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Cheese grater?

swurvestar Mar 16, 2011 02:55 AM

I really love to grate my own cheese. I find it melts better, I use less and it tastes better - weird I know.
There's just something with those prepackaged shredded cheeses that just makes them different.

Anyway, due to some health problems, I'm not really able to use my box grater for this as much.

Can anyone recommend a good quality shredder? Maybe even a restaurant type one (my family uses a lot of cheese, lol.) I can easily get to a restaurant supply store, so that's not a problem.


  1. eight_inch_pestle Mar 16, 2011 03:33 AM

    If you can afford it, a Cuisinart food processor locked and loaded with the grating disc is the answer. It can grate pounds effortlessly, and faster than fast.

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    1. re: eight_inch_pestle
      escondido123 Mar 16, 2011 06:54 PM

      I'm with eightinch....and there's nothing weird about grating cheese I would say most hounds do it themselves. Oh, and by the way, get your family to do the cheese grating!

    2. caseyjo Mar 16, 2011 06:02 AM

      I have a vintage Mouli grater (purchased on etsy.com), but new rotary graters are comparable and easy to find. With either type, you just put in the cheese and turn a hand crank: this grater requires a smaller range of motion and shreds cheese much better than a box grater. I absolutely love mine; as a bonus, it also looks great.

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        cutipie721 Mar 16, 2011 07:13 AM

        "...due to some health problems, I'm not really able to use my box grater for this as much."

        Do you mind telling us what's wrong? I only know that box graters are made of stainless steel. If you're allergic to stainless steel, that could be a game changer.

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        1. re: cutipie721
          swurvestar Mar 16, 2011 07:29 AM

          Oh no, I'm not allergic or anything like that. I just can't use my hands that much for an extended period time, I have some nerve damage and muscle problems.

          1. re: swurvestar
            MOSFET Mar 16, 2011 08:20 AM

            are you thinking of a crank style or going electric?

            1. re: MOSFET
              swurvestar Mar 16, 2011 06:33 PM

              I think I'm leaning towards electric.

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