KitchenAid Fresh Prep Stand Mixer Attachment with Extra Blade
KitchenAid Cheese Grater Buyers’ Guide
Start by securing your cheese grater attachment to the hub of your stand mixer. Choose your cheese grater size and blade, and slide that blade into the housing until it clicks into place. Cut your cheese block small enough so that it fits into the tube. Place a large bowl directly under the attachment to catch the grated cheese. Turn the stand mixer to speed 4, and place your cheese into the feeding tube using the food pusher. When you are finished shredding the cheese, press down on the release lever to remove the blade from the housing. Soft cheese (like mozzarella) should be very cold before you shred it, so place it in the freezer beforehand. Hard cheese (like cheddar) should be at room temperature, soft enough to be able to be pierced using a knife.
Start to disassemble your rotary cheese grater by holding the drum with your thumb and cranking the handle backward. You can clean it by using hot water, dish soap, and a sponge. If there are any stubborn stains, a baking soda paste can be made and used to scrub these off. Before you reassemble, make sure it is thoroughly dry. Once it is fully dry, install the drum back to its position and turn the handle forward. Never use any harsh cleaning products such as steel wool or any abrasive materials to avoid damaging your rotary cheese grater. You should clean your cheese grater after each use thoroughly to avoid any buildup of food particles and bacteria. This cheese grater can also be washed in the top rack of the dishwasher.
Yes, the Kitchenaid box cheese grater can be washed using the dishwasher. Before placing it inside the dishwasher, rinse it with water and make sure to remove all remaining food particles in the blades. Take off the rubber foot of the shredder and only place it on the top rack of the dishwasher. Make sure it is in a secure place, so it does not move around during washing to avoid any damaging of the grater. The grater should be washed after every use; otherwise, the buildup of food residue will lead to damage and molding. You can also wash your box grater using hot water, dish detergent, and a sponge. Be careful when hand-washing, as the blades are very sharp and may hurt your hands.
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