40020 features: -Heavy-duty, ergonomic black handle. -Surgical grade stainless steel blade. -Dishwasher safe/hand wash 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