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Old 05-26-2013, 08:47 PM   #1
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Help identify this Triangle tool

I recently found this tool in my pantry and have absolutely no idea where it came from. Looks like a cheese greater with spikes. Anyone have any ideas?

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Old 05-26-2013, 08:50 PM   #2
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I recently found this tool in my pantry and have absolutely no idea where it came from. Looks like a cheese greater with spikes. Anyone have any ideas?
Can you post a picture?
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Old 05-26-2013, 08:56 PM   #3
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Sorry bout that, I thought I did post a picture.
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Old 05-26-2013, 09:10 PM   #4
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Thanks. Where are the spikes? It just looks like the holes are level with the surface.
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Old 05-26-2013, 09:17 PM   #6
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Will it grate cheese? It looks like it folds.
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Old 05-26-2013, 09:18 PM   #7
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I don't think it does. It has some type of legs that would go on a counter. It's definitely not a grater.
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Old 05-26-2013, 09:25 PM   #8
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Figured it out after some grueling research... It's a ginger grater!! Not sure why I would need that.
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Old 05-26-2013, 10:00 PM   #9
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Figured it out after some grueling research... It's a ginger grater!! Not sure why I would need that.

...or a horseradish grater. Appropriate for fibrous roots according to google.
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Old 05-27-2013, 03:35 PM   #10
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Figured it out after some grueling research... It's a ginger grater!! Not sure why I would need that.
Any time I need to grate fresh ginger, I reach for my trusty microplane grater. No uni-tasker ginger grater for me, keeping in line with the thinking of Alton Brown.
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Old 05-27-2013, 03:48 PM   #11
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Uni-tasker ginger grater?
Just because it's called a ginger grater doesn't mean you can't use it on other things like Andy mentioned.
I have a "cherry pitter" I use a lot, but not once on cherries

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Uni-tasker ginger grater?
Just because it's called a ginger grater doesn't mean you can't use it on other things like Andy mentioned.
I have a "cherry pitter" I use a lot, but not once on cherries

Don't let a name disuade you.
Can I pit olives with my cherry pitter, Pac? DH and I were just talking about this.
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Can I pit olives with my cherry pitter, Pac? DH and I were just talking about this.
Yes, you can. I've done it often.
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Can I pit olives with my cherry pitter, Pac? DH and I were just talking about this.
That's exactly why I bought mine. Sometimes Kalamatas are a bit skinny, but my Oxo cherry pitter still does the job. DW safe, too
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That's exactly why I bought mine. Sometimes Kalamatas are a bit skinny, but my Oxo cherry pitter still does the job. DW safe, too

Never thought of this, probably because I never before had access to nice bulk olives. Now I'm wondering if my never used cherry pitter is lurking in my storage unit, or if it got left behind
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Old 05-28-2013, 01:53 AM   #16
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I have a similar one I use to removing the scales from the fish.
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Old 05-28-2013, 11:21 AM   #17
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I use a garlic press.
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Old 05-28-2013, 12:20 PM   #18
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Interesting.

Ive only sen ginger graters that look like this

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Ginger grater it is. I was thinking a different kind of nutmeg grater, which it would also work for. bookofjoe: Wasabi and Ginger Grater
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I use a garlic press.
To grate ginger, horseradish, etc, or to remove cherry or olive pits?
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