Updated November 2022
With 2 sizes to choose from, it's hard to know which cabbage shredder will work best for you. Since I know these products well (we've been selling them for almost 9 years now!), I'm happy to offer our customers my take on the advantages of each size!
If you make a lot of sauerkraut and have the space for it, the Large Cabbage Shredder is the way to go!
This size of shredder seems to offer the best balance of features and price. It has the cabbage holder box which makes shredding much easier and safer. The Large Cabbage shredder is just that, large! It's wider and longer than the Small size shredder, which makes it harder to find a place to store. The extra width means it has a large cabbage holder box, which in turn means a bigger chunk of cabbage can be shredded at once. The length makes the shredding process much smoother as you can build more momentum in each slide across the blades. If you are looking for a traditional shredder and have the space for the Large Cabbage Shredder, it really does make quick work of shredding your cabbage.
If you are tight on space, or like a finely shredded cabbage, I recommend the Small Cabbage Shredder.
The biggest disadvantage of the Small shredder is that it doesn't have a cabbage holder box. But, it is also much more compact and therefore easier to store, especially if you live in a small house or apartment. Another unique feature of the Small Cabbage Shredder is that the blades are set closer together, giving you a shred of about 1/16" versus the Large shredder which have about 1/8" shred.
For many years, the Medium Cabbage Shredder was our most popular size. However, our manufacturer in Poland discontinued this size in 2020. Since that time, we have only had the Large & Small Shredders.
Hopefully this "insider" information will help you make an informed decision about which size will work best for you! Which one will you choose?
May 06, 2020
I recently purchased the small shredder specifically because of the finer shred (1/16") than the other models. I make kraut in up to 10 liter batches with it. Also, the blades really are quite sharp and you need to exercise extreme caution when shredding. Don’t ask me how I know this. The upside is that you will learn to shred left-handed!