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Old 04-29-2013, 12:32 PM   #11
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so,with carrots or really any food you stay in one direction. i was turning the food all different ways now i know ..thanks. quick question .... the way you angle your food could have a play with the length of shreds too?
The shreds will all be the same size if you stay in one direction and on one side of your item.

If you have a square of cheese that is 3" long and 4" wide and you want 3" shreds then hold the cheese against the grater with the 3" side .. slide the cheese down, pick it up and slide it down again on the same side in the same place .. look at your shreds .. they are all the same size. Hope that makes sense.

Be sure to use a hand guard of some sort if you are doing things like carrots that don't have a lot of area to hold.
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Old 04-29-2013, 12:35 PM   #12
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so,with carrots or really any food you stay in one direction. i was turning the food all different ways now i know ..thanks. quick question .... the way you angle your food could have a play with the length of shreds too?
May I ask why it is important to have all the shreds the same length?
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Old 04-29-2013, 12:37 PM   #13
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The shreds will all be the same size if you stay in one direction and on one side of your item.

If you have a square of cheese that is 3" long and 4" wide and you want 3" shreds then hold the cheese against the grater with the 3" side ...
That would work if there was only one row of holes on the side. But the holes at the bottom of the side you are using will take of shorter shreds before your cheese hits bottom.
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Old 04-29-2013, 12:46 PM   #14
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I know exactly what you are talking about !

The way I do it is to cut whatever I am shredding into a square or rectangle.

Then hold it safely and grate in one direction - either up or down and not both - and do not turn the item. When what you are holding become too small for safety, get another piece cut the same size and start again.
So what do you do with the waste that you cut off? Toss it out? Do you use it some other way? I just use the grater on my FP.
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Nothing important just some of the fancy dishes i ran a cross want that. I didnt understand how to do it? When ever i did it i would always have different size shreds. I would always just run my food up and down the holes and turn my food (which i wonder if any one else does this) and got different lengths of shreds. Do you all turn your food on a box grater when you grate?
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Old 04-29-2013, 12:58 PM   #16
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I use my box grater mainly for grating cabbage.

When I grate/shred cheese I spray the grater inside and out with PAM. It helps keep the softer cheeses from clogging the holes.

For me the old knuckle buster is faster and easier to use than a food processor.
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Nothing important just some of the fancy dishes i ran a cross want that. I didnt understand how to do it? When ever i did it i would always have different size shreds. I would always just run my food up and down the holes and turn my food (which i wonder if any one else does this) and got different lengths of shreds. Do you all turn your food on a box grater when you grate?
Not me. I have never even thought about it. If it is cheese, you can do it with a serrated vegetable peeler. And there will be no waste either. I doubt if anyone is going to sit down to eat the food and measure the shreds. And if they did notice, I would think it was very rude of them to do so.
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Sorry I can offer no help. In many decades it has never occurred to me that the cheese shreds should all be the same length. I'm just happy to get it done.
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Nothing important just some of the fancy dishes i ran a cross want that. I didnt understand how to do it? When ever i did it i would always have different size shreds. I would always just run my food up and down the holes and turn my food (which i wonder if any one else does this) and got different lengths of shreds. Do you all turn your food on a box grater when you grate?
Curious - which recipes call for that? I've never seen one that does.
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Old 04-29-2013, 04:21 PM   #20
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Box Grater

any pointers on grating cabbage on a box grater?
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