Microplane Grater: A Guide For Home Chefs

Microplane Classic Series Zester

You might’ve heard of Microplane before but not sure what it is? Well, Microplane is popularized by the performance of its grater and is one of the best kitchen tools out there with extremely fine-cutting holes to produce almost powder-like results. Designed to help in preparation of a whole range of food, you wouldn’t believe that the Microplane started off from a woodshop.

It was in 1994 when a savvy Canadian cook picked up a new woodworking tool to try and use it to zest an orange in preparation of an orange cake recipe instead of using her dull grater. She was amazed by the results when she slid the orange across the tool with ease, speed and efficiency. Today, culinary professionals and savvy home cooks consider Microplane to be an essential kitchen tool for food preparation.

Why is microplane so sharp?


Most graters on the market use a stamped metal process. This results to having the teeth the same thickness as the rest of the blade. Microplane often refers to this as “dull”. Microplane sharpens the edge of the tooth on the grater with a process called photo-etching. This process results to a much sharper tooth, and long-lasting, ultra-sharp stainless steel blades, giving a more precise result with far less effort.

what makes microplane so sharp

How to use Microplane?


With a Microplane, shredding, grating and zesting is quick, and easy. Just slide the item back and fort along the steel shaft, shaving off tiny bits at a time. In the video, you’ll find a variety of ways to grate with a Microplane, both easing and enhancing the food preparation process.

 

 

Photo and content source: Microplane

Gourdo’s is a licensed distributor of Microplane in the Philippines.

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