We put some of our favorites to the test on Parmesan cheese and other ingredients. Here's how to choose the right grater for the right job.

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cheese graters

1) Microplane 38000 Series Fine/Spice Grater
 (Fine grater)
 $19, microplane.com
 ON PARMESAN Makes a fast-melting powder for pastas.
 ALSO GOOD FOR Nutmeg 

2) Cuisipro Accutec Coarse Grater, flat
 (Coarse grater)
 $18, cuisipro.com
 ON PARMESAN Makes small flecks, ideal for salads.
 ALSO GOOD FOR Garlic

3) Microplane 35000 Series Extra-Coarse Grater
 (Extra coarse grater)
 $15, microplane.com
 ON PARMESAN Makes chunky slivers for salads or pizzas.
 ALSO GOOD FOR Potatoes 

4) Microplane 35000 Series Fine Ribbon Grater
 (Fine ribbon grater)
 $15, microplane.com
 ON PARMESAN Makes feathery ribbons for melting over bread.
 ALSO GOOD FOR Frozen butter

5) Cuisipro Accutec Small Shaver, flat
 (Small shaver)
 $18, cuisipro.com
 ON PARMESAN Makes thin flakes for garnishing hearty pastas.
 ALSO GOOD FOR Chocolate

6) Cuisipro Accutec Large Shaver, flat
 (Large shaver)
 $18, cuisipro.com
 ON PARMESAN Makes wide, thin chips for snacking.
 ALSO GOOD FOR Cheddar Cheese

USE YOUR CHEESE GRATER TO MAKE THIS RECIPE
  

*Prices and other details were accurate when we published this article in April 2006.