What are the 4 sides of a grater for?

Our 4-Sided Grater is perfect for grating hard cheeses, chocolate, zesting citrus, slicing potatoes or cucumbers and so much more!

Small holes with cutting edge on bottom : used for shredding when you want it finer than the larger size. Outward protruding holes with spiky edges on all sides : used for grating. Wide holes that look like a smiley : used to slice things to an even thickness.

Also Know, how do you use a grater? For best results, use a simple up-and-down motion and hold the food at an angle. It’ll be easier to press into the grater, and you’ll produce a better shred when the food hits the holes at a right angle. The food should be sliced off on the downward motion.

Then, what is a box grater used for?

A grater, also known as a shredder, is a kitchen utensil used to grate foods into fine pieces. It was invented by François Boullier in the 1540s, originally to grate cheese.

What’s the difference between a zester and a grater?

The main difference between the two really just comes down to the size of the holes. A grater has larger holes and cuts things into ribbons or strands. Graters are wonderful for shredding cheese or garnishing with citrus peels.

Can you use a grater to slice potatoes?

This side of the box grater probably gets the most attention in your kitchen. You can use it to shred cheese, as well as veggies like potatoes if you’re making any kind of savoury pancakes (or latkes). Use this side to shred tomatoes for a fresh-tasting tomato sauce.

What is a zester tool?

A zester (also, citrus zester or lemon zester) is a kitchen utensil for obtaining zest from lemons and other citrus fruit. A kitchen zester is approximately four inches long, with a handle and a curved metal end, the top of which is perforated with a row of round holes with sharpened rims.

Can you use a box grater to zest a lemon?

The easiest way to make ultra-fine, delicate lemon zest is with a grater or zester. We like a Microplane ($15; williams-sonoma.com) best but if you don’t have one, a sharp knife will do the trick. A Y-peeler or box grater are also great alternatives.

Can you zest with a cheese grater?

A cheese grater might seem like a good option, but often the grates are either too deep or too shallow to efficiently get the zest off of the citrus. Take your vegetable peeler or paring knife and cut a strip of yellow skin off of the lemon. If needed, you can use a knife to scrape off any pith on the strip of lemon.

Can you use a cheese grater on potatoes?

Just grate a potato on the big holes of a cheese grater, toss it in a skillet with some fat, and cook until golden. They won’t be great—they’ll brown unevenly and won’t stay crisp for long—but they will get the job done. So I went with the good ol’ russet potato, which just loves to form crackly crusts.

Which side is the grater?

The largest shredding holes. These typically take up one of the wide sides of the grater. If you are grating cheese, this side is probably where you are going to do it most of the time. Hard (cheddar) or soft cheeses (mozzarella) are both possibilities.

What does coarsely grated mean?

composed of relatively large parts or particles: The beach had rough, coarse sand. lacking in fineness or delicacy of texture, structure, etc.: The stiff, coarse fabric irritated her skin. harsh; grating.

What can you do without a grater?

Wash and dry the ginger/lemon using a Paring knife or peeler to slice the very outer peel. Trim any white pith that you may find attached to the peel that you have sliced, with the paring knife. Place the peel on a fruit cutting board. Chop it finely using a sharp large knife to get an almost grate like effect.

How do you Coarsely grate an apple?

When grating, we found it easiest (and least wasteful) to leave the core intact and use it as a handle. Grip the apple by the top and the bottom of the core and grate it on the large holes of a paddle or box grater. When you reach the core, turn the apple 90 degrees. Repeat until only the core remains.

How do you use a grater without cutting yourself?

Get a plastic grater. Try cut resistant gloves like those from NoCry. Inexpensive and durable. Pick some scrap wood (preferably hardwood, about 1cm thick) and cut out a piece thats about 4cmx4cm, on one side make deep (2mm) grooves. Clean them carefully so you don’t get splinters in your cheese.

What metal is a cheese grater made from?

A grater is a kitchen utensil that is usually made from metal (and sometimes ceramic or even wood), with sharp perforations or protrusions used to shred food.