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Microplane Zester Grater all stainless original blade for zesting citrus and grating cheese
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|Item Dimensions LxWxH||12 x 1.33 x 0.33 inches|
|Item Weight||0.05 Kilograms|
About this item
- Ultra sharp Made in USA blades: Microplate uses Photo-Etched technology to make Ultra sharp grating blades right here in America!
- Zest citrus: the blade is designed with a specific tooth set that takes the flavorful rind directly off the citrus fruit, while leaving behind the bitter white pith. Zest adds flavor to vinaigrettes, stir fries, salads, and baked goods!
- Grate cheese: grate Parmesan into fluffy mounds that melt quickly and look beautiful when treating yourself of family to Rustic bowls of pasta. Sprinkle fresh Parmesan over eggs, salads, or any dish for a burst of flavor.
- Surgical grade stainless Steel: This material stays rust-free and maintains sharpness over time. True stainless Steel is magnetic, so this item can be hung on your magnetic knife strip. The zester/grater comes with a protective cover for storing.
- Dishwasher safe: The tool is easy to clean, Simply rinse Immediately after use. Use a kitchen brush on the underside of the blade to clean out tough to reach particles. The zester/grater can also be placed in the dishwasher.
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From the manufacturer
25 Years Since the Inception of the Rasp Style Zester Grater
Twenty five years ago the Microplane Zester Grater was born. This slim line 40001 rasp style zester grater was born in the woodshop and brought to the kitchen. After making an orange cake, a key customer asked us if we could repackae our wood rasp into a zester grater because it made the perfect zest. Since then the Microplane grater zesters have taken the category by storm. This original classic zester doesn't have a handle, but it is the most used zester for chefs. The stainless blade is made in the USA. The original classic zester is 100% stainless, dishwasher safe.
With a little Zest! Zesting citrus is a great way to add flavor without calories. Use citrus zest, garlic and ginger to make detox teas, and wonderfully flavored meals.
With Orange Zest
Easy to Hold!
Grate, Grind, Mince or Zest These Foods!
A true American original, this zester is what made Microplane a must have amongst professional chefs and cooking enthusiasts. The iconic long and narrow, rasp-style design originated in the woodshop. This zester/grater is perfect for zesting lemon, limes and other citrus as well as grating parmesan and other hard cheeses. Other uses include grating whole spices, ginger, and garlic.
For uniform lemon rind 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 totally flat grating surface makes it easy to move the fruit across the blades, while the rounded edges allow you to set this across the top of a bowl and grate directly into it. Ginger and all citrus fruits worked beautifully with this zester, and the tiny size of individual pieces means you won't need to do any additional chopping. --Jill Lightner
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There are many shapes and sizes but this is the original, perfect for hard cheese, nuts, garlic, onion and so many others ... easy to wash, no cuts from the sides and no aromas left behind - Microplane is still THE grater to buy and from them all, this simple one is the most multi purpose and best value out there ... enjoy
Update July 18-2018: I noticed that few from the reviews have been disappointed from a lack of a handle. This design is best if the grater is placed flat on top of a bowl, plate, etc.; This way you have best position for grating (the most force without pushing hard) and the safest for your fingers. I do have a few with handles but those need to be either hand held or leaning on something (the cutting board, plate, etc.) which means I grate with my arm at an angle, my arm gets tired, I need to push more that I should which means that I could get nipped by the grates - so I love the simple and safe design
I'm annoyed enough to send it back, but I resent the waste of my time. If I'd had the time to spend in the first place, I'd have gone to the local kitchen shop and chosen one.
It takes just the very top of the rind, without any pith. The blades are VERY sharp and using it is pretty much effortless. It's quite flat so it's easy to store because it doesn't take up much room. It comes with a clear hard plastic sleeve for safe storage.
For those reviewers who complained about there not being a handle so there is a "safety issue"... How the heck are you less likely to scrape your knuckle just because there's a handle? I have had NO problems using this zester. There is no slipping, no knuckle-scrapage. Just use it carefully, there is a risk involved in using ANYTHING sharp, including a pencil. This is a great product, don't complain because you are careless or don't know how to use a microplane.
If you have used the model 40020 Microplane Zester-Grater with the black plastic handle, this handle-less version can take some getting used to. The 40020 has rounded edges and I found that some foods tend to collect in the underside edges, which is why I recently purchased this model. The edges are squared and do not trap food.
Important Note: the Microplane breaks down hard cheese into very light, feathery shards that weigh less than cheese grated on a box or rotary graters when measured by volume. One ounce of parmesan grated on the fine holes of a box grater yield ½ cup of grated cheese; one ounce grated on a Microplane yields ¾ cup of grated cheese. So when following a recipe use the recommended weight of the hard cheese. If the amount is given by volume, increase it by half using a Microplane.
I gave it 5 stars because I like things that are well made and perform the task that they
were designed to do and do it well.
But wait, that's not all! Not only does it work as intended, it is inexpensive, and simple to use.
It does work better for zesting or shreding some foods and ingredients better than others but
that may just be a matter of learning how to hold and manipulate the tool for that item.
I said that it was easy to use and it is, but you do have to find out the best way
to hold it to fit your own hand size or the task you are preforming. Use it 2 or 3 times
and you're a Pro.
For the money, and the free shipping possiblity, and crazy good way that it shaves
off parmesan and romano cheeze,go for it!
Don't worry about hurting yourself, it is no more dangerous than a sharp knife or a pot
of boiling water. It comes with a very durable plastic guard/storage cover that protects
the sharpness of the tool and your hands.
Top reviews from other countries
In addition, the company chose to place stickers on the microplane itself which if improperly removed leave glue residue that may contaminate food. It took me a good half hour at least to clean the residue off, which isn't acceptable for something that is of this price and supposed quality.
The plane is rather unwieldy on its own. I can't recommend this product for this price, it is absolute robbery.
Comes with protective cover
As expected works great
Has none of the bulk off a zester with a handle
Ideal for adding to a tool roll
Total faith in this. Love to use it. Utterly recommended.
I have also used it on garlic and hard cheese with good results, and it cleans up with no fuss.
A foodies dream present as it makes cooking less stressful if you have the right tools for the job. Definitely will recommend.