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Nov 10, 2010 04:35 AM

Cuisinart processor grating disk question

I just have a question about the grating disks. When grating hard cheese does the cheese fall down into the work bowl after its grated or does it all build up between the top of the disk and the lid?

Thank you

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  1. Yes to both, seemingly simultaneously, although most of it falls into the bowl, with a small amount collecting on the disk. Are you having an issue with the cheese building up on the top of the disk while shredding? Are you allowing the bowl to fill to capacity and the cheese to compact in the bowl? Sometimes that will cause it to push up over and collect on top of the disk.

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    1. re: bushwickgirl

      Actually I was thinking about buying the fine grating disk for Pecorino and Parmigiano mostly. However it would only be worth it for me if I could grate allot at one time. Finding out that it would actually fill the bowl would make it worth .

      I remember reading somewhere that it would only build up on top of the disk ,Forcing you to stop and empty more often .That would not be worth it as I can hand grate it at that point.

      Thanks again

    2. For grating cheese, I use the metal blade, not a disk. If I need to shred the cheese, I use the largest shredder disk. That doesn't seem to collect the pieces underneath the lid too badly--I always have a few pieces stuck there anyway, so I eat those.

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      1. re: ChesterhillGirl

        I do use the blade sometimes but it does not get it as fine as grating. Sometimes I find myself hand grating to get that fine texture. That’s why I was thinking about the fine grating disk.


        1. re: ChesterhillGirl

          Metal blade as in the steel blade? That would be grinding cheese; I can see it working for very hard cheeses if you want a fine texture, but do you get a grated texture as you would by using a hand grater?

          I don't know what brand FP the OP has, but Cuisinart has a specialty fine grating disk for hard cheeses like Parm. Beats hand grating.

          EDIT: I see that the OP knows about this disk. If you have a 7 cup FP, I think you could grate quite a good amount of hard cheese with this disk before you'd have to empty the bowl. Worth looking into.

          1. re: bushwickgirl

            Yes the metal blade does not get it fine it kind of chops it really small, not the same thing. I have the 14 cup and based on what you are saying I am definitely going to pick up the fine grating disk

            Thank you

            1. re: Trazom

              You're welcome, good luck.

              I have a small 3 cup with no possible upgrade in the foreseeable future, so hand grating is my game, oh well.