Our graters

How is the oak grater made?

Our wooden graters are handcrafted in Lancashire, England from FSC certified European crown-cut oak, making each one unique. The oak is sustainably sourced and generally comes from Germany and Poland.

The wood is machine-carved from long planks of timber and then linished and sanded by hand before three coats of oil are applied. After the oil has dried, the grater blades are fitted and rivetted, all by hand.

The grater blades are made from 316 (food) grade stainless steel, laser-etched in Birmingham, England.

How is the plastic grater made?

Our plastic graters have been precision-engineered to replicate the wooden grater and are moulded in Gloucestershire, England. The grater blades are fitted by hand.

The grater blades are made from 316 (food) grade stainless steel, laser-etched in Birmingham, England.

How do I use the grater?

We recommend you hold the grater at a slight angle to your plate or on your chopping board and grate the stick firmly downwards, so the tip forms a flat diagonal. There may be a bit of flaking with the first few strokes, but thereafter it should be like fine powder. (You can see a demonstration video of this on the Grater page).

How should I clean the grater?

Treat your grater with tender loving care. DO NOT PUT IN THE DISHWASHER OR SOAK IN HOT WATER.

To clean the oak grater, brush the blade with a dry bristle brush and wipe the handle with a moist cloth. Every now and again rub a little olive oil into the wood, taking care not to smudge the metal.

The plastic grater can be hand-washed in clean, soapy water.

How are the ceramic pots made?

Our ceramic pots, which have been designed specially to hold a grater and two sticks of cinnamon, are hand turned, glazed and fired in Sri Lanka.

The cinnamon is incredibly fresh and the grater will last forever.
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