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When I saw this rotary grater from Amazon, I let out an audible sigh of relief. For $30, I could spare my clumsy hands from being shredded along with whatever ingredient I’m prepping. I’ve been avoiding grating everything from cheese to vegetables and chocolate to whole spices, because I end up bandaged by the end. If you’re like me, or perhaps just dread the time it takes to grate pretty much anything, you’re going to love that this gadget exists, too.
It’s labeled as a cheese grater, but this little device can take everything from zucchini and carrots for cakes (or salads, if that’s your thing) to ice-cold butter for … well, cakes … and get it shredded cleanly, quickly, and safely. Ingredients go in the grater’s top vessel, and with a little pressure from one hand (and the included attachment!) and a gentle crank of the rotary with the other, you’ll have what you need grated, shredded, or milled in seconds. Quite literally, “this product shreds cheese faster than anything,” one Amazon reviewer says.
It can also handle slicing potatoes for gratin or homemade chips, nuts and cookies for toppings or mix-ins, and Brussels sprouts and other delicate veggies for chopped salads. “Let me tell you that this product is a life saver,” the reviewer continues, “and I only regret that it took me so long to purchase one for myself. The suction at the bottom is strong enough to hold to any countertop surface without any slipping … and the fact that it comes with three different rotary adapters depending on the cut you are looking for it makes things easy.” Yep, it comes with attachments to grate, shred, slice, and mill your ingredients, hard or soft.
What is more, the device is totally dishwasher-safe. “All the pieces snap together and come apart with ease for cleaning,” the reviewer advises. With its current discount and over 8,500 5-star ratings, I (and plenty of Amazon shoppers) recommend grabbing one for yourself, and maybe a couple as gifts, before they go out of stock — or worse, don’t arrive before Christmas!