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Old 12-08-2004, 10:53 AM   #1
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Cheese graters...

I'm tired of cleaning my KitchenAid box grater when I grate just a small amount of cheese. Is Microplane okay for this? If so, what blade coarseness would be best? Or, any other recommendations?

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Old 12-08-2004, 10:56 AM   #2
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I think it would depend on the type of cheese you're grating. For a hard cheese, like Parmesan , you can use smaller blades and get a finer shred. I use my Microplane for Parm all the time with good results. For softer cheese, like mozzarella or Cheddar, you'll need something with larger holes. You can still go fine, but just not quite as fine.
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Old 12-08-2004, 02:21 PM   #3
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I think it would depend on the type of cheese you're grating. For a hard cheese, like Parmesan , you can use smaller blades and get a finer shred. I use my Microplane for Parm all the time with good results. For softer cheese, like mozzarella or Cheddar, you'll need something with larger holes. You can still go fine, but just not quite as fine.
Thanks. I bought a Microplane with two different coarsenesses - hopefully that will handle both types of cheese.
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Old 12-08-2004, 02:28 PM   #4
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It might just end up being trial and error with each type of cheese. I absolutely love my microplane. Everyone knows that it and my KA mixer are my prized possessions!
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I've got 2 microplanes - one coarse and one fine, and a box grater, a small hand grater, a larger hand grater ... about 6 in all. Humm .. I still have to wash them all after using them no matter what I'm grating.
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Old 12-09-2004, 08:07 AM   #6
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I've got 2 microplanes - one coarse and one fine, and a box grater, a small hand grater, a larger hand grater ... about 6 in all. Humm .. I still have to wash them all after using them no matter what I'm grating.
I always wash the grater after grating, but washing the big KA after grating enough cheese for one cheeseburger was overkill to me.
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Otter, hope you are not using the KA to beat that one egg!
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Otter, hope you are not using the KA to beat that one egg!
But it does such a nice job!
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