Microplane's hand-held, rasp-style zester/graters feature an ergonomic handle that's comfortable to hold and feels secure in the hand, even when wet. Non-slip rubber feet at the end of the blade add stability when grating vertically on a cutting board, counter, inside a plate, or bowl. High-performance Microplane graters feature an original and expertly crafted, etched stainless steel blade, which has razor-sharp edges that effortlessly cut through hard and soft foods without tearing or shredding. The highly versatile tool is ideal for quickly and easily creating flavorful zest from all types of citrus peel without lifting off the fruit's bitter pith. chefs and avid home cooks alike also reach for this tool to finely grate Parmesan and other hard cheeses, as well as garlic, shallots, ginger and chocolate for savory and sweet recipes.