Should both rollers turn whilst running the pasta through?

by Kwai
(Uk)

I've just bought mine on eBay, used only once by previous owner, as this is my first one, I'm not sure if the machine is broken, or if I am!!!

I tried feeding it through the machine, am I correct in saying that only one of the rollers turn? I put the attachment on, and noticed both turn to cut into the spaghetti in the slightly wider one.

Can someone enlighten me? I found it so frustrating trying put it through the machine, only to make it more wrinkled, than when I used a rolling pin!

Kwai

Response: Hi Kwai, I'll try to help but I'm not 100% sure I understand your problem.

I'm sat here writing this with my Imperia machine next to me, doing as I type...

When you are using the machine's built in 2 rollers (the smooth ones, used just to flatten the pasta dough), both of these rollers move at the same time.

When you are using the supplied long-pasta attachment, it's the same - both rollers turn, whether you are using the fettuccine attachment (the wider one) or the other. This is correct and as it should be.

All clear there then. So when you say...

"I found it so frustrating trying put it through the machine, only to make it more wrinkled, than when I used a rolling pin!"

- what do you mean exactly?

You do not use the attachment unless you want to make those specific long pasta shapes. If you are simply looking to flatten the pasta - instead of using a rolling pin - you just use the main 2 built-in rollers (the big smooth ones).

Do you still have anything you're unclear on?

Just hit me back by dropping a comment below okay? I'll try to help as best I can!

Matt.

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