Handmade Ceramic Grating Plate

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Garlic, ginger, nutmeg, hard cheeses—this ceramic grater tackles them all and does the grating (and even zesting) job beautifully. Handcrafted in Portland, Oregon, the plate comes in bright colors with a polished finish that won’t wear down over time. Use it for prep work or to whip up and serve a quick garlic dipping oil for bread.

  • Made in the USA: Portland, OR
  • Materials: Grater: Lead-free and food-safe clay and glazes; Brush: Wooden handle, nylon bristles; Garlic peeler: Food grade silicone
  • Care: Dishwasher safe
  • Includes: One ceramic grater, one silicone garlic peeler, one wooden gathering brush
  • Instructions: Wet the grate plate before grating garlic or ginger. See full instructions for more information
  • Stoneware ceramic will not wear down over time
  • Ceramic is non-porous, flavors will not remain after washing
  • Perfect for making bread dip with grated garlic and olive oil
  • Great for grating garlic, ginger, peppers, nutmeg, hard cheeses and more
  • Dimensions: 4.5" x 4" x 1"
  • Weight: 0.5 lb

102 Reviews (4.2 out of 5 Grommets)

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10/7/2018 by Rheta

The reason it got three stars is because it is a very attractive dish; unfortunately, it is not very functional. I have used it for garlic, and it takes forever to get a small amount and it was liquidy mush. Used the brush to scrape it up then washed everything thoroughly. Then used it to grate a lime, and it did not work well for that either. Again, used the brush to scrape up the tiny bit of lime zest that it did produce, but it smelled like garlic.More > < Less


It's ok

10/2/2018 by Cynthia

Was excited about this, and bought one as a gift. It works for garlic, but I have yet to find another food that grates better than with my microplane. Seems a waste to clean for just garlic. Tried ginger, parm cheese - hardly made a dent. WIll continue to give it a try, but so far lukewarm review from me.More > < Less


Suggestions and observations

10/1/2018 by sherry

Suggest a larger dish to 6", price is a bit high for 4" .......I bought 5 of these and only the turquoise colored seemed to have deep enough ridges to grate hard cinnamon or nutmeg.

Having said this, I like my turquoise one....just a tad larger please.
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Fifty-fifty grater

9/29/2018 by Alison

It's a cute little thing, but I don't like what it does with garlic. It is pulverized like mush. The little brush just soaks up the garlic instead of gathering it together. I did like using it for ginger though. Haven't tried anything else yet.More > < Less


only fair

6/27/2019 by Beverly

I ordered one as a gift, one for me. I found it attractive to look at but did not perform well. Okay for items such as grating garlic but did not work at all with a lemon or an orange.More > < Less

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About The Grate Plate

Ceramic Grater

Deborah and Hillary Murphy spent a year fine-tuning their ceramic graters before bringing them to local farmers markets to see how folks would respond. Their beautifully handcrafted dishes were such a hit that The Grate Plate has grown and found fans beyond the Murphys' home base of Portland, Oregon.

Portland is where the mother-daughter team makes each brightly hued ceramic plate dotted with unique graters that won’t wear down over time and are gentler than metal. (Your fingertips will thank you.) Made with garlic in mind, The Grate Plate does the grating job for hard cheeses, ginger, nutmeg, peppers, and it can even zest citrus. We like the idea of using one to prep and serve a quick garlic dipping oil for bread.

The presentation-worthy plate combines functionality and a polished finish, which also makes it a perfect gift for hosts, home cooks, or anyone who appreciates beautifully made and useful things.