Graters review and compare

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  • Updated:18 Jul 2008
 

03.Product profiles

The graters in the What to buy list are profiled in rank order within groups. For performance and suitability aspects of the remaining graters, check the results table.

Hard cheese graters

BODUM PARMA CHEESE GRATER 3277

Price: $19.95 Bodum

Good points

  • Excellent grating result.
  • Food grates into a large, attached container that has a lid for storage in the fridge.
  • Easy to clean.

Bad points

  • Small, flat surface requires more effort.

ALESSI PARMINIDE GRATER RED AARU01 R /BLUE AARU01 AZ

Price: $34.95 Alessi grater

Good points

  • Excellent grating result.
  • Smooth action, no resistance.
  • Food is grated into the attached container.
  • Small and easy to store.

Bad points

  • Small surface.
  • Grates only hard cheese.
  • Container is small.
  • Not very stable when grating on the bench.
  • The blade can be awkward to remove from the container.

 

All-purpose box graters

OXO GOOD GRIPS MULTI GRATER 32780

Price: $16.95
OXO grater
Good points

  • Excellent grating result.
  • Fairly stable on the bench.
  • Comfortable.
  • Folds flat for easy storage.

Bad points

  • Two sides only (no internal cavity), so grating can be messy.

# BREVILLE BOX GRATER 4 FACE POWDER PINK BRE-322

Price: $22.45 Breville grater

Good points

  • Very good grating result.
  • Long surface and a large cavity.
  • Stable.
  • Comfortable.
  • Easy to store.

Bad points

  • Grinding blades can become clogged, making it harder to clean.

ETERNA 4 SIDED GRATER 13640

Price: $14.95 Eterna grater

Good points

  • Very good grating result.
  • Long surface and a large cavity.
  • Stable.
  • Comfortable.
  • Easy to store.

Bad points

  • Grinding blades can become clogged, making it harder to clean.

 

Flat graters

CUISIPRO ACCUTEC DUAL GRATER 746846

Price: $29.95
Cuisipro grater
Good points

  • Excellent grating result.
  • Fairly comfortable.
  • Smooth action, no resistance.

Bad points

  • No protective cover or sliding guard, although it’s razor-sharp.
  • No rubber feet to stabilise it on the bench.

MICROPLANE COARSE GRATER / MICROPLANE FINE GRATER

Price: $39.95
Protective slider attachment: $17.95 (35037) Microplane grater

Good points

  • Excellent grating result, but watch the razor-sharp blade.
  • Comfortable.
  • Very smooth two-way grating action.
  • Cover protects blades (and hands) when stored.

Bad points

  • Some fibrous foods can get caught in the blade and be difficult to remove.

CUISIPRO ACCUTEC FINE GRATER 746878

Price: $39.95 Cuisipro grater

Good points

  • Excellent grating result.
  • Comfortable.
  • Large surface area.
  • Smooth two-way grating action.

Bad points

  • Initial resistance to hard foods.
  • The safety guard has a small cavity, so you need to portion food to fit.
  • The guard has no stopper at the end of the blade, so the food to be grated can fall out.

MICROPLANE MEDIUM RIBBON GRATER

Price: $39.95 Cuisipro grater
Protective slider attachment: $17.95 (35000 Series)

Good points

  • Excellent grating result, but watch the razor-sharp blade.
  • Comfortable.
  • Very smooth two-way grating action.

Bad points

  • Some fibrous foods can get caught in the blade and be difficult to remove.

ZYLISS CONTOUR GRATER 71375

Price: $18.95 Zyliss grater

Good points

  • Very good grating result.
  • Five-year warranty.
  • Narrow, long surface.
  • Non-slip feet help stabilise it on the bench.
  • Fairly smooth grating action.

Bad points

  • Slight resistance to hard foods.
  • Two blade types on the one surface can make grating awkward, depending on left- or right-handed use.

 

Rotary graters

ZYLISS ALL CHEESE GRATER 11355

Price: $42.95 Zyliss grater

Good points

  • Excellent grating result.
  • Five-year warranty.
  • Fairly comfortable handle.
  • Fairly smooth grating action.
  • Large surface.
  • Suitable for left- and right-handed use.
  • Two blade types.

Bad points

  • Initial resistance to hard foods.
  • Grated food can fall out of both sides of the blade drum, making it a little messy to use.

AVANTI CHEESE GRATER S-552

Price: $16.95 Avanti grater

Good points

  • Excellent grating result.
  • Less mess than with the ZYLISS.

Bad points

  • Only one blade type (fine).
 

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