CooksEssentials Ratchet Cheese Grater w/ Extra Fine & Coarse Barrels

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Simply grate. Prep cheese with ease using the ratchet cheese grater from Cook's Essentials. It combines an easy-turn arm with an etched blade drum to create the ultimate grater. Two included drums let you choose between extra-fine and coarse, so whether you're whipping up nachos for the gang or adding Parm to your Sunday sauce, this is the grater for you. From Cook's Essentials(R) Kitchenware.

  • Includes cheese grater, extra-fine drum, and coarse crum
  • Manual operation
  • Dishwasher-safe cheese compartment/drum
  • Measures approximately 4-1/2"H x 4-5/8"L x 1-3/4"W
  • Imported

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CooksEssentials Ratchet Cheese Grater w/ Extra Fine & Coarse Barrels is rated 2.2 out of 5 by 18.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from returned The plastic ears that needed to be held down to separate the blade from the machine and the ones needed to open the cheese compartment were next to impossible to hold down and pull apart. However, that wasn't the problem. The cheese clogged up in the shoot and didn't come out. I had hard block cheese, so It was not the fault of the cheese.
Date published: 2018-10-05
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not even worth the low Clearance Sale price!!! On the few occasions I have written reviews for Yelp or QVC; I am nearly always giving a product either 4 or 5 stars. I believe that this is the 1st time I have issued "1 star". Even though the overall rating on this product was low, it had the Kuhn Rikon name on it and there were a few 4 and 5 star ratings; I took a chance on it. DON'T TAKE A CHANCE ON IT! I have NEVER worked with the product that was so difficult to load or make a change to the tool. Even if I ignore all that the only thing that this was able to shred was a hard cheese. I tried a carrot on it and all I did was get the drum dirty. This is one time I think QVC is going to be stuck with the product.
Date published: 2018-07-06
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Save your Money Bought this some time ago and got rid of soon thereafter. Seemed like a good idea but it is hard to use and clean. Save your money.
Date published: 2017-11-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from ease of use I've got arthritis in both of my hands. I love this. The ratcheting is fantastic.I just wish that it was easier to load. You have to pinch the side tabs to release plunger. This is a difficult motion for me as I can't do a pinching motion with my thumb and forefinger. Once it's loaded it is fantastic.
Date published: 2017-10-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works Well but Slow I needed two cups of grated parmesan and it took forever. The food processor would have done this job in less than a minute. That said this is great for table top to use to grate some fresh cheese on pasta, salads, pizza or anything and that fresh cheese is hard to beat. I did not have trouble with the assembly/disassembly but think again for a big job, the spring did not keep compressing the cheese as it went along. Wasn't crazy about the comfort level when holding it for a while so just don't grate 2 cups of cheese and it will be fine.
Date published: 2016-08-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Been wanting one of these for years I almost didn't order this based upon other reviews, but I decided the users must have been doing something wrong and gave it a try. I do agree that it's difficult to release the plunger section the first time, but once you do you can depress those ears a few times to make them work more easily. After that, just push your fingertips in as deeply as you can and it should pop out enough to grab the edges. I'd give it 5 stars if I had been able to open it easily the first time.
Date published: 2016-04-29
Rated 2 out of 5 by from It's OK, Could Be Better I bought this as an As Is item. It was not broken or damaged in any way, but I can understand the negative comments. While the ratcheting action is great, it is VERY hard to remove the components to change out the grater cylinder or to put in the cheese. Poor design/execution. FYI...I do not have arthritis or difficulty with my hands at all. For the price I will keep and use.
Date published: 2016-04-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love this thing After reading reviews I thought I wasn't going to like this. But it's great. I thought it was going to be impossible to take apart. But it wasn't. I think people are trying to pull on the wrong part. I squeezed the two tabs and thought I had to pull on them but that's not how it works. The part that snaps in pops out and you pull it out. The same is true when you change the grater roll. You don't pull on the tabs, the snap in section that the roll is attached to pops out. You pull that out and carefully snap off the roll and snap on the other one. I have a recipe that calls for finely chopped peanuts. The large grater roll works great for the peanuts. They turned out perfect. This is a keeper.
Date published: 2016-03-04
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