Can you recommend a small, electric cheese grater?

Madeline616June 21, 2013

Hi guys,

X posting in Cooking. Hoping some of you gadget enthusiasts may have a suggestion for me.

I'm looking for a small, easy to clean (with as many dishwasher safe parts as possible) electric cheese grater.

I need it to grate hard Parmesan cheese, into a very fine texture (like the size of large grains of sand or fine gravel).

I've been using the Magic Bullet, but it burns out quickly, is incredibly noisy, and just doesn't operate that smoothly for the Parmesan. It's easy to clean, though, with the plastic dome fitting easily into the DW upper rack (the blade part I hand wash).

I know the Salad Shooter grates, but the long thin shreds it makes aren't what I'm going for.

I'm looking for something small, because when just a couple of us are eating, I don't want to pull out the big food processor to grate just 1/2 cup or so of cheese.

Any suggestions would be appreciated!

Thanks
Madeline :)

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nycbluedevil

Won't a Microplane work?

    Bookmark   June 21, 2013 at 8:58AM
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Madeline616

Hi NYC,

Yes, and I do use one in some instances. I guess when I'm doing 1/2 cup a microplane is sufficient. Maybe I use the electric when I'm going for 3/4-1 cup.

In looking for electric recommendations for the times when I need a little more cheese a lot more quickly, but don't need enough cheese (or have the time) to haul out the big food processor.

    Bookmark   June 21, 2013 at 9:06AM
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nycbluedevil

I suggested it because I do a half cup with it all the time. Do you have a vitamix perhaps?

Sorry, I am a sworn enemy of single purpose electrics so I'm not much use on this one. I even use a manual coffee grinder for our non-Nespresso weekend days!

    Bookmark   June 21, 2013 at 9:19AM
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Madeline616

Lol, NYC, thanks for your suggestions!

I didn't know there was such thing as a manual coffee grinder. I guess that eliminates problems with burning the beans (I've read that son electric grinders can get too hot and produce burned, bitter coffee).

I try to keep the single-purpose electric gadgets to a minimum, too...we're just cheese-aholics in this house.

I do have a BlendTec, which may do the trick.

Thanks again :)

    Bookmark   June 21, 2013 at 9:27AM
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writersblock

>I even use a manual coffee grinder for our non-Nespresso weekend days!

Nycbluedevil, which one do you have?

Sorry for the OT, Madeline616. My current cheap electric not-a-burr-grinder would do cheese, but it has no immersible parts except the lid, so would be too much trouble to clean, I think.

    Bookmark   June 21, 2013 at 12:36PM
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nycbluedevil

I have the Kyocera. Perfect--it's tiny, has a lid for the glass jar to store any leftovers, goes in the DW and only cost $50. Cheapest burr grinder out there, I think.

    Bookmark   June 21, 2013 at 1:09PM
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