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    Yes Guest

    Default cheese grater clean up -curious

    I'm always curious how you go about cleaning a cheese grater after
    you've used it for your cooking. Is there a trick to cleaning it so
    that you don't cut yourself on it. It seems on a par with cleaning a
    collander after using it. I've yet to find a way to clean them without
    feeling like I'm leaving part of it dirty or am tearing up a perfectly
    good sponge or what not.

    TIA,

    John

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    Sqwertz Guest

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    On Fri, 6 Jul 2012 03:46:34 +0000 (UTC), Yes wrote:

    > I'm always curious how you go about cleaning a cheese grater after
    > you've used it for your cooking. Is there a trick to cleaning it so
    > that you don't cut yourself on it. It seems on a par with cleaning a
    > collander after using it. I've yet to find a way to clean them without
    > feeling like I'm leaving part of it dirty or am tearing up a perfectly
    > good sponge or what not.


    I never use a grater for anything except nutmeg, always a shredder.
    Some people insist you should use a grater for Parmesan and other hard
    cheeses, but I don't want to have to dirty my grater to try it :-)

    Otherwise, I suspect a plastic-bristled "vegetable brush" would work
    well on a grater. Does anybody actually use those for vegetables or
    just dishes? I only ever use it to clean the holes in my garlic
    press.

    -sw

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    Julie Bove Guest

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    "Yes" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:jt5n2q$uj4$[email protected]..
    > I'm always curious how you go about cleaning a cheese grater after
    > you've used it for your cooking. Is there a trick to cleaning it so
    > that you don't cut yourself on it. It seems on a par with cleaning a
    > collander after using it. I've yet to find a way to clean them without
    > feeling like I'm leaving part of it dirty or am tearing up a perfectly
    > good sponge or what not.
    >
    > TIA,
    >
    > John


    I would never use a sponge for dishes. I only use plastic brushes and they
    are replaced regularly.



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    Julie Bove Guest

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    "Sqwertz" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > On Fri, 6 Jul 2012 03:46:34 +0000 (UTC), Yes wrote:
    >
    >> I'm always curious how you go about cleaning a cheese grater after
    >> you've used it for your cooking. Is there a trick to cleaning it so
    >> that you don't cut yourself on it. It seems on a par with cleaning a
    >> collander after using it. I've yet to find a way to clean them without
    >> feeling like I'm leaving part of it dirty or am tearing up a perfectly
    >> good sponge or what not.

    >
    > I never use a grater for anything except nutmeg, always a shredder.
    > Some people insist you should use a grater for Parmesan and other hard
    > cheeses, but I don't want to have to dirty my grater to try it :-)
    >
    > Otherwise, I suspect a plastic-bristled "vegetable brush" would work
    > well on a grater. Does anybody actually use those for vegetables or
    > just dishes? I only ever use it to clean the holes in my garlic
    > press.


    I have a mushroom brush and also one for things like carrots and potatoes.
    I do use them only if the veggies look really dirty as they often were in my
    CSA box. But the ones from the store don't seem to need the brush.

    What's wrong with a dish brush?



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    spamtrap1888 Guest

    Default Re: cheese grater clean up -curious

    On Jul 5, 8:46*pm, "Yes" <no...@invalid.invalid> wrote:
    > I'm always curious how you go about cleaning a cheese grater after
    > you've used it for your cooking. *Is there a trick to cleaning it so
    > that you don't cut yourself on it. *It seems on a par with cleaning a
    > collander after using it. *I've yet to find a way to clean them without
    > feeling like I'm leaving part of it dirty or am tearing up a perfectly
    > good sponge or what not.


    Nylon bristle brush. Useful for strainers, colanders, salad spinners,
    etc.

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    Sqwertz Guest

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    On Thu, 5 Jul 2012 21:16:29 -0700 (PDT), spamtrap1888 wrote:

    > Nylon bristle brush. Useful for strainers, colanders, salad spinners,
    > etc.


    Colander. That's what else I use my vegetable brush for.

    I'm not even sure if it's a vegetable brush or a dish brush. Aren't
    they pretty much synonymous except in use?

    -sw

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    Julie Bove Guest

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    "Sqwertz" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > On Thu, 5 Jul 2012 21:16:29 -0700 (PDT), spamtrap1888 wrote:
    >
    >> Nylon bristle brush. Useful for strainers, colanders, salad spinners,
    >> etc.

    >
    > Colander. That's what else I use my vegetable brush for.
    >
    > I'm not even sure if it's a vegetable brush or a dish brush. Aren't
    > they pretty much synonymous except in use?


    Not at all the same. A dish brush has a handle on it.



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    Sqwertz Guest

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    On Thu, 5 Jul 2012 21:57:36 -0700, Julie Bove wrote:

    > "Sqwertz" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]..
    >
    >> I'm not even sure if it's a vegetable brush or a dish brush. Aren't
    >> they pretty much synonymous except in use?

    >
    > Not at all the same. A dish brush has a handle on it.


    A Google image search for "vegetable brush" says you're wrong again.

    -sw

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    [email protected] Guest

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    On Jul 5, 11:16*pm, spamtrap1888 <spamtrap1...@gmail.com> wrote:
    >
    > On Jul 5, 8:46*pm, "Yes" <no...@invalid.invalid> wrote:
    >
    > > I'm always curious how you go about cleaning a cheese grater after
    > > you've used it for your cooking. *Is there a trick to cleaning it so
    > > that you don't cut yourself on it. *It seems on a par with cleaning a
    > > collander after using it. *I've yet to find a way to clean them without
    > > feeling like I'm leaving part of it dirty or am tearing up a perfectly
    > > good sponge or what not.

    >
    > Nylon bristle brush. Useful for strainers, colanders, salad spinners,
    > etc.
    >
    >

    I use a handled nylon bristle kitchen brush for my flat grater and
    microplane. Does an excellent job in the clean up of these tools.


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    Julie Bove Guest

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    "Sqwertz" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:1s7j4r6gkggkn$.[email protected]..
    > On Thu, 5 Jul 2012 21:57:36 -0700, Julie Bove wrote:
    >
    >> "Sqwertz" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> news:[email protected]..
    >>
    >>> I'm not even sure if it's a vegetable brush or a dish brush. Aren't
    >>> they pretty much synonymous except in use?

    >>
    >> Not at all the same. A dish brush has a handle on it.

    >
    > A Google image search for "vegetable brush" says you're wrong again.


    Well let me see if I can find pics of *my* vegetable brushes.

    http://www.google.com/products/catal...ed=0CHsQ8wIwAA

    I have three of those. I do have a corn brush but it doesn't look like
    that.

    I do see some veggie brushes with handles but the bristles are distinctly
    different than a dish brush.

    I do see that this one is called a veggie/dish brush.

    http://www.google.com/products/catal...d=0CJMBEPMCMAc

    I would say that it is a veggie brush. It is similar to what my mom had for
    scrubbing potatoes when I was a kid. Potatoes were much dirtier back then.

    You really want a flatter surface of bristles for dishes and often those
    brushes have a built in scraper or some place to hold soap.



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    sf Guest

    Default Re: cheese grater clean up -curious

    On Fri, 6 Jul 2012 03:46:34 +0000 (UTC), "Yes" <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    > I'm always curious how you go about cleaning a cheese grater after
    > you've used it for your cooking. Is there a trick to cleaning it so
    > that you don't cut yourself on it. It seems on a par with cleaning a
    > collander after using it. I've yet to find a way to clean them without
    > feeling like I'm leaving part of it dirty or am tearing up a perfectly
    > good sponge or what not.
    >

    I've never thought cleaning either one was particularly hard, but you
    asked about the grater.

    Let's be clear on what I'm talking about... I use a flat grater
    "http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-7TaB_8ENUH8/TkFS4l9y1SI/AAAAAAAAAx0/bb_1POmxsHo/s1600/A+Flat+Cheese+Grater-648875.jpg>
    and I use a dish brush to clean it
    <http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_S3-Qc3ayKsY/TAE7u-wM3MI/AAAAAAAAApY/mKgKRT3FH2o/s320/dish+brush.jpg>

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    Food is an important part of a balanced diet.

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    Ophelia Guest

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    "Yes" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > I'm always curious how you go about cleaning a cheese grater after
    > you've used it for your cooking. Is there a trick to cleaning it so
    > that you don't cut yourself on it. It seems on a par with cleaning a
    > collander after using it. I've yet to find a way to clean them without
    > feeling like I'm leaving part of it dirty or am tearing up a perfectly
    > good sponge or what not.


    Well, if this is a serious question ... I use a small wooden brush with
    bristles
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    http://www.shop.helpforheroes.org.uk/


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    Kalmia Guest

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    On Jul 5, 11:46*pm, "Yes" <no...@invalid.invalid> wrote:
    > I'm always curious how you go about cleaning a cheese grater after
    > you've used it for your cooking. *Is there a trick to cleaning it so
    > that you don't cut yourself on it. *It seems on a par with cleaning a
    > collander after using it. *I've yet to find a way to clean them without
    > feeling like I'm leaving part of it dirty or am tearing up a perfectly
    > good sponge or what not.
    >
    > TIA,
    >
    > John


    Old toothbrush

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    The Cook Guest

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    On Fri, 6 Jul 2012 03:46:34 +0000 (UTC), "Yes" <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >I'm always curious how you go about cleaning a cheese grater after
    >you've used it for your cooking. Is there a trick to cleaning it so
    >that you don't cut yourself on it. It seems on a par with cleaning a
    >collander after using it. I've yet to find a way to clean them without
    >feeling like I'm leaving part of it dirty or am tearing up a perfectly
    >good sponge or what not.
    >
    >TIA,
    >
    >John


    I put it in the dishwasher.
    --
    Susan N.

    "Moral indignation is in most cases two percent moral,
    48 percent indignation, and 50 percent envy."
    Vittorio De Sica, Italian movie director (1901-1974)

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    Nancy2 Guest

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    On Jul 5, 10:46*pm, "Yes" <no...@invalid.invalid> wrote:
    > I'm always curious how you go about cleaning a cheese grater after
    > you've used it for your cooking. *Is there a trick to cleaning it so
    > that you don't cut yourself on it. *It seems on a par with cleaning a
    > collander after using it. *I've yet to find a way to clean them without
    > feeling like I'm leaving part of it dirty or am tearing up a perfectly
    > good sponge or what not.
    >
    > TIA,
    >
    > John


    I have this wonderful thing called a dishwasher. It's very useful for
    cleaning kitchen utensils of all kinds.

    N.

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    Nancy2 Guest

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    On Jul 5, 11:12*pm, "Julie Bove" <julieb...@frontier.com> wrote:
    > "Yes" <no...@invalid.invalid> wrote in message
    >
    > news:jt5n2q$uj4$[email protected]..
    >
    > > I'm always curious how you go about cleaning a cheese grater after
    > > you've used it for your cooking. *Is there a trick to cleaning it so
    > > that you don't cut yourself on it. *It seems on a par with cleaning a
    > > collander after using it. *I've yet to find a way to clean them without
    > > feeling like I'm leaving part of it dirty or am tearing up a perfectly
    > > good sponge or what not.

    >
    > > TIA,

    >
    > > John

    >
    > I would never use a sponge for dishes. *I only use plastic brushes and they
    > are replaced regularly.


    You can run plastic brushes through the dishwasher cycle, too.

    N.

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    jmcquown Guest

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    "sf" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:nqddv7pg7[email protected]..
    > On Fri, 6 Jul 2012 03:46:34 +0000 (UTC), "Yes" <[email protected]>
    > wrote:
    >
    >> I'm always curious how you go about cleaning a cheese grater after
    >> you've used it for your cooking. Is there a trick to cleaning it so
    >> that you don't cut yourself on it. It seems on a par with cleaning a
    >> collander after using it. I've yet to find a way to clean them without
    >> feeling like I'm leaving part of it dirty or am tearing up a perfectly
    >> good sponge or what not.
    >>

    > I've never thought cleaning either one was particularly hard, but you
    > asked about the grater.
    >
    > Let's be clear on what I'm talking about... I use a flat grater
    > "http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-7TaB_8ENUH8/TkFS4l9y1SI/AAAAAAAAAx0/bb_1POmxsHo/s1600/A+Flat+Cheese+Grater-648875.jpg>
    > and I use a dish brush to clean it
    > <http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_S3-Qc3ayKsY/TAE7u-wM3MI/AAAAAAAAApY/mKgKRT3FH2o/s320/dish+brush.jpg>
    >

    I just put mine in the dishwasher. It's a plastic framed grater, slicer,
    shredder. The cheese planer has a wooden handle so I wash it by hand with a
    Brillo pad. I don't use it all that often.

    Jill


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    Janet Guest

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    > On Jul 5, 10:46*pm, "Yes" <no...@invalid.invalid> wrote:
    > > I'm always curious how you go about cleaning a cheese grater after
    > > you've used it for your cooking


    Just brush it in hot soapy water, using the washing-up brush. Rinse.
    Drip dry.

    Janet

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    sf Guest

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    On Fri, 6 Jul 2012 08:12:40 -0700 (PDT), Nancy2
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    > On Jul 5, 10:46*pm, "Yes" <no...@invalid.invalid> wrote:
    > > I'm always curious how you go about cleaning a cheese grater after
    > > you've used it for your cooking. *Is there a trick to cleaning it so
    > > that you don't cut yourself on it. *It seems on a par with cleaning a
    > > collander after using it. *I've yet to find a way to clean them without
    > > feeling like I'm leaving part of it dirty or am tearing up a perfectly
    > > good sponge or what not.
    > >
    > > TIA,
    > >
    > > John

    >
    > I have this wonderful thing called a dishwasher. It's very useful for
    > cleaning kitchen utensils of all kinds.
    >


    I treat mine like I treat my knives, so it never sees the inside of a
    dishwasher.


    --
    Food is an important part of a balanced diet.

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    Gary Guest

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    Kalmia wrote:
    >
    > On Jul 5, 11:46 pm, "Yes" <no...@invalid.invalid> wrote:
    > > I'm always curious how you go about cleaning a cheese grater after
    > > you've used it for your cooking. Is there a trick to cleaning it so
    > > that you don't cut yourself on it. It seems on a par with cleaning a
    > > collander after using it. I've yet to find a way to clean them without
    > > feeling like I'm leaving part of it dirty or am tearing up a perfectly
    > > good sponge or what not.
    > >
    > > TIA,
    > >
    > > John

    >
    > Old toothbrush


    Great idea~! I save and use old toothbrushes for many cleaning projects.

    G.

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