Graters come in different shapes and sizes, and are made from a variety of materials such as stainless steel, plastic, and ceramic. Some graters have different sizes of grating holes, allowing for different textures of grated food. There are also box graters, which have multiple sides with different types of grating holes, as well as rotary graters, which use a hand crank to grate the food.
When using a grater, it is important to use caution to avoid injuring your fingers. Always hold the food with a firm grip and keep your fingers away from the grating surface. To avoid grating your fingers, use a vegetable holder or a cut-resistant glove.
Graters are easy to clean and maintain, and can be washed by hand or in the dishwasher.