Utopia Kitchen Cheese Grater

Last updated date: September 20, 2019

DWYM Score
8.0

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We looked at the top 1 Graters and dug through the reviews from 16 of the most popular review sites including Cookware Stuffs, Food Shark Marfa, A Best Five, EatrBox, Meat Ballly, Uncle Mike's Ice Cream, Bestalyze, The Spruce Eats, Nino Starter, Guatemala Times, Review Finch, Top Best Review, Wiki EZ Vid, Reprap Magazine and more. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Grater you should buy.

Overall Take

In our analysis of 136 expert reviews, the Utopia Kitchen Utopia Kitchen Cheese Grater placed 10th 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
7.5
16 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
9.0
721 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
You can easily make delicious salads, pizza, and pasta with grated cheese. It is also best to shred cabbage, carrot, cucumber, orange or lemon peel, Welsh rarebit and other vegetables.
- Cookware Stuffs
May 28, 2019 | Full review
The handle accommodates one hand perfectly well while offering a secure grip for a better grating experience.
- Food Shark Marfa
It’s available at an incredible budget price and includes six grating options instead of the typical four, giving you a greater variety in shred thickness and size.
- Reviewed
January 2, 2019 | Full review
Designed with a comfortable rubber grip handle for safe and comfortable using. It is dishwasher safe and offers an easy using
- A Best Five
It is safe for cleaning in dishwasher but hand washing is recommended.
- EatrBox
June 9, 2019 | Full review
The box style shredder shreds & grates potatoes just like an electric potato grater but compared to them it costs nothing but a little effort using your hand.
- Meat Ballly
Is comfort one of the driving factors when choosing a cheese grater? This rubber handled type of a grater will provide you with just the comfort you need. Shredding is a simple task but only when working with a comfortable type of a grater.
- Uncle Mike's Ice Cream
Moreover, this one is precisely designed so you can comfortably fit it in one hand, and not have an awkward handle.
- Bestalyze
Rest the base of the grater against a plate and grip the comfort top handle for fast, high-volume shredding.
- High Tech Kitchen
When you’re done grating, this is dishwasher safe for super-easy cleaning, or it’s easy to wash by hand if you prefer.
- The Spruce Eats
December 24, 2018 | Full review
Furthermore, the grater has multi-purpose surfaces for medium shaving, slicing and grating on three levels (fine, coarse and ultra-coarse) and a star surface for fluffy cheese.
- Nino Starter
When it comes to washing this it’s super easy with just water and dish soap. You can also use your dishwasher.
- Guatemala Times
What I like most about this grater is that it has not yet rusted like the others I've purchased in the past, and it gives a cleaner cut so cheese doesn't stick as much to the inside walls.
- Review Finch
The six-sided design brings you customizable shred thickness based on the grating style you select.
- Top Best Review
Made of top-grade stainless steel, it will be a valuable weapon in your cooking arsenal for years to come, even if you grate a lot of tough veggies.
- Wiki EZ Vid
Additional comfort is also guaranteed when talking about the UTOPIA cheese grater as itn comes with a rubber handle which also fits perfectly in the hands to promote comfort during use and with this unique kitchen tool, users would find it easy to grate carrots, cucumber, cheese, cabbage and even vegetables.
- Reprap Magazine
June 18, 2018 | Full review
What experts didn't like
It really struggled with the hard vegetables and overall just required too much effort for our liking.
- Reviewed
January 2, 2019 | Full review
Requires more space for storage
- EatrBox
June 9, 2019 | Full review
The only difficulty users might have faced with this product is that since it has a hexagonal shape; it required more space for storage compared to other compact-sized grated. But most of the users have reported it’s not an issue for them as it performs really well.
- Meat Ballly
However it does take up a lot of space to just be used for that.
- Review Finch
its rubber bottom doesn’t stay fixed, and it's smaller than expected
- Reprap Magazine
June 18, 2018 | Full review

From The Manufacturer

Box handled cheese grater is manufactured with high-quality grade 430 stainless steel for optimal longevity. The single handle design fits comfortably in one hand and allows for efficient shredding; it has a rubber handle which fits comfortably in one's hands. Use with cheese, vegetables like cabbage, cucumber and carrots, and other foods for easy shredding. The hexagonal-sided design provides you a variety of customized shred thickness. It is easy to wash using dish soap and water or by putting it in the dishwasher.

Overall Product Rankings

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

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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.

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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.

DYWM 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.