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Do you love to do grocery shopping or make lovely dishes at home? If you do, then you must be aware that the shredded cheese in the packet is more expensive than the blocks. Moreover, the good quality cheese like smoked Gouda or gruyere doesn’t give you any already shredded packet option, which means you need to grate it yourself. It is better to buy a block of cheese and use a cheese grater at home. It not only helps you to save a few bucks but also let you use freshly grated cheese in your recipe. While cheese grating is quite an easy task, cleaning the grater can be a dreadful one. Learn how to clean a cheese grater without going mad.

Clean a Cheese Grater Immediately After Grating

Sharp blades of the cheese grater.

The more time you keep the zester or grater unclean, the longer it takes to clean it thoroughly as the lemon zest or cheese hardens and sticks to the surface of the grating tool. Do you wish to deal with such an annoying mess? However, it can be cleaned within a few minutes if you clean a cheese grater immediately after using it.

Clean a Cheese Grater by putting it in Dishwasher

Kachotta cheese sliced on a stone board with a grater and knife.

Cleaning the cheese grater in the dishwasher can be your best bet if you have one. You just need to ensure that whichever you are using, the zester or grater is dishwasher safe. It is better to avoid the dry process in case of cheese graters after tossing it in for one cycle. It is because if you have any residue left behind, the dry cycle can bake the residue. Instead, use a microfiber cloth to dry your grater and get rid of those remaining bits.

Clean a Cheese Grater by Using Lemon

Lemon is one of the best ingredients to clean a cheese grater. For cleaning the grater with lemon, you would require 2 halves of lemon, a small bowl, 2-3 tablespoons of salt, liquid dishwashing solution, and a microfiber cloth. Firstly, take a bowl and pour salt in it. Now, put the cut side of the lemon into the salt and use the salt coated lemon for scrubbing the grater. Leave it for 5 minutes to sit and then rinse off the grater with warm water to clean any residue of lemon. You may also learn ways to use lemon in home cleaning on our blog. Finally, use dishwashing liquid to clean the cheese grater and wipe it in the blade’s direction with a microfiber cloth. If lemons are not available handy at home, you may also use a potato to clean a cheese grater.

Clean a Cheese Grater with Pastry Brush

Pastry brush for cleaning cheese grater.

Apart from spreading butter at the top of your yeast rolls, the pastry brush can also be used to clean a cheese grater. When it is not in use, take a dry pastry brush or a toothbrush and run it along the zester or grater. You must use it in the opposite direction of grating that is in the direction of the blades. Remove every bit of the lemon peel or cheese from the grater and use dishwashing liquid to simply clean a cheese grater. Lastly, use a microfiber cloth to wipe the grater. Always ensure you do it in direction of the blade so that you don’t hurt your hands.


So, now you must be relieved that you don’t have to leave the cheese aside in fear of cleaning the grater. Follow the above steps to clean a cheese grater and use it as much as you want. All the steps mentioned makes you cheese grater cleaning process effortless.

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