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Hi, 

maybe someone out there has a brilliant idea. 

I used to enjoy making fresh pasta at home. In the meantime, byebye gluten. I would like to dust off my pasta maker and get back on it with a gluten-free version. The question is.... how do I clean it? It is not possible to use water since it rusts. Maybe run pieces of gluten-free dough through it a million times until it picks up all the traces left? The machine is already pretty clean, looks like new. 

Any thoughts out there? 

Also.. a recipe for gluten-free pasta dough would be appreciated. 

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47 minutes ago, Juca said:

Hi, 

maybe someone out there has a brilliant idea. 

I used to enjoy making fresh pasta at home. In the meantime, byebye gluten. I would like to dust off my pasta maker and get back on it with a gluten-free version. The question is.... how do I clean it? It is not possible to use water since it rusts. Maybe run pieces of gluten-free dough through it a million times until it picks up all the traces left? The machine is already pretty clean, looks like new. 

Any thoughts out there? 

Also.. a recipe for gluten-free pasta dough would be appreciated. 

Few thoughts, 1. is it all metal and heat resistant? Only way to 100% decontaminate it would be like cast iron and some pots you can run them in your oven selflclean cycle at over 500F will destroy the proteins that make up gluten short of that....toss it to many nicks, crannies and possibility to harbor gluten.
2. I would be tempted to try making a dough with sweet rice flour that is really gummy mixed with warm water and see how that forms up, psyllium husk powder makes a super doughy stretchy texture when mixed with warm water this mixed in with it and some eggs could work....I make a fun to eat gummy cookie dough treat that is super stretchy like a yeast gluten dough from 2 scoops Naked Pea pure pea protein, 1/8th tsp pure stevia, 1 tsp psyllium husk, and 1tsp ground cinnamon wisk sift and mix with 8oz hot water. That texture reminds me a bit of pasta dough and makes me wonder about using the psyllum with flours as pasta mix. 

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42 minutes ago, Juca said:

Hi, 

maybe someone out there has a brilliant idea. 

I used to enjoy making fresh pasta at home. In the meantime, byebye gluten. I would like to dust off my pasta maker and get back on it with a gluten-free version. The question is.... how do I clean it? It is not possible to use water since it rusts. Maybe run pieces of gluten-free dough through it a million times until it picks up all the traces left? The machine is already pretty clean, looks like new. 

Any thoughts out there? 

Also.. a recipe for gluten-free pasta dough would be appreciated. 

Is it one of those cheaper hand cranked ones?  If so, I would just get a new one.

whatever kind it is, if you can’t clean it, I wouldn’t want it.  I have had the hand cranked before Celiac and we washed it.  Sounds kind of gross to never wash it

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It is a traditional, stainless steel, hand cranked, italian pasta maker. I tried to insert a picture, but somehow I can't make it work. 

Maybe I can take it apart to be thoroughly cleaned. 

They are not supposed to be washed. It is not gross at all. Properly made dough leaves no visible residue. (But it will leave traces of gluten, that is for sure)

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2 hours ago, Juca said:

It is not gross at all

It has gluten residue......in my mind that is grosser then SOO many other things. The reaction to it places many disgusting non food items or bad rotting food items as preferred over gluten residue. -_- you get this mind set after a while, or maybe it is just my once hit I stay way from things like a beaten dog. Regardless....gluten....ew gross....BURN IT WITH FIRE.

Oven self clean 500F+ or get a new one are your options.

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18 hours ago, Juca said:

Hi, 

maybe someone out there has a brilliant idea. 

I used to enjoy making fresh pasta at home. In the meantime, byebye gluten. I would like to dust off my pasta maker and get back on it with a gluten-free version. The question is.... how do I clean it? It is not possible to use water since it rusts. Maybe run pieces of gluten-free dough through it a million times until it picks up all the traces left? The machine is already pretty clean, looks like new. 

Any thoughts out there? 

Also.. a recipe for gluten-free pasta dough would be appreciated. 

I think it would make a great gift for a pasta loving friend or relative!

There's videos online for cleaning them:

and I'm sure they do a good job, but I'd be worrying about a stray gluten particle. I guess you could like you say make a couple of dummy runs and give your friends some gluten free pasta they didn't ask for at which point hopefully it would be ok. If you decided to keep it I would wash it very thoroughly then place it in an oven at low temperatures for a couple of hours. This would remove all the moisture and address the rusting issue at least. 

 

 

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I have never made pasta with a pasta maker (just used to cut noodles by hand), but I did have to part with the family lamb cake mold we used for Easter.  It was so detailed and ancient, that I could not get it clean enough to give me piece of mind.   Because the bottom line is that health (mental and physical) is all that matters.  

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