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  • Updated:18 Jul 2008


Grated cheese

Test results for 39 graters from $4 to $60

We've scored them for:

  • Performance
  • Ease of use


  • A versatile box grater may be all you need in the kitchen, but lovers of kitchen gadgets will find a use for lots of different kinds.
  • We tested 39 graters of four types. Most grated well, but not all made the job easy.

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Please note: this information was current as of July 2008 but is still a useful guide to today's market.

Brands tested

  • Alessi Parmenide Grater Red AARU01 R / Blue AARU01 AZ
  • Anolon Grater with Suregrip Handle 52265-C
  • Avanti Cheese Bug 12768
  • Avanti Cheese Grater S-552
  • Avanti Drum Cheese Grater 15959
  • Avanti Non Slip Universal Grater
  • Avanti Triangular S/S Grater 12769
  • Bodum Parma Cheese Grater 3277
  • Borner Twin Design-Line Grater Fine and Coarse (plastic)
  • Breville Box Grater 4 Face Powder Pink BRE-322 #
  • Chef Inox Como Flat Grater
  • Chef Inox Multi Grater with Base 7351
  • Cuisipro 6 Sided Grater with Base S/S
  • Cuisipro Accutec Dual Grater 746846
  • Cuisipro Accutec Fine Grater 746878
  • Cuisipro Accutec Rotary Grater 74678400
  • Culinare 3 Drum Food Mill Grates Shreds and Slices C12002
  • Dalson Non Stick Grater KG12210
  • Davis & Waddell Mini Multi Grater 3 Drum Stainless Steel D86063 #
  • Davis and Waddell 4 Sided Grater D1000
  • Ecko 123 Grater 1067064
  • Eterna 4 Sided Grater 13640
  • Eterna Triangular S/S Grater with Santoprene Handle 13641
  • Microplane Coarse Grater
  • Microplane Fine Grater
  • Microplane Medium Ribbon Grater
  • Nigella Lawson’s Living Kitchen Parmesan Grater
  • Oxo Good Grips Box Grater (with storage container)
  • Oxo Good Grips Multi Grater 32780
  • Oxo Softworks Grater 80551
  • Propert Deluxe Box Grater with Container 7310
  • Grater with Plastic ABS Handle 48046
  • Stixx Suctionware Grater 1009 #
  • Tefal 33163 #
  • Vue 4 Sided Box Grater AD-HK
  • Wiltshire SS Round Handle Grater W3024
  • Zyliss All Cheese Grater 11355 (Drum)
  • Zyliss Classic Cheese Grater 11370
  • Zyliss Contour Grater 71375

# Discontinued model, but may still be available in shops.



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