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Best Graters

Everyone loves a little grated cheese every now and then, but graters can do so much more! Grating carrots for salads, zesting limes for a key lime pie, the applications for a dependable grater are endless in the kitchen. Hand graters may not be the most complex kitchen appliance, but there are a few different features that can provide added versatility, and some graters have added benefits over others. Below are some of the best graters we've found online.

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Best Box Grater

Professional Box Grater

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Great Stability

This box grater provides a wide, rubber base for easy grating and no chance of slippage.

What We Liked

This box grater from Spring Chef is a top pick for stability. Since box graters have a base, you’ll find you can use them to grate much quicker and with less effort than flat-top handheld graters like the others on this list. The downside here is that it’s a bit more cumbersome to zest or grate directly onto a dish with a grater like this, as it’s harder to hold in the air above the dish, but if you’re just grating onto a cutting board to add to a dish later, this is the easiest grater to use. Get it here. 

Best Variety

ALLTOP Graters

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A Diverse Grater Set

This set of three graters offers everything you need for grating and zesting.

What We Liked

If you’re looking for variety with your grater don’t worry, just go with this triple set and you’ll have everything covered. The non-clogging teeth never rust, and these graters not only have different shred hole sizes; fine, medium, and coarse. Two are flat and one is round, for optimal zesting. If you’re looking for diversity, this is an excellent grater and zester set than can tackle any task with ease. Buy it now. 

Best Zester

Microplane Premium Zester Grater

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Lightweight and Lengthy

A zester with a lot of surface area for long sweeps and a specially designed tooth set.

What We Liked

This device is billed as both a grater and a zester, but you’ll find it’s optimized specifically for zesting, with a unique tooth design to take the rind directly off the fruit in one sweep. This is a long, thin zester which maximizes coverage in single sweeps, so it’s easy to use and gets a lot of zesting done quickly. This is a dishwasher safe tool with optimal design for zesting. Buy it here. 

Best Heavy Duty Grater

Rösle Stainless Steel Coarse Grater

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Durable Design

This coarse grater is designed with curved rubber tips for easy grating whether over a bowl or via hand onto a cutting board.

What We Liked

This is an ideal grater for those grating a lot of veggies or other tougher material, since its grate slots are large and extra-sharp. It works great for cheeses as well and is designed to be used both over a bowl and on a countertop, with rubber tips for gripping a countertop and curved ends for hooking over a bowl for stability. This stainless steel, dishwasher safe grater is ready to tackle any task. Get it now.