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Before you begin grating cheese, brush a little vegetable oil on the grater. It will clean easier when you are finished.
By Sandy from Graettinger IA
Actually this is an after cooking tip. When washing the cheese grater use a bottle brush such as for baby bottles (they are sold at dollar stores.) Just add soap to the brush rub a little with your hand to create a lather scrub your grater inside and out rinse as usual.
By Nikki C. from Millersburg, PA
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You can make cleaning your cheese grater a snap by rubbing cooking oil on the grater before using it.
I spray my Grater with Pam cooking spray inside and out. It's washes up much easier and has to after taste, or oil left on my Cheese..
I find cleaning the grater a doddle using hot water and a washing up brush! Never any problems. The cheese just melts away. (06/02/2006)
I like to freeze the cheese for 10-15 minutes rather than using extra oil. Makes grating it and cleaning up easier. Hope that helps!