With a plethora of kitchen tools now available to consumers, the grater is a needed item to help with meal preparation that can go overlooked.
Most graters fall under the box grater designation, although there are a few that have broken free of the familiar rectangular shape to offer a sleek design in a paddle-style
The challenge for consumers is choosing the grater that best fits their needs.
To help home cooks select the right grater, the July 7 issue of Cook’s Country magazine reviewed several graters. Two were highly recommended, one was recommended and two were recommended with reservations.
Rӧsle Coarse Grater
Model: 95022; Price: $35.93
Rated Best Paddle-Grater
Cook’s Country comments: With one of the largest grating surfaces and ultrasharp teeth, (Cook’s Country’s) previous favorite effortlessly shredded foods of all sizes and textures.
Cuisinart Box Grater
Model: CTG-00-BG; Price $11.95
Rated Best Box-Style Grater
Cook’s Country Comments: This box grater had a large, long grating surface studded with stamped teeth that were just a hair less keen that those of our favorite paddle grater.
Microplane Specialty Series 4-sided box grater
Model: 34006; Price $34.47
Cook’s Country Comments: With fairly sharp etched teeth, this box grater did a good job of shredding most foods. Cheese was a little difficult to shred.
Recommended with Reservations
Oxo Good Grips Etched Box Grater with Removable Zester
Model: 11231700; Price: $29.95
Cook’s Country Comments: We loved this model’s large, rubbery handle and stable grippy base. But it struggled to grate soft cheese.
Cuisipro 4-sided Box Grater
Model: 746850; Price: $31.00
Cook’s Country Comments: The handle of this etched grater was comfy, but the narrow holes clogged easily.