Cuisipro Boxed Grater

Last updated date: October 15, 2019

DWYM Score
9.3

Cuisipro Boxed Grater

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Overall Take

The wide non-slip handle is what makes the Cuisipro Boxed Grater stand out. Thanks to that sturdy grip, you'll be able to grate even hard vegetables using this unit. Perhaps the biggest bonus offered by this option is the handy base that separates from the unit so you can grate ginger with ease. In our analysis of 138 expert reviews, the Cuisipro Cuisipro Boxed Grater placed 2nd when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note October 15, 2019:
Checkout The Best Grater for a detailed review of all the top graters.

Expert Summarized Score
9.8
18 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
9.2
396 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
Solid and sturdy ergonomic handle with non-slip grip helps keep the grater steady. Elongated grooves provide a greater cutting surface to create more grated produce. We love the detachable bottom lid, which keeps your shreds in place until you're ready.
- BestReviews
It excels, in part, because it combines the versatility of a traditional box grater with the fine, very sharp etched teeth often found on rasp and paddle graters.
- New York Times Wirecutter
March 19, 2018 | Full review
I’m impressed by this model, and am already planning on who I can gift it to… or maybe I can convince my husband that we need another one!
- Foodal
January 15, 2019 | Full review
Its handle features a non-slip grip which allows you to grate your ingredients faster with ease. The grater ends and the base has a non-skid material for keeping it in place when preparing your recipes.
- Food Shark Marfa
It created perfect shreds of mozzarella and a beautiful pile of light, fluffy Parmesan.
- Reviewed
January 2, 2019 | Full review
We especially love the bonus base for ginger grating that shreds the fresh ginger flesh while filtering out undesirable fibres.
- EatrBox
June 9, 2019 | Full review
The grater's removable base adds that much-needed stability for heavy-duty food preparation and keeps the grater securely on the cutting board, and the non-slip black plastic handle is comfortable to hold.
- Morning Chores
It has a nonslip handle and removable base for stability and an ergonomic handle for a steady grip, comfortable holding, and safe usage.
- Wise Bread
June 28, 2017 | Full review
This is the best cheese grater as it is easy to be used. It comes with some of the additional features as base of ginger grater which can shred well the ginger roots and leaves the unwanted fibers.
- Village Bakery
April 12, 2019 | Full review
I previously had a cheap, cheap box grater that I hated--it managed to be both hard to use and dull on some sides, but dangerously sharp on others. This one is worth the price. The slits make grating cheese easy, and the handle is well placed. I love it!
- Sur La Table
This Cuisipro grater is one of the most reliable gadgets. You can also keep it in your list if you have been looking for a box grater.
- A Best Five
The ergonomic handle and the steady base makes grating more fun and eliminates the hassles of grating in general.
- Nino Starter
The Cuisipro Surface Glide utilizes long, repeated grooves on its surface, allowing you to do more grating with less strokes -- meaning you get more food prepared with less effort. Dishwasher safe.
- Wiki EZ Vid
Cuisipro Surface Glide Technology 4-sided Boxed Grater, Non-slip handle and base provide stability grater can easily handle large quantities of food.
- My Great Kitchen Ideas
March 17, 2019 | Full review
Non-slip handle and base provide stability; grater can easily handle large quantities of food. Bonus ginger grater base shreds fresh ginger root while leaving unwanted fibers behind
- Top Best Review
This technology offers two advantages. First, as already mentioned, it reduces resistance making grating easy and effortless. Second, the groove lengthens the individual blade giving you a larger cutting surface which maximizes your grating for every stroke.
- Sumo Chef
Its ultra-sharp stainless steel blade can grate, zest, or shred ingredients easily. Ingredients easily glide into the blades to make grating easy.
- Best Reviews 24X7
September 19, 2017 | Full review
Grooves reduce resistance, making it easier to grate food. Fine for citrus zest and parmesan, coarse for cheeses and vegetables, ultra-coarse for soft cheeses, and slicer for a variety of vegetables. Non-slip handle and base provide stability grater can easily handle large quantities of food.
- Best For Your Kitchen
June 28, 2019 | Full review
What experts didn't like
Offers a small and large grating size, but could do with a medium one.
- BestReviews
Two users even complained that this grater was too sharp!
- Foodal
January 15, 2019 | Full review
Unfortunately, it’s one of the few graters we tested that wasn't dishwasher safe. If that’s a deal breaker for you, we’d recommend another model.
- Reviewed
January 2, 2019 | Full review
Too sharp for children or beginners
- EatrBox
June 9, 2019 | Full review
The only downside to this excellent grater is that it should not be washed in the dishwasher so you need to wash it by hand.
- Morning Chores
There are too many smaller holes and just one big
- Sumo Chef

From The Manufacturer

There are an abundance of stamped and etched graters available in the market, but not all graters are created equal. Only Cuisipro's graters take etched graters to the next level with a special Surface Glide Technology, exclusive to Cuisipro. In addition to razor sharp etched blades the Surface Glide Technology creates the perfect balance between ease of grating and maximum efficiency for the ultimate grating experience that etched graters alone cannot compete with. In addition to the exclusive Cuisipro Surface Glide Technology, the entire line of Cuisipro graters and shavers possess well-applied ergonomics. The science behind Super Glide Technology is based in the repeated grooved pattern that is spread evenly across the face of the grating surface. The grooves provide 2 distinct benefits beyond other graters. First, the groove reduces resistance, making grating effortless. Secondly the groove elongates the length of each individual blade, so it has a larger cutting surface that comes in contact with food, therefore producing more gratings per stroke. Combined these features to create a perfect surface for outstanding uninterrupted grating performance where food glides through blades. The Rasps and Flat grater collection feature a snap on, clear protective cover with US and metric measurements. Not only does the cover provide safe storage, but is a container to catch grated ingredients for measuring. Very few graters offer protective covers and no other grater in the market provides a cover with the added benefit of measuring or catching the grated ingredient.

Overall Product Rankings

Spring Chef Box Grater
1. Spring Chef Box Grater
Overall Score: 9.4
Expert Reviews: 14
Cuisipro Boxed Grater
2. Cuisipro Boxed Grater
Overall Score: 9.3
Expert Reviews: 18
Deiss Citrus Zester & Cheese Grater
3. Deiss Citrus Zester & Cheese Grater
Overall Score: 9.2
Expert Reviews: 19
Microplane Fine Grater
4. Microplane Fine Grater
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 5
OXO Box Grater
5. OXO Box Grater
Overall Score: 8.8
Expert Reviews: 23
K BASIX Cheese Grater
6. K BASIX Cheese Grater
Overall Score: 8.4
Expert Reviews: 3
Spring Chef Professional Box Grater
7. Spring Chef Professional Box Grater
Overall Score: 8.4
Expert Reviews: 10
Raniaco Stainless Steel Grater
8. Raniaco Stainless Steel Grater
Overall Score: 8.3
Expert Reviews: 7
Microplane Zester Grater
9. Microplane Zester Grater
Overall Score: 8.2
Expert Reviews: 5
Utopia Kitchen Cheese Grater
10. Utopia Kitchen Cheese Grater
Overall Score: 8.0
Expert Reviews: 16

An Overview On Graters

Graters are sometimes called shredders, choppers or slicers. Their main job is to quickly cut up various foods into smaller pieces without much effort, so they either melt faster in a recipe or are more bite-sized and easier to chew. The two biggest graters on the market are the box grater, which sits firmly on a countertop or a cutting board, and a handheld grater, which can be suspended over a frying pan or plate of food.

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Whether you are a professional chef or an enthusiastic home cook, you’ll want to have a grater on hand. Before you select a model for your kitchen, read this guide to gain a better understanding of what you should look for while you shop.

Take a look at your specific needs to determine whether a box grater or a handheld grater would be a better fit. Box graters are meant to rest on a kitchen counter. They can withstand the pressure of shredding hard vegetables, like carrots and cabbage. Handheld graters work better for individuals who like to add a little extra flavor to their recipe or who want to garnish their plate with a little color before serving it to a guest.

Stephanie Magrisso/Simplemost Media

Once you know the type of grater you’re interested in, you can move on to examining the material the grater is made out of.  While there are some graters on the market created out of wood and bamboo, stainless steel is the most commonly used material. The benefits of stainless steel include durability, easy cleaning and a resistance to rust.

Check graters for non-slip handles and bases. The Spring Chef Box Grater has both, and this ensures that your grater won’t go flying when you’re busy grating that garlic.

See how many different types of cuts you can get with the shredder you’re interested in. The Microplane Fine Grater only has one blade with teeth that cut fruits, vegetables and herbs nice and fine, but the Deiss Citrus Zester & Cheese Grater has four blades that offer a coarse, medium and fine cut, along with a bonus slicer.

Stephanie Magrisso/Simplemost Media

Look for any extras that the grater may offer. For example, the Cuisipro Boxed Grater has a detachable base that is designed to grate ginger. Some models come with an attached measuring container, while others offer a small detached storage container. You can also get graters with some citrus juicers.

DWYM Fun Fact

Just like most inventions, necessity led to the creation of the first grater. Back in 1540, many French citizens began avoiding meat, due to an increase in diseases among meat products. As a result, more and more cheese was being produced — so much so that townsfolk couldn’t consume it fast enough. The hardened cheese then became a big pain to try and cut up.

A man by the name of François Boullier designed the first cheese grater, and he made it out of pewter. Today, most graters are made from stainless steel. If you ever want to take a look at the first grater model, all you have to do is visit the Musee de Havre in France.

Graters didn’t catch on in the United States until the 1920s when Jeffrey Taylor decided to create a model to shave the hard cheese he had in his store. This was during the Great Depression when food wasn’t as plentiful.

At present, there are many different types of graters to choose from. Each has a different use.  Graters with larger teeth are better for creating carrot slices for coleslaw or salads, while graters with finer teeth work better on lemon zest and ginger. There’s even a grater in Jamaica that doubles as a coconut grater and a musical instrument.

The Grater Buying Guide

  • Always be cautious when using a grater, as the product can cut through skin if you accidentally run your finger or knuckle over the teeth.
  • Since graters have sharp teeth, it is important to store them out of the reach of small children. A top cabinet is a good choice. If you need to use a bottom cabinet, they make child locks you can use until the little one grows up enough to understand the danger involved in using the grater.
  • If you have a hard time holding on to a grater, look for one with a large or wide handle. That will allow for a better grip.
  • While it is important to verify with the product label, most graters are dishwasher safe. Of course, they can also be washed and rinsed by hand if need be.
  • Graters also help in preparing food for certain pets. For example, guinea pigs eat raw vegetables. It’s easier for them to munch on carrots, celery and zucchini after you’ve used the slicer on your grater.
  • You don’t just have to reserve your grater for food. You can also use it to shave down old soap to make new bars.
  • Check to see if the company offers a satisfaction guarantee or a warranty, as these are good indicators that the company stands behind its products. Believe it or not, some companies even offer a lifetime guarantee!
  • In addition to a warranty, look for any special recommendations, such as a recommendation from Cook’s Illustrated. That way, you know experts have tested the product and found it to be satisfactory.
  • When comparing grater prices, it is important that you only compare like units and that you take into consideration any extras the grater may offer. For example, the Spring Chef Box Grater is cheaper than the Cuisipro Boxed Grater because the latter comes with an additional ginger grater. Additionally, when comparing the handheld graters, you’ll find the Deiss Citrus Zester & Cheese Grater is slightly cheaper than the Microplane Fine Grater because the blade and handle are much thinner.