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Old 12-11-2005, 01:52 PM   #1
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Standing Rotary Grater?

Below is a picture of my awesome grater I've had for many years. It's made by a company called Moulinex. I'm trying to find one for my mom because she has arthritis in her wrists, it is hard for her to grate cheese. I can't seem to find anything like this. Do you guys have any ideas where I could find one? All I can seem to find are hand held rotary graters but I'd really like a standing one. Any help would be appreciated!

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Old 12-22-2005, 09:51 PM   #2
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Here is a simular item from ebay.


Good luck.

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Old 12-23-2005, 12:37 AM   #3
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I know what you are talking about corazon90 - Mom, my grandmothers and aunts - they all had them back in the 1950's but they were metal instead of plastic. I haven't seen one of these in years! I spent a couple of hours trying every search combination I could and I can't find one. It seems that when someone decided to put an electric motor on it and call it a "Food Processor" these hand-cranked versions went away.

Only options I can see for your Mom are:

(1) Rotary (drum) hand cranked grater
(2) Mandoline
(3) Food Processor

Since the clean-up labor will be about the same for all of them - a food processor would probably be easier on her arthritic hands and wrists.

FYI: I looked at the gizmo on eBay that Jim posted and it's a "Food Mill".
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