This effort-saving device is battery-operated and can grate cheese and nuts in just seconds!
You can load and grate quickly without the risk of any blade hazards. It comes with fine and coarse blades for grating as well. Smart engineered with 2 operation modes, you can use it hands-free or handheld... at your choice... a truly great choice for your dining needs!
• Load and grate quickly without blade hazards
• Prefect for hard or soft cheese, nuts, chocolate, biscuits etc
• Hands-free or handheld automatic grating
• Detachable container for storage or serving
• Easy to store and clean
Time saving? Not really... but it will save you from accidentally grating a bit of knuckle into the pizza!
Basically, this little unit has one down-side, and a multitude of up-sides... more than enough to compensate. Being one of those males who loves to cook, I have lost count of the number of times I have slipped while grating cheese and left a piece of flesh behind... so a device that does a great job of grating, with ZERO chance of personal injury, is just the ticket for me. Sure, it takes a little more time,. since you have to chop the cheese into chunks small enough to fit into the device, and it chews away at it fairly slowly thanks to the laws of mechanics, but the results speak for themselves. Cheese in a standard grater tends to try and form one huge ball, or brick, and needs to be teased apart before you can spread it evenly over the pizza, pasta or eggs... this alleviates that problem by dispensing a fairly consistent flow of grated cheese in such a manner that you have complete control over where it's going to end up. No clumps ever again!
Not restricted to just cheese, this can also be used to grate carrot and cucumber into salads, and it even does a fairly decent job of shredding onion right into the frypan... *no more onion-eyes!* (So long as you don't stick your head right over the pan, of course.)
I found it really easy to understand, right out of the box. Typical male, I didn't even bother to read the enclosed instructions. A quick visit with Mr Universal Screwdriver had the battery compartment open, batteries insertyed, and resealed again in seconds. Seriously, it took longer to get the batteries out of their packet! Some cheese to start with, followed by the onion trial, then carrot... all with ease. Swapping blades is also a simple operation, and even if you ignore the manual (?!) it will only take seconds to figure out how the pieces lock and unlock. This makes cleaning remarkably easy. It's not one of those 'dunk it in water' operations of course, but it isn't exactly rocket science either.
The spring-loaded plunger may be a bit hard to push back for the first few operations, so I found it handy to manually flex the springs a couple of times before attempting to close the food-laden container on the bottom. Same idea as stretching a balloon before you try to blow it up, to make it easier. This also helps to ensure and even pressure on the food as you grate it.
Overall, though it requires 4 x 'AA' batteries, and can be a little noisy if you put it under some real pressure, it's a sturdy little unit and the batteries will last you fairly well, from what I have seen thus far. Great for small amounts of cheese or carrot to garnish something, though my preferred use is to top off a cottage pie with cheese when it's about 10 minutes from finished, to ensure a crisp cheesy crust without burning my fingers of hands trying to spread grated cheese into a burning hot dish!
Okay when I first went to use this I got somewhat confused as to how this thing was used, but then I actually bothered to read the instructions and things became a bit clearer.
The first thing I tried to grate (once I had figured out how to lock it all together) was some peeled apple using the fine blade, well bit of a mistake, firstly the fine blade was too fine (but of course that's just common sense not a fault of this grater , so I swapped to the coarser blade, it worked better, but on my first try I had too much apple in and as it was a quite juicy apple the shear amount just clogged up the blade, so I took out some of the apple, and tried again, better success, but still had issues due to the juicyness of the apple, so next I tried some cheese and that went perfectly smoothly.
This is a great time saver and one I am happy to have in the kitchen.
Sometimes in the kitchen you need some really simple tools to make the job easier. Sure, you can buy a food processor, but it takes up a lot of space, takes a while to assemble, there are many parts and it is an utter swine to clean. In fact, a food processor is more hassle than it is worth.
So you go back to the manual grater which is quick and simple to use - but if you are anything like me, you are rushing around cooking between grating and you tend to add human flesh to the vegetables and cheese intended to be meat free.
So, to have something that is quick and easy to assemble, small enough to stick in a drawer and bung a lid on the container and stick in the fridge is a real boon.
These razor sharp blades, something that seems to be a common feature amongst all the one-touch bladed products, make short work of slicing through an assortment of fruits, vegetables and cheeses. The one-touch operation means you can bung in the stuff to be grated and get back to the dangerously smoking pan and charred food (such is my culinary skills). In fact, I have to say, with this gadget, the pan smokes less and there is less carbon present in the pan - a good thing, you will agree.
Anything not used in the food preparation can be left in the container, have a lid snapped on and put in the fridge. The remainder can be washed up quick and easy. There are many gadget vying for space in the kitchen - this is one of the far more useful ones.
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