Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Tip of the Day March 30

I came across a tip today using a hand-held cheese grater to assist children in shredding veggies. This sounds like a wonderful tip but I am hesitant to endorse it for one reason. This is the size of my kitchen:


 
We are trying to limit the number of items lurking in those drawers and cabinets so that when we go looking for something we can find it. If I am able to borrow one of these graters I will let you know how they do. We are also keen to hear what our readers think. Have any of you tried this method?

5 comments:

  1. I would be careful with a cheese grater, as it has been known to take the skin off of little knuckles along with the food being grated.

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  2. I agree with Sarah. It bloody hurts. I once shredded 6 cups of carrots when I was 13, in order to make a delicious carrot cake. It is very hard work for a child to use their weaker muscles to grate by hand. The cake I made sure was delicious but I haven't made it since then - I dread the *work*!

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  3. The ones I saw were the turn handle kind with no grater on the outside. I will find a picture and send a link. I would never let her use one of my regular ones because I tend to take skin off as well. Good to know I need clarification!

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  4. I know what ones you are talking about! I had never seen them before I lived in France...now they're everywhere. That might work, but I am not sure if the grater is sharp enough for hard veggies. Not a bad idea, though!

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  5. As soon as I get a chance I am going to try one with different veggies. I was thinking it would be great for shredding zucchini for quick bread. You might be surprised at what they can shred; they are made for cheese after all. And some cheeses can be fairly hard. Stay tuned...

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