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Cheese Grater - cheese tips

its_me_susan

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Please give me your best cheese grater tips! I've heard the put the soft cheese in the microwave to bring the oils out and keep it from sticking to the grater.... however this didn't work the last time I did mozzerella and it all stuck in the barrel.

Do you have any tips
 

fruit76loop

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Here's a tip

Just remember, the softer the cheese the lighter the squeeze! If you were pushing hard on the feeder then you will gum up the barrrel no matter how cold or warm your cheese is!

Marlene Bauman
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The Pampered Chef
 

bbauman07

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Microwave it for less time next time I put it in the microwave for about 6 seconds. The trick to the cheese grater is to hold it not squeeze it with any thing. If you are squeezing it pushs the food into the wheel making it hard to grate. Even your hard cheeses and veggies, etc will grate easier if you lightly hold the handle.
 

its_me_susan

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fruit76loop said:
Just remember, the softer the cheese the lighter the squeeze! If you were pushing hard on the feeder then you will gum up the barrrel no matter how cold or warm your cheese is!

Marlene Bauman
Independent Sales Director
The Pampered Chef

oh my, really? Thank you for that easy way to remember!
 

its_me_susan

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bbauman07 said:
Microwave it for less time next time I put it in the microwave for about 6 seconds. The trick to the cheese grater is to hold it not squeeze it with any thing. If you are squeezing it pushs the food into the wheel making it hard to grate. Even your hard cheeses and veggies, etc will grate easier if you lightly hold the handle.

you grate veggies? what else? I know chocolate, but hadn't thought of veggies!

I find a hard squeeze is necessary for parmesan though, isn't it?
 

bbauman07

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Maybe it is for the hard cheeses but I was told to lightly hold the handle with everything because if you think about it if you were using the traditional type of grater you don't push it into the grater you just push down on the cheese, etc. So I have never tried to squeeze the handle.

You can grate carrots for salads or meat loaf, zucchini for breads, bread crumbs or crackers, cabbage for cole slaw, apple for pancakes, bacon for bacon bits, frozen butter over waffles or instead of drizzling melted butter, also potatoes for hashbrowns, and even crayons for you crafts like candle making.
I hope this has helped you.
 

its_me_susan

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bbauman07 said:
Maybe it is for the hard cheeses but I was told to lightly hold the handle with everything because if you think about it if you were using the traditional type of grater you don't push it into the grater you just push down on the cheese, etc. So I have never tried to squeeze the handle.

You can grate carrots for salads or meat loaf, zucchini for breads, bread crumbs or crackers, cabbage for cole slaw, apple for pancakes, bacon for bacon bits, frozen butter over waffles or instead of drizzling melted butter, also potatoes for hashbrowns, and even crayons for you crafts like candle making.
I hope this has helped you.

Love your list, thank you!
 

ShanaSmith

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I have had great luck with the micro for cheese. Only for about 8-10 seconds works for mozzarella. This works for cheddar too. And the softer the cheese lighter the sqeeze thing too.
 

pchefinski

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hmm

well, that explains why most of the time i throw my PC cheese grater into the sink and dig for my old fashioned one.... i was freezing my cheeses sometimes, and most of the time, pressing the junk out of it--i have bad wrists, so it was killing me after about 2 seconds... i didn't know you just had to hold it closed, not squeeze it so much.. hmm, thank you SO much! :D maybe now i'll actually use my cheese grater!

-Amanda
 

jenniferlynne

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You can also grate nuts. You can put your egg yolks in it when making deviled eggs. I learned that on this site once before and it works GREAT!
 
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