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Microplane 40020 Classic Zester/Grater
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- Designed to extract the best flavor from your food
- High-quality 18/8 stainless steel with grating edges that stay razor sharp
- Excellent for hard cheeses, onions, citrus fruits, ginger and more
- Blade measures 8-1/2-Inch long; ergonomic black plastic handle
- Dishwasher safe; hand wash cover
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40020 Features: -Heavy-duty, ergonomic black handle. -Surgical grade stainless steel blade. -Dishwasher safe/handwash cover. -Made in the USA. -Use to zest citrus, grate hard cheeses and ginger. Product Type: -Grater and zester. Finish: -Stainless Steel/Black. Base Material: -Stainless steel. Handle Material: -Plastic. Operation: -Manual. Food Compatibility: -Fruit/Cheese. Item Type: -Handheld. Soft Grip Handle: -Yes. Dishwasher Safe: -Yes. Dimensions: Overall Height - Top to Bottom: -12". Overall Width - Side to Side: -1.3125". Overall Depth - Front to Back: -1". Overall Product Weight: -0.24 lbs.
For fluffy, evenly sized cheese shreds, this is the perfect grater. Its design is based on that of a rasp, the small and efficient woodworking tool. The cutters are especially sharp, which guarantees easy grating. But this also means you'll need to exercise extra caution--no one likes grated knuckles. The large handle allows for a firm grip, and the completely flat grating surface makes it easy to move the cheese across the blades. Carrots, onions, and medium to firm cheeses all worked beautifully with this grater. It's also an excellent choice for larger strips of citrus zest or ginger. --Jill Lightner
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Top Customer Reviews
I uploaded a photo of the blade showing rust beneath the handle, even when I handwash/dry. The company informed me that this is made with medical-grade steel and shouldn't rust, but were kind enough to replace mine without hassle which is definitely a plus in dealing with their customer service.
The cutters on this puppy are super sharp, and for that reason, it comes with a guard in which to store it in your gadget drawer to protect fingers from cuts. Clean up is a breeze if you keep an old, sanitized toothbrush by your sink.
I had a quarter of a lemon that I used for juice, and thought as I too often do, "Darn! I wish I had zested that lemon first before I cut it." Not wanting to let it go to waste, however, I took the zester to that puny, squeezed quarter. The microplane worked like magic! Try doing THAT with your box grater. I was able to retrieve the zest in a ziplock baggie, which I stored in the fridge for later use. Don't know what I've done for the last 50 years of cooking without this gadget. I've wasted a lot of time and incurred skinned knuckles, that's what.
But I wanted to warn people to make sure they check what product they receive for this Microplane 40020 Classic Zester/Grater, because the one I received today was not a genuine Microplane. Someone else also posted a review saying they got a fake, so please be aware.
The biggest sign is no authentic Microplane logo on the handle (the one I received just has some generic font that says "Microplane") and the plastic shield/cover is also generic (see some of the customer pictures for what it should look like). Another noticeable difference is that the genuine Microplane has grater "teeth" even on the sides, but this one doesn't. The one I received also had rubber tips, but that is a feature that is only on the genuine Microplane Premium grater.
I would not recommend purchasing this item. Spend the extra few dollars and buy it in a reputable store where you know you will actually get the product that you paid for. I only wish that I had tried it sooner so that I didn't miss the 30 day window to return it. Oh well.