The Ultimate Guide to Rotimatic Maintenance: Tips and Tricks for Longevity

Man operating rotimatic machine

The Rotimatic has revolutionized the way we make flatbreads at home. With its cutting-edge technology and convenience, it has become a staple in many households. However, like any other kitchen appliance, proper maintenance is crucial to ensure its optimal performance and longevity. In this blog post, we will guide you through essential tips and tricks on Rotimatic maintenance and how to care for long term.

For the best performance, cleaning is the key!

Cleaning of your Rotimatic is of utmost importance to ensure its efficient performance and longevity. Here are some key reasons highlighting the significance of regular cleaning:

Hygiene: Helps maintain a clean and hygienic environment in your kitchen. Rotimatic comes into direct contact with food, and any leftover crumbs or residue can become a breeding ground for bacteria or pests. By cleaning it daily, you eliminate the risk of contamination and ensure that you and your family enjoy safe and healthy rotis.

Prevents Clogging: The Rotimatic consists of various components involved in the roti-making process, such as the dispensing chute and the flour and water containers. Daily cleaning prevents any dough or flour buildup in these parts, preventing clogging issues. A clear and unobstructed flow ensures smooth operation and consistent roti quality.

Consistent Performance: Regular cleaning of the Rotimatic ensures consistent performance over time. Dust, debris, or residue from previous rotis can accumulate and affect the functioning of the machine. By cleaning it daily, you remove any potential hindrances and maintain optimal performance, resulting in perfectly cooked rotis.

Longevity: Just like any other appliance, proper maintenance and cleaning contribute to the longevity of your Rotimatic. By taking a few minutes each day to clean the exterior, remove crumbs, and rinse the detachable parts, you prevent the buildup of grime or damage caused by neglect. A well-maintained Rotimatic will serve you delicious rotis for years to come.

Ease of Use: Regular cleaning ensures that your Rotimatic remains easy to use. A clean machine operates smoothly, reducing the chances of errors or malfunctions. It allows you to enjoy the convenience of effortless roti-making without any unnecessary complications.

We know. Cleaning your Rotimatic is not the most delightful part of using it! With this in mind, we’ve done everything to make cleaning as easy as possible. Your Rotimatic comes with a cleaning kit that includes a cleaning stick to clean the pans and a cleaning brush to dust off any flour residue on the machine. Best of all, every part of your Rotimatic™ is dishwasher friendly!

Here are the simple steps in cleaning your Rotimatic::

Daily Cleaning:

Weekly cleaning:

Advanced cleaning:

Here is a playlist on how to go about cleaning each part:

Ingredients Matter

When using the Rotimatic, it's essential to pay attention to the ingredients you use as they will dictate how well your Rotimatic will perform in the long run.

Proper Flour Usage:

Using the right quality and type of flour is crucial for optimal performance. It is recommended to use the flours that are listed on our recommended flour list. Avoid using flour with added ingredients or ones that are excessively coarse, as it may affect the roti-making process and put strain on the machine.

We are constantly expanding the list of flour brands you can use. Unlimited software updates mean your Rotimatic™ will update automatically to cater to new flour brands; you won’t have to do a thing.

Currently, Rotimatic™ works best with the following flour brands:

  • Aashirwad
  • Aashirwad Multigrains
  • Aashirwad Select
  • Pillsbury/Sujata
  • Pillsbury/Sujata Gold
  • Pillsbury/Sujata Multigrain
  • Elephant Gold Chakki
  • Grewal Chakki
  • Al Baker Chapati
  • Al Baker Chakki Gold
  • Al Baker Chakki Fresh

You can select your preferred flour type from the Rotimatic™ screen. 

Based on community feedback, we will add new flour types through regular software upgrades.

a list of flour brands for Rotimatic

 

a list of alternate flour brands


 

If you are still unable to find your flour brand, send us pictures of the flour packaging, both front and back, displaying nutritional chart on the flour packaging, via the Rotimatic™ mobile application or email us at support@zimplistic.com.

 

Proper Oil Usage:

Your Rotimatic is compatible with most vegetable/cooking oil.

Recommended Oil Types (No Particular Order):

  • Vegetable Oil
  • Canola Oil
  • Olive Oil
  • Sunflower Oil
  • Groundnut/Peanut Oil

Below oils are not recommended, as this may block the oil tube during low temperature conditions:

  • Coconut oil (you can use it in melted form only)
  • Ghee
  • Butter
  • Margarine
  • Gingelly Oil
  • Mustard Oil
  • Avocado Oil
  • Grapeseed Oil
  • Corn Oil
  • Flaxseed Oil
  • Rice Bran Oil

 

Regular Maintenance Checks:

Performing regular maintenance checks on your Rotimatic will help identify any potential issues early on. Here are a few key areas to focus on:

  1. Inspect the power cord for any signs of wear or damage. If you notice any issues, contact the manufacturer for a replacement.
  2. Check the dough container for any cracks or leaks. If damaged, it should be replaced to prevent any issues during the kneading process.
  3. Pay attention to the roti tray and ensure it is properly aligned to receive the cooked rotis. If misaligned, adjust it carefully.
  4. Periodically check the screws and bolts to ensure they are tightly secured.

 

Regular Software Updates:

Rotimatic occasionally releases software updates to enhance the machine's functionality. Keep your Rotimatic connected to the app. This will enable you to receive the latest updates and improvements for your machine.

Tips from our Rotimatic owners who have been enjoying homemade happiness for years:

 

 

Facebook post of rotimatic maintenance tips by owner

 

Facebook post of rotimatic maintenance tips by owner

The Rotimatic has simplified the process of making endless recipes at home, but it's essential to maintain it properly to enjoy its benefits for an extended period. By following the guide, tips and tricks mentioned above, you can ensure that your Rotimatic remains in excellent condition, providing you with delicious and perfectly cooked rotis every time. Remember, a well-maintained Rotimatic is a reliable companion in your kitchen. Happy roti-making!