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Microplane Gourmet Fine / Spice Grater

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 grating a variety of hard spices - such as nutmeg, cinnamon, and cloves - that can add subtle or robust flavors to recipes. All Gourmet Series graters are dishwasher-safe, featuring all stainless steel frame and blade construction, non-slip rubber feet, and charcoal black, ergonomic, soft touch handles for a more comfortable, sure grip.

Features:

  • Ergonomic, soft touch handle
  • Coarse - hard/soft cheese
  • Non-slip rubber feet for stability
  • Patented, razor sharp, non clogging cutting edges
  • Fine blades
  • Easy storage: Reusable protective cover
  • Material: 18/8 Stainless frame and grater surface
  • Cleaning and care: Dishwasher safe
  • Gourmet collection
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Dimensions:

  • Overall: 14" H x 2.5" W x 0.75" D
  • Overall Product Weight: 0.35lbs

Microplane Gourmet Fine / Spice Grater

Weights & Dimensions

  • Overall: 14" H x 2.5" W x 0.75" D
  • Blade/Wire Length: 2.9"
  • Overall Product Weight: 0.35lbs

Features

Product Type: Grater and zesterFinish: Black
Base Material: Stainless steelHandle Material: Plastic
Number of Items Included: 2Pieces Included: Grater and cover
Operation: ManualFood Compatibility: Vegetable; Fruit
Item Type: HandheldSoft-Grip Handle: Yes
Dishwasher Safe: YesCountry of Manufacture: United States

About the Manufacturer

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!

Microplane Gourmet Fine / Spice Grater

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10/28/2014
5.0

wide grating area a plus

Brigit from San Francisco, CA– Verified Buyer

Better version of the microplane than the narrow one. This is easy to use with a variety of foods. It is easy to clean and comes with a snap on cover for the tiny blades.

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07/06/2014
5.0

good quality

Michele from DeFuniak Springs, FL– Verified Buyer

This has worked out very well for zesting limes and lemons

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06/09/2013
5.0

Great for Grating!

Debbie from Lake Charles, LA– Verified Buyer

I use this to grate garlic for my favorite salad. Use on a daily basis to grate something. Very handy.

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12/11/2012
5.0

handy

Alexander Petrov from United States– Verified Buyer

When you dont need big grater for spices this tool works in perfect way. Easy to use, easy to clean and price is very reasonable.

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08/12/2012
5.0

Great Tool

Elizabeth Velasquez from Dallas, TX– Verified Buyer

This is a great tool to have handy for grating nutmeg and large citruses. It is sturdy, easy to clean and I especially like the wide surface.

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10/30/2009
5.0

Can't go wrong with microplane.

RubyD from New Jersey– Verified Buyer

In my opinion Microplane graters are the best. Be very very careful as they are extremely sharp. They will grate and remove skin! I have many of the Microplane graters in different sizes and blade types. I use them to grate chocolate, cheese, veggies, zest, nutmeg pods and on and on. I don't know if they can go into the dishwasher or not, but I prefer to wash them by hand in hot soapy water. This takes seconds. I don't want dishwashing detergent to discolor my handles. If you wash them by hand wipe the blade in the opposite direction that you would grate to avoid getting cut. I wouldn't buy any other graters other than Microplane.

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Gourmet Fine / Spice Grater is also sometimes listed under the following manufacturer numbers: 45004

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