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All About Graters
A grater is a kitchen utensil that is usually made from metal (and sometimes ceramic or even wood), with sharp perforations or protrusions used to shred food. Graters come in various sizes: from those with larger perforations which are often used to shred cheese and vegetables, to the very fine graters and micro planes that can be used to zest citrus fruit. Micro planes are preferred by many for their efficiency in producing finely grated food. Fresh ginger or wasabi graters are usually made from porcelain or bamboo, and use spikes or ridges to tear those fibrous rhizomes (they are not clogged with fibres like conventional graters).
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Several types of graters feature different sizes of grating slots, and can therefore aid in the preparation of a variety of foods. They are commonly used to grate cheese and lemon or orange peel (to create zest), and can also be used to grate other soft foods. They are commonly used in the preparation of toasted cheese,Welsh rarebit, and dishes which contain cheese sauce such as macaroni and cheese, cauliflower cheese.
In Slavic cuisine, graters are commonly used to grate potatoes, for preparation of, e.g., draniki, bramborak or potato babka.
In tropical countries graters are also used to grate coconut meat. In Indian subcontinent, grater is used for preparation of a popular dessert, Gajar Ka Halwa.
Graters produce shreds that are thinner at the ends than the middle. This allows the grated material to melt or cook in a different manner than the shreds of mostly uniform thickness produced by the grating blade of a food processor. Hand-grated potatoes, for example, melt together more easily in a potato pancake than food-processed potato shreds.