Last Updated : Feb 09,2018
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Grater is also known as shredder, which is a kitchen utensil with sharp edged perforations used to shred or grate vegetables and fruits into thin or thick shreds. Several types of graters are available in market featuring different sizes of grating slots, and can therefore aid in the preparation of a variety of foods. They are commonly used to grate cheese and lemon or orange peel (to create zest), and can also be used to grate other soft foods. Graters can also be used to grate potatoes and other vegetables as well. Graters produce shreds that are thinner at the ends than the middle. This allows the grated material to melt or cook in a different manner than the shreds of mostly uniform thickness produced by the grating blade of a food processor.
How to Select
Choose the size and shape of grater according to your requirement. If you need thick shreds, select a grated with thicker perforations or if you need thin shreds, choose the grater with thinner perforations. Also, these days one grater is compiled with 3 or 4 kinds of shreds, which is more economical and convenient. Normally these are made of stainless steel, also other material are available like wooden grater with steel blades, so choose according to your requirement.
• Grated carrots, radish, potatoes etc are sued to cook variety of dishes.
• Pizzas and pastas and other baked delicacies are normally topped with grated cheese.
• Grated foods cook faster and are easy to digest as well.
How to Store
Always clean and dry the grated properly before storing them. Storing wet graters can lead to rust formation which can contaminate the food. Store in a cool and dry place.
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