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Old 09-27-2016, 01:21 PM   #1
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Do cheese and vegetable graters get dull over time?

I'll soon find out as I've ordered a new 3 way flat grater. Cuisipro 11.5-Inch 3 Way Grater. The 3 way flat grater I have now is a 40 year old EKCO 3 way grater handed down. It just seems I'm pushing down harder now. I realize it depends on what quality you buy in the first place.

My 40 year old EKCO:





The Cuisipro I ordered. Nice and heavy, solidly made ($20 free ship).


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Old 09-27-2016, 01:33 PM   #2
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Who didn't have Ekco utensils in their kitchen 40 years ago. Yes they do get dull. And I am surprised yours lasted as long as it has.

When you couldn't afford the more expensive utensil, you bought the Ekco one at Woolworth's. Many years ago I went into a "Kitchen type store". They had those large spoons for stirring the pot with wooden handles and rivets. I bought one. And I still have it along with its mates of egg turner, larger spatula for turning meats, and a restaurant style one. Made by the same company. In fact I have the whole matching set.

Good luck with your new grater.
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Old 09-27-2016, 07:30 PM   #3
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I love my Microplane box grater. It only has 2 sides, for medium and fine, but it does everything I need and I use it almost daily. It's dangerously sharp - I usually use cut resistant gloves with it.

If I need to slice more than I want to do with the knife, I use my mandoline.
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Old 09-27-2016, 08:12 PM   #4
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https://www.americastestkitchen.com/...s/1042-graters
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Old 09-27-2016, 08:19 PM   #5
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I like plain flat one kind graders. And if you get good quality they less for a very long time


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Old 09-27-2016, 09:15 PM   #6
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I like plain flat one kind graders. And if you get good quality they less for a very long time


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I occasionally need to zest an orange and didn't want to buy a separate grater just for that. I never found the need to coarse grate food. It's probably not as fast grating using a one kind grater. I believe these 3 way types are medium and fine. The box types are nice, but would take up too much space in my drawer.
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Old 09-27-2016, 11:09 PM   #7
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BTW...I Googled my question. My search hit results didn't even discuss it

Addie did. A 40 year old EKCO grater like mine dulls over time. Case closed.
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Old 09-27-2016, 11:57 PM   #8
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Can't see the article unless you join. I don't join sites for what is likely a one time visit.
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Old 09-28-2016, 12:54 AM   #9
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T:wo things to add (please excuse this computer.....it's from the mideast and some of the keys are oddly placed, especially the capitals.......and not all letters come out and it makes me look like `i can't spell and most capitals will come with a quotation marks````````````..........`i just don't have the inclination to erase and start all over again...so forgive....:) `i'm really not dumb


With that being said, `i like the old fashioned flat ones, Charilie, but have fallen in love with the ones that have handles, too.........so my drawer of utensil items has filled up even more......:)

`i just wanted to say that `i still use the old
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Old 09-28-2016, 12:59 AM   #10
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this stupid computer, `i'm going to throw it in the trash...........`i wanted to finsh with `i still use the old one when `i want to grate large cheeses and a lot.......there...........now `i'm going to throw this computer in the trash it frustrates me so........
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