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Cleaning your cheese grater can be messy as the job usually leaves a lot of residue on your grater. Combine that with the challenge of cleaning the chopping holes without cutting yourself and you have what it takes to be a really annoying kitchen chore. Usually my strategy for cleaning the cheese grater is to toss it in hot, soapy water and clean it as best I can. This strategy usually results in an almost clean grater that still has leftovers despite my best efforts.
Instead, you can use cooking spray to make cleaning easier. Several sources suggest Sprinkle your cheese grater before gratingas this supposedly makes the whole process easier, but I’m not a fan of oil residue on my cheese. Instead, I recommend spraying your grater after rubbing your cheese, as this will still help dissolve the residue and make cleaning easier without coating your cheese in oil.