The Microplane Elite Series includes a transparent cover that doubles as a grating catch feature and measuring cup with a generous 1-cup capacity. Use the stainless steel Microplane® fine blade to create flavorful citrus zest without any of bitter white pith just under the fruit’s peel. It's stellar at grating aromatics, such as shallots, onions, garlic, and ginger into a fine paste that melts and blends instantly with other ingredients in a pan, as well as transforming Parmesan and other hard cheese into powdery mounds for garnishing pasta and other savory dishes.
Use a Zester Cheese Grater for:
Zest citrus at the perfect depth to only get the zest, and not the bitter white pith. It is a multi-purpose tool it is recommended for grating garlic, grating ginger, grating parmesan cheese. You can also use as a nutmeg Cheese Grater or gain the benefits of cinnamon by grating it on this tool. The made in USA blade has super sharp teeth to increase its efficiency. It does not rip or tear the food and prevents bruising.
Is there an attachment for this Cheese Grater?
The Elite Series curved shape makes using a food guard difficult, instead we recommend the Microplane cut resistant glove
How do you Zest:
If you are right-handed, hold the lemon (citrus) in your left hand with a side up as if it were the neck of a violin. Take the Microplane® Zester in your right hand and make sure the sharp edges of the cutter are aimed away from you toward the lemon. Make sure to lightly grip the smooth edges of the tool (thumb on one side, four fingers on the other). Now, stroke the Zester across the lemon as if you were playing the violin. The zest collects in the upper channel. Voila! Incredible fine shavings of zest--no more grated knuckles! For use with cheese, we suggest stretching it across the top of a bowl.
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