Be glad you are reading this post. Stay tuned because I am about to discuss the 6 Pasta Maker Issues and How to Solve Them. I will mention them and give possible solutions.
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If you haven’t experienced this, then you haven’t mastered the art of pasta making. It is more or less a global problem.
It is funny how cats jump sky high when the handle lands on the floor sending across the entire house disturbing noises.
Use a bit of duct tape to wrap the handle or use a finger from rubber gloves. It is rumored that some use magnets to get rid of this problem once and for all.
Appearance of Horizontal Ridges
This problem is not a big deal given that it is experienced when the pasta maker is at its largest setting.
Actually, it is a problem that is experienced across all pasta machines. This problem is as a result of the clunking that occurs when the gears mesh.
The ridges are not deep and will go unnoticed unless the problem has moved to a whole new level. After long-term use of your machine, you may notice that these ridges appear even at thinner settings.
In order to eliminate this problem, you need to turn the pasta sheets 90 degrees and feed it through the machine a few more times.
Differently Colored Clay Debris
This is one of the most annoying issues with most pasta machines. As you roll your pasta sheets, there is a portion of the clay that collects behind the blade.
You won’t notice this but with time, you will see some streaks on your pasta sheets. This clay gouges itself when you feed the machine with a thick wad of clay.
Even though you can’t prevent this from happening, you can reduce the streaks by cleaning behind the pasta maker blades. Some models are designed in a manner that makes cleaning behind the blades much easier while others are not.
This happens when you use pasta that is too sticky for the given machine settings. As the clay sticks to the blade, pressure builds up and gets released.
This causes a back and forth build and release action that causes chattering. Use less-sticky pasta for your sheets to avoid this problem.
As the pasta roll comes out of the machine, you may notice some vertical lines, happening at a given point.
This will occur when the sheet is being scratched. One possible causes of this is a nick on the blades or, if there is something stuck on the blades.
To get rid of such hard substances, use baby wipes to clean the pasta machine. If the problem persists disassemble the machine and get rid of the substance causing the scratches.
Clay Doing Rounds
This is definitely an awkward problem and is definitely a huge turnoff. Instead of clay coming out normally, it is forced behind the blade and goes round and round.
The downside of this problem is that it could destroy your blades beyond repair. Disassemble the machine and straighten the blades back to their normal shapes.