And so I've been on a quest for a great grater. You wouldn't think it would be so hard to find one. But I've always hated the traditional box grater, which I find difficult to clean, and a little dangerous to use (I lost many a fingernail tip on my old box grater). I'll use the shredding blade in my food processor for large batches, but that can be a lot of cleaning for not a lot of product.
I tried this multifuction grater, which worked pretty well but the plastic cracked after a few months.
Luckily, I found the Prep Solutions by Progressive 2-Way Grate and Measure, which has turned out to be exactly what I've been looking for. It's super easy to use, and super easy to clean. Whatever you're grating falls into the clear plastic container that it comes with, and you can grate in both directions, which makes the work go quickly. I find it easiest to use when it's sideways rather than standing up, but it works either way.
One nice feature is that there are measurements on the side of the container, so if I need a cup of grated cheese, I just have to stand it up vertically to see how much I've got. This grater also seems very durable (I've been using it regularly for a few months now and it's holding up perfectly), and I absolutely love that both parts can go in the top rack of the dishwasher. In fact, it's so easy to use that I've been using it to shred zucchini instead of breaking out my food processor like I always did before.
There's something so satisfying about finding the right tool for the job! See my other Favorite Things.
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