Cheese, nuts, and chocolate can be grated ahead of time with this rotary grater, and stored conveniently right inside the silicone-sealed chamber until ready to use. Or, cut the exact size chunk you want to grate, insert it, seal it, and just before serving you can churn out a fresh sprinkle of parmesan on a casserole or flourish that whipped cream topping with a dusting of dark chocolate shavings. To use, squeeze the soft-grip handles with one hand, which causes the silicone-edged feeder to push the food against the sharp stainless-steel grating cylinder, and turn the soft rotating knob with the other hand. A plastic cap on the barrel keeps grated pieces contained, or removes to let the food grate directly into a bowl, on a pie, etc. The stainless-steel grating cylinder measures 3 by 1-1/2 inches, while overall the grater measures 6 by 5 by 3-1/4 inches. Easily disassembled for cleaning, the entire grater is dishwasher-safe. --Ann Bieri
Now you can grate just the cheese you need and save the rest for later. The OXO Seal and Store Rotary Grater provides a compartment for storing un-grated cheese right inside. An interior silicone seal on the Seal and Store Rotary Grater's barrel compartment ensures fresh cheese that will not dry out. Grate with the cap on and window closed to collect cheese before serving, or slide it open to grate the desired amount directly into your dish. This easy-to-use Seal and Store Rotary Grater has a soft, comfortable, non-slip turning knob and handle, and is also perfect for grating chocolate, nuts and more.