I was zesting a lemon with a box grater and noticed that on one side of the grater there was some leftover cheese from who knows when (gross, I know). I guess I didn't wash it properly or was too lazy to pick at it. I can't just scrub with a sponge for obvious reasons.
Do you have any easy/efficient ways to thoroughly clean all the holes in a grater?
Sent by Debbie
We've had that exact same experience, Debbie, we confess! Here are a couple things that seem to help. First off, we always wash the grater immediately. At least run it under warm water — anything to keep the cheese from hardening. Then, we like to use a stiff brush for cleaning things like this. We use one of these dishwashing brushes from Full Circle Home
, which really seems to help get rid of the last bits of cheese and other detritus.
Readers, any tips for effectively cleaning a box grater?
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