The heavy-duty Microplane Classic Series zester/graters feature the company’s iconic long and narrow, rasp-style design. This design originated in the woodshop and is expertly crafted with surgical grade stainless steel blades. The blades have razor-sharp edges that effortlessly cut through hard and soft foods without tearing and shredding. Dishwasher Safe. Made in the USA. Ergonomic handle. Use to zest citrus, grate hard cheeses and ginger.
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