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It started out in 1990, merely as a new type of woodworking tool. The Microplane® rasp was first invented in 1990 by brothers Richard and Jeff Grace at their jointly owned contract manufacturing facility, Grace Manufacturing Inc., in Russellville, Arkansas, USA. The company already had almost 20 years of photochemical machining experience making parts for the high tech printer industry, but it had never really produced any parts of its own design.

"We always had so much really sharp metal lying around that everyone had to stay careful of. We thought. Hey! What would happen if we tried to cut things on purpose? How sharp of a tool could we make and what would you use it for?" remembers Richard.

"So first we etched a series of holes in the metal and then we started trying it on things," added Jeff. "You can tell every desk in the plant that Richard has ever used by the fact that the corners have all been planed away."

Microplane® tools' tiny razor-like edges are formed by a totally different process called photo-etching in which holes are dissolved with a chemical, leaving edges that finely slice instead of tearing or shredding.

The big moment came in 1994, when Lorraine Lee, a homemaker in Ottawa, Canada, was making an Armenian orange cake. Out of frustration with her old grater, she picked up a new tool her husband, Leonard, had brought home from their hardware store, Lee Valley Tools. She slid the orange across its blades and was amazed. Lacy shards of zest fell from its surface like snowflakes. The Lees marveled at the tool, ate the cake, then promptly changed the product description in their catalogue. The Microplane® grater had earned permanent space in the kitchen.

10 years later, Microplane® introduced its Personal Care Line. The Microplane® foot file, with its 95 tiny files working to gently massage and exfoliate dry skin, was created to soothe tired, sore feet and have them feeling silky smooth and full of energy in no time.

No matter the shape: box, flat, or rotary, Microplane®'s competition around the world are tools that have been made the same for hundreds of years. The cutting edges are formed by punching holes into flat or curved stainless steel or tin. Files are made by grinding a rough edge that works by rubbing and tearing.

Microplane® Tools are better because they are sharp yet safe. Try one and expect a Miracle!

Specialty Cut Resistant Glove ss_pt1917813
Product Features
  • Glove
  • Available in black
  • Lightweight, breathable, and strectchable
  • One size fits most hands
Accident protection for the prudent. The Microplane Cut Resistant Glove allows for safer food preparation with its uniquely constructed, machine washable, light...

Specialty Cut Resistant Glove

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Premium Classic Zester / Grater ss_pt1917813
Product Features
  • Cover included
  • Plastic handle
  • Coarse - hard/soft cheese
  • New soft touch handle
Grate soft and hard cheese conveniently with the Microplane Premium Classic Zester / Grater. The base material of this grater is made from Surgical grade stainless...
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Premium Zester / Grater with Handle ss_pt1917813
Product Features
  • Zester / grater
  • With patented razor sharp edges
  • Handle are ergonomic and soft to touch
  • Great for zesting citrus, or grating hard cheese, chocolate, cinnamon, onion, garlic, and ginger
Grate soft and hard cheese conveniently using the Microplane Premium Classic Zester / Grater with Handle. The base material of this grater is made from stainless...
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Premium Zester / Grater with Handle

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Specialty Four Sided Box Grater ss_pt1917813
Product Features
  • Rubber footing for added stability ans strength when grating or slicing
  • Sleek new modern design
  • Three of the most versatile blades - Fine, Extra Coarse and Medium Ribbon
The Microplane 4-Sided Box Grater Box Grater features three of the most popular, patented Microplane grating blades - Fine/Zester, Medium Ribbon and Extra Coarse ...

Specialty Four Sided Box Grater

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Two in One Rotary Grater ss_pt1917813
Product Features
  • Two in one rotary grater. Drum can be turned for either coarse or fine grating!
  • Works for both left and right handed applications
  • Dishwasher safe
  • Surgical grade stainless steel construction
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Two in One Rotary Grater

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Gourmet Coarse Grater ss_pt1917813
Product Features
  • Ergonomic, soft touch handle
  • Coarse - hard/soft cheese
  • Non-Slip rubber feet for stability
  • Patented, razor sharp, non clogging cutting edges
Easily grates hard cheeses such as Parmesan and Romano, as well as wide range of fruits and vegetables, from pears, apples, and coconut to fresh carrots, peppers...

Gourmet Coarse Grater

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$19.99 $24.00
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Specialty Nutmeg Grater and Shaker ss_pt1917813
Product Features
  • Plastic body
  • Perfect for nuts, bits of cheese, chocolate
  • Material: Surgical grade stainless steel
  • Cleaning and Care: Dishwasher safe
Grate fresh nutmeg in a matter of seconds, then simply turn the container over to shake nutmeg over your drink or dish. Our Microplane Grate-N-Shake makes it easy...

Specialty Nutmeg Grater and Shaker

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$13.97 $16.03
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Premium Classic Ribbon Grater ss_pt1917813
Product Features
  • Cover included
  • Plastic handle
  • Coarse - hard/soft cheese
  • New soft touch handle
Still a classic, only better. This new version of our Microplane Medium Ribbon Grater features a premium soft-touch handle and non-scratch end tabs. It grates...
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Premium Classic Ribbon Grater

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$16.99 $19.95
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Gourmet Ultra Coarse Grater ss_pt1917813
Product Features
  • Razor sharp edges
  • Ergonomic soft touch handle
  • Grates hard and soft cheeses
  • Dishwasher safe
The Microplane Gourmet Ultra Coarse Grater is a practical addition to your kitchen. It features razor sharp edges and is designed to perfectly grate cheese, fruits...

Gourmet Ultra Coarse Grater

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$21.99 $29.00
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Premium Classic Extra Coarse Grater ss_pt1917813
Product Features
  • Cover included
  • Coarse - hard/soft cheese
  • New soft touch handle
  • Non slip rubber ends
Still a classic, only better. This new version of our Microplane Extra Coarse Grater features a premium soft-touch handle and non-scratch end tabs. Use this grater...
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Premium Classic Extra Coarse Grater

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Gourmet Ribbon Grater ss_pt1917813
Product Features
  • Ergonomic, soft touch handle
  • Coarse - hard/soft cheese
  • Non-Slip rubber feet for stability
  • Patented, razor sharp, non clogging cutting edges
Named for the shape of its dual edged teeth, the Medium Ribbon Grater grates thin strips in two directions. Pair it with the Grater Attachment for grating fresh...

Gourmet Ribbon Grater

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$19.99 $24.00
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Gourmet Fine / Spice Grater ss_pt1917813
Product Features
  • Ergonomic, soft touch handle
  • Coarse - hard/soft cheese
  • Non-slip rubber feet for stability
  • Patented, razor sharp, non clogging cutting edges
The Fine/Spice Grater is ideal for grating all types of citrus peel without lifting off the fruit's bitter-tasting pith. It is also the perfect kitchen tool for...

Gourmet Fine / Spice Grater

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$23.99 $24.15
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Gourmet Grater Attachment ss_pt1917813
Product Features
  • Grater attachment
  • Allows you to grate small foods
  • Perfect for nuts, bits of cheese, chocolate
  • Slider attachment for 45000 series graters
Protect your hands with the Microplane Grater Attachment. Pair it with any Gourmet Series Grater to turn your grater into a grinder. Works wonderfully on...

Gourmet Grater Attachment

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$7.99 $11.99
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Gourmet Extra Coarse Grater ss_pt1917813
Product Features
  • Ergonomic, soft touch handle
  • Coarse - hard/soft cheese
  • Non-slip rubber feet for stability
  • Patented, razor sharp, non clogging cutting edges
This grater excels in grating cheddar and other cheeses, as well as wide range of fruits and vegetables, such as apples, onions, cabbage and potatoes. All Gourmet...

Gourmet Extra Coarse Grater

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$22.99 $24.24
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Pizza Cutter in Red ss_pt1917813
Product Features
  • Pizza cutter
  • Sharp blade
  • Ergonomic soft touch handle
  • Patent pending design for removal of blade for cleaning

Pizza Cutter in Red

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$15.99 $23.99
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