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Cheese Shredding Machines?
« on: September 11, 2010, 11:54:36 PM »
Is there a good home machine I can buy to shred my small blocks of Mozz cheese I buy from the local stores?

I do it by hand,with a hand held grater right now,but was wondering if there was a product that can shred them longer and neater,and be able to do it all.

I dont want a machine that can shred it to the same size I can do handmade,looking for something better.

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Re: Cheese Shredding Machines?
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2010, 12:20:28 AM »
chickenparm- if you have a KA mixer, they make a shredder attachment which does a great job on cheese or veggies. I prefer to slice my mozzarella, but that's just a personal preference. and it's quicker and easier. ;D

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Re: Cheese Shredding Machines?
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2010, 01:45:23 AM »
I 2nd slicing. I grated for awhile and it's messy.  I hand slice and then sprinkle a lil Parmesan as an anti-caking and flavor agent.   

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Re: Cheese Shredding Machines?
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2010, 07:19:21 AM »
chickenparm,

There are many kinds of hand standing cheese graters, that seem to work okay.  These are some links to what they look like, if you donít want to spend a lot of money for a grater.  The free standing cheese graters do work and can be found many places.

http://www.webstaurantstore.com/4-sided-stainless-steel-grater/888SG200.html

http://www.foodservicewarehouse.com/kitchen/cheese-graters/c16879.aspx

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Re: Cheese Shredding Machines?
« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2010, 09:42:06 AM »
A salad shooter is about $40, but has many uses besides grating.
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Re: Cheese Shredding Machines?
« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2010, 10:04:16 AM »
Salad shooter does do a good job, just be sure to keep the company address handy, because you will eventually need to buy a replacement grating cone, the stress of repeated cheese grating takes its toll.

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Re: Cheese Shredding Machines?
« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2010, 10:55:05 AM »
Sorry I have no experience with a salad shooter.  I don't eat too many salads.  :P  Can these salad shooters slice cheese as well or just grate?


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Re: Cheese Shredding Machines?
« Reply #7 on: September 12, 2010, 11:59:43 AM »
I third slicing.

But you know, if you really dig shredding the cheese, a good food processor works very well.  I've no experience with the kitchen aid attatchment, but I'm sure it works well too.  I would get whichever one takes up the least amount of room, be it a food processor that you can use to do other things in (such as make fresh sauces) or as an attatchment to a mixer.

I have the electrolux dlx 2000 and am comtemplating buying the cheese shredder, but I do really well with the hand slicing and would rather get the blender attatchment first.


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Re: Cheese Shredding Machines?
« Reply #8 on: September 12, 2010, 04:20:03 PM »
Sorry I have no experience with a salad shooter.  I don't eat too many salads.  :P  Can these salad shooters slice cheese as well or just grate?
It does have a slicer attachment, but the slices would be very small, might handle pepperoni. :pizza: :pizza:


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Re: Cheese Shredding Machines?
« Reply #9 on: September 12, 2010, 05:18:00 PM »
chickenparm,

I am a big fan of the salad shooter and posted a topic a couple of years ago about it.  Hope this helps.

http://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php/topic,6744.msg57950.html#msg57950

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Re: Cheese Shredding Machines?
« Reply #10 on: September 27, 2010, 12:19:17 AM »
Thanks to all for the replies.I do like the slice application too...was just curious if there was a easy shredder as well.I have not decided what I will use for LONG TERM yet.Will experiment and go from there,only way to learn.
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Re: Cheese Shredding Machines?
« Reply #11 on: September 27, 2010, 12:59:51 AM »
When I shred my cheese, I have a Cuisinart Food Processor and the all the blade attachments. The grater works REALLY well on the blocks of cheese. (I usually Freeze it for a few hours so it shreds nicely.) The slicer attachments also do a wonderful job on slicing the pepperoni!

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Re: Cheese Shredding Machines?
« Reply #12 on: September 27, 2010, 01:35:07 AM »
i like these
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Re: Cheese Shredding Machines?
« Reply #13 on: September 27, 2010, 05:57:52 AM »
The KA stand mixer shredder attachment works really well too. 

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Re: Cheese Shredding Machines?
« Reply #14 on: October 03, 2010, 12:30:51 PM »
I second the food processor. I have an old Cuisinart that I've had for over 10 years and it does a great job on the blocks of white cheddar that I use. One thing I've learned though is to freeze the cheese before shredding. Works much better since high speed shredding can heat up the cheese & gum up the works. Takes me less than 5 mins to do a 2Lb block.

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