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Rainey



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2007 5:12 pm    Post subject: Greater Grater Reply with quote

I just got a new kitchen toy. What fun! Here's a pic with a review: http://www.epinions.com/content_176267169412



The black half is a container that stores a small stick of cinnamon and a whole nutmeg. The clear half is a reservoir that holds the grated spice until you are ready to measure it. Or you can simply invert it and shake directly from the reservoir over your coffee or dessert.

We all know how terrific the quality of Microplane's graters are! I think this comes in white too.
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Barbara



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2007 9:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice one Rainey. For years I've been using a small tool I bought in a hardware store which is for actually for wood. It works perfectly for grating nutmeg.
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Judy



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2007 12:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rainey, I have the Cuisipro version which is very similar. I found it at a W&S outlet store in Las Vegas a couple of years ago. Only bought a couple, one for me and one for my mum, then got back here and discovered they sell for 4 times the price! I should have filled my suitcase with them.

I use mine all the time for nutmeg.
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madameshawshank



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2007 2:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

a little-known nutmeg fact:

Saint Theodore the Studite ( ca. 758 – ca. 826), was famous for allowing his monks to sprinkle nutmeg on their pease pudding when required to eat it.

I thrive on little-known facts Wink

Simply by looking at the word 'nutmeg' I am able to smell it...the power of the pattern of an alphabet!
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EleanorR



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2007 11:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So do you use your nutmeg grater for cinnamon sticks too? The fact you store them together with the grater would suggest so. I have never thought of doing that - I keep sticks for using whole and buy ready ground for when I need it. Perhaps this is a way to save space! I'm not sure that all of the cinnamon sticks I've bought have been had enough to grate though.
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Rainey



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2007 4:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have grated cinnamon just to see if I could but I use ground cinnamon in baking 'cause you need so much more of it than nutmeg. I mean I simply can't see myself grating 2 teaspoons, you know? But you can definitely do it with this grater.

I've been using it for several months and I really still like it. For one thing, you reach in the cabinet and grab everything together. The grating surface is so sharp that you can get a lot of nutmeg fast. And the design is good so that you're never touching a grating surface and risking a cut or discomfort.

For the $10 or so I spent, I got a deal I'm still happy with.
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David



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2007 5:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

madame----st theodore the STUDITE!!!!???? I think I shall move.
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Judy



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2007 1:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Grating cinnamon sticks? Wouldn't they just end up splitting up into shards? I guess you could grind them in a spice grinder. I keep my nutmeg grater just for nutmeg - I love mine too.
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georgia



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2007 1:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

david...you crack me up! Laughing you'll have lots of company (and competition!) Wink
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Ramon



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2007 8:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've never really used a grater too much. It would be something I pick up very soon, but thanks for the info. lol
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2007 9:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm a philistine I guess...after years of grating nutmeg and fingertips, I started buying the ground product. And I'm happy!

I use a TON of nutmeg at Christmas in my stollen and I really don't think I could manage to grate the nutmeg AND bake the stollen, too.

Now maybe if I were a monk and that was THE big treat of my entire life, I would want mine freshly grated! Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2007 4:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That looks like a cool little gadget. I love the microplane range of products. Excellent quality and the microplane I use at home does a brilliant job.
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