Inspired by this product, I removed the grater from my hand-cranked grater (pictured above) and installed it into my electric drill. It was a mixed bag:
- The good: No personal injury.* I wore gloves and was very careful when the sharp tool was spinning.
- The bad: The grating tool is so long that it flexes and is hard to control. Also, it was not easy to hold onto the drill and coconut at the same time.
- The ugly: On the rare occasions that I got the grater going, I was unable to control it and it usually ended up digging into the coconut shell, bringing flecks of brown shell into the bright white grated coconut flesh.
The difficulty in holding the coconut and drill at the same time is why a connection to the KitchenAid would be useful — the tool would be still and I could move the coconut around to extract all of the coconut from its shell.
* - No injury while using the drill, anyway. Later in the cooking session I cut my finger on the grating tool when removing it from the grater after the coconut was fully grated. I should probably wear gloves whenever I handle the grating tool.
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