If you've ever had to grate a semi-soft cheese, you know it can be difficult to clean the grater afterwards, and you often lose a lot of cheese because it breaks up when you're trying to press it through the grater. Spray your cheese grater down with a little non-stick cooking spray before you get started to make both the grating and the cleanup easier.
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Old kitchen pros may know this trick already as a way to make cleaning the grater easier when you're finished grating, but the non-stick spray also makes grating the cheese a little less of a pain in the elbow. You'll wind up with more cheese through the grater and less crumbled up on the outside, and when you're all finished, most of the residue will come right off with warm tap water and a little dishwashing liquid.
If you still have cheese stuck to the grater, soak it in warm water before cleaning or dishwashing. Do you have any other cheese-grating tips? Share them in the comments below.
Cheese Grater Cleaning Tips [TipNut]