Good durable cheese grater?
Posted 18 December 2002 - 07:52 AM
After limited use over a two month period, the handle assembly started developing a crack. It soon cracked to the point of being unusable. Was this a fluke or is it typical of the Oxo brand or the type of device. Can any of you suggest a superior product that works like this?
Posted 18 December 2002 - 07:56 AM
Give a man a fish, he eats for a Day.
Teach a man to fish, he eats for Life.
Teach a man to sell fish, he eats Steak
Posted 18 December 2002 - 08:09 AM
I also like it very much for zesting citrus.
Posted 18 December 2002 - 08:20 AM
It's easy to assemble and use, relatively easy to clean, and works pretty well. The main drawback is that the last bits of the cheese chunk slip through without getting grated. And that you can only do about a 1 1/2" to 2" cube at a time. But it works for non-artisanal mozzarella and similar soft cheeses (especially if they've been briefly frozen). And it's quite inexpensive. I probably got mine at Broadway Panhandler or the late, much lamented Lechters.
Posted 18 December 2002 - 08:34 AM
For table-side grating we have a round grater that you turn like a pepper or salt mill. Works very well for parmesan and hard cheeses unless they're extremely hard or down to the rind (we like the reggiano till the last drop!) In a recipe that calls for a substantial quantity of grated cheese, however, the box grater does a better job, faster.
Posted 18 December 2002 - 08:57 AM
My initial thoughts were previously posted here: http://forums.egulle...3&hl=microplane