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October 3, 2011

A Retro “Morgan” Box Grater Giveaway From Jacob Bromwell!

By RetroRuth

Here is something to put a little spice into your Monday morning coffee! We have this fun box grater/shredder  to give away to one of you lucky readers, courtesy of Jacob Bromwell:


Pretty great, huh??  This is the Morgan’s Famous Grater, a stainless steel 7” grater made right here in the USA by the wonderful Jacob Bromwell company.


For those of you who didn’t know about Jacob Bromwell until just this minute, they are America’s oldest housewares company (established in 1819!) that still manufactures classic cooking gear, or, as they say on their website, “timeless products that modernization has not improved.”

Jacob Bromwell’s website is a total blast. Actually, it’s a blast-from-the-past kind of blast. Which are always my favorite. There are tons of fun retro and nostalgia kitchen gadgets and must-haves for the kitchen and camping. And some stuff I didn’t even know I wanted until I saw it, like a chestnut-roaster or a pyramid toaster.  But what really caught my eye, and I knew it would catch your eyes too, is the Morgan box grater.


This grater has got to be the greatest grater there is, and ever was!

Handcrafted with the same materials it was 200 years ago, you are going to get a ton of use out of this guy. It has fine, medium and coarse grating surfaces, as well as a slicing surface.


This is an American classic, and Jacob Bromwell is doing us all a favor by keeping these great kitchen tools available. I bet everyone out there has a memory of one of these graters, either from your childhood or from using it yourself! I remember standing on a yellow stool in my grandmother’s kitchen and watching her use a box grater to slice potatoes into a big splatterware bowl for potatoes au gratin. Yum!

To enter the giveaway for this great grater,  leave a comment with your box grater/shredder memory, or how you plan on using your Morgan’s Famous Grater if you win! Good Luck!

*One entry per household. Comments will be closed on 10/9 at midnight. Winner will be chosen by Random.org and announced on 10/10!

**I am NOT receiving compensation for this post, however the grater was provided by Jacob Bromwell!

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14 Responses to A Retro “Morgan” Box Grater Giveaway From Jacob Bromwell!

  1. Eartha Kitsch Reply

    October 3, 2011 at 9:06 am

    I only have one box grater memory and that’s when my Mom would make homemade macaroni pies when I was a kid (like mac and cheese but with layers of cheese on top and baked). She’d hand me the box grater and a huge block of cheddar and tell me to shred away. Of course, every time that she’d turn her back, I’d shove huge fistfuls of cheddar into my mouth and try to swallow it before she’d turn around. So, my box grater memory is one of gluttony. 🙂

  2. ae Reply

    October 3, 2011 at 4:35 pm

    I still use one! It’s the only way to grate cheese!

  3. Jitterbug65 Reply

    October 3, 2011 at 4:43 pm

    As a theatre design worker how did I make the costumes look old and worn? I took my Morgan Box Grater to the fabric of course, after a day of grating a brand new skirt could look like it came from a hobo 🙂

  4. Melanie Thompson Reply

    October 3, 2011 at 8:33 pm

    Would so love to have this box grater! My mom and I used one of these in her kitchen regularly. Grated cheese and cabbage for slaw all the time.

  5. Karen CA Reply

    October 3, 2011 at 11:02 pm

    We had one of these when I was growing up … imagine my mom still has it. Sure grated a lot of cheese with it! Winning this would be great. It would sure beat the little tiny hand held grater I currently have and maybe I would not have to work so hard! 🙂

  6. Calliebell Reply

    October 4, 2011 at 11:50 pm

    I would be HONORED to grate cheese with this beauty and I appreciate that it’s not white and plastic with a Lego-blue rubbery ‘comfort grip’.

  7. Amy - Ohio Reply

    October 5, 2011 at 7:27 am

    Oh my, how many times did I scrape my knuckles on my Mom’s box grater.
    I would love to win it. The microplane can only do so much.
    Love your website.

  8. Yinzerella Reply

    October 5, 2011 at 8:40 am

    My mum has a grater just like this one. When I was growing up she’d let me shred the cheddar cheese for tacos and the mozzarella for her famous Xmas Eve stuffed shells.

    is the grater that I currently have from IKEA. Except, I just have the ‘shred’ and not the ‘grate’ top. And I no longer have the container.
    Let’s just say that I waste a lot of money by having to purchase pre-shredded cheese.

    Although, I did bust out my quasi-grater for #73 Lasagna and shredded one fingernail and one knuckle.

  9. Julie L Reply

    October 5, 2011 at 2:03 pm

    I plan on using it for grating cheese,carrots etc. thanks

  10. Lynn Reply

    October 5, 2011 at 7:29 pm

    My mom had a box grater like this. I have one of those flat ones and I DON’T much like it. It sends the little gratings all over the place. The box grater keeps them contained.

  11. Erika Reply

    October 6, 2011 at 12:15 am

    My mom had a box grater that was very much like the Bromwell, with a few “improvements.” It had a plastic handle and a little slide-out container that attached to the bottom to collect whatever you were grating. She’d always let me help grate cheese for tacos or pizza, but I usually would take off the container attachment. It was too small and would get filled very quickly – it always seemed more efficient to me (even at age 8 ) to just grate into a bowl. Proving that you cannot improve upon the classics! Thanks for sharing this cool info on the classic Bromwell box grater! 🙂

  12. Elizabeth Reply

    October 6, 2011 at 6:34 pm

    I would use this for making homemade hash browns with shredded cheese melted on top- a favorite of my family 🙂

  13. Carole M. Reply

    October 8, 2011 at 3:24 pm

    I’ve been cooking daily since 1969, and I love a good, sharp box grater. I have grated many foods over the years: cheeses, of course, vegetables, sliced apples, etc. And of course I have grated knuckles, too! I’ve heard you can wear thimbles to grate, but who has time for that? Hey, I just remembered that I have grated laundry soap, too, in the process of making my own liquid laundry detergent. This is a beautiful grater, thanks for the history.

  14. Cynthia Reply

    October 9, 2011 at 7:49 am

    When I was little I didn’t like to eat my fruit, so my mother grated an apple and mashed a banana into one bowl with a little bit of sugar and cinnamon and I would eat it without complains. Too bad I also fed it to my drink-and-pee doll named Lotje. She was never able to pee again after that, poor thing… 😛

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