Microplane grater

Microplane grater

The Microplane is a marvel of technology, function and clever marketing. What makes the Microplane so great? Hundreds of tiny razor blades are created through a chemical etching process. These little razors tend to slice, not rip or shread. This gadget made it into the kitchen after a short stint in the tool shed. Its original use was to shave wood (microPLANE, get it?).

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