How to choose a grater or slicer
• Before you purchase your slicing or shredding tool, you’ll want to think about what you’ll be using it for. There are multifunctional graters on the market, which give you several grating surfaces with different-sized blades and holes. Spiralizers also offer different settings depending on your needs.
• It’s helpful to understand your options. Multi-sided graters, like the box grater, offer ribbon graters, slicers, and both fine and coarse functions. A flat grater can be placed over a bowl for easy shredding, while slicers give you even flat cuts.
• Additional factors to consider include safety features. Particularly for spiralizers or slicers, you’ll want to make sure that there’s a safety guard over the sharp blades. How easy to clean is the tool? What material is it constructed from? Stainless steel is durable, while plastic is easy to clean.