Use your grater for so much more than just cheese - Rachael Ray Every Day

Use your grater for so much more than just cheese

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Before there was the food processor, before there was the mandoline, there was the box grater. This workhorse of the Rachael Ray Every Day test kitchen can perform basic shredding duties, but it also excels at some less expected culinary tasks.

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Tomaotes

Grate a fresh tomato on the largest holes of a box grater for a fast and easy fresh tomato sauce. The pulp goes in the bowl, but the skin doesn't!

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Day-old bread

Got day-old crusty bread? Don't toss it! Grate it on the medium holes of a box grater for easy breadcrumbs.

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Pistachios

Pistachios are pricey, but tasty, and a gorgeous shade of green. Make the most of them by using the smallest holes of a box grater (we tested it—no boo-boos!) to finely grate the nuts over fish or pasta