Everything you Need to Know About a Flat Cheese Grater

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It is quite handy to own a stainless steel cheese grater in your kitchen. It is best for grating some quick amount of cheese for garnishing over your soups, vegetables or pastas. Grating is an easier task that cooking. Moreover, if you want melted cheese in your stews or on your vegetables, grated cheese melts faster than that chopped in small pieces. A cheese grater can also be used for grating carrots, and many other such vegetables. You get graters in various materials such as plastic or wooden too, but the blades are most-often made from stainless steel.

Advantages Of A Stainless Steel Flat Cheese Grater

  • It helps to grate cheese easily. Grated cheese melts quickly
  • It is easy to clean with a scrubber. 
  • Once you buy a cheese grater, you need not worry about buying another one anytime in your life as these products have long lives. Such a product remains for years in your kitchen.
  • You can quickly prepare cheese sandwiches with the help of a cheese grater.
  • It is made in such a way that you do not slice your skin while using it. anyone including kids can use this tool.
  • These can be used for shredding different types of cheese like hard or soft. A grater can also be used for shredding coconut, lemon, orange zest, etc.  

Types Of a Flat Cheese Grater

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There are different types of cheese graters: Tower graters, handheld graters, scratch my back graters and many others. For shredding cheese, you will need a handheld grater. It comes with a handle and a grater so that you can hold the handle with one hand and grate cheese with the other. It is best to use for small amounts of cheese. But this grater does tend to spill cheese elsewhere if your plate or vessel is small. The tower cheese grater has a square shaped base at the bottom. All the four sides of the grater can grate cheeses in different shapes, sizes and even patterns. If your recipe requires different types of cheese shapes, you can use this grater. A scratch my back grater looks like a hedgehog as there are stainless steel blades on the back. You can shred cheese only in one size using this tool. This one prevents spilling of cheese elsewhere as you can keep it on a plate and use.  Today, you get different types of gadgets for shredding cheese too. You just need to put the cheese inside and rotate it to grate cheese.


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It is best to clean these graters using a thick scrub. Cheese tends to stick between the blades and if you want to clean it, you need to scrub it using a thick scrub under running tap water. You can clean it with mild soap and water and then leave it on a drying rack to dry. 

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