Microplane Black Sheep Extra Coarse Grater


An extra-coarse grater with razor-sharp blades, scratch-resistant matt black finish, and a no-slip rubber base for easily shredding cheese, fruits, vegetables, and more.

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Product Details

Microplane is a household name across the world for their exceptional, patented photo-edged blades, which grate ingredients without bruising and tearing. This multi-purpose extra coarse grater is made of stainless steel with a matt black finish, coated in PVD for a scratch-resistant finish. It has a no-slip rubber base that lets you stand it up at an angle over a plate or cutting board as you grate cheese, hard vegetables, fruit, and more into broad yet delicate shreds, ideal for cheese, rosti, coleslaw, and more. The notch in the handle allows you to hang it on a rack. It is dishwasher safe, but repeated exposure to dishwasher chemicals may dull the blades and shorten the lifespan of the product—so we strongly recommend hand washing.

Why we love it

'There’s no contest: Microplane’s unique photo-edged blades are the most precise and effective. That’s why so many recipes use “Microplane” as a verb.'

Specifications & Care

  • Hand wash only; do not soak in water
  • Rinsing your Graters in warm water immediately after each use is recommended
  • Remove trapped particles from the non-sharp side whenever possible
  • Store with blade covered when not in use
Country of Origin
  • Blade: USA
  • Handle: China
Dimensions L 31cm X W 6.8cm X D 1.5cm
Material Black stainless steel with PVD (physical vapour deposition) coating
Warranty Lifetime
Weight 180g
About The Brand


The first Microplane was conceived in 1990 by brothers Richard and Jeff Grace in Arkansas, USA, and was originally intended for use in woodworking. However, as the legend goes, a home cook once decided on a whim to try it out on an orange, and was astonished by the perfectly-shaped shards of zest it could produce. This ultimately led to the development of the Microplane brand as we know it today—a household name and the industry standard for graters, shavers, and zesters.

What sets Microplane products apart from others is their exceptional, long-lasting sharpness: the blades are made by means of a patented photochemical etching process that shapes them far more precisely than traditional mechanical means. The razor-sharp blades finely slice ingredients, rather than crushing or tearing them like the duller metal-stamped blades on standard graters; this makes grating or zesting much less laborious, and improves the taste, texture, and appearance of whatever you’re grating.

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