Cheese Graters Come With Many Alternative Uses

Cheese graters
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If you use your grater for cheese and nothing else, it’s time to get more creative because this kitchen tool is much more versatile than you think. It comes with a long list of alternative uses, and here are some of the best things you can do with it.

Grating Butter

If you’re making baked goods that call for thin butter slices, a cheese grater is all you need to make your butter as thin as it gets.

Grating Vegetables

In addition to grating cheese, this kitchen tool can be used on many different vegetables, and it’s pretty common to use it to shred carrots, potatoes, and zucchini.

Citrus Zest

Citrus and lemon zest can also be easily made with a cheese grater if your recipe calls for it.


Why buy breadcrumbs when you can easily use some stale bread to make them? Instead of cutting your bread with a knife, turn it into breadcrumbs by grating it with the coarse side of your grater.

Chocolate Swirls

If you enjoy seeing desserts decorated with chocolate shavings and swirls but aren’t sure how to make them, a cheese grater can help you get the job done.