Why we love it'My food started tasting much better once this zester made it so easy to add lemon, lime or orange zest as a hint of brightness to pretty much anything, from pastas to cakes. I also use it for Parmesan, as the super-fine shreds melt on contact with warm food. The coarse grater's blades are similarly life-changing.'
Specifications & Care
|Country of Origin||China|
|Material||Photo-etched, long-lasting, ultra-sharp, stainless steel blade; US Certified walnut handle; anti-scratch rubber feet|
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.Shop Microplane