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Collecting Vintage Graters

Photography by: Bryan Gardner

Graters seem like purely utilitarian kitchen items, but we love them for their variety of forms and specific functions. Look for those with interesting features, like the lid on this nutmeg grater, far right, which stores the spice between gratings. The Brevettata grater, far left, from the collection of senior associate food editor Greg Lofts, was found at a flea market in Arezzo, Italy; it has wide holes and sharp teeth, ideal for hard cheeses.