Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Must Have Kitchen Goods

So I interrupt our normal posting to announce a new segment on the Jager blog.

Must Have Kitchen Goods

Each week I will share one of my must have kitchen goods. I am labeling them goods so I have the freedom to share a gadget, pantry item or the like at my free will. Some will be silly, some will be handy, some will be tasty, some will be cheap and others won't. I would also love to start reviewing some kitchen items so I might incorporate that as well. Feel free to leave questions about particular items,have a gadget that you have never used because you don't know how to use it, have a recipe that never works but you want to figure it out (I might be able to help)...the lines are open any food related question will be answered.

This first item is a cheese grater, I own 4 cheese graters(I have a problem), up until a year ago I disliked them all. I found them hard to clean, hard to hold onto in use, and messy.

When moving my Grandma into a new apartment this past year she passed on a cheese grater she had gotten from my aunt and never used, I think she called it silly.? And for a family of 1 or 2 that doesn't need a lot of grated cheese she is probably right. However in our house we use lots of grated cheese so this thing is real handy.

This grater is from IKEA and it is a handy little guy that sits on the counter top in use (solving the hard to hold onto problem). The best part is the cheese falls right into the little detachable bowl, so no need to dirty extra plates or cutting boards in the prep process. I have also found it extremely easy to clean with the ability to pop off the top you can just spray it off and throw it into the dishwasher, no need to fear for your hand while reaching down into the depths of the grater. On top of this I saw the new ones have a lid as well giving you the option to store grated cheese in the container portion.

Unfortunately I have no idea how much it costs, but being from IKEA it can't cost much.

Sometimes it is the simplest things that make your life easier...this is one of them!


Julie said...

I am so sorry that you had to wait so long for the ultimate cheese grater. They are not expensive. I think $4.99, but yes, they are THE BEST!

dee said...

I LOVE my Ikea cheese grater! I have noticed that they change the colors of them every so often. I am waiting for the day they make a polka-dotted one and then I am upgrading.

The Mom said...

I am the proud owner of 2 IKEA cheese graters. My first one is older than my children (8 years and still going strong). You are correct. They are indeed the best!

I would like to hear more about oils. I have a fabulous (I think) olive oil to give you if you do a post on what to use when/where, or taste testing or something.