If you’ve ever tried to grate cheese or anything else using a traditional grater, chances are you ended up with scraped knuckles and frustration. Thankfully, a rotary cheese grater takes care of this all too common dilemma.
With a rotary or electric grater, you simply place cheese or whatever food you like into a hopper, turn a handle or press a switch, and watch as grated food comes funneling out. If you’re on the hunt for a rotary grater, there’s certainly quite a few options to choose from, but let’s take a look at five of the best.
ROTARY CHEESE GRATER
HOW IT LOOKS
OUR OVERALL RATING
|Zyliss Classic Rotary Cheese Grater|
|Zyliss Rotary Multi-Drum Grater, White|
|Ikea Stralande Rotary Cheese and Food Grater, White, Right or Left Hand|
|Cuisinart CMG-20 Cordless Rechargeable Multi-Grater|
|Presto 02970 Professional SaladShooter Electric Slicer Shredder, White|
If you’re just looking for a quality, affordable rotary cheese grater and not an automatic cheese grater or the absolute best rotary cheese grater on the market, the Zyliss Classic Rotary Cheese Grater is your best option.
Not only is it wildly popular and less expensive than a pizza, but it’s easy to use, easier to clean, and designed to grate as much cheese as possible in the least possible amount of time.
Thanks to its hard drum, it effortlessly grates chocolate, hard cheeses, and much more. Although it only grates finely and doesn’t have different grating sizes like some other graters, the Zyliss Classic Rotary Cheese Grater is the perfect tool for most grating tasks.
As far as inexpensive, entry-level rotary graters go, this may just be the best of the bunch!
“Popular and inexpensive”
If you want to upgrade from a single-drum rotary grater to a multi-drum grater and be able to grate at various consistencies, then you can’t go wrong with this Zyliss model. As the proud winner of the distinctive RedDot design award, the Zyliss Multi-Drum Rotary Grater makes traditional graters look like ancient relics of a bygone era!
The popular rotary cheese grater features two rotary drums that allow you to easily transition back and forth between coarse and fine grating with just a couple of clicks. It features a large and comfortbale non-slip handle for safe and secure use as well as a handy funnel attachment that directs food right where it’s supposed to go.
When the grater is not being used, it cleverly folds down, allowing it to be easily stored in a kitchen drawer. In addition to hard cheeses, it also does a wonderful job of grating softer cheeses like cheddar, which is a difficult feat with most graters.
A favorite tool of many chefs, this secret kitchen weapon is sure to become the favorite of home cooks as well.
Overall, it’s easy to use, can grate a variety of foods at different coarseness levels, and is quite inexpensive, making it a top contender for anyone looking for the best grater.
“Popular and durable”
Ikea is known for making stylish and affordable Scandinavian-inspired furniture, but not many people know that it makes some great kitchenware items as well.
Like many a fine rotary grater, the Ikea Stralande Rotary Cheese and Food Grater can grate finely or coarsely depending on your needs. While its cutting edges are sharp and it does a fine job of grating cheese and other foods, its best attribute is its ease of use.
In fact, the Stralande is a gem for people with arthritis. It’s surprisingly easier to hold than larger bulky graters and it has a more comfortable shape as well. This allows you to effortlessly grate cheese like it wasn’t even there!
It also comes apart easily and is dishwasher safe, making it a breeze to clean. With this, you can grate cheese right onto your plate or into a mixing bowl and not have to worry about it getting all over the place like you would with an old grater.
If you’re sick and tired of using an archaic square grater, you’re going to love this grater. Although it’s not as good at grinding softer cheeses and it would be nice if it was a little sturdier, it works great and is incredibly inexpensive. You can’t go wrong with that!
“Versatile and affordable”
What’s better than a rotary cheese grater? How about an automatic cheese grater! Made by Cuisinart, this electric cordless cheese grater can thinly slice veggies and grate your favorite cheeses with the press of a button.
With a multitude of grating blades, the Cuisinart Cordless Rechargeable Multi-Grater has a myriad of uses. From mincing garlic and ginger to slicing carrots, zucchini, and harder cheeses, this thing can do it all!
Its cordless design is great, and it can run for 20 minutes straight before needing to recharge. However, this cheese grater electric quickly grates and slices food with precision like a mad samurai, so unless you’re cooking for an entire football team, I seriously doubt you’ll ever find yourself testing the limits of its battery life.
Although the CMG-20 is an electric automatic cheese grater, it quickly disassembles and the removable parts can be thrown in the dishwasher. Talk about easy!
This nifty kitchen gadget is certainly no run of the mill grater. If you don’t want to use a manual grater and don’t mind paying a few bucks more for an electric grater, the Cuisinart Cordless Rechargeable Multi-Grater is an ideal option.
By the way, it makes a great gift for foodie friends as well.
“Versatile and easy to use”
I know what you’re thinking, “How can you include a Salad Shooter on a ‘best graters’ list?” The answer is simple, because this little powerhouse of a machine can effortlessly, slice, chop, and grate just about anything! Think of it as the grating equivalent of chinese cleaver!
It comes with four interchangeable cones that allow you to shred and make thick or thin slices of vegetables, fruits, and cheeses for tasty salads, pizzas, tacos, and so much more. In fact, with the press of a button, this automatic cheese grater can even grate chocolate and chop nuts for delicious desserts.
However, this electric grater really rocks when it comes to shredding cheese. In fact, it can devour a large two pound brick in mere seconds!
Like any quality rotary grater, all of the pieces are easy to take off and dishwasher safe, which makes it quite easy to clean as well.
All in all, the Presto Pro Salad Shooter Slicer and Shredder is arguably the best electric grater on the market today. So put away that Kitchen knife and don’t be surprised if you find yourself finding an excuse to make use of it every day.
“Very popular and versatile”
The Rotary Cheese Grater – An Amazing Invention!
When’s the last time you bought a block of cheese and effortlessly shredded it? If you answered never, then you need to experience the bliss of owning a rotary cheese grater. Whether you want to get your rotary feet wet by opting for a manual grater or go all in with an electric grater, one of these five graters is sure to be just right for you!