The Grate Plate

Handmade Ceramic Grating Plate

Reviews (4.2 out of 5 Grommets)

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I was disappointed

9/29/2018 by Samuel

I was disappointed with the Grate Plate when it come to grating ginger. It did not do as good a job as a rasper does.


Need a lot of garlic

9/27/2018 by Mary Ann

I purchased two, one for me and one as a gift. Unfortunate you can't just use one clove. One clove disappears in creaves and brush does not gather it together as seen in advertisement. Most recipes for my family size use one to two cloves only. I guess, you can mince a good amount and save with a little olive oil in your refrigerator for daily use.


Not worth the money!

7/21/2020 by Wayne

Did a horrible job of grating garlic.
Better off cutting with sharp knife!!!


turns into mush

5/4/2020 by Phyllis

Using this makes whatever you have grated turn into mush versus something unlike liquid! I have not used it since I purchased it and would not use it again. I had such high expectations too :(


Does Not Work

10/11/2019 by Sue

Supposedly does citrus zest according to the summary I read in The Grommet. This is why I purchased this item. Could not zest a lime at all. May work for other items, but not lime zest.


Disappointed in this product.

2/14/2019 by Christine

I was hoping the price would justify a great product, but not the case. It will become a spoon rest. This is the 2nd product I've bought for my husband as Christmas gifts, and both times struck out.


Cute dish but doesn’t grate ginger

2/13/2019 by Cynthia

Tried to grate ginger with this and it didn’t not work. The rough edges just can’t grate ginger.


VERY disappointed

2/5/2019 by Pamela

I bought two of these, one for me and one for my sister who loves kitchen gadgets, but never sent the one to my sister after trying mine. I was VERY disappointed that I haven't been able to use it for anything other than grating garlic. I was hoping that I could use it for zesting, but the polished surface isn't rough enough to cut through the smooth lemon or lime skin. And I haven't had need to try to grate other things such as ginger root, so I am stuck with another (or 2!) kitchen gadget whose hype is much greater than its performance - not to mention its price!



11/29/2018 by Lesley

Disappointed I am disappointed in the effectiveness of the greeting plate. It did well with nutmeg and cinnamon stick but not so well with ginger and garlic. When I try to grate the ginger and garlic it just turned into water basically. Would not recommend this product.


Cute but not very useful

11/7/2018 by Lois

The design & aqua glaze on the face of the plate is lovely but it’s quite small & IMHO fails at its intended purpose. When I tried to grate Parmesan cheese, the cutting surface clogged up quickly so that more attempts just pushed the cheese in deeper & was hard to get out with the brush. I tried grating garlic & it made a mushy mess. Very disappointed. Going back to my microplane.

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The Grate Plate Story

The Grate Plate | Handmade Ceramic Grating 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.
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