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Microplane Soft-Handle Zester Graters

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...Read More

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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.

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  • Razor-sharp, stainless steel edges.
  • Creates flakes of hard cheese, chocolate and zest.
  • Use to top salads and pastas, or for crème brûlée and vinaigrette.
  • Grates fine, lacy wisps from even the hardest cheeses.
  • Soft-touch handle eases fatigue.
  • Cook’s Illustrated Favorite

Specifications Show

  • Manufacturer: Grace Manufacturing
  • Dimensions: 12" length
  • Material: Stainless steel and plastic
  • Blades made in USA, assembled in Mexico

Care & Usage Show

  • Hand wash

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Customer Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
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The best at doing what it does
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
October 9, 2013
Best zester ever
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
November 29, 2011
a kitchen must have!
Microplane is a tool no kitchen should be without! I use mine for citrus, cheese, chocolate...the list goes on! Great soft handle, cleans up quickly
February 11, 2011
The Standard.
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 ;
April 20, 2011
Great product and excellent price
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
May 16, 2011
Love it!
I was so happy to finally buy one of these as I have never owned a zester/grater before. It works so well and I love that it comes with a protective cover.
April 12, 2011
The Best Zester
Why didn't I buy this years ago! Wonderful, sharp, easy to use zester. Love the handle; a must have! If you need a zester look no further
September 30, 2011
Great
Great tool. Easy to zest fruits!
May 16, 2011
Wow!
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
May 20, 2013
Soft Handle!
I've been stuck on microplane graters since I've been cooking. The small area allows you a lot of flexibility to zest citrus or hard cheese. Since my toddler became addicted to
parmesan, replacing my original planer with this soft handle has helped tremendously. Although the size of the planer makes for easy storage, it can clip your skin off fairly easily, so I would suggest you keep it covered during storage.
January 29, 2015
 

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Why did you choose this?
Sur La Table Store
HAVE WANTED ONE
ERIN B on Dec 7, 2016
I couldn't prepare many dishes without these zesters. Quality zester, works very well.
PAULA D on Nov 29, 2016
HAVE WANTED ONE
ERIN B on Dec 7, 2016
This is a replacement for one that's been in the family long enough to wear out. Simply the best of its kind.
Fred A S on Dec 7, 2016
I couldn't prepare many dishes without these zesters. Quality zester, works very well.
PAULA D on Nov 29, 2016
Love mine - getting for my son and dil as gift - they do lots of cooking together!
Marcia B on Nov 27, 2016
Best zester....does an orange in seconds. Easy to clean, too. Bought two for gifts.
Gail G on Nov 25, 2016
Great product I own. Relative wanted one for a gift.
Kimberly K on Nov 25, 2016
A very useful tool. My grandson kept stealing mine, so I bought 1 for him and 1 for his Mom
SHARON M on Nov 25, 2016
Simple design and high ratings
Nicholas A on Nov 24, 2016
gift
Michaela R on Nov 21, 2016
Didn't have one
Gwen D on Nov 21, 2016
Used in Sur la Table cooking class.
Priscilla H on Nov 20, 2016
Looked useful
Lisa U on Nov 19, 2016
This thing is awesome - sharp, well-made, and comfortable to handle. Blade is made in the USA!
Z A on Nov 18, 2016
one for me and one for gift. It is not as fine as the one I have and I wanted that
Sandra J on Nov 16, 2016
Item selected by daughter-in-law for present
Jackie M on Nov 14, 2016
A handy tool for grating cheese at the table.
Suzanne T on Nov 12, 2016
stocking stuffers for girl friends
Barbara J on Nov 11, 2016
Really great to use with cheese and lemons/limes to finish dishes.
Jason H on Nov 10, 2016
Christmas gift
Zina F on Nov 9, 2016
christmas stocking
Lynn K on Nov 8, 2016
Recommended by chef at a cooking class I took.
Susan F on Nov 8, 2016
tired of small graters that obliterate and waste the peel
Alix H on Nov 3, 2016
I need the handle. It is easier for me. One can't best this brand.
PEGGY B on Oct 31, 2016
Read about in consumer reports
Terri C on Oct 29, 2016
tired of using a regular grater that wasted most of the peel
June C on Oct 29, 2016
Christmas gifts
James S on Oct 28, 2016
Everyone should have a set of these
Robert R on Oct 26, 2016
Wife chose
Bill H on Oct 25, 2016
I don't own a zester and love the fun color choices and quality of Microplane
Carrie H on Oct 24, 2016
helpful tool to have
Jessica H on Oct 18, 2016
Great reviews!
Lilia A on Oct 8, 2016
wedding registry
Kim G on Sep 27, 2016
Safe and very efficeint
Sylvia C on Sep 25, 2016
We had a private chef come over tonight and they said every kitchen needs this
Traci F on Sep 18, 2016
My girlfriend wanted it.
M B on Sep 7, 2016
they wanted it
Garrett G on Aug 15, 2016
I love this zester!
Antoinette S on Aug 15, 2016
Needed one
Lee M on Aug 3, 2016
Recently visited with my daughter in Silicon Valley and while cooking, discovered she needed this item.
muffet11 on Aug 3, 2016
Always wanted to try something like this!
Kristi S on Jul 25, 2016
I HAVE WANTED ONE FOR QUITE A WHILE, THIS SALE PUSHED ME OVER TO FINALLY PURCHASE ONE
TINA C on Jul 22, 2016
Americas test Kitchen reccomendation
MICHAEL L on Jul 12, 2016
Easy to use, can hold the grating in the grater
Lawrence F on Jul 3, 2016
Did not Have one
Kaaren R on Jun 22, 2016
a 4* rating on reviews, saw chefs using it on food tv.
NISHA B on Jun 20, 2016
I don't have a microplane grater and want to try one!
Elizabeth R on Jun 19, 2016
Love the catcher!
Roy H on Jun 11, 2016
compact and easy to use
Gery M on Jun 5, 2016
It was recommended by The Food Lab.
Michelle C on May 7, 2016
Because my friend Paul, who is a fabulous cook, has one and told me it is the best and I should get for my kitchen. I saw him use it and was very pleased with how it works.
John B on May 1, 2016
This is a replacement for one that's been in the family long enough to wear out. Simply the best of its kind.
Fred A S on Dec 7, 2016
Love mine - getting for my son and dil as gift - they do lots of cooking together!
Marcia B on Nov 27, 2016
Do these zesters come with a hard plastic cover to protect the blade?
A shopper on Dec 3, 2012
BEST ANSWER: This particular zester does come with an opaque plastic cover to protect knuckles and fingers when stored away in a drawer.
OK! So now that we have different reviews and Q&A's that have conflicting facts/answers about a cover for the blade: Does it, or does it not have one
A shopper on Jul 25, 2013
BEST ANSWER: This grater comes with a disposable hard plastic cover when you purchase it.
The last time it said it came with a plastic cover was back in 2013. It is now July 2015. Can you please confirm this comes with a plastic protective storage cover?
L G on Jul 22, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Mine came with the cover, which I appreciate so I don't grate any fingers getting other things out of the utensil drawer! Brought it last June-July. And do love it; makes grating lemon zest and any cheese so easy.
is this dishwasher safe?
A shopper on Jan 6, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I don't know if it is considered "dishwasher safe," but I have run mine through the dishwasher many times and it is still working well. This is an amazing kitchen tool.
Where is this manufactured???
A shopper on Feb 24, 2012
BEST ANSWER: 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.

This item is made in the USA, and then assembled in Mexico and it is held to the highest standards of quality and safety.
I purchased mine before they came with the plastic case. Can I buy a case now?
Suzanne H on Jul 2, 2015
BEST ANSWER: We don't sell the case separately, but you may try contacting Microplane directly.
Does the cover snap on over the the front only or fit over the whole item like the sheath on a sword?
A shopper on Mar 27, 2016
BEST ANSWER: It's "U" shaped, so that it covers the front then wraps around each side to the back. Not exactly like the sheath of a sword, but protects the front and sides completely and the back is partially covered.
I love my zester but I am sorry to say I do not know what the little clear plastic thing that fits over the blade is used for? Sorry I would really like to know. (not the cover)
Ruth A on Jun 22, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The plastic cover is a safety feature. It will keep the edges sharp and keep you from raking your knuckles across the surface of the plane if your equipment drawer is a bit untidy. Ii suggest your micro-plane be completely dry before easing the cover in place to minimize any chance of rust or bacterial growth.
Why are the orange and white only $10?
Kathryn L on Jul 25, 2016
BEST ANSWER: They're being discontinued.
is this model 40020?
linda e on Jan 13, 2016
BEST ANSWER: No. The model number on all of these colors starts with 46.
 

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