Microplane 46220 Premium Zester/Grater, Turquoise

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  1. heidicookssuppe
    "A Microplane zester/grater is a kitchen must!"
    Pros - Grates parmesan so it's fluffy rather than grainy; zests a lemon very easily
    Cons - none
    I have four Microplanes in my knife drawer: two zester/graters, one ribbon grater, and one spice grater.  Mine all date back to the "classic series," meaning they have the black plastic handle -- which was the only thing available back then.  It looks from the pictures on their website that the only change is a fancier handle.

    I was never able to successfully zest a lemon until I got my first Microplane.  Zesting is now a breeze.  No matter how hard a nicely aged chunk of parmigiano reggiano stravecchio is, the grater tackles it with ease,  It grates fresh ginger like a champ.  

    Mine have gone through the dishwasher many times and suffered no ill effects.  The remain shiny and sharp.