Product Type: Tesco Kitchenware
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Tesco Value Flat Grater
Member Name: katykicker
Tesco Value Flat Grater
Advantages: Works well, three different graters, easy to clean, cheap.
Disadvantages: Uncomfortable handle.
=== The product ===
This is a flat cheese grater from the Tesco Value range. This has two different sized grater areas and an area in the middle of the larger and small holes with a serrated edge which is designed to allow you to slice cheese and other items rather than just grate it.
=== The design ===
This is a flat plastic edged cheese grater with the metal grater part in the middle. The space of the handle is quite a generous size meaning it's suitable for either myself or my husband with his larger hands, however, this doesn't mean that the plastic handle is comfortable and after just a few minutes use this makes my hand feel uncomfortable and a little bit sore. It's more designed to be placed over a bowl so you can just hold it flat and rub the item you want to grate across it and catch all the gratings in a bowl.
=== Does it work? ===
Yes. I can grate cheese and vegetables quite well as the actual grating element of this works well.
=== Where can I buy this and for how much? ===
This is available for Tesco stores and I paid 75p for mine earlier this year, I cannot guarantee that this price is the same as I haven't obviously had to look for this in store for a while but I'm sure it won't have changed by much, if at all. These types of things are probably readily available all year round and I never noticed it on special offer before I purchased mine.
=== My overall opinion ===
This isn't bad at all for the money paid. I think that while this isn't the best design for a grater it's not so bad either. As I mentioned above it's probably best used over a bowl and this is often what I do when grating cheese or carrots which same to be the main things I'm using this for.
I like that there is three different options for grating and this does tend to cover most of the options that I need, apart from when grating nutmeg or chocolate when I use a smaller mini grater that covers this job perfectly. The larger one is ideal for cheese and I use the smaller size holes for grating vegetables that are going in to sauces or in the slow cooker. I don't like lots of vegetables much so I grate them right down so I can barely notice the taste of them when mixed in my home-made sauces.
I think the design of this is very simple and although the handle isn't very comfortable I'm usually only needing to use this for a few minutes at a time so it's not too much of an inconvenience. Also, the main benefit of buying this, for me, was that I didn't have to worry about handles falling off as keeps happening with those pyramid and box shaped ones that we've seemingly burnt through over the last couple of years.
I would say that this isn't the most sturdy cheese grater but we have been using this, very successfully, for a few months now and it doesn't show any signs of wear and tear. It's easy enough to clean, I just soak mine in warm water with my other washing up and then wipe it sideways with a sponge, this always removes dried on food and I have had no problems keeping this as clean as when I first purchased it. I feel that this has been 75p very well spent as it makes light work of grating and while it's a little uncomfortable it works well at it's job and it's for these reasons I am giving this 4/5.
Summary: A reasonably priced cheese grater from the Tesco 'Value' range.
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