An essential tool for food preparation that slices, grinds, and cuts food into shapes, such as strips or bits, so the ingredient can be evenly dispersed into the food being prepared. The sharp blades, panels, and drums used to grate the food are most often stainless steel to keep them from rusting, although plastic composite graters are also available. Graters are available in a variety of types and sizes, generally categorized as: 1) flat hand or rasp graters; 2) flat heavy duty graters; 3) all purpose or box graters; 4) multi-purpose graters; and 5) rotary graters. Whatever the task, the best choice is here.