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best grater for potatoes/carrots etc?

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Hi everyone, I have a microplane which i use for garlic/cheese/sesting etc, but it's really not big enough for potatoes for hash browns and a few other recipes I'd like to try. any suggestions for an appropriate grater? preferably inexpensive and small?

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  1. Hi there. I have a grater box very similar to this one that I picked up for $3.99 at the Christmas Tree Shops years ago...it is so handy 'cause it catches whatever you're grating right in the attached box. It's one of my favorite (and cheapest!) kitchen tools.
    http://www.amazon.com/Progressive-Int...

    Used it this week to grate both cheese and cucumbers.

    1. I have an older, simpler, cheaper version of this current Borner (aka Boerner) grater:
      http://www.cutleryandmore.com/details...

      Although it's plastic and looks like a piece of junk, it's sharp and does its job well. It's also small and easily-stored.

      It is the ideal tool for making latkes. On mine, one side makes coarse shreds and the other grates raw potato into a mush. A combination of the two makes the perfect latke, as per Cook's Illustrated. I agree---originally I grated all the potatoes to mush, as did my mother, but once I tried CI's method I preferred it.

      1. microplane now has an "ultra course" grater

        http://us.microplane.com/microplane45...

        I have one. They grate potatoes beautifully.

        You've used microplane, so I don't think you can settle for anything less from then on ;-)