How to Make Cleaning the Cheese Grater Much Easier

The cheese grater can, of course, be of great use in the kitchen. And on top of cheese, it can also come in handy for slicing fruits and vegetables. Graters come in all kinds of styles and sizes, and they have a variety of features. For example, there is a section with small holes that is ideal for parmesan cheese and there is a section with larger holes that is better for soft cheeses and vegetables. However, there is one thing that all graters have in common, cleaning is a nightmare. But here we are going to see how to make this chore a little less daunting.

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Before we get started, we have a bit of advice. Whenever you finish using the grater, make sure to immediately remove any bits of food that are left on it. This will help to prevent food from hardening in between the holes in the grater, already making the job of cleaning a lot easier.

Tips for making grater cleaning easier

Our first method begins by placing your dirty grater in a zip-lock bag. Place the bag in the freezer and leave it there for about half an hour. Next, take out the bag and shake the bag vigorously. Add some lemon dish soap to a large bowl of water, then immerse the grater in the liquid, without the bag of course.

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Another technique involves baking soda and vinegar. These are two famous and natural cleaning products for the home. Start by pouring some vinegar and a little baking soda into a cooking tray. Now place the soiled grates in the tray and scrub it with the solution by using a toothbrush. For the food that is stuck in the smaller holes, you can poke through with a toothpick to get the free of debris. Next, let the grater sit in the cleaning solution for just a few minutes and then rinse. You can also replace the baking soda with lemon juice, which also acts as an excellent degreaser.

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