Can I Grate Cheese In My Vitamix?

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Vitamix is a blender like any other, but in reality, this unit comes with a very powerful electric motor such that it can process many ingredients which other blenders cannot. Examples of substances you can process in a vitamix are; cheese, spices, veggies, dough, and lots more.

Can I grate cheese in my Vitamix? Yes, you can grate cheese in a vitamix blender effectively. If you shred your cheese all by yourself, you are essentially saving money and also preventing the inclusion of unwanted ingredients or other additives in your family’s meals, which are an unavoidably presence in store marketed cheese. Although you are advised to use five or six speeds for about 15 to 30 seconds only in grating your cheese, even when you are using a high powered vitamix blender.

How do you grate cheese in a vitamix?

 In order to grate cheese in a vitamix, you need to first cut the Parmesan cheese,  or indeed any other variety of cheese you are processing,  into cubes before putting it in your blender. Next, make sure that the blender jar is dry.

You may use your manual keys and set the blender to speed 4. Allow it to run for about 15 to 20 seconds. Also, be sure that you use a grate chedder cheese in a blender, or alternatively use a  n There are other accessories for this activity too, such as the blades, which are made purposely for grating only. Some are even equipped with both a  grating side as well as a shredding side.

Can I grate cheese?

 Of course, you can grate cheese and very satisfactorily too. However, you must ensure that the blender jar is very dry before grating cheese in it. In addition, since some blenders come with a grating side as well as a shredding side, be sure to correctly identify the side to use.

You should equally use only blades that are meant specifically for grating in working your cheese. Finally, set the blender at a speed that will work your cheese satisfactorily, like speed 4.

Higher or lower speeds may not likely give you the texture and smoothness in the cheese as you want. Furthermore, such higher speeds may even end up overworking your blender with very obvious repercussions, as we have discussed earlier in the article.

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Which Blender can grate cheese?

 There are several Vitamix blenders that can grate cheese excellently, such as:

(1). Vitamix Venturist V1200, Professional-Grade, 64 oz.

(2).  Vitamix E310 Explorian Blender, Professional-Grade, 48 oz.

Other cheese grinders (manual and powered)

1. Homdox Electric Cheese Grater, Professional Salad Shooter Electric Slicer Shredder

2. Mayata Multifunctional Rotary Cheese Planing Grater Stainless Steel Cheese Presser Shredder Cutter Grinder

3. Waring Commerical WSB65 Big Stix Heavy Duty Immersion Blender, 18″ Removable Shaft

4.  Li Bai Heavy Duty 20” Immersion Commercial Blender For Home Restaurant Hand Emersion Mixer Electric stick blender Speed control 500W motor Removable Shaft

Types of cheese.

Some common cheese and their names

  1. Mozzarella (which is particularly an Italian cheese delicacy).
  2. Cheddar ( a hard or firm cheese made from  pasteurized  cow’s milk),  
  3. Emmental cheese
  4. Gouda cheese,
  5. Parmogiand or reggiano 
  6. Feta cheese
  7. Brie cheese
  8. Parmesan cheese.

Cheese is also classified according to its nature. There are about eight different types of cheese to choose from, which are ; blue cheese, hard, pasta filata, processed, semi hard, semi soft, soft and fresh cheese. Another very popular type of cheese is the soft-ripened cheese.

There are many others not mentioned still, but these are some of the commonest and most popular ones on the market.

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What kind of cheese can I grate in my vitamix.

 There is no limit to the types of cheese you can grate in your Vitamix, but we shall strive to mention some of those that are most common, popular and widely consumed, just to make our point.

Notable among those cheeses you can effectively grate in your Vitamix blender are: Parmesan cheese, both hard and soft cheeses ( like cheddar and mozzarella). You can also grate very hard vegetables such as carrots and beets too(Can You Grate Carrots In A Vitamix?)

How to clean a Vitamix after grating cheese.

Vitamix containers are very prone to becoming cloudy over time, basically due to a kind of mineral build up in them. These minerals salts that taint your Vitamix blenders usually come from your water supply (especially in places with hard water) and also from your fruits and vegetables too.

In order to clean a Vitamix blender, you should use a drop of dish soap and warm water in your Vitamix machine and it will clean itself in mere 30 to 60 seconds only. To make it much easier, you do not have any disassembly to make before cleaning your Vitamix blender.

Both its container and the lids are very dishwasher safe and the lid is made of BPA ( Bisphenol A) plastic, which is free Eastman Tritan. To clean a Vitamix unit, start by pouring just one cup of white vinegar into the container.

Next, fill up the container,  into which you have poured vinegar, half full with warm water and leave it to soak in an upright standing position for several hours or even overnight.  Afterwards, pour the contents out and use a soft pot scrubber to clean any remaining residue in it.

If you wish to clean your Vitamix machine with a dishwasher, you can, but obey the given instructions. For instance, not all the components of a Vitamix unit are dishwasher safe, such as its electric base. So, in order to clean the base, you can effectively do so by just wiping it down of grime or dirt with a damp and clean cloth or towel.

Unmount the blades, if you wish,  and along with other components, put them in the dishwasher and wash away. Afterwards, make sure they are very dry before you reassemble the unit, particularly for the metallic blades, which are susceptible to corrosion by water. Using vinegar and baking soda in the dishwasher will ensure thorough cleanliness and rid your machine of any pungent smells.

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Things to make with grated cheese.

Grated cheese has found immense relevance in the preparation of a wide range of delicacies worldwide, that have also been given clearance as very healthy meals for all ages. For example, grated cheese is used in preparing Cheesy Ground Beef, which is also known as Quesadillas.

This food is arguably the best bar food in the whole world, which you can now produce in the sanctity of your home. All thanks to the availability of grated cheese everywhere.

You can also make spinach and cheese stuffed shells, cheesy mashed potatoes, spicy cheesy artichoke dip, hot cheesy scallion kale dip, creamy pumpkin Mac and cheese, very cheesy Orzo casserole, and Mexican Tortilla chicken soup, among many other foods you can make with grated cheese.

Does grated cheese have any health implications?

Though some nutritionists have advised against taking cheese for health reasons. They posit that grated cheese can be bad for you because some shredded cheese contain cellulose from wood and other added carbohydrates.

Although cellulose is harmless to the human body, but since it passes through the GI ( Gastro intestinal) tract unabsorbed, they are still likely to add carbs to your cheese.

 Why should you grate cheese?

 Grated cheese is known to melt more smoothly. In addition, pre-grated cheese also contains preservatives like potato starch and natamycin, which is meant to keep the shreds from clumping together in the nag.

Also, freshly grated cheese lacks these additives, and so your Bacon cheese dip will most likely turn out less clumpy and much smoother than ever. So, please, by all means, grate your cheese, if you have to.

 How to grate cheese without cutting yourself.

 It is very common to get injured while grating cheese manually/mechanically from any form of carelessness, poor handling of the grater or while trying to push the cheese into the grater. Luckily, once you get a hang of the process, you can do it as many times as you wish without any threat to your health.

Now, how does one get injured grating cheese and how can the incidence be prevented. First and most importantly, make sure that you apply pressure only with the center of your hand on the grater and never with your fingers. In addition, always ensure that you raise your finger tips up a little bit, and away from the grater.

In this way, you will be able to safely push the cheese through the holes in the grater and crumble off any remaining bit of cheese without the risk of losing your finger tips, an occurrence that is very common among inexperienced cheese graters. If you should harken to these bits of advice, chances are that you will always grate your cheese safely and in record time as well.

Extra protective measures for your fingers when grating cheese manually is to get this Finger Guard/Protector for Cheese Grater and its  dishwasher safe too

 Can I Grate Cheese In My Vitamix- Conclusion.

 Nothing beats grated cheese when it comes to giving you the right texture and fluffiness of cheese for whatever meal you aim to prepare. However, before you embark on any cheese grating, make sure that you are very conversant with the process, how to operate the grater such that you won’t get injured and lots more.

Furthermore, it is good if you know what are some of the best machines you can use for the purpose too. Whatever it is that you don’t know about the grating unit you have, you are at liberty to find out from the manufacturers at all times.

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