A commercial grade pasta maker is a large capacity pasta roller. They are commonly used in restaurants and pasta factories. These can be manually operated or electronic. In this post, I have discussed how to clean a pasta maker machine efficiently.
The commercial pasta maker machine differs from domestic pasta makers in size, as they have larger motors, gearboxes and are designed to run for hours at a time. For this reason, many may come with components that help to keep the machine running at an optimal temperature.
Being in such frequent use, pasta makers can get pretty dirty at the end of a shift. In order to keep up with health and safety protocols, the equipment must be thoroughly cleaned and sanitized. Here is a quick guide on how to clean a pasta maker completely.
Manual Pasta Maker Machine
If your pasta maker is manually operated it is fairly simple to clean. Most models tend to be made from stainless steel. This means that they are most likely rust and scratch resistant.
- Wipe down the surfaces with a damp cotton cloth
- Remove excess pasta or pieces of dough that may be stuck by using a damp cotton cloth and feeding it through the roller like you would with dough. While the cloth passes through it picks up any pasta dough residue that may be stuck.
- Repeat this process as needed to ensure all the dough is cleaned off.
- After everything looks spick and span, remember to use a dry cloth to wipe off any moisture that may remain.
You can take apart your pasta maker if the parts are easy to disassemble for a deep clean. Just ensure that you only remove the parts that are in dire need of cleaning to make things easier. Some manual or old-fashioned pasta makers have wooden parts. In this case, don’t use a damp cloth. Instead, you can gently scrape off the excess dough or use a dry cloth to rub off any grime.
Electric Pasta Maker Machine
An electric pasta maker is also simple to clean. However, you may have to detach a few parts in order to clean them.
- Wipe down the exterior with a damp cotton cloth
- Remove the parts that need cleaning such as the dough feeder, make sure you safeguard all the screws and joints that have to be loosened for this process
- Use cotton to wipe the parts, if it’s tough to clean, try using a mixture of dishwashing liquid and water to wipe them. Don’t put an electric pasta maker in water. You can wash dishwasher-safe parts in a dishwasher.
- Wipe away any residual moisture.
- Attach the removable parts and ensure they are properly installed.
If you still aren’t sure about how to clean your pasta maker, refer to the instruction and care manual that comes with it. Remember to keep the manual in a safe place so it doesn’t get lost! With regular maintenance and care, you can extend the durability of your pasta maker even after heavy use. Doing so keeps it functioning at its ideal performance levels and efficiency.
If you are still unsure about cleaning your pasta maker, check out the infographic below.