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Mar 13, 2005 04:48 PM

microplane rotary grater

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i'm thinking of getting one to grate coconut. is it good for that? i bought an indian style coconut grater at an indian grocery but it sucks.

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  1. I don't know what the shredding drum is like on those but otherwise it's just the old standard cheese grater shape. I suppose it would work for coconut if you cut the meat into small pieces and removed the skin, but at that point I think you might as well just use a food processor on it which would certainly be less work. Grating a whole coconut with on of those hand thingies will take a long time.

    What are you trying to grate the c/nut for? To make coocnut milke, or for shreds, or ? That would have a bearing on the best tool for the job.