78 of 82 people found the following review helpful
My new little helper,
This review is from: Microplane Grate and Shake Nutmeg Grinder/Grater, Black (Kitchen)
I used to have the rotary nutmeg grinder. I paid around $25 for it. The output was so-so, it leaked in my cabinet and you had to make sure the nut was placed in the chamber just right. The handle broke after about three years.
No more! I love this product from Microplane. I have the smaller Microplane rasp spice grater as well, but I wanted this one because it allows me to store the nuts with the grinder. (That's how I ended up falling for the expensive rotary grinder.) The output is fine. A good feature is that you can grate enough to spoon from the container if you need it for larger recipes. I think it grates finer than the other rasp spice grater.
The product is easy to clean -- unsnap everything and throw it into the dishwasher.
This is not a must-have product, but it is one of those little conveniences that makes cooking so much easier. If you don't already have a grinder, purchase this one. If you already have a grinder, wait until it breaks.