I posted this once before but I thought a repeat for Cooking Class Monday was in order.
After my pasta making I wanted to clean my machine. I really thought there might be an easy way to get out all that stuck pasta dough and flour. Nope! This is the story from Imperia. That is the machine I have. It actually didn't take that long. Just wait until the dough that is stuck is really dry. I cleaned it while I was watching television.
Cleaning your Pasta Machine – the rollers must never get wet!!!
The rollers on your pasta machine are made from carbon steel.
If you wash them with water, they will rust, no matter how careful you are.
Rusted and pitted rollers, will tear in to your pasta as you process it, and will ruin it.
- you may clean the main frame with warm soapy water and a soft sponge
- work carefully, to ensure that water does not spill onto the rollers
- dry immediately
- clean the rollers by turning the handle, and running a pastry brush back and forth across each roller
- Italian cooks have been doing it like this for generations!
- store your pasta machine in a dry area