Here’s how to keep your pasta roller and other pasta making KitchenAid mixer accessories in top shape and how to clean the pasta attachments.
Investing in really good quality kitchen equipment can be costly. So it's good practice to look after your pasta accessories to keep them at their best year after year. Did you know that KitchenAid has over 50 accessories and 16 universal attachments for different types of mixers and small appliances? It's super easy to keep your pasta machine and attachments free from flour and dough.
You never want to get your KitchenAid pasta machine or attachments wet. And we'll show you exactly how to get them clean in a few easy steps.
Some of the attachments are easier to clean than others. Sometimes all they need is just a quick brushing off and you are good to go. Other times, your KitchenAid machine and attachments need some deeper cleaning and maintenance. Let's go over how to clean your KitchenAid pasta attachments together. The same steps are for the KitchenAid pasta machine too.
Step 1: Let your pasta attachments and pasta machines completely air dry before cleaning. If you start with the right consistency of pasta and make sure it's not too wet to begin with, you won't have any trouble keeping these attachments clean. Your pasta attachments should not be accumulating a lot of wet dough bits and if they are, your dough is way too wet.
Step 2: Gently tap on the pasta accessories and machine while holding upside down. This will loosen up the dried pasta bits. If the pasta was too wet, it might stick way inside the attachment. But whatever you do, don’t use water. Just let it dry (even overnight) and then gently try to tap out the pasta bits as best you can.
Step 3: Use a hard bristle brush to gently remove the bits of pasta from the pasta machine or attachments. So if the stubborn pasta bits don't come out after tapping on the attachment, try this. After your attachments have been sitting for at least an hour and the dough bits are dry and hard, you can now go ahead and remove the little bits with a bristle brush. There's a lot of brushes to choose from here on Amazon.
Step 4: Use a toothpick or a skewer to get the really stubborn bits out. If pasta bits and pieces are still not coming out, you can use a toothpick or a skewer to try to get them out. Never use a knife or any other sharp objects. You will risk getting cut and this will damage and scar your attachment.
Step 5: Polish with a dry microfiber cloth. The best way to keep your KitchenAid pasta attachments looking their best is to shine them up with a soft cloth before putting them away.
Step 6: Lubricate your pasta attachments with light mineral oil. Once a year, or after about 50 uses, check on your attachments and see if they need a bit of lubrication. KitchenAid recommends using a light food safe mineral oil. Add one drop to the far corners of the rollers or cutters to lubricate. If you use your pasta attachments often, they may need some re-greasing a bit sooner. If you notice strange sounds or you can tell things are not quite right with how the attachment is performing you might need to re-lube.
Step 7: Store your attachments in a safe and dry place. Either use the box that they came in to keep them dust free, or use a large storage container that is clear so you can put it in your pantry and see exactly what's inside.
If you are into making your pasta from scratch, these mixer accessories below (pasta roller and cutter for spaghetti and fettuccine) really help save so much time when you are making fresh pasta.
For those who love to make their own pasta from scratch you will love how convenient and fast you can whip up a batch of pasta noodles using the KitchenAid pasta attachments. When you are cooking for more than 3 people, it comes in super handy.
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