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I used to live in a single room. I had a fridge, a microwave and some basic kitchen utensils.

I did not own a grater and due to the limited space, did not want to get unnecessary tools.

One thing I always had in the fridge was cans of soda (ok beer)

I could have used those cans to make an improvised cheese grater.


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Step 1:

Empty a soda can and wash it.

Step 2:

Cut off the top with a can opener.

Step 3:

Poke a few holes in the can with a screwdriver or another sharp object.

Then put the screwdriver in those holes and tear them downwards to make the blades.

Step 4:

Now you can grate the cheese with a soda can.

Most of the cheese will stay in the can.

<p>I would be worried about a sliver of aluminum ending up in my cheese. </p>
<p>same here, but cool idea</p>
<p>yeah me to</p>
<p>Me too.</p>
<p>Cool. The best it is that you can reuse it a couple of times so you will not get full of dangerous gases. lol</p>
&quot;Grate&quot; Idea!!
Probably sharper that one from Walmart! smart instructable!
<p>This is the type of thing I read Instructables for. Love it!</p>
I have to snark a little, if it's ok with you Shake. I love the photo of the hole-poking with the screwdriver pointed right into your palm! Not trying to start one of those huge safety threads, just smiling and sharing.<br><br>It had to be done, though. I do look forward to trying this. Thanks for posting!
<p>The metal was very soft and the screwdriver sharp, so there was no danger in stabbing myself in the palm.</p><p>I know that sometimes the things I do might not look safe, but it was calculated stupidness :)</p><p>It's true that I should show people the safe way to do it. Somebody with an non-sharp object, could putt too much pressure and hurt himself. Thanks for pointing that out.</p><p>That's one thing I need to work on in my future projects. Think - how does it look on the camera.</p>
Um, someone with a really sharp objects and way too much pressure could REALLY hurt themselves!
<p>Yeah, but is that REALLY his fault? Pretty sure that's just Darwin at work if someone can't puncture a soda can without going through both walls and stabbing themselves, lol</p>
<p> I love this idea. I also liked to see you using your &quot;John Wayne&quot; to take the top off the can.</p>
<p>John Wayne? that's Fred. (ask the Aussies what Fred stands for.)</p>
<p>:)</p><p>Thanks!</p>
<p>Great idea!</p><p>Doesn't this work only for soft cheese? The can might bend with something harder</p>
<p>I think it will work with any cheese, but I have tried only with one kind. It was not the hardest and not the softest. Something in the middle.</p><p>One thing I know for sure, it's definetaly not for grating ginger :)</p>
<p>The can, being thin aluminium, would give you a really sharp edge too. Something most cheese-graters lack these days! Nice one!</p>
&quot;It had to be done, though&quot; meaning the method and the photo. Not my comment. Just clarifying. :^)
So simple and very ingenious!
<p>Thank You!</p>
<p>Great for gourmet cooking during the apocalypse.</p>
<p>Indeed :)</p>
Simple and clever!
<p>Cheers!</p>

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