A cheese grater is a kitchen tool that is used to grate cheese. It typically has a cylindrical grating surface and a handle, and can be made out of metal, plastic, or wood. Cheese graters are used to grate cheese into small pieces, which can then be used in recipes or as a topping on dishes.
20 Best Cheese Grater Cooks Illustrated
1. Rachael Ray Grater, Box
SUPER STRONG: Versatile, durable box grater is made from heavy-gauge, high-quality stainless steel.
ULTRA SHARP: Etched stainless steel blades for effortless cutting; two-way slicer and julienne blades make cuts in double time.
GET A GRIP: Contoured top handle for safe, easy slicing; built-in 4-cup ingredients bucket has stable, no-slip edge.
SAFE & SECURE: Innovative finger guard holds foods and protects hands; grater includes protective sleeve for safe storage.
EASY CLEAN: Dishwasher safe for convenient cleanup.
Slice, julienne, and grate everything from veggies to chocolate to cheeses with this durable stainless steel box grater. A contoured top handle provides a great grip for safe and easy slicing while inside the box grater, a built-in 4-cup container collects all of your freshly grated and sliced ingredients.
Granted, this box grater/slicer will take up a little more storage space. But, the convenience in the design make this my new favorite grater. It has a nice sized container that slides in at the bottom to catch your grated items.
It just makes the grating or slicing experience that much easier. Oh, and let me not forget it comes with a guard so I don’t end up shredding my fingers (fits nicely inside the grater for storage). And, as always Rachel Ray products come in such happy colors!!!.
The shredder itself is an XL however I’m not sure why the actual shredder portion of the grater is the size of an index card. In my opinion the fact that it is an XL grater but the shredding part is a mini makes the item useless.
Not worth returning I will donate it to get a tax write off and will not order Rachel Rey again without actually seeing the item before hand. I guess one could see this issue via the picture but we know pictures when ordering online don’t always represent the item.
The Zyliss Classic Cheese Grater is designed to grate more cheese in less time, while being more comfortable to use. It’s even certified for restaurant use, making it one of the most trusted and reliable graters available.
The Zyliss Classic Rotary Cheese Grater includes a fine drum, perfect for grating hard cheeses like Parmesan, chocolate, nuts and more. The drum and handle separate easy for quick cleaning.
Box graters are have been around for a long time, and for good reason. They’re easy to use, and they offer multiple grating options in one handy tool. This grater can grate from fine to coarse, and it also has shredding and slicing blades, so you’ll never need to reach for another tool to grate cabbage for cole slaw, to grate potatoes for hash browns, or to shred cheese for homemade pizza or for taco night.
This grater is made from stainless steel with a shiny finish that will look good in the kitchen, while staying rust- and corrosion-free. The handle is comfortable to hold and made from durable ABS plastic that’s easy to hold onto, while and the rolled bottom keeps the grater stable on a cutting board so it won’t tip or slide.
The nine-inch height gives plenty of space for grating, while the food collects below on the cutting board for easy retrieval.
This Good Cook Box Grater is handy, is a 4 sided box grater with 5 different blades styles. This grater is good enough to use for cheese, fruits and vegetables also. Stainless steel and BPA Free, please be careful as the blades are sharp all around.
I like that I have choices on this one grater and it slices nicely on all 4 sides. The handle hold in strength the stainless steel isn’t so easily bendable so nice strength. This grater is a nice to go slicer and if cared for will last a little while.
With that being said. Make sure you clean correctly and don’t dishwash this grater or the quality wont last. So also while hand washing be careful as blades are sharp. Once you see rusting do not use.
I really love this little grater. It’s the perfect size for easy storage when it’s not in use. I love the multiple sizes of grating that this grater can accommodate. It really makes it a valuable thing to have on hand in your kitchen.
I’ve used it effortlessly for zesting lemons, grating potatoes and grating cheese; all of these have come out perfectly. It doesn’t get clogged up and the grates are nice and sharp. The top handle makes it really easy to hold onto while you are grating.
received my GoodCook – 8. 5IN GRATER and absolutely love it!! came at the perfect time. i had just thrown out my old grater because it was broken. i was making lasagna for my family. had to do a lot of grating.
this is so easy to use. i love the easy to hold handle. the cheese grates in to the inside of the grater not on the plate so no mess!! different settings so you can grate cheese, veggies and lots more!!! this is a great product.
Designed by Maestro Richard Sapper, who in his own home was in charge of grating cheese for the whole family. “Todo” has a truncated cone shaft that is exceptionally long and will grate enough cheese to satisfy the requirements for one portion just with one complete stroke.
Beautiful in the kitchen and on the table. 4″ x 4″ x 18″ Steel and wood construction.
This is primarily a beautiful object but if you want a good cheese grater this is not for you. It is an elegant talking point (and because it is very tall likely to be on display) but a poor choice if you want to grate a range of cheeses.
It only has one size of grate holes and is no use at all except for the hardest of cheeses – I gave up trying to grate enough cheddar for my dish. None the less a little useless beauty is to be encouraged.
The Cuisinart Box Grater is made for stainless steel and is perfect for fine shredding coarse shredding fine grating and slicing blades. Box grater features a soft-grip handle and a nonslip base so you can grate with ease.
This grater is light, sturdy, and sharp. I haven’t used the slicer yet, but the course and fine graters work great. Several reviews said that the rubber gasket on the bottom was awesome, and it IS–I can tilt this over at an angle and grate a pound of cheddar (takes ~2 minutes at a casual pace) without having to move, adjust, or anything except avoid grating my knuckles.
The zester/spice grinder side is awkward and limited by the punch manufacturing method. You can’t really zest anything because the cutting surfaces curve out from the box almost to a 90-degree angle.
It might work better for hard spices like nutmeg or cinnamon (Winter, here we come), but I won’t find out until the day my Microplane is in the wash and I need to dust a dessert or beverage. In the meantime, that side gets lumped under “inadequate.
Looked for a long time for the best box grater, Cuisinart seems to be our best product line to buy. We have so many items that are Cuisinart and we do not start out just looking at Cuisinart but end up with them because of the quality, workmanship and the ratings of all the people who have bought them.
We just replaced a 50 year old box grater given to us before we even got married by my mother in law. I had fixed it twice and it finally got so dull and dangerous to use that we had to say good bye and thank you.
Now we have something that makes are antique seem even older than it was and we will be using it soon. I had held it and sliced some vegetable with it and the rubber bottom holds it in place and it is sharp.
This grater has the metal handle well attached. The last grater I purchased had plastic handle, it did not stay attached after multiple uses. This one is much better constructed. I expect it to last for years.
The Microplane Box Grater is the ultimate cheese grater. A four-sided rectangular grater, the box has four different cutting sides. One for extra coarse, one for fine, a third for cutting medium ribbons of soft cheeses, and a slicer side for cutting even slices of cheddars and Swiss.
The Box Grater is easy to use with a rounded, soft-grip handle at the top. With blades constructed of surgical grade stainless steel and a body of plastic, the grater is well-constructed and safe to use.
The grater has rubberized feet at the bottom so it rests stably on the counter as you grate and slice blocks of cheese. The fine or zesting side detaches from the box to act as a hand-held zester when zesting lemons, limes and oranges or for grating hard cheese directly onto salads, breads or soups.
Cheese, vegetables, and fruits, the Microplane Box Grater can cut, slice, grate and zest almost anything in the kitchen. You won’t find a box grater this great anywhere else. Microplane’s graters and zesters have been written up in the New York Times, Washington Post, and most cooking magazines.
The unique design (once used in woodworking) has been adapted to the kitchen with fabulous results. Each Microplane tool handles its task effortlessly.
Non-slip feet, bi-directional ribbon blade, slicing blade, fine grating blade
Reviews From Real Customers
I don’t usually write reviews for products I purchase on Massdrop but this was such a colossal piece of literal garbage, I couldn’t help but to write this. I love Microplane’s products. I have a flat-plane grater and a zester that have been in my kitchen arsenal for nearly a decade.
Color me excited when I saw this on Massdrop and couldn’t wait to grab it. Opening the box with this products inside was the single most disappointing thing I’ve done in a long time (a little hyperbole for you, there).
The blades are made out of miserable metal that literally bends when you start grating. The body is cheap plastic that just plain doesn’t do the job. I nearly grated my thumb off when I used it for the first time as nothing is where you expect it to be.
Moreover, the machining is poor. The plastic isn’t lined up properly and is barely fused together, the “collection tray” was so poorly fit, I had to struggle to get it off the first time, and the metal graters aren’t properly seated in the frame.
I can’t recommend enough that folks not buy this grater; I have no idea how it has eight positive reviews here. Please make sure you read the “Discussions” section above and disregard the Massdrop Reviews as there is no way anyone received this and thought, “This was a great way to spend $28.
” I ended up going to Amazon and buying a different all-metal grater for $26 and am significantly happier with the purchase (I won’t say which here so I’m not accused of trying to sell another product).
Again, please, do not buy this product. Read the “Discussions” section to get a bigger cross section of people’s feelings toward its quality.
I bought this almost 5 years ago, expecting Microplane quality. Within 2 months the slicer blade broke off while slicing some soft parmesan (think Frigo). I was bummed but loved the other planes because of how well they grated.
Fast forward to a year ago. Noticed the big plane was starting to detach at from the plastic housing. Not good. A couple of months ago, notice the medium plane was doing the same thing and I was getting the bonus of bits of plastic being added to my grate.
The problem with this design is that the planes flex a little when grating. That’s to be expected. However, that flexing puts stress on the rigid plastic it’s mounted in which slowly begins to fail at the connection points.
Hence the bits of plastic coming off. Do yourself a favor and get an all metal box grater. There’s some highly rated models from brands like Cuisipro that are just as sharp and work just as well. Even great brands like Microplane get to have a stinker now and then.
While the blades on this grater are top notch, the plastic housing they are in is not. The grater blades are still sharp after several years of use, but the plastic surrounding them is completely cracked and falling apart.
It says that it is dishwasher safe, but I wouldn’t. Wish it would have held up better.
The sharpened medium size cutting edges prove ideal for grating firm types of vegetable such as cucumbers, carrots and beetroot and are also suitable for cheese and chocolate. Eating is a vibrant experience connected to most of our senses.
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It is likely my fault, but I seem to ruin many cheese graters. The box graters become indented from my “muscular” grating. Honestly, I think of someone who I don’t like when I grate. I could be my brute force that is breaking down the weaker graters.
This Rosle grater is immune to my overzealous grating and it looks good enough to keep on the kitchen counter.
I researched and researched and landed on this grater for us. It’s sharp and I can place it over any sized bowl or plate to catch the gratings. Love it so much I bought a second one for a friend. Cleans up easily and is so slim it’s a breeze to store! Highly recommend!.
The multi grater/mandoline is a slicing and grating tool for just about every task in the kitchen. With 4 exchangeable blades you can achieve fine, medium, and coarse grates, and thin slices efficiently and safely.
Small pieces of food can be inserted into the removable food holder/finger guard for the ultimate in safe grating and slicing. The multi grater also features a handy removable food storage box, an anti-slip pad and a secure non-slip grip.
And it’s compatible with both the medium and large Fresh & Save containers, so you can conveniently vacuum seal your food in the container it was grated into. Designed and engineered in Germany, Zwilling Z-Cut offers a unique grating and cutting technology to help you get your prep work done effortlessly.
Thanks to the integrated, sharp 2-way cutting functionality combined with the unique Z-cut cutting blade teeth design, you get better grating results, faster. Z-cut was engineered using the long tradition of cutting expertise that only ZWILLING can offer.
From fine and medium grating, to coarse grating, and slicing, you can enjoy more output, with less effort. Each tool boasts a sleek minimalist design that offers the utmost in comfort and ergonomics.
And the slip-proof design makes Z-Cut safe and easy to use. All Z-Cut components are dishwasher safe.
Always been afraid of using a mandoline for fear of shredding and slicing my fingers and knuckles. After reading reviews on the Zwilling Z-Cut Multi Grater/Mandoline and seeing the finger protection device I decided to give this one a try.
I’m enjoying using it because it’s so easy to use for multiple tasks. With the four different blades I’ve one tool to do most cooking tasks. Love that the interchangable blades store within the base.
A perfect addition to your kitchen especially if using the Fresh & Save food storage system. The grater/mandoline fits on top of the containers for easy use and storage.
I love this grater. So many times when a kitchen tool looks attractive it usually means your missing something in quality. Not here. This grater is super modern looking. The compact design is amazing.
I love the catch box under the blades. It makes my food prep so much neater and keeps my workplace clean. The blades are super sharp and the two way grating makes quick work of my garlic and ginger. The food holder allows me to work quickly and safely without worry for my fingers.
I have two other mandolines and several handheld graters/shredders. I bought this because it fits easily over the vacuum storage containers I purchased from Zwilling in the past. I sliced a large zucchini in seconds – perfect 1/8 inch coins.
It’s easy to use, easy to clean. I’m glad I purchased it.
Conveniently grate and dice cheese, vegetables, and various other foods. Ideal for making potato latkes and pancakes No blades or sharp edges to worry about cutting yourself Made of carbon steel to last a lifetime, dishwasher safe Ideal for use as a drainer or camping grill over the fire, easy to use 12.
5″ x 5. 5″ overall Perfect for having your children safely dice up those cooled potatoes for a big batch of Mom’s famous potato salad!.
It is a nice grater, exactly the style I wanted but I didn’t pay attention to the safety part. It is very smooth and takes a little bit of effort to actually grate something. The wires are rounded and smooth.
Grandmas Acme grater had flat wires and made for easy and quick grating.
I always need to have this grater around my kitchen. It is perfect for pushing through COOKED potatoes, hard boiled eggs, grating tomatoes, figs, and dicing avocados and leaving the skin behind. You can finely grate a carrot but THIS GRATER IS NOT FOR UNCOOKED POTATOES OR GRATING HARD CHEESES.
It is the best for grating and dicing soft vegetables and fruits quickly and easily.
I grew up watching my mom use this grater when making potato salad – pushing the boiled potatoes and cooked eggs through the mesh over a bowl. I have the grater but wanted a new one – I had looked all over for it forever and one day I saw it when glancing through the catalog! I ordered one for each of my 5 children – who are thrilled because it is so easy and takes less time to make potato salad.
I also bought some for my siblings who also love it – because of its usefulness and also memories of our mother.
The Surface Glide Technology takes the etched blade a step further and makes this grater sharp and more productive with its repeated grooves — grating more with less effort. Surface Glide Technology grates more with less effort Perfect for grated citrus zest, Parmesan, garlic, nutmeg and cinnamon Ergonomic shaped handle with non-slip finish and non-slip ends for grating stability and safety Protective cover doubles as a measuring device Large grating surface Dishwasher safe.
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This multi-functional cheese grater is the perfect tool for shredding cheddar or shaving artisan cheeses onto gourmet salads and pastas and features four sharp edges for slicing, grating, and shredding firm or soft cheeses.
This small, convenient, easy-to-use box grater comes in a compact size for economical storage and offers a sturdy non-slip plastic handle for a secure and comfortable grip when slicing. Its heavy-duty industrial grade stainless steel design is built to resist warping, bending, tarnishing, or breaking with regular use.
Stainless steel; Durable acrylic butyl styrene handle; Large multi-function 4-sided cheese grater with sharp-edge openings for slicing, grating, and shredding soft or firm cheeses ; Oversized 9 inch box-shaped grater maximizes efficiency for shredding cheese in bulk ; Sturdy non-slip plastic handle and practical non-skid base provide secure hold for added efficiency ; Heavy-duty industrial grade stainless steel construction resists breaking, warping, bending, or tarnishing with regular daily use.
This is a fantastic quality grater. It makes quick work of anything you put through it. It’s very sharp and cheese becomes shredded in micro seconds! It has multi grating options for thick to fine grating.
The grater is also ergonomic. Which helps when you’re grating multiple blocks of cheese.
It is the best cheese grater I have ever used. I had two that lasted over 15 years. They just recently broke at the handle. I have been looking every where for a new one and am glad I found one on here.
This came nicely packaged. It was new in the box with the plastic still on it. It is of good quality. It is convenient to use and is used several times a week.
BergHOFF International The Grater rotary does fine medium or coarse thickness. It’s your choice since this grater comes with three interchangeable blades to grate cheese to your liking. Just put cheese or nuts or chocolate or in the small container press down the cover and turn the crank.
Use it directly at the table for freshly grated cheese or fill a bowl first.
I love it! It’s comes with the tree different graters. You can do chunk cheese, parmigiana and even thinner cheese for tacos. It’s a complete time saver and it’s easy to clean. This is something that the kids can use to help with meals.
The quality is great and it’s pretty sturdy and seems hard to break. It will be put to good use in our home because love cheese and love to cook. I hope you enjoy yours as much as we do.
the product presentation is good but storage due size and parts make it difficult. (would be better if all parts stock up the blades) I still prefer my traditional handheld grater that I can use ,besides “hard” comestibles , on vegetables like carrots, ginger and radish.
Also the product is difficult to interchange the blades if the crack handle gets stuck due to force applied to turn the blade and squeeze the cap in order to provide a good surface to cut. It should have a tab on the blades to hold the it and unscrew the crank.
The OXO SoftWorks Box Grater has coarse, fine, and super-fine grating surfaces and a slicing surface, along with a container for measuring and storing freshly grated ingredients, and a soft, non-slip handle.
It’s made with a durable, stainless steel construction, and has a nonslip bottom on both the grater and container. Grate on a plate, cutting board or directly into container. Measure and store freshly grated ingredients – just place the lid on empty container and turn it upside down to store inside the bottom of the grater.
Bought this grater to replace my old blunt grater. Really pleased with how it grates cheese, vegetables, fruit etc, without applying a lot of pressure. The plastic dish collects the grated food without making a mess all over the worktop.
This fits neatly inside the grater when not in use. A very well made product worth its price. Careful attention is needed when using and washing it, as it’s quite sharp.
I wanted to like this product. It is a good price and a good design sort of. I like the way the box fits inside the grater for storage. However having only used micro plane graters up until now I think this is not a very good grater.
It does not work on the fine side for lemon pith or Parmesan for example. Simply not sharp enough so I will be having to purchase a fine micro plane grater as well so it’s a waste of money as I wanted it for fine grating more than for the coarser sides.
And I should’ve listened to the people who said that when you use it even though there is a box to collect the food it all comes out over the edges so you still need to grate it over a board or plate.
I do not shop often at Target, but my old box grater came apart and I needed a replacement. I wanted it to be stainless steel, dishwasher safe, well made and available since I needed it that evening or next morning.
I did an online search and found this one AND that was in stock and reasonably priced at a nearby Target. That’s the whole story.
The greater, grater! Our durable Course Cheese Grater is perfect for shredding cheese, veggies, and more! Made of stainless steel with a rubber non-slip grip handle for comfort, this space-saving grater is a kitchen must-have.
It also comes with a plastic protector to keep the blades and your fingers protected between uses.
The OXO Softworks Medium Grater is an essential grating tool for hard cheese, chocolate, carrots, zucchini and more. The Grater’s bi-directional stainless steel grating surface makes grating tasks quicker and easier, while its soft, comfortable, non-slip handle provides a secure grip and cushions hands during repetitive grating motions.
A non-slip foot keeps the grater steady on any surface when in use.
A microplane zester is one of the tools I recommend to the home cooks I teach, and this one is a GIFT. Other microplanes I’ve used tear into the skin of citrus fruits, making it nearly impossible not to get some bitter pith in with the zest, but this one glides easily and, while sharp, doesn’t destroy the skin! I use it for hard cheeses, frozen ginger, garlic cloves, and to make chocolate shavings and it works excellently for all those applications!.
I use this mostly to zest citrus and grate Parmesan cheese and ginger and it works well. The size of the grating surface is ample to avoid slips without being too large to fit in my utensil drawer (some similar products seem to be the size of rolling pins!).
The slightly bent handle makes it easy to grate on top of a cutting board or while holding the grater over a pot.
A cheese grater with a Chef’n spin on things. Our take on a classic tool, the Chef’n Rotary Grater is designed to let you keep an eye on what you’re grating, and it comes apart for easy cleaning too.
This clever rotary grater has a spring-loaded chamber, so you don’t have to push as you grate. The re-imagined hand grater has open sides that let you see how much you’re grating. Just turn the geared handle with the easy-to-grip knob, for fast and comfortable grating directly over dishes.
The high-quality cutting blade is durable and non-absorbent, with rust-resistant teeth that stay sharp. The perfect addition to every cheese lover’s kitchen. Pieces come apart for easy cleaning. Hand wash recommended for blade.
Choose smart, easy-to-use kitchen utensils that are built on tasteful design, new technologies, and the trusted reputation of Chef’n.
Cheese, nuts and chocolate can be grated with this rotary grater. Choose from 2 interchangeable stainless steel grating drums : coarse and fine grating. Exclusive shaker to keep shredded foods in the refrigerator.
This is the best thing since sliced bread. I love making pizza, lasagne and potato pancakes. This makes shredding cheese and potatoes so easy and fast. Cooking is fun and everyone’s tummies will thank you for your efforts.
I was so excited to get this as it would mean I would not have to get out my large Kitchen Aid to make Cole slaw. Wrong. This has a poor design, I used it today for the first time and the large grating blade all but turned the cabbage into mush, so I changed to the slicing blade, that left huge chunks.
So I put back on the grating blade and the last pieces just wouldn’t go through but slid around the barrel blade. Oh and the mess, there was so much mess and wasted cabbage. I could have cut it quicker by hand with almost no mess.
Would not recommend to anyone, it is hard to use, especially if you have arthritis. Not worth the postage to send back, so it will be garage saled at some point, a loss of $20+ and postage. Quality is gone from QVC.
In my family we ALL love cheese, but no one wants to take on the responsibility of actually grating the cheese. I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE this product because it’s effortless and can grate a lot of cheese fast! Not only cheese, but carrots, nuts, cabbage and anything else you could think of.
It also has a slicing blade to easy slice things like cucumbers, or big slices of cheese. It suctions onto the counter for stability, which makes it very easy to use. The drums are easily removable and easy to clean.
I used this when I was making carrot cake, I grated the carrots washed it and then I put nuts inside to grate and put on top of my cake. It was such an effortless job! I also made potato chips with this fabulous gadget, simply place the potato in and turn.
Voila, come out perfectly even and thin slices of potatoes with make great chips once cooked. It takes very little space in you cupboards, a must-have!.
Whether sprinkling fresh Parmesan over pasta or dusting grated chocolate over a fancy dessert, this easy rotary cheese grater works quickly and easily. The versatile cheese grinder is perfect for grating hard cheeses, chocolate, nuts, vegetables garlic and more.
The stainless steel grating drum accommodates all textures and sizes for quick, easy food prep, then easily removes for cleaning. Stainless steel construction assures lasting durability; dishwasher safe.
The cheese grater is a versatile kitchen tool that can be used for a variety of tasks, from grating cheese to zesting citrus fruits. While there are a variety of cheese graters on the market, we think the Cooks Illustrated model is the best.
It features a comfortable grip and a large grating surface, making it easy to use. The grater also has a detachable storage container that catches the cheese as you grate, making it a convenient way to store grated cheese.