and start rolling our first sheet. What happen next is very obvious…there should be muddy, rust, glitter all over our new machine. Let’s find out how to clean a pasta maker in a very effective way.
How to clean your pasta machine
It’s not a difficult task to use a pasta maker and so is cleaning it if we follow the correct step. Now take a look at how to clean a pasta maker the easiest way you ever could. If you maintain your machine properly you could optimize its condition and ensure the efficiency to deliver the best service. In this article, we will find out how to clean the machine without opening and in the later part we will learn how to take off the fenders to clean the machine properly.
Things You’ll Need
- Some white scrap clay
- Some Baby wipes
- A skewer (Wooden) for cleaning the scrapers
- A Phillips head screwdriver for open the machine
- A roll of kitchen paper towels
If you want to clean your machine between different colors just use a white scrap clay. Before start cleaning put the pasta machine on a table and roll the clay for 4/5 times to mop up the colors. Do the process at various settings for few times. You can use the baby wipes before using the next color to clean the roller.
Apply the process for sometimes and at the same time turning the handle. Between the rollers, you can try to insert the baby wipes to take out the rust and while turning the handle in various settings complete the process. Now dry the roller using a paper towel.
It’s time to use our skewer to take out the clay stay on the scrapers. To do that flips the machine upside down and scrape carefully to take out all the dirt from scrapers. Always keep clean the machine by wiping with baby wipes and paper towels.
Tips: If you do that regularly you don’t have to open your machine for a long time as we all know it’s kind of hard task to do.
Now we will learn how to open machine fenders to clean it thoroughly. Remember it’s very hard to reassemble the machine before attempt this.
We need a Phillips head screwdriver to open the screw from the side panel. Now try to unscrew the two nuts with a wrench and from the side unscrew the feet as well. Take out all parts and clean it nicely using paper towels.
Now move to the side panel and take a look in the rollers where you will see some clay and try to clean them using your skewer. It’s much easy to use the scrapers for taking out the clay.
After cleaning all this its time to put all the parts we took out to put on its old position. First re–attach the scrapers by slotting them back in position. Now try to put the covers back on that screw threaded rod.
Here we will re-attach the side panel now and to that, we will attach the back fender first because it’s little easier than the front one which we will do later.
To attach the back fender we have to put the machine on its side and we will try to assemble it. Keep in mind don’t tighten the nut too much and it’s better to leave a comfortable gap in between.
To attach the front fender you might need someone help because it’s much harder than the back fender. Try to tighten the screw-nuts and re-attach the side panel cover. You are almost done and the only thing you have to do now re-attach the feet.
Now your machine got a new and fresh look and ready to work again.
It’s good to clean a brand new machine as well even though they’re coming straight from the store. To optimize machine stability don’t wash them under running water. In above process, we discussed how to clean a pasta maker. Check all parts of your pasta machine are clean and re-assembled and there is nothing left. If you don’t use it very often put the machine in the box and store in dry place.