Atlas 150 pasta maker - can't remove the attachment!
by Frances Keefe
(Tarpon Springs, Florida)
Hi there. I just watched your Atlas past maker video review on YouTube, and found it to be very helpful.
I made my first batch of fettucine with this machine yesterday, and realize that it was definitely too soft/wet, but it still tasted delicious and I look forward to making more.
Here's my question though - I received the machine with the fettucine/spaghetti attachment already connected to the pasta maker, and I CANNOT remove it! It seems to be stuck and will not move at all.
Any suggestions for how to get it moving so that I can use a different attachment? At the moment, I don't have others, but I had planned to purchase some.
Thanks so much!
Answer: Hey Frances - that certainly is the first time I've heard of this problem!
A few questions first:
- Did you buy it new or used? (If used, maybe that's why they were selling it!)
- If new, where from? Did you take it back to the store?
Certainly my experience is that these attachments - both Atlas by Mercato and Imperia attachments - can be a little stuff to slot in and pull out.
Is the metal ridge bent or mis-shaped at all?
I'm loathed to suggest spraying in some lubricant oil, as that shouldn't go near a machine that is used for food prep.
Maybe you can answer the Q's above and if it was a new purchase, I can ask my contact at Marcato (makers of the Atlas 150). How about that?
Sorry I can't be more help - yet at least!