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Microplane Soft-Handle Zester Grater, 12"

With razor-sharp edges and comfortable grips, thus soft-handle 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...Read More

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Grate cheese and more with comfort and ease.

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With razor-sharp edges and comfortable grips, thus soft-handle 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" long
  • Material: Stainless steel and plastic
  • Blades made in USA, assembled in Mexico

Care & Usage Show

  • Hand wash

What's In the box? Show

  • Soft-handle zester grater

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Customer Reviews

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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
everybody needs one!
Teri S on May 23, 2018
To zest citrus, and mince garlic better than a standard grater makes possible.
Nathan S on May 17, 2018
everybody needs one!
Teri S on May 23, 2018
wedding request
Dominique D on May 18, 2018
To zest citrus, and mince garlic better than a standard grater makes possible.
Nathan S on May 17, 2018
Love this zester. We have one and found that another would be a good idea since the one was in the dishwasher! Two will be handy.
Carolyn D on Apr 28, 2018
I saw one being used in a cooking class
Edward S on Apr 28, 2018
Need new grater.
Elizabeth P on Apr 24, 2018
It's the best zester ever!
Maeghan H on Apr 19, 2018
Have one already that is more than 10 years old whose grates may not be as sharp. Plus I could get a color other than black.
KB B on Apr 16, 2018
Gives a little zest to life and meals.
Nancy M C on Apr 9, 2018
like fresh citrus flavors in my water and can use this with lemons/oranges
elizabeth e on Apr 8, 2018
I own one myself and my sister wanted one so I am sending her one for her Birthday.
John J on Apr 5, 2018
They are known as the best of the best; I've been wanting one for awhile now.
Alexander M on Mar 5, 2018
I don't have one and have been using a peeler and then chopping the zest. This will save time.
Dawn R on Mar 4, 2018
registry
hanna d on Feb 24, 2018
This microplane is the easiest to use Being a chef I used a lot of these tools and this one is hands down my favorite.
Mikala E on Feb 13, 2018
I have other Microplane graters/zesters and trust the product!!
Shelby F on Feb 11, 2018
gifts
Donna H on Jan 25, 2018
Need a new one as my current one is falling apart.
Ritu K on Jan 25, 2018
I have one in another color and love it. Use it every day.
Michele P on Jan 15, 2018
Love this thing. Nice, comfortable grip.
MissFiFi on Jan 13, 2018
Used this during dinner prep at a friend’s house and loved how easily I was able to zest lemons - had to have one!
Mary C on Jan 11, 2018
Need a new one...like the color
BARBARA L on Jan 9, 2018
good ratings
Dawn S on Jan 8, 2018
Price and gifts.
Deborah N on Dec 30, 2017
good reviews, description of handles sounded nice
Miranda H on Dec 25, 2017
gift
Karen C on Dec 22, 2017
recommended by our daughter-in-law
William A on Dec 11, 2017
I have one and its one of the best kitchen tools you can have. I'm buying this one as a gift.
Ann P on Dec 11, 2017
I needed a good microplane, and I really like this one.
Rhonda G on Dec 8, 2017
I love mine - kitchen gadget grab bag! Nice gift and the right price!!
Kimberly G on Dec 6, 2017
I needed one.
Anne S on Dec 5, 2017
replacement for the one at home, and a second for our vacation home -- it's an awesome tool!
Sarah G on Dec 5, 2017
Gifts
Natalie D on Dec 4, 2017
Because it has a nice handle
Melanie N on Dec 4, 2017
I have one and love it. This is a gift for a friend.
JoAnn R on Dec 2, 2017
Gift suggestion
Maureen G on Nov 29, 2017
My husband wants this. Looks like good quality.
suzanne k on Nov 28, 2017
needed a new one
Christina Z on Nov 28, 2017
Work great!
pennie D on Nov 27, 2017
I have one and love it! bought it as a gift
HAIDEH P on Nov 27, 2017
I have one already, and this is a gift. Use it almost daily!
Salsbery C on Nov 26, 2017
A gift for my grandson.
Diane S on Nov 26, 2017
I have this and am giving it as a gift
Steve M on Nov 26, 2017
Good reviews
ROSEMARIE B on Nov 24, 2017
To zest limes and lemons for baking Holiday goodies this year
Rocelle B on Nov 24, 2017
I have one from yall and love it and want to give them to my friend and daughter one for Christmas.
anita b on Nov 23, 2017
love this product
Rinda V on Nov 23, 2017
LOVE!
Zayne M on Nov 20, 2017
I’ve had one for years — a favorite tool. Am giving as gifts
Susan K on Nov 19, 2017
need for ginger
Michele O on Nov 14, 2017
wedding request
Dominique D on May 18, 2018
Love this zester. We have one and found that another would be a good idea since the one was in the dishwasher! Two will be handy.
Carolyn D on Apr 28, 2018
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: I think it's to protect both the zester and your fingers when it's stored in a utensil drawer. I was not sure at first but after using it and seeing how sharp the zesting area is it could really hurt a finger or knuckle if you run up against it in a drawer.
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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