How do I clean this?

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  1. peeples profile image95
    peeplesposted 4 years ago

    How do I clean this?

    I've tried metal scrubber thing and it shreds the metal. What exactly do I use to clean coated on cheese off of it. I can get big pieces off but there is still a residue. I really just want it clean without shredding my cleaning utensils.

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    JThomp42posted 4 years ago

    Car wash............................................................................. smile

    1. peeples profile image95
      peeplesposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      LOLOL!!! Tempting!

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      sheilamyersposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      ROFL!!!

  3. ChristinS profile image95
    ChristinSposted 4 years ago

    Soak it for a bit in boiling water or near boiling to melt the cheese then wipe it down.  A very hot dishwasher cycle could have the same effect if you have one.  wipe it down after with a lint free cloth from the inside.  Get a flat cheese grater for future use smile. They are easier to keep clean.

    1. peeples profile image95
      peeplesposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I am the dishwasher, lol! Boiling water, ok Worth a shot! I tried super hot water from the sink, didn't work. I agree, flat one broke, had this one and now realized it's too much work!

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    sheilamyersposted 4 years ago

    I haven't seen one of these in years. My mom used to just let her's soak in the sink under hot water and some dish soap.

    1. peeples profile image95
      peeplesposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I works amazing!! It's actually the easiest and best grater I have ever owned, except the not being able to clean it part! I've soaked it overnight, it still had cheese gunk stuck to it. Maybe my soap isn't good enough for it!

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    Motown2Chitownposted 4 years ago

    The best thing I've ever used for these is a long handled brush. It gets all the nooks and crannies and doesn't get torn up. I use one to grate soap for homemade laundry detergent as well, and the brush has been a dream cleaning utensil.

    1. peeples profile image95
      peeplesposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I actually didn't have a long handled brush so went and got one last night. Here's hoping the $1 investment will work this morning! Thank you.

  6. LongTimeMother profile image96
    LongTimeMotherposted 4 years ago

    I have one of these. It's great. A plastic dishwashing brush with a long handle does the cleaning job just fine. Scrub it in your hot soapy water. Most helpful tip is to clean it quite promptly before the cheese hardens. smile

    1. peeples profile image95
      peeplesposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you. I really do like it, but no matter the direction I scrub it has destroyed everything so far. I had it soaking all night so I am scrubbing with a brush this morning.

    2. LongTimeMother profile image96
      LongTimeMotherposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I'm hoping you bought what we call a dishwashing brush (often found near dishwashing detergent) and not a flimsy bottle brush. smile Next time you grate, wash it promptly. Scrub inside first to loosen the grip, then up & sideways on exterior.

  7. DzyMsLizzy profile image96
    DzyMsLizzyposted 4 years ago

    Brush it down inside and out with a plastic-bristled brush THE SECOND YOU ARE DONE USING IT.  Then, immediately stick it into hot SOAPY water.That way, the cheese doesn't have a chance to dry on and stick fast.

    1. The Examiner-1 profile image70
      The Examiner-1posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      If you have dried on particles, soak it in warm water until they are soft then follow her.

    2. peeples profile image95
      peeplesposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I will see how it goes this morning! Thank you!

  8. PlanksandNails profile image84
    PlanksandNailsposted 4 years ago

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    Using a toothbrush makes the job easy and efficient. You can use your husband's toothbrush and sneak it back, just don't leave any cheese between the bristles.

    1. peeples profile image95
      peeplesposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Common theme is brush with a handle. I'm doing that this morning!

  9. Snøwman profile image62
    Snøwmanposted 4 years ago

    You just have to scrub it with a sponge or rag. Just scrub upwards instead of downwards. It should get everything. Also scrub the outside and the inside.

    1. peeples profile image95
      peeplesposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I did scrub the right direction and no matter the direction it still shreds a sponge and pulls apart my metal wire scrubby. It seems to be sharp both directions.

  10. fpherj48 profile image77
    fpherj48posted 4 years ago

    Suggestion from the retired lady with the CLOSED sign on her kitchen door.......Buy your cheese already shredded!!!   smile

    1. peeples profile image95
      peeplesposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Lol! But it's so much cheaper to buy a giant block and shred it. Though I think I'm going to start calculating an hourly wage into the equation if the long handled brush doesn't work out!

    2. fpherj48 profile image77
      fpherj48posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      peeples honey.....Some things are just worth the extra pennies!!! (Smile)

  11. Sparklea profile image72
    Sparkleaposted 4 years ago

    We make pizza a lot, and we use this for the mozzarella cheese...This is what I do...I have a packet of small sponges where one of the sides is rough.
    I use ICE COLD WATER...I Lather the sponge with dish liquid, and scrub the daylights out of it, inside and out, and rinse with COLD water.  Hot water makes the cheese gummy for me.  I get it done in seconds.  I THEN throw away the sponge.

  12. Penny G profile image69
    Penny Gposted 4 years ago

    I personally use the sprayer on my kitchen sink, with all hot water right after I use it not giving it a chance to stick.

  13. peachpurple profile image81
    peachpurpleposted 4 years ago

    yes, i use toothbrush, old and worn out one, since its useful

 
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