I just needed to share this here. I'm sure everyone has those moments, when they've been standing up caking for 10 hours and then they do something that just makes you go UUUGGHHH at yourself. I've had more than a few of those. This weekend I had another one.
I had been using my KitchenAid pasta attachment to make piece after piece of fondant strips for a large baby shower cake I made this weekend. (Which I *love*, by the way. Previously I had a hand crankin' pasta roller and I hardly ever used it because I'm just not coordinated enough to crank the pasta roller, feed the fondant through, and catch it on the other end. Let alone trying to secure it to the counter top....anyway I just had rather used my rolling pin. Until I got the KA one. Zip, zap, nice smooth strips of fondant. Lovely. But I digress.)
I had to stop and clean it out quite frequently because I was using shades of pink and green fondant.
Toward the end of my project, I was cleaning it out to prepare for my last go at it, when I got the bonehead idea to just let it run and wipe my slightly damp kitchen towel over the rollers. Nope, not a sensible paper towel, as I usually use, but I picked up a cloth kitchen towel. As I was just starting to use it, I had the thought "you know, I probably shouldn't use this. It might get caught in the rollers and get stuck." Not two split seconds after that thought crossed my mind, guess what happened?
It's stuck. I've now tried to pull it out, cut it out, poke sticks into it to push it out, everything. It's stuck (on the widest setting - 1 ) and the rollers now won't budge either.
Like I said, my bonehead moment of the day.
I'm sure it won't be my last, but I felt the need to share.
Don't try to clean your KA pasta roller attachment with a kitchen towel. Just say no. ;)