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 and ginger. All Microplane® 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.
In 1990 the original Microplane was invented merely as a new type of woodworking tool.
Four years on, a homemaker in Canada was making an Armenian orange cake. Out of frustration with her old grater, she picked up the woodworking tool, slid the orange across its blades and was amazed at how the zest fell from the surface like snowflakes. The Microplane grater then earned a permanent space in the kitchen.
Microplane as we now know it is a complete range of kitchen graters for every type of grating possible. Microplane graters' tiny razor-like edges are formed by a process called photo-etching in which holes are dissolved with a chemical, leaving edges that finely slice the food instead of tearing or shredding.
The Gourmet range is the perfect marriage of all-stainless paddle and comfortable handle. Features include wide blades and black plastic handles that provides strong grip and is easy to use. Models come with plastic covers to protect the blades during storage. Dishwasher safe.