Ergonomically designed, expertly crafted tools feature surgical-grade stainless-steel blades with razor-sharp patented edges for effortless grating. Won’t tear or shred hard cheeses, citrus zests, ginger or garlic.
Available from fine to extra coarse in a variety of colors. Dishwasher safe. 10¼" x 2¾". Blades made in USA and grater assembled in Mexico.
Care: Dishwasher safe
Dimensions: 10¼" x 2¾"
Material: TPE soft-touch plastic, ABS plastic and stainless steel
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 bought the medium & fine microplane. I find them very easy to use for grating chunks of cheese, orange and lemon zesting, fresh garlic, etc. I even use the medium microplane to grate cooked chicken to sprinkle on my small dog's kibble food!!! lol
The blades are very sharp and grate easily. I have not put mine in the dishwasher; I just use a dish brush(so I don't cut myself) and dish soap to clean
This medium ribbon grater is perfect for grating cheddar cheese into our soups and homemade mac 'n cheese. I also used it to grate butter for our favorite shortbread recipe, which resulted in a less dense cookie. It worked so well, I could grate my butter quickly, before it melted in my hands. It grates into soft, fluffy curls, rather than straight and more coarse pieces. So easy to use, so easy to clean with a kitchen brush. Plastic guard cover is great for safe storage
Best Answer:The blades are sharpened to be able to grate in both directions, but I personally hold it at an angle with the flat end pressed onto my cutting board and slide the food (I use this grater exclusively for "hard" items like hard cheeses and chocolate). It would be very difficult (the way I hold it) to grate "up" and pull the food back up the handle. I haven't found that it works awesome on soft cheeses- I prefer my box grater for that.