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Safe and smart,
This review is from: Zyliss 3-in-1 Folding Grater, Acid Etched (Kitchen & Home)
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The first impression of this grater on unboxing was how good the build quality is. It is very well made with a solid quality and smooth finish to the plastic components. I like the fact that the grater can be folded up and stored in a drawer without harm coming to the grater's micro-blades or to me when placing it in there or taking it out.
The cover is simple to remove. It easily slides off the folded grater. I had a little bit of trouble replacing the cover on the folded grater. I noted that I need to take care to align the base of the grater with the bottom ledge of the cover to let the cover slide on easily. It is easy to align the base of the grater to one of the guide rails within the cover, which causes the blades of the grater to `bite' into the plastic cover and get stuck. I had to be careful not to cut myself whilst trying release the two parts the first time I did this. It's just a case of remembering to align the bottom of the grater with the bottom of the cover.
Of the three different blade types, the coarse and fine I am familiar with. I have not seen or used the third blade type of grating surface before. It comprises horizontal metal blades, which stand proud of the surface, like shallow loops of ribbon, sharpened on both the top and bottom edges. They make a very nice cut for relish ingredients.
The 3-in-1 grater has little rubbery feet on the base that make for non-slip grating. The grater opens and clips together very easily to make a solid structure when grating. One of the surfaces is a clear plastic so I can see through the side at how the grating is going without having to lift up the grater or peek down the opening at the top. There is a space above the blades of the grater to hold when using it. This works very well. There is no fear of touching the blades when holding the top of the grater and tapered shape of the conical design means the even small hands can hold the top. Care must be taken when unclipping the grater to fold it away but it is easy to do.
Whilst the grater does not open out flat, when it is unclipped, having that extra space to get one's hand inside makes for easier cleaning. The 'ribbon' blades, having a cutting surface on top and bottom of the edges, need extra care when being cleaning. The coarse and fine blades can be cleaned in the reverse direction from the cutting edge. Graters are never the easiest tool to clean but being able to open this grater makes it more accessible for wiping the inside surfaces.
I am very pleased with this grater. It is more solidly made that I expected and a pleasure to use. I couldn't ask for more.