Marcato Atlas Pasta Machine Instructions
The classic high quality Atlas Pasta Machine with updated innovations to help you make healthy pasta easier. The Atlas is a genuine Italian masterpiece entirely made in Italy.
The Atlas lets you prepare 3 pasta shapes: lasagne, fettuccine (6 mm) and tagliolini (1.5 mm).
It can also be used with the Pastadrive electric motor attachment, with its patented bayonet fitting, to make your work even easier.
· 10-position regulating knob for dough sheet thicknesses from 4.8 mm in position 0, to 0.6 mm in position 9.
· Includes a clamp to secure the pasta machine to your work surface.
· Includes a long crank handle with a color grip.
· This machine is built with anodized aluminum alloy rollers, its latest innovation, so that no metal residues are released onto the dough.
How to prepare the machine for use
When using the machine for the first time, clean it with a dry cloth to remove any excess oil. To clean the rollers, pass a small quantity of dough through them and then throw the dough away.
Note: The conversions in Fig. 1 should be:
1 lb = 453.59 g
1 oz = 28.35 g
1 pt = 0.47 l
1 qt = 0.95 l
1 gal = 3.78 l
How to prepare the pasta dough mixture
Serves 6 people.
500g (~1 lb) soft wheat flour and 5 eggs. Instead of using 5 eggs, you can use a glass of natural mineral water. For “al dente” pasta, mix 250g of soft wheat flour with 250g of durum wheat flour.
Do not add eggs straight from the fridge. Do not add any salt.
Pour the flour into a bowl and the eggs into the middle of the flour (2). Mix the eggs with a fork until they are completely blended with the flour.
Knead the mixture with your hands (3) until it is completely homogenous and consistent.
If the mixture is too dry, add some water; if it is too soft, add some flour. A good mixture should never stick to your fingers.
Remove the mixture from the bowl and place it onto a lightly floured table (4).
If necessary, continue to knead the mixture and cut it into small pieces (5).
How to roll and cut the dough with the Atlas
Set the machine regulator to position 1, pulling it outwards and turning it so that the two smooth rollers are completely open (approx. 3 mm) (6).
Pass a piece of mixture through the machine while turning the handle (7).
Repeat this operation 5 to 6 times, folding the dough over and adding some flour to the middle if necessary (8).
When the dough has taken a regular shape, pass it through the rollers once only with the regulators set on number 2 (approx. 0.2 mm) (9). When using a cutter that makes round spaghetti, set the regulator on number 5.
With a knife, cut the dough crossways in pieces approximately 25 cm (10″) long.
Insert the handle in the hole for the cutting rollers, turn it slowly, and pass the dough through so as to obtain the type of pasta you prefer (10) (11).
Note 1: If the rollers won’t cut, it means the dough is too soft. In this case, add flour to the mixture (8), then pass the dough through the smooth rollers repeatedly until the right texture is achieved.
Note 2: If the dough does not get “caught” by the cutting rollers, add a little water to the mixture (8), then pass it through the smooth rollers repeatedly until the right texture is achieved.
Place the cut pasta on a table cloth or drying rack, and leave it to dry for at least an hour.
Fresh pasta will keep for 1-2 weeks if stored in a cool, dry place.
Bring a pan of salted water to a boil (4 liters per 1/2 kg of pasta) to which you will add the pasta.
Fresh pasta cooks in just 2-5 minutes, depending on its thickness.
Stir gently and then drain the pasta once it has finished cooking.
Maintenance of the Atlas Pasta Maker
To remove cutting attachments, lift up, making it slide up along its tracks (12).
To install attachments, slide them down on the tracks (12).
During use, keep the scrapers underneath the smooth rollers clean with parchment paper (13).
Never wash the machine with water or in the dishwasher (14).
To clean the machine after use, use a brush or a wooden rod (15).
To clean the inside of the machine, remove the plastic protectors (16). (Only on some older models.)
If necessary, put several drops of vaseline oil or mineral oil on the ends of the cutting rollers (17).
Do not insert knives or cloths in the rollers.
After use, replace the machine and its accessories in the original box.
All Marcato products are manufactured using only the finest materials available and are subject to continuous quality control.
Because of this, they are guaranteed for 3 full years from the date of purchase against any manufacturing defect.
This guarantee does not cover damage to the machine caused by improper use or by use other than that illustrated in this manual.
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