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Grating Cheese: Cheese Knife vs Blender vs Grater



Everyone loves grated cheese. It makes for an incredibly delicious topping for salads, soups, and pizzas. But like everything, all grated cheese is not grated equal.


Besides which cheese is used and when it was grated, one major factor that affects the taste of this cheesy delight is which tool was used to grate it.


Typically, cheese is grated with one of three popular tools. Knives, blenders, and graters. Let’s compare each to conclude which one works best, shall we?




If you think grating cheese with a knife must be painstaking, you’re right. Knives are the least appealing way to grate cheese. They require too much time, care, and practice.


The only upside to them is their cheap price. But the difference in price is not worth the trouble you’ll face, as grating cheese with a knife is as hard as trimming each shoot of grass with a pair of scissors.




Although blenders are easy to use, they can get really messy. You could contain the mess by coating the blades with non-sticking cooking oil or spray. That will stop the cheese from gumming up. But this is still far from the best way to do it, as you're about to read.




Graters are the easiest and most efficient way to grate cheese. All you have to do is grab a hunk of cheese in one hand, your grater in the other, and move the cheese up and down the grater.


They’re not messy like blenders and not hard to use like knives.


What we love even more about graters is that any functional one will do just fine — there’s no need for any bells and whistles that might break down someday.



The Result

Cheese graters are the undisputed winners. They don’t require much practice, are affordable, and most importantly, make the process enjoyable!


If you don’t have access to a grater, you can buy one from our selection.