Microplane is the original manufacturer of photo-etched culinary tools. The tiny razor-like cutting edges cut food without tearing or shredding preserving the food’s aroma and flavour. Microplane creates precise, razor-sharp teeth utilising their signature chemical etching process.
With over 40 years of experience in photo-etching technology, Microplane has developed an extensive range of kitchen tools that make cooking a joy. We carry items from the Master, Gourmet, Premium and their ever-popular Speciality series.
Tools in this range feature stylish walnut handles with wood sourced from Kentucky, USA and alludes to the company’s earliest beginnings producing rasps and shavers for the wood shop.
With its timeless design, the Gourmet Series fits seamlessly into any kitchen and offers a large range of blade styles with a wide friction surface.
The original series among Microplane’s graters. With the long and narrow wood rasp look, Microplane created an icon. The Zester not only delivers the fastest, most effective technique of grating incredibly fine citrus peel, it also is excellent for hard cheeses, ginger, garlic, spices, chocolate, truffles, nuts and more.
Displaying unique contemporary designs with functional yet practical applications we are big fans of the cut-resistant glove, pizza cutter and the brilliant Elite Box Grater.
Frequently Asked Questions
How are Microplane graters made?
Based in Russellville, Arkansas, USA, Microplane has distinguished itself from other brands by using a signature, single-sided photo-etching technology to create long-lasting, sharp cutting edges. In addition, they use the same highest-quality stainless steel that is used for medical supplies. Unlike stamped, punched or double-sided etched graters, the teeth are pushed up to create a perfect cutting angle. They perform like extremely sharp knives to cut ingredients with precision rather than shredding or tearing. So without much pressure or effort, food gently slides along the cutting surface to produce flawless results every time.
Are Microplane graters dishwasher safe?
Most Microplane tools are top-rack dishwasher safe, with the exception of the covers and any tops or lids. It is a good idea to rinse the tools in warm water immediately after use to remove any trapped particles. Any stubborn trapped food can be brushed off with a cleaning brush stroking in the same direction as the teeth.
Is BPA (bisphenol A) included in Microplane Handles?
No, all plastics used in the manufacturing of Microplane tools are BPA-free.