Introduction: Grate the Cheese With a Soda Can

This Instructable is more for students and people who don't own many kitchen utensils.

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.

Comments

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SeanA30 (author)2016-01-02

I would be worried about a sliver of aluminum ending up in my cheese.

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TheCommander (author)SeanA302016-07-02

same here, but cool idea

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Guy03993 (author)SeanA302016-03-05

yeah me to

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charlotteamodeo (author)SeanA302016-02-25

Me too.

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SalvadorM10 (author)2016-02-17

Cool. The best it is that you can reuse it a couple of times so you will not get full of dangerous gases. lol

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IanM102 (author)2016-02-10

"Grate" Idea!!

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ArticAkita (author)2016-02-08

Probably sharper that one from Walmart! smart instructable!

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mintexas (author)2016-01-26

This is the type of thing I read Instructables for. Love it!

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megustacantar (author)2015-12-16

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.

It had to be done, though. I do look forward to trying this. Thanks for posting!

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The metal was very soft and the screwdriver sharp, so there was no danger in stabbing myself in the palm.

I know that sometimes the things I do might not look safe, but it was calculated stupidness :)

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.

That's one thing I need to work on in my future projects. Think - how does it look on the camera.

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Um, someone with a really sharp objects and way too much pressure could REALLY hurt themselves!

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abice (author)tankapotamus2016-01-01

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

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rocklocker (author)2015-12-16

I love this idea. I also liked to see you using your "John Wayne" to take the top off the can.

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tyler roberts (author)rocklocker2016-01-01

John Wayne? that's Fred. (ask the Aussies what Fred stands for.)

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:)

Thanks!

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Yonatan24 (author)2015-12-17

Great idea!

Doesn't this work only for soft cheese? The can might bend with something harder

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ShakeTheFuture (author)Yonatan242015-12-17

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.

One thing I know for sure, it's definetaly not for grating ginger :)

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Africorn (author)2015-12-17

The can, being thin aluminium, would give you a really sharp edge too. Something most cheese-graters lack these days! Nice one!

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megustacantar (author)2015-12-16

"It had to be done, though" meaning the method and the photo. Not my comment. Just clarifying. :^)

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scratch68 (author)2015-12-16

So simple and very ingenious!

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ShakeTheFuture (author)scratch682015-12-16

Thank You!

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dmwatkins (author)2015-12-16

Great for gourmet cooking during the apocalypse.

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ShakeTheFuture (author)dmwatkins2015-12-16

Indeed :)

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froggedup (author)2015-12-15

Simple and clever!

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ShakeTheFuture (author)froggedup2015-12-16

Cheers!

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