I have a pasta machine that I have had for years. Manual one. I could not use it when making flowers. As I got to 5 and 6 settings it just wrinkles the fondant all up and puts marks in it and then it was ruined. So I just rolled it out myself. Anyone else have this trouble?
I have one with an electric motor and it does just fine. I wonder if the hand cranking affects it?
I have an old hand-crank pasta machine too. I tried it with fondant, but it was more trouble than just rolling the fondant out by hand. It did work for me, it just took longer rolling it through and adjusting the knob and rerolling and all that, compared to just a silicone mat and a rolling pin.
One thing that helps is to have a pastry brush with cornstarch and dust over the whole piece and the rollers before you put it through.
Yes, I have the same problem with my manual pasta roller. Not sure why. In pastry school we used the pasta rollers that you attach to your KA and never had problems, but they're pretty expensive. I wish my manual machine worked better.
I bought a clay machine. It is similar to a manual pasta roller. I have never had problems out of mine. I bought it at Michael's with a coupon.
I had the same problem before. All I did Is I roll it in a thicker setting and then I reroll it for the final roll. It worked out just fine.
I only used a hand crank pasta machine for years. Sounds like it just needs to be cleaned. Dust your paste B4 inserting it thru.
If you have any other questions, feel free to e-mail me. I teach pasta machine 101 in my classes