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Pampered Chef: Cheese Grater - cheese tips

  1. its_me_susan

    its_me_susan Senior Member

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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
     
    Oct 22, 2005
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  2. fruit76loop

    fruit76loop Veteran Member Gold Member

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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
    Independent Sales Director
    The Pampered Chef
     
    Oct 22, 2005
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  3. bbauman07

    bbauman07 Veteran Member Gold Member

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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.
     
    Oct 22, 2005
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  4. its_me_susan

    its_me_susan Senior Member

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    oh my, really? Thank you for that easy way to remember!
     
    Oct 22, 2005
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  5. its_me_susan

    its_me_susan Senior Member

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    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?
     
    Oct 22, 2005
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  6. bbauman07

    bbauman07 Veteran Member Gold Member

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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.
     
    Oct 23, 2005
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  7. its_me_susan

    its_me_susan Senior Member

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    Love your list, thank you!
     
    Oct 23, 2005
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  8. ShanaSmith

    ShanaSmith Veteran Member Silver Member

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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.
     
    Oct 23, 2005
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  9. pchefinski

    pchefinski Advanced Member

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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
     
    Oct 27, 2005
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  10. jenniferlynne

    jenniferlynne Senior Member

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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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