The modelling chocolate was always super-soft before going in, but the machine still constantly shed little black metal filings (those are supposed to disappear after the first couple of uses...good thing this is only a display piece), still seized frequently, and tonight seized badly enough that after I got it going again, the adjustable roller wobbles so anything rolled comes out wavy.
This machine is a piece of crap. I can't believe it's even considered food-safe.
I got it on Amazon but their help files say defective product complaints need to go to the manufacturer first, so I emailled the manufacturer and demanded a total reimbursement, and I refuse to pay shipping costs toward that. We'll see what they say. I won't name the make/model/company for now (although I have posted a negative review on Amazon, but it's not up yet), so if they make good and give me a full refund I'll leave it at that.
But if they don't, I'll make sure everyone knows to avoid their products like the plague henceforth.
Meanwhile the cake design I had in mind has had to change because it's too hard to manually roll modelling chocolate that thin. So I'm trying something different. We'll see how it goes.
* grumble *