Microplane professional extra coarse grater

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9 Responses to “Microplane professional extra coarse grater”

  1. retchdog says:

    their star grater (also called a parmesan grater, but not the rotary one) is good for quickly reducing ginger and garlic to nearly-paste. i broke down about a pound of ginger in under a minute to make ginger ale. it doesn’t have their proprietary rasp-like blades, but the ergonomics are still good.

    btw, make sure to get the professional version if you do buy a microplane product. unfortunately, the home version (plastic frame) is junk.

  2. bcsizemo says:

    The Kitchen Aid box grater that is mentioned is excellent.

    http://www.amazon.com/Kitchenaid-Gourmet-Box-Grater-Black/dp/B005CN5JEM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1366156892&sr=8-1&keywords=kitchenaid+box+grater

    I’ve had one for years and it is by far one of the best box style graters I’ve ever owned.  Plus grating into a container that fits the grater is really nice.  Sure clean up is a bit of a pain, but I usually soak it some, rinse it, and toss it into the dishwasher.

  3. ryuthrowsstuff says:

    I still get a kick out of  the fact that Microplane’s original “zester-grater” model was intended to be a hack saw mounted replacement for wood working rasps. 

  4. RitaMarieM says:

    I’ve owned one of these for a couple of years. The rubber on the top finally tore and came off but it doesn’t slip that much so I haven’t noticed a problem. Cheese gets stuck in the cracks along the sides but a safety pin will get most of it out once it’s dried. And it’s nowhere near the knuckle-slicing sharpness it had fresh out of the box, but it still grates cheese and that’s all that matters.

  5. timquinn says:

    I keep a couple of their woodworking rasps around. They are limited but the only thing for certain situations. They stay nice and sharp for a long time. I use the blade without the plastic handle. It works best on a pull stroke (held backward) and does a nice job in tough grain or working where your approach is limited such as in a hole. They leave a nice surface that is cut, not sanded, though it does have a little texture.

  6. I guess the vintage grater I picked up at a yard sale a few years ago is an extra-EXTRA-coarse grater.  Rather than the five holes per row shown on the Microplane model, the vintage one has alternating rows of three and four holes, each a full half-inch wide.  Really useful on occasion.

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