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Dec 6, 2004 10:05 PM

Electric and/or cordless cheese graters

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My wife would like an electric and/or cordless cheese grater. We have a manual one that requires turning a handle that for reasons not important is now hard for her. Is anyone using one and if so, your thoughts. There is one from Girmi, one from Black and Decker, and a DeLonghi all of which are cordless and go for about $30-50. There is one described in the on-line services as "the best" electric grater, that is not named but is from Italy and goes for about $90. Cost is not the issue. Ease of use without needing to exert manual pressure other than pressing a button or the like and ability to grind hard Reggianno Parmesan cheese are important.

PS. If you know were to buy one you happen to like, let me know.


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    JK Grence (the Cosmic Jester)

    Screw the electrics, and go get yourself a Microplane grater from your local kitchen store for about 12 bucks. It makes beautiful fluffy clouds of Reggiano with minimal effort, shaves chocolate, is fantastic for zesting citrus, and I'm sure that as soon as I've said this, someone else should be along shortly to add on a couple more uses that they've found for their Microplane.

    If you're still hellbent on getting an electric, stay away from Black & Decker appliances, all of them I've seen stink.

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    1. re: JK Grence (the Cosmic Jester)

      Y'know what? You are absolutely right! I always thought there was something wrong w/ ME--now I realize, hey, I was right!