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10 years, 7 months ago
Ok, this picture has two sort of weird looking holes, but the one I'm asking about is on the left side of the picture - the metal sort-of puckers up, like it's been punched through from the back side.
I've tried this kind of grater to zest things before, with no success, and it clearly mauls cheeses... I can't figure out what it's for!
Aug 6, 2012 at 0:59
TJ Ellis TJ Ellis
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It is designed for the likes of hard cheeses, nutmeg, or zesting lemon and orange skin. As you mentioned, a lot of what you want to grate or zest gets stuck between the puckers and it clogs easily.
I would really recommend getting a micro plane as it gives the same fine result without becoming clogged.
Aug 6, 2012 at 1:56
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I use it for hard cheeses such as Parmesan and Romano. It grates it quite fine for things like pasta.
Aug 6, 2012 at 1:14
Adele C Adele C
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This side is ideal for zesting and fine grating of hard items (ginger is my regular task for this) and can be used much more cleanly and easily with the addition of cling wrap.
To use, you pull cling wrap around that side, then grate; you will be able to collect the result much more cleanly and completely by just peeling away the cling wrap. A micro-plane grater is good, but this method will work in a pinch.
Aug 6, 2012 at 20:18
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AS others have said its for grating hard things very finely, but not just cheese! personally I use mine most for grating nutmeg.
Aug 6, 2012 at 12:00
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I use the star side of the grater to grate sweet potatoes to make a sweet potato pudding. However, it must be the star side with the larger holes, 7 across the top and bottom and 15 along both sides. I'm 64 yeas old, and its an old recipe from my father.
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Dec 30, 2015 at 14:09
Well I don't really know what that thing is called but I'm pretty sure it cuts the cheese way better then the other side
Mar 18, 2015 at 1:45
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