Not sure that I’ve posted about this before. Its one of those kitchen gadgets that I’m actually getting a lot of use out of, and didn’t think I would. I find myself not only using it for zesting lemons and limes, but also for garlic, nutmeg, ginger and cinnamon sticks.
What Is It?
Basically, its handheld grater. The one I have is the zester, and I use it for all the things I mentioned above. They have various others like the medium grater and the coarse grater, but this one pretty much fills the need for what I use it for.
Why I Like It
– Its narrow and fits in drawers very easily
– Durable and stays sharp (I’ve been using this one for well over a year)
– Makes a nice fine zest
– Easy to hold
– Long enough to fit over various sizes of bowls and pots
They seem a bit pricey ($17.00 – $22.00) but they are well worth it in my opinion.
I hate breaking out a box grater whenever I need to do a little bit of something. I’ve grated my knuckles way too many times!
QUESTION! Do you have a microplane? If not, what’s your favorite small kitchen gadget?