Master the Art of Cheese Slicing with OXO Tools

Slicing cheese with OXO tools is a simple process involving either the OXO Wire Cheese Slicer or the OXO Grate & Slice set. Both tools are versatile and designed to give you a range of cheese slices, from thin to thick, and from soft to hard cheeses. The Wire Cheese Slicer is best for cutting even thick slices, while the Grate & Slice set is perfect for grating and slicing tasks.

How to Slice Cheese with OXO Wire Cheese Slicer?

How to Slice Cheese with OXO Wire Cheese Slicer
Slice Cheese with OXO Wire Cheese Slicer

The OXO Wire Cheese Slicer is a versatile tool designed to make slicing both hard and soft cheeses a breeze. Follow these detailed steps to achieve perfectly sliced cheese every time:

Materials needed:

  1. Prepare the cheese: Start by placing the block of cheese on a clean and sturdy cutting board. Ensure that the cheese is at a suitable temperature for slicing, allowing it to be firm but not overly hard.
  2. Position the slicer: Take the OXO Wire Cheese Slicer and position the wire part over the edge of the cheese. The round metal part of the slicer should be against the cheese, ensuring a stable and secure grip.
  3. Hold and stabilize: With one hand, hold the cheese firmly on the cutting board to prevent it from sliding or moving during the slicing process. Use your other hand to grip the cheese slicer for control and precision.
  4. Apply even pressure: Press down gently but firmly on the cheese slicer, applying even pressure across the wire. The sharp wire will cut through the cheese smoothly. Continue to apply pressure as you move the slicer through the cheese.
  5. Slice through the cheese: While maintaining the pressure, move the slicer downwards, ensuring that it cuts all the way through to the bottom of the cheese. The wire will create a clean and precise slice, maintaining the integrity of the cheese.
  6. Horizontal slicing: If you prefer to slice the cheese horizontally, place the cheese on the cutting board and follow the same procedure. Position the wire over the cheese, apply even pressure, and slice through to achieve horizontal slices.
  7. Cleaning and maintenance: Once you have finished slicing the cheese, it’s important to clean the cheese slicer for future use. Wash the slicer in warm, soapy water, making sure to remove any cheese residue. Rinse it thoroughly and allow it to dry before storing it.

How to Slice Cheese with OXO Grate & Slice Set?

How to Slice Cheese with OXO Grate & Slice Set
Slice Cheese with OXO Grate & Slice

The OXO Grate & Slice Set is a versatile kitchen tool that provides various slicing and grating options. Here’s a detailed guide on how to effectively use the set:

Materials needed:

  • OXO Grate & Slice Set
  • Cheese or other food items for slicing or grating
  • Cutting board (optional)
  1. Assemble the set: Start by assembling the OXO Grate & Slice Set. The top of the set clicks off to become the base of the slicer. Ensure that all the components are securely connected.
  2. Secure placement: Place the set on a flat and stable surface. The rubber grippers on the bottom of the set ensure a secure grip, preventing any unwanted movement during slicing or grating.
  3. Choose the surface: The OXO Grate & Slice Set offers multiple slicing and grating surfaces. Select the desired surface for your specific slicing needs and securely click it into place on the set.
  4. Safety first: Use the provided handguard for your safety while slicing or grating. The handguard ensures a secure grip and protects your fingers from coming into contact with the blades.
  5. Prepare the food item: Take a block of cheese or any other food item you wish to slice or grate. Ensure that the food item is of a suitable size to fit within the set and be guided by the handguard.
  6. Slice or grate: Hold the food item against the slicing or grating surface, positioning it within the handguard. Apply gentle pressure and slide the food item across the surface to slice or grate it. The sharp blades of the set will effortlessly slice or grate the food item.
  7. Precise measurements: If you require precise measurements, make use of the measurement markings on the set. This allows you to monitor the amount of sliced or grated food.
  8. Clean and maintain: Once you have finished slicing or grating, all the components of the OXO Grate & Slice Set can be easily cleaned. Place them in the top rack of the dishwasher for convenient cleanup. Ensure that all parts are thoroughly dry before storing them.
  9. Storage: To keep the set organized and easily accessible, store it back in its original box or find a suitable container that can accommodate all the components.

By following these steps, you can effectively use the OXO Grate & Slice Set to achieve precise and effortless slicing or grating of cheese and other food items.


Can I use the OXO Wire Cheese Slicer for other foods besides cheese?

The OXO Wire Cheese Slicer is primarily designed for slicing cheese but can also be used for slicing certain fruits and vegetables.

Is the OXO Grate & Slice Set dishwasher safe? 

Is the OXO Grate & Slice Set dishwasher safe
Dishwasher safe

Yes, all the components of the OXO Grate & Slice Set are dishwasher safe, making cleanup a breeze.

Can I adjust the thickness of the cheese slices with the OXO Wire Cheese Slicer?

The thickness of the cheese slices may vary depending on the angle of your wrist while using the slicer. Experiment with different angles to achieve your desired thickness.

Are the wires of the OXO Wire Cheese Slicer replaceable
Wire Cheese Slicer with Replaceable Wires

Are the wires of the OXO Wire Cheese Slicer replaceable?

Yes, the OXO Wire Cheese Slicer comes with two replacement wires. If needed, you can easily replace the wire for continued use.

How do I store the OXO Grate & Slice Set?

The OXO Grate & Slice Set is designed for convenient storage. All the components fit neatly into the flat, easy-to-store container, which can be placed in a cupboard or drawer.

Is the OXO Grate & Slice Set suitable for grating other ingredients besides cheese?

Absolutely! The OXO Grate & Slice Set can be used to grate various ingredients, such as vegetables, chocolate, and more. It offers versatility in your food preparation tasks.

Can I use the OXO Grate & Slice Set for Julienne slicing? 

Can I use the OXO Grate & Slice Set for Julienne slicing
OXO Good Grips Complete Grate & Slice Set

Yes, the OXO Grate & Slice Set includes a julienne slicing surface, allowing you to create thin and uniform julienne strips for salads, stir-fries, and other dishes.

Are the OXO cheese-slicing tools safe to use?

Yes, both the OXO Wire Cheese Slicer and the OXO Grate & Slice Set are designed with safety in mind. However, it’s important to exercise caution and follow the instructions provided, especially when using sharp blades and graters.

Can I purchase additional replacement wires for the OXO Wire Cheese Slicer?

Yes, if you require additional replacement wires for your OXO Wire Cheese Slicer, you can often find them available for purchase separately. Check with the retailer or OXO’s official website for replacement wire options.


Slicing cheese has never been easier with the OXO Wire Cheese Slicer and OXO Grate & Slice Set. These versatile tools ensure precise and effortless slicing, allowing you to enjoy perfectly sliced cheese for your culinary creations. Remember to follow the instructions provided and have fun experimenting with different cheeses and dishes.

Key Points to Remember:

  • The OXO Wire Cheese Slicer is perfect for slicing both hard and soft cheeses.
  • The OXO Grate & Slice Set offers versatile slicing and grating options.
  • Wash the tools in soapy water or the dishwasher for easy cleanup.
  • Experiment with different angles and pressure for desired cheese thickness.
  • The OXO Grate & Slice Set can be conveniently stored in its original box.

Pros, Cons, And The Similarities And Differences

Here’s a 5-column table comparing the pros, cons, and the similarities and differences between a wire cheese slicer and a regular cheese slicer:

Wire Cheese Slicer Regular Cheese Slicer
Pros 1. Allows for thin, precise slices. 1. Can be used for slicing other food items besides cheese.
2. Works well with both hard and soft cheeses. 2. Offers adjustable thickness settings.
3. Easy to clean and dishwasher safe. 3. Provides more control and stability while slicing.
Cons 1. Limited to slicing cheese and a few other foods. 1. Requires manual effort and technique for consistent slices.
2. Wires may wear out over time and need replacement. 2. May have a higher risk of accidental cuts if not used carefully.
Similarities 1. Both can be used to slice cheese for various recipes. 1. Both require a cutting board or a flat surface for slicing.
2. Both come with features for comfortable and secure grip. 2. Both can be easily stored in kitchen drawers or cabinets.
Differences 1. Wire cheese slicer offers thinner, more delicate slices. 1. Regular cheese slicer allows for adjustable thickness settings.
2. Wire cheese slicer may require replacement wires over time. 2. Regular cheese slicer provides more control and stability.
3. Wire cheese slicer may have a simpler design and construction. 3. Regular cheese slicer often has a more complex design with adjustable mechanisms.

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