Best Graters, Peelers, and Slicers

Sure, you can grate cheese, chocolate, carrots, and potatoes on the ubiquitous box grater found in most kitchens. But aside from choosing how big or small you want your pieces to be, the versatility ends there. You want thin slices? You need a different tool for that. Want to make noodles out of a zucchini? You need a different tool for that, too. And while having a specialty tool to help you yield your desired result always helps, there's something to be said for multi-tools that can help you perform restaurant-quality grates, peels, and slices all in one device. So the next time you're following a recipe that requires razor thin slices of radish, ultra-fin grated garlic, or spiraled ribbons of carrot, instead of merely hoping you have the right tools for the job, wouldn't it be better to know you can pull out a single tool that performs all the jobs? We thought so, too. Take a look at some of the best graters, peelers, and slicers we found in our search for the best kitchen gadgets. We’ve compiled our favorites below.

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Most Versatile

Ourokhome Rotary Cheese Grater Shredded


Grate, Shred, Slice, and Grind

With three, easily changeable drum blades and an electricity-free, hand crank rotary system, this all-in-one device performs a variety of grates, slices, shreds, and grinds to prepare cheeses, veggies, cookies, nuts, hash browns, pizza toppings, homemade chips, and much more.

What We Liked

This versatile little device from Ourokhome is likely to become your new best friend in the kitchen, especially if you often find yourself laboriously doing hours of prep work. It’s designed using a foolproof hand-crank that spins the interchangeable stainless steel drum blades, which keeps your fingers safe and away from anything sharp. The slicing blade acts just like a mandoline, allowing you to achieve paper-thin slices of a variety of vegetables that can be otherwise stubborn and unruly to cut by hand. Each piece of the device disassembles for easy cleanup. Plus, it comes with a small brush for getting into the holes of the grating and grinding blades. Get it here. 

Most Professional

Mueller Austria Premium Quality V-Pro Multi Blade Adjustable Mandoline


Space Saving and Ultra-Sharp

Taking on the design of a traditional mandolin slicer, this tool from Mueller Austria comes with interchangeable blades that also allow for making wavy cuts, coarse and fine shredding, and grating.

What We Liked

Professional chefs use mandolines all the time to get those super-thin slices that show up on your plate. The blades on this tool are made of German-engineered 420 stainless steel, but it also comes with a pronged slicing guard to keep your food secure and your fingers away from the blades as you slice, grate, and shred. The thickness of your slices can be easily adjusted from 1 to 9 millimeters with the built-in thumb dial. The distance between the top of the mandoline and your cutting surface may be simply adjusted as well, allowing you more room for food to fall and collect in a fresh, beautiful pile. Buy it now. 

Most Efficient

GDL Rotary Cheese Grater Handheld


Safe and Efficient Handheld Control

Made of food-grade, BPA materials, this rotary device from GDL does the job of multiple kitchen tools in a single convenient design. Grate cheese, slice vegetables, shave chocolate, and grind nuts using the three included drum blades.

What We Liked

If you’re looking for a great kitchen gadget gift for the home cook in your life, this is the one. It does the job of hand peelers, box graters, hand zesters, and bulky grinders all in a single, space-saving design that keeps your fingers and hands completely away from sharp surfaces. The hand cranking rotary action helps you save time and prepare everything from cheese and potatoes, to garlic and zucchini – and do it all more efficiently and much faster. It’s easy to assemble, simple to clean, and takes up minimal cabinet/counter space. Buy it here. 

Most Compact

Kitchen Supreme Zucchini Spaghetti Maker Complete Bundle


Spiral Tool, Peeler, Brush, and Cookbook Bundle

Designed to make food prep and cooking easier and healthier, this bundle comes with a spiral slicer, hand peeler, cleaning brush, storage bag, hardcover recipe book, and two digital e-book downloads.

What We Liked

This compact and convenient tool from Kitchen Supreme allows you to make healthy vegetable noodles and cut beautiful julienne spirals of zucchinis, cucumbers, squash, sweet potatoes, and much more. It’s the perfect kitchen accomplice for those on raw food, low-carb, gluten free, Paleo, and other restrictive diets where veggies reign supreme. The tool itself is made of BPA-free plastic and hand-treated Japanese stainless steel that comes fully assembled and ready to use. Plus, you get a hardcover recipe book and two e-book guides that help you better understand and improve the overall health of you and your family. Get it now.