Avoid contaminating your clay in the pasta machine with other colours of clay.
I am sure some of you know this already but I only just worked it out so I thought I would share it in case some of you don’t know either.
I clean my pasta machine with a baby wipe between colours of clay. I wipe the underside of the rollers (underneath the machine) where the crumbles sometimes collect and I wipe the top whilst turning the handle to make sure the rollers are clean. Sometimes though I still get annoying streaks of colour across my clay and I couldn’t work out where they were coming from. I decided it was time to clean my pasta machine. My husband took it apart and cleaned it for me. Great!
Not long after that a purple streak appeared on my white clay! Horror it had only just been taken apart and thoroughly cleaned! I played around trying to work out where the clay could possibly be coming from. I turned the handle to rotate the rollers backwards and there was my answer!