This multi-purpose grater easily shreds, grates and slices your foods. Includes four different blades for desired results: extra coarse for soft cheeses; medium ribbon for chocolate, cheeses, nuts and more; slicer for cucumbers, carrots and zucchini; and a removable zester for hard cheeses and citrus fruits. Comes with a hard plastic cover for protection and storage.
Care: Grater is top-rack dishwasher safe; hand wash cover
Dimensions: 4¼" x 5" x 10½"
Material: Stainless steel and plastic
BLADES MADE IN USA, ASSEMBLED IN MEXICO
Four different blades.
Zester blade is removable for easy grating of citrus fruits and hard cheeses.
Hard plastic cover protects grater.
Microplane zesters and graters feature unique razorlike edges that finely slice instead of tearing or shredding. Originally created as a woodworking tool, the first Microplane rasp was invented by brothers Richard and Jeff Grace in Russellville, Arkansas, and has since become a food-prep essential found in kitchens around the world.
I was really excited about this grater because of the micoplane name and the quality of their other products, but this was very disappointing and cracked within a couple months of getting it. The black part, that the microplanes are connected to, is all plastic and cracked under the pressure of grating. The metal microplanes themselves are great and sharp, but mine has cracked so much that I'm no longer able to use it
The black plastic broke the first time I used it to grate cheese. I've super glued it four times now and treat it gingerly, but it still has issues. Great design and wonderful that the back comes off for cleaning, but not quite up to par
I've been using this tool for 2 years now and it has been great. I like that you can remove one of the sides so you can clean the inside easily. I have to admit that the extra coarse side is starting to get a little dull but other sides are still very sharp. The side that removes is great for grating cheese and I actually remove it from the unit and lay it ontop of a bowl and do the grating. Works great and easy on the arms. I love my grater but I'm needing a sharper extra coarse side so will get one of the single units. I think it is a nice unit but I do hand wash it and do not put it in the dishwasher which I think might weaken it with the hot water wash and heat to dry the dishes. I would recommend this for quality and ease of use.
The first time I used this grater, I took a chunk out of my thumb while trying to shred a carrot.
I've learned to treat the device more gingerly since then, and the rest of my fingers remain intact. But I confess I'm still a little nervous every time I pick it up.
That said, it works reasonably well ��it's my go-to for quickly tearing apart large blocks of cheese. It hasn't broken, as it has for some of the other reviewers. But I don't like it as much as the smaller handheld Microplane graters I have, even though they don't work as quickly