Grate nutmeg kernels or zest citrus fruit with this small-toothed, rasp style grater. It's dishwasher safe, stainless steel, and has a non-slip foot for better leverage while grating. As a result of the chemical etching technology used, it's razor sharp. We recommend you store it in its cover (included) to help maintain the sharpness and of course to protect yourself. If you are measuring the depth of your utility drawer, the grater is about 15 3/4" long, but it also has a loop for hanging.
Different sized teeth are best suited for different kinds of grating. The grating surface on this kitchen tool is 1" wide x 7 1/2" long and has teeth of about 2mm set in a U-shaped opening of about 3mm. This makes it most optimal for nutmeg or citrus, though the grater can also be used for fresh ginger, and fresh garlic cloves. We hesitantly mention here that it can even be used for Parmesan cheese though it will generate a finer end result that some may find too small, especially if they are seeking the long thick billowy pieces that are so appetizing looking when melted. Nutmeg shavings however, will be ideal in size. You will be surprised at how easily nutmeg kernels grate down against its surface. Watch your fingers!
1 7/8"W x 15 3/4"L x 7/8"D
USAGE & CARE
This grater is sharp. We recommend you store it in its cover to help maintain the sharpness and to protect yourself.
Ideally suited for nutmeg kernels and zesting citrus fruits. But also can be used for grating fresh ginger and garlic.
Microplane™ technology was invented by Richard Grace—while he was looking to develop something to help folks carve wood. The photo-etching tech he invented was originally made into a product and sold with just that in mind.
A few years after being brought to market, the item was appropriately included in a Canadian mail order catalog that sold woodworking tools. However, the usage trajectory for Microplane was irreversibly altered when the wife of the couple that ran the mail order business went to bake her Armenian orange cake. In want of better way of zesting, she swiped the tool from the workshop. Startled by its efficacy she added the zesting side benefit to the tool's description in their catalog.