With razor-sharp edges and comfortable grips, grater creates flakes of hard cheese, chocolate and zest. Top salads and pastas with Parmesan Reggiano or add natural flavors to lemon crème brûlée or vinaigrette. Stainless steel plane grates fine, lacy wisps from even the hardest cheeses. Soft-touch handle eases fatigue.
Manufacturer: Grace Manufacturing
Care: Hand wash
Dimensions: 12" length
Material: Stainless steel and plastic
Blades made in USA, assembled in Mexico
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 love making key lime pie, which isn't a very difficult dessert to make, however the time it took to zest all those key limes made the task fairly...painful. This product cut the zesting time in half. It's extremely sharp, easy to use, and comes in a bunch of colors (I have a thing for green kitchen appliances). My only caution for chefs considering this product: watch your knuckles! This product could inflict some major torture upon any living creature, so really pay attention to what you're zesting
I bought this zester about a year ago, after it being recommended in the store. I've since raved to several friends about how great it is. Its sharp, but its safe since the sharp part is one-directional. Its also incredibly easy to clean. I'd recommend this to anyone who intends to zest lemons or grate Parmesan cheese
This is hands down the best grater I have ever used. I use it primarily to zest lemons and oranges, but it also sees fairly regular use as a cheese grater. Grating is quick and easy and works without a ton of pressure against the grating surface.
A quick word of warning: this thing is crazy sharp. It can and will take chunks out of you if you don't treat it with respect. Start grating with light pressure and only increase as necessary and you shouldn't have any issues
A must have, versatile zester/grater. The standard in the professional kitchen, microplane does it how it should be done. From zesting citrus to grating nutmeg and cinnamon sticks and back again without dulling or failing. Parmesan, mozzerella, provolone, cheddar... If it can be grated, zested, or turned into fine shavings, microplane can do it.
Do yourself a favor and get the one with a handle ;
I can't praise this Microplane zester grater enough! I've owned mine for well over a year now and it is an excellent product: super sharp, very easy to clean, does not take a lot of space, and....well...yes, it even looks cool. The hole in the handle lets you hang it on a hook, which is very convenient if you don't have lots of counter/drawers space like me. It works great with any kind of citrus, but I also use it to grate parmigiano cheese. I definetly recommend it. Microplane rocks
This is a fantastic zester. I purchased this for a Mother's Day feast I was having and I used it for my lemons but also for my fresh nutmeg! It feels great in your hand, the weight of the zester is just right and the cover is really nice. Great tool