Published on May 10th, 2012 | by Kira0
Edgeware Graters are Great
It doesn't matter if you consider yourself a seasoned chef, a cooking enthusiast, or just a casual at home cook, it does not hurt to have a good grater among your kitchen utensils. Edgeware is the perfect place to start when looking for a medium quality inexpensive grater.
Our team here at TrulyNet had the opportunity to experiment with three of Edgeware's graters and one of their zesters (which is a grater that produces smaller strips). The novice cook might not be aware that there are so many different types of graters available and for what reasons (I certainly had no idea), but with experience one can see why certain graters are used for different jobs.
Each of the Edgeware graters and zester includes V-shaped teeth, a protective cover, and a non-stick coating for a smoother, prettier, and easier grating experience. All of the graters also come in a fun array of whimsical colors: Charcoal, Fine Yellow, Coarse Blue and Extra Coarse Orange. This means you can easily have them match the rest of your kitchen decor. The main difference between the V-etched Extra Coarse Grater ($16.99), the V-etched Coarse Grater ($16.99), and the V-etched Fine Grater ($16.99) is the size of the teeth it comes with, largest to smallest respectively. Obviously the larger the blades the larger the slices, which can be good for slicing cucumbers or carrots, while the smaller teeth are better for grating Parmesan. The V-etched Better Zester ($14.99) has even smaller teeth than the V-etched Fine Grater and can be purchased in charcoal or lime green.
The only complaint we have about the graters and zester is that they are all hand held. If one is in the passion of grating or zesting (I really just like saying that word) for too long, it can become tiring to hold the grater/zester up.
And now, the question we all have been waiting for: "Do I really need to own four graters??" Probably not, frankly- the average home cook will find it unlikely to need more than one, unless citrus zest is something you regularly need. I recommend picking one in the middle. My personal favorite is the V-etched Coarse Grater.