how to clean your pasta machine~
you can clean you pasta machine regularly without dismantling it. since the "guards" on my machine are removed, the space between the roller and scraping blade is visible. with an orange stick, i slowly and carefully scrape the clay lodged in between them, then turn the machine's handle counterclockwise and wipe the rollers with wet wipes until you don't see any more traces of clay stuck to the rollers.
however, if you feel that your machine needs a thorough cleaning, here's one way to do it
i used the following tools and cleaning materials, but you can use the ones you're used to.. pliers, orange stick--used for manicures, screwdriver, wet wipes and wipe out.
this is the the pasta machine i use. you may be using a different brand so parts may vary.
since i don't have a use for them, i removed the "guards" from the machine the first time i cleaned it leaving the "rods" exposed.
before cleaning your machine, make sure you have at least a couple hours free. have enough lighting and lots of space to move -i sat on the floor-, and a cup to keep your screws and nuts in. an extra pair of hands is also helpful when you begin reassembling; ask a friend or family member ^_^
i began by removing the screw securing the cover plate (the side with the handle, not the one with the knob)
remove the cover plate and you'll see the slots and nuts you need to remove.
go back to the machine, gently pull the rollers away from the other side panel to clean in between the roller's sides and the side panel.