Shredder for cabbage for every taste: from knife to slicer
Every autumn comes the time of harvesting vegetables in the form of a variety of pickles and canned salads. It's nice to treat yourself to this yummy in winter.No matter how much the hostesses of various snacks and marinade salads have prepared, the central place in this vegetable wealth is still occupied by sauerkraut. But its appearance is preceded by a rather tedious and not too favorite process of shredding heads.
Many years ago, I remember, they said "to cut cabbage." This is because a special knife-cutter, or chopper, was used for such a business, and not shredded cabbage. Cabbage was cut in a rounded wooden trough, linden or oak, and salt it in wooden cages and kept until the next harvest.
And even if now few people squeals cabbage with whole barrels, the process of cutting is made easier with the help of various adaptations. However, for small volumes, a special knife with several sharp steel blades at an angle is thought up. This shredder for cabbage (manual, as it is called) is absolutely safe and allows you to significantly speed up the cutting and improve its quality. It turns out even thin straws, which the usual knife can adjust unless the professional cook. True, we need some skill, but any mistress will quickly master this adaptation, there is little wisdom.
For a small amount is suitable plastic shredder for cabbage. This simple device resembles a conventional grater and is a form of durable plastic with removable knives. Some products have a container for sliced vegetables.
More productive and reliable shinokovka wooden cabbage, is also a very simple device that many housewives prefer to use. You can buy it in the store or make it yourself. Wooden shredder is a board on which laminated steel knives are fastened. The thickness of the cut pieces depends on the size of the gaps between the knives and the board. Usually, the wooden cabbage shreds make large sizes and install them directly above the pickling tank. For safety of work some shredders are supplied with a moving bunker having the form of a cube with a clamping lid. Kochan fits into the bunker, covers the lid, and then moves forward on the knives. This shredder for cabbage is safe in operation and has good performance.
All of the above adaptations make it easier to shred only half, because the hands are still tired of holding a head. But technological progress, as you know, does not stand still, and now some landladies trust shredding with modern electric meat grinders, which have special nozzles, including cabbage. A food processor is an even more refined and modernized shredder, with cabbage pieces it is straightened in a matter of minutes. And finally, the slicer is an electric vegetable cutter.
However, cabbage after shredding in this miracle technique is not as beautiful as one would like, so many housewives prefer to shred cabbage with simpler devices. Or in the old fashion, with your own hands.