Preparing delectable, mouthwatering, restaurant-quality food at home has become more comfortable with all the new kitchen tools like available in the market nowadays. One such is the cheese graters, which is a must to have in the kitchen, for grating the cheese into a smaller size, which melts in your mouth. But we don’t always have the knowledge to use this device properly. Especially for an amateur chef like me, deciding on which grater to buy is a perplexing task. On the surface, it is a straightforward job, go to the market and pick one; after all, there are so many options. But it is essential to know which type to select because your choice depends on the kind of food you will be cooking. Even if you buy one of those all in one grater, it is confusing as to which side to use for what purpose, and you end up using only one or two sides at all times.
A box grater is the most common type that you use in your kitchen on a daily. The box graters have different ridges on all four sides, and all of them have different purposes. With a handhold for grip and a storage area below, this device is the most convenient for grating in large quantities. Its stainless steel sharp blades make grating easier for you. The most common side that is used is the one with big holes, which makes large shreds of cheese. You can also use it to shred vegetables like potato, carrots, onion, cucumber, etc. It also has a smaller version of the shredding blades, which makes it pretty versatile. Box grater can be used for making smaller shreds of soft cheese. It is also useful for grating hard cheeses. The third side has the star-shaped ridges, which can be used to shred the soft cheese to put inside the food. The last side is the Microplane, which has tiny sharp ridges and is best for grating lemons and ginger or hard cheese. It makes tiny little shavings that can be helpful while garnishing.
Rasp Cheese Graters:
A rasp cheese grater is a hand-held type of grater with stainless steel blades and robust construction with a non-slip comfortable grip handle, so the grater doesn’t bend when force is applied to it, and it’s easy to use. This type of grater is perfect while grating the cheese over the food while cooking. This tool can also be used for shaving chocolates, vegetables like carrots, cucumber, zucchini, some citrus fruits, etc.
This product has multi-task abilities. For instance, you can use this product for cheese grating as well as chocolate grating. The blade of this product is sharp and it also made up of top quality stainless steel. Moreover, the product is very easy to clean as well as eco-friendly.
Let’s hope with this little knowledge you can now make an educated and wise decision in regards to your grating options. After all, using the right tools while cooking makes the experience quite satisfying, which in turn reflects on your food.