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Grater recommendations pkease

(13 Posts)
annep1 Wed 08-Jan-20 16:01:42

My rotary handgrater requires me to hold it very tightly with one hand while turning a handle with the other. I have very little strength to do this. Can anyone recommend an easier one. I have looked online but there are so many with both good and bad reviews. I would use it mostly for cheese or carrots.
I would appreciate any help in choosing. Thanks.

annep1 Wed 08-Jan-20 16:53:13

That should read Please!

Missfoodlove Wed 08-Jan-20 17:04:25

I use a food processor to grate. It’s not an expensive one around £30 it has many other functions too.

shysal Wed 08-Jan-20 17:19:23

Tefal used to make an electric one, but I can only find pre-owned ones on line. The other alternatives would be a food processor or one of
these rotary graters

annep1 Wed 08-Jan-20 18:53:26

I have a food processor but its such a hassle to use it and clean and put away.

annep1 Wed 08-Jan-20 18:57:30

Shysal these look good. But they get mixed reviews. Some reviews say they break easily. So I'm hoping someone has a sturdy one they can recommend.

NotAGran55 Wed 08-Jan-20 19:14:58

I love Microplane - not cheap but top quality.

NotAGran55 Wed 08-Jan-20 19:16:48

Ahh .. sorry ....just realised that you might be asking for recommendations for a rotary one ?
The microplane is very sharp and easy to use .

annep1 Wed 08-Jan-20 22:01:53

Thanks Notagran55. I'm sure they are good, I've had a look, but I have fibromyalgia and arthritis in my wrists so I would like one that does the work for me.
Thanks everyone. Replies appreciated.

Hetty58 Wed 08-Jan-20 22:04:30

I use a food processor for carrot - and (being lazy) just buy cheese ready grated.

annep1 Wed 08-Jan-20 23:46:38

Buying is best solution if you're going to use it all quickly.

Fennel Thu 09-Jan-20 12:05:54

I've got one of these:
After given up on the simple type which also grates your knuckles!
You press on the knob on the top which does need a bit of pressure. Not too hard to clean.

annep1 Thu 09-Jan-20 12:12:24

Thanks Fennel. That looks like the Tefal one that someone recommended. Looks like what I need. Pressing is ok.