Grate the Cheese With a Soda Can




Introduction: Grate the Cheese With a Soda Can

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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.



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    25 Discussions

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

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

    "Grate" Idea!!

    Probably sharper that one from Walmart! smart instructable!

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

    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.

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

    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

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

    Great idea!

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

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    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 :)

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

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

    So simple and very ingenious!