Perfect, saves all the hard work
Grate design, we have had fun with making Acadian food called Poutine's, and also potato pancakes everyone just loves them. Go for a visit and bring it along with a bag of potatoes and make a fun meal for the grandchildren. I keep it in a tote bag so it is always ready to go. It's just as easy to use at home if you decide to make a small amount. Best of all my husband loves to run it and do the cooking. That being said if he's interested, it's a no brainer, and it cleans up very easily.
Katherine - Worcester, MA
Great product! We cranked through 10 pounds of potatoes in less than 5 minutes. Sure beats taking hours to grate them by hand! Also VERY easy to clean and put back together
Amazing potato grater for potato pancakes!
Amazing piece of equipment. A real time saver!
I purchased my grater in June 2013 andused it 6 time - 5lbs of potatoes ready in less than 2minutes! It takes longer to peal them now!!!
Simple to use an easy to clean! Heavy duty piece of equipment that looks great on my counter. No more scraped knuckles.
Lots more potato pancakes!!
Frank D. - Chicago
Potato Pancakes for German Deli
HI, MY NAME IS CAROLA AND I WORK AT GEIER'S SAUSAGE KITCHEN IN SARASOTA FLORIDA. GEIER'S CELEBRATED THEIR 30TH ANNIVERSARY LAST YEAR, GEIER'S IS VERY DIFFERENT AS THEY MAKE ALL THE PRODUCT YOU WOULD FIND IN A GERMAN DELI IN GERMANY, BUT IT'S MADE RIGHT HERE IN SARASOTA. AT ONE TIME EVERYTHING WAS MADE AT THIS STORE AT 7447 SOUTH TAMIAMI TRAIL, BUT NOW THEY HAVE A PLANT HERE WHERE THEY CAN MAKE LARGE AMOUNTS FOR SHIPPING AND ALL THE ACCOUNTS, AND OF COURSE THE STORE. ANYWAY ABOUT 9 MONTHS GISA GEIER, THE OWNER DECIDED SHE WANTED POTATOE PANCAKES. BOY DID THEY SELL, BIG PROBLEM WE WERE THEN DOING THE GRATING 6 TO 8 POUNDS OF POTATOES BY HAND , THAT WAS ENOUGH, I GOT ON THE COMPUTER AND FOUND GRANDMA ANN'S. MY LIFE CHANGED FROM FEAR, TO NO BIG DEAL. THE HARDEST PART OF MAKING THE PANCAKES IS PEELING THE POTATOES (16 pounds per batch). COME OUR OKTOBERFEST I (WITH HELP) PROCESSED 297 POUNDS OF PANCAKE MIX AND GISA, USING 2 LARGE PANS DID NOTHING BUT COOK, WE SOLD OUT. SO NOW POTATOE PANCAKES ARE ALWAYS ON HAND AT GEIER'S EVERYDAY. THANK YOU SO MUCH GRTANDMA ANN'S AND THE WONDERFULL PEOPLE INVOLVED.
THANK YOU AGAIN BRIAN,
Grating Cassava for Puerto Rican Pasteles de Yuca
Grandma Ann’s Potato Grater is the best counter top appliances I have when it comes to grating. For a few years I’ve been looking for a professionally made grater to assist me with making pastelles for the holidays.
For those who aren’t familiar with pastelles are they are meat dumplings/pastries that can either be boiled or baked. They are made from different regions of the Caribbean, but mine specifically are from Puerto Rico. Our dough (masa) consists of different root vegetables or sometimes just one root vegetable. Our meat fillings can either be stewed pork, chicken, beef, or pico (spiced ground beef with capers). There are other fillings too (olives, chick peas, roasted red pepper) but you add them in according to your own personal taste.
One thing I can say about these delicious treats is that they are extremely TIME CONSUMING! Most grandmothers on a mission to make these usually end up becoming a 2-day process with help from other family members. Over 8+ hours of grating, assembling and wrapping; just for a happy tummy, bright smiles of savory satisfaction and traditional meals being handed down to the next generation.
For years I had been searching, trying other poorly improvised grating machines and then finally came across Grandma Ann’s Potato Grater. I was skeptical for a few weeks digging through youtube.com for video demonstrations and how to care for it. I was really impressed by its design, functionality and clean up… There is no other machine like Grandma Ann’s out there! It turns my 8+ hour grating adventure into a mess-free 10 or so minute grating experience as I grate over 10lbs of dough (masa) per session. No bloody knuckles from a traditional box grater and being a mother of 1 with another on the way, time and the functionality of hands after grating is precious!
Last Thanksgiving I managed to get more creative with my pastelles making a large tray as if it was lasagna, it saved on paper and foil supplies I use in the original format. It’s great for making a huge batch with little mess due to wrappers not being used.
I also made an awesome carrot cake and adopted Grandma Ann’s Kugelis recipe into our thanksgiving traditions. My husband likes potatoes and is not too big on Spanish style Thanksgiving, so what’s better then baked potatoes, onion, eggs and bacon? (Sorry for lack of photos, Thanksgiving and Christmas became crazy with people over lol)
Since then, I’ve made several types of pastelles and getting more adventurous. I even started having massive kugelis demands in my home. It became a 1 night a week dinner and when I became pregnant an awesome breakfast option due to morning sickness. Now it’s the summertime and I’m missing my kugelis, but as I get closer to my due date I know what meals I can prepare and freeze ahead of time when our new baby comes home.
I couldn’t have had so many yummy experiences without Grandma Ann’s Potato Grater!
Christina - New York
March 9, 2012
RMGT Magazine featured Grandma-Anns at the International Restaurant & Foodservice Show of New York. "Grandma Ann’s Electric Potato Grater inventor, Brian Vaisnoras, showcased his sleek, aluminum food grater at the International Restaurant & Foodservice Show of New York from March 3-March 5, making it the first ethnic Lithuanian product ever demonstrated at the…
December 27, 2011
The greatest gift of the holidays is tradition. Polish News shares the story of Grandma Ann's traditions, and the values she brought to our table. "Growing up in Burr Ridge, Illinois, Brian Vaisnoras’s fondest memories are of his Grandma Ann. The holidays were the most special time when Grandma Ann would make her signature dish, Kugleis. Brian always paid close…
December 20, 2011
Crain's Chicago Business Blog featured us in their fresh local startups section. "As the name indicates, Burr Ridge native Brian Vaisnoras was inspired by his Grandma Ann — and especially her kugelis, a baked potato pudding popular in Lithuania."
December 20, 2011
We were featured in an article on the Drive-thru section of Grapers Block, a web publication of Chicago, highlighting the history and heritage of the grater! "It's not every day you get a press release about a new kitchen appliance, let alone one as specialized as a motorized potato grater."