The Microplane Classic Series Zester offers surgical grade stainless steel to zest only the best part of the citrus fruit and leaves the bitter pith behind. The classic zester is also ideal for nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, garlic, and more.
Microplane's graters are revolutionizing food preparation with innovative designs and superior grating blades. You’ll find the Classic series is at the heart of where Microplane’s kitchen transformation got started, inspired by woodworking tools!
Microplane’s Classic Zester is perfect for zesting citrus fruits, such as oranges, lemons, limes or grapefruit. This essential kitchen tool also excels at grating hard cheese, nutmeg, ginger and garlic, as well as other spices. The Microplane zester is made in the USA; this surgical grade 18/8 stainless steel blade has razor sharp edges design to last while offering a large grating area and non-clogging teeth. The reusable cover keeps the blade, and you, protected when not in use. This grater is safe for washing in the dishwasher, while the included cover is hand-washable only.
Instrumental in easy zesting - sensible instructions from Microplane:
Hold the fruit in your off-hand (ie, left if you are right handed), with the side up as you might hold the neck of a violin. Hold the zester in your right hand (or left if you’re left-handed) -- keep the sharp edges pointed away from you and facing the fruit. Stroke the zester across the flesh of the fruit like a bow across a violin. Fine shavings of zest gather in the upper channel while the whole process leaves your knuckles undamaged!