Microplane epitomises quality kitchen tools of the finest standard. Its products have revolutionised the way chefs and home cooks approach their ingredients. Using cutting edge technology, its kitchen tools possess a world-beating sharpness.
Microplane’s Graters and Zesters embody versatility, capable of creating smooth, hearty shavings of hard cheese, delicate ribbons of soft vegetables, fine dustings of spices, and so much more.
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Microplane Graters and Zesters
Born out of Grace Manufacturing Inc., Microplane has captivated kitchens since the 1990s. Microplane’s rapid rise in popularity saw its products leave the shores of the United States and travel to Europe and the rest of the world. While you won’t be able to find a Microplane UK store, you can still purchase its master-crafted products here, at CLNRY.
Grater & Zester series by Microplane
Microplane’s Grater and Zester series is where you’ll find all the kitchen tools that turned the company into a global phenomenon. As its flagship products, Microplane’s graters and zesters possess immense sharpness and durability. The selection of graters and zesters comprise products designed to cater for a range of purposes; the extra course graters are for finer results, the ribbon graters produce elegant, firm ribbons, and the zesters are ideal for spices and citrus fruit and a must-have for any keen baker.
Microplane’s graters and zesters are available in a variety of styles. Its range of kitchen tools includes the Microplane Gourmet Series, the Microplane Professional Series, the Microplane Master Series, and the Microplane Premium Classic Series.
Microplane Gourmet Series
A Microplane Gourmet Series Grater guarantees precision and durability. The surgical-grade, stainless-steel blades work effortlessly through a variety of ingredients. The soft-touch ergonomic handle provides control, with the non-slip rubber base offering reliable stability.
The Microplane Gourmet Grater set you can find at CLNRY includes: Microplane Gourmet Coarse Grater Black, Microplane Gourmet Extra Coarse Grater Black, Microplane Gourmet Shaver Black, and Microplane Gourmet Ribbon Grater Black.
Microplane Professional Series
Microplane Professional Series Graters possess immense sharpness, combined with a sleek, stylish finish. The Professional Series Graters feature razor-sharp, stainless-steel blades, laser welded for long-lasting results. The ergonomic, hook-ended steel handle produces a clean look and comfort in hand. A Microplane Professional Grater is popular in both professional and home kitchen environments.
The Microplane Professional Grater set you can find at CLNRY includes: Microplane Professional Coarse Grater and Microplane Professional Fine Grater.
Microplane Master Series
A Microplane Grater Master Series offers unrivalled performance, elegantly finished with a walnut handle from Kentucky, USA. The handle provides grip and comfort from one end, with the non-slip rubber base providing stability at the other. Microplane Master Series Graters make light work of the toughest foods, using ultra-sharp stainless-steel blades to produce clinical results.
The Microplane Master Grater set you can find at CLNRY includes: Microplane Master Coarse Grater, Microplane Master Extra Coarse Grater, Microplane Master Fine Grater, Microplane Master Ribbon Grater and Microplane Master Zester.
Microplane Premium Classic Series
A Microplane Premium Classic Series Grater takes you back to the very beginning of Microplane tools. The original, long, rectangular shape gives you the feeling of a woodworker-turned-chef through the traditional Microplane performance. The stainless-steel blades are photo-etched using Microplane’s patented technology, possessing the ability to tackle all hard foods. The Graters feature a soft-touch, ergonomic handle with a rubber foot to prevent slipping.
The Microplane Premium Classic Grater set you can find at CLNRY includes: Microplane Premium Classic Zester Black and Microplane Premium Classic Spice Grater Black.
Different types of graters
Regardless of whether you’re looking to upgrade a current grater or improve your kitchen arsenal with a different kind of grater, Microplane has plenty of options to choose from. The Microplane grater set includes tools capable of producing varying grades of coarseness and styles of food gratings.
Microplane Fine Graters
The Microplane Fine Grater is ideal for use on hard cheeses, chocolate, and spices, yielding immensely fine gratings that maintain their shape. Using hundreds of small, ultra-sharp, stainless-steel blades a Microplane Fine Grater cuts food without tearing, ripping or shredding. The Microplane Fine Grater is available in the Microplane Gourmet Series, the Microplane Professional Series and the Microplane Master Series.
Microplane Coarse Graters
The Microplane Coarse Grater is perfect for grating hard cheeses, carrots, ginger, and garlic. Using hundreds of small, ultra-sharp, stainless-steel blades the Microplane Coarse Grater cuts food without tearing, ripping or shredding. The Microplane Coarse Grater is available in the Microplane Gourmet Series, the Microplane Professional Series and the Microplane Master Series.
Microplane Extra Coarse Graters
The Microplane Extra Coarse Grater works best on hard-medium cheeses, potatoes, apples, cabbages and other soft vegetables. Using 45, ultra-sharp, stainless-steel blades the Microplane Extra Coarse Grater cuts food without tearing, ripping or shredding. The Microplane Extra Coarse Grater is available in the Microplane Gourmet Series and the Microplane Master Series.
Microplane Spice Grater
The Microplane Spice Grater performs best on hard spices such as nutmeg and cinnamon. The cylindrical, rasp-style design finely grates using hundreds of razor-sharp, stainless-steel blades crafted by Microplane’s patented photo-etching technology. The Microplane Spice Grater is available in the Microplane Premium Classic Series.
Microplane Ribbon Graters
The Microplane Ribbon Grater is the essential tool for grating all kinds of cheeses, carrots, courgettes, and other vegetables for classic coleslaws and vegetable salads. The ultra-sharp, stainless-steel blades of the Microplane Ribbon Grater slice both ways, maximising quality and speed. The Microplane Ribbon Grater is available in the Microplane Gourmet Series and the Microplane Master Series.
The Microplane Shaver is most effective on hard cheeses, chocolate, truffles, and butter. Using six, large, razor-sharp blades, the Microplane Shaver works effortlessly through a variety of ingredients to produce delicate gratings. The Microplane Shaver is available in the Microplane Gourmet Series.
Microplane Elite Box Grater
The Microplane Elite Box Grater packages some of Microplane’s most popular graters all in one place. The Elite Microplane Box Grater features four sides with five varieties of Microplane’s razor-sharp, stainless-steel blades, including fine, coarse, ultra-coarse, ribbon and shaver. The Elite Microplane Box Grater epitomises versatility, capable of working on multiple kinds of cheeses, vegetables, citrus fruit, chocolate, and so much more.
The Microplane Zester is the must-have kitchen tool for zesting citrus fruit and finely grating spices. Using hundreds of ultra-sharp, stainless-steel blades, the Microplane Zester cuts through food without tearing, ripping or shredding. The Microplane Zester is available as the Microplane Master Series Zester or the Microplane Professional Classic Series Zester.
Microplane Cut Resistant Glove
The Microplane Cut Resistant Glove provides optimal safety when using Microplane products.
Due to the immense sharpness of Microplane’s photo-etched, steel blades, it is paramount that caution is taken while using its graters and zesters. The Microplane Cut Resistant Glove is made of glass fibre and reinforced by nylon to offer protection and give you the confidence to grate away stress-free.
The Microplane Cut Resistant Glove can be worn on either hand, is a one-size-fits-all, wire-free knit glove that can be washed in the washing machine.
How to care for your Microplane graters & zesters
To keep your Microplane products in the best possible condition, we have answered some frequently asked questions about Microplane care – see below.
Can Microplane’s products go in the dishwasher?
Most, but not all of Microplane’s products are suitable for the dishwasher. All products of the Microplane Master Series must be washed by hand to avoid deterioration of the walnut wooden handle. Additionally, the Microplane Cut Resistant Glove is only suitable for hand washing or the washing machine. All of Microplane’s other products available at CLNRY can be washed in the dishwasher.
How do I clean my Microplane products?
While the dishwasher can be used on many of Microplane’s products, it is advisable to rinse your Microplane tools in warm water immediately after use to help get rid of any trapped food. Once you’ve soaked the tools, brush off any remaining bits of food with a cleaning brush, ensuring that you stroke in the same direction as the teeth. By washing your Microplane products by hand, you are preventing the ultra-sharp teeth from suffering any damage in the dishwasher.
How do I keep my Microplane products sharp?
To ensure your Microplane Grater/Zester’s teeth remain as sharp as possible, use the cover that comes with your Microplane Grater/Zester once you have finished using it and clean by hand, rather than use the dishwasher.
If you are concerned that your Microplane kitchen tool has gone dull, it may be that the teeth have bent inwards, rather than lost their sharpness. The razor-sharp teeth on Microplane’s products stick outwards which is how they grip onto food and grate. If you are experiencing this issue, you can go through each hole individually and carefully bend the teeth back to their rightful position – do this with extreme caution and never use your fingers on the teeth.
When should I replace my Microplane?
Microplane Graters and Zesters last a very long time due to their impressive durability. In professional kitchens, where a Microplane kitchen tool is used regularly on a daily basis, it is advised that your Microplane product is replaced annually to ensure maximum performance. For a home cook using a Microplane kitchen tool on a more casual basis, it is advised that your Microplane product is replaced every five years.
From Hardware to Cookware
Microplane sits at the forefront of razor-sharp kitchen products. But, despite its remarkable success, Microplane was, in fact, never designed for the kitchen at all.
Back in 1985, Grace Manufacturing Inc. was producing printer parts using chemical photo-etching technology. The process involves placing a layer of film over a sheet of metal and exposing an image (a blade, for example) on the film. The film is then sprayed with a chemical compound that dissolves everything around the image. What remains is punched out of the sheet of metal. The result is extremely sharp objects.
The Grace family became inspired by the frequency of cuts employees were receiving while producing the printer parts. While this may sound slightly barbaric, the inspiration transformed into an idea that the process of photo-etching could be used for a different purpose.
The idea came to fruition and took the form of a long, narrow, rasp-style tool, featuring hundreds of tiny, razor-sharp, stainless-steel blades. This became the first Microplane product. But rather than finding its way into the kitchen cupboard, it headed for the woodworking workshop.
The Microplane woodworking tool was effective at its purpose, but the sales were far from impressive. This was, until, in 1994, the co-owner of a woodworking catalogue in Canada, with a passion for the orange cake, got so fed up of her lacklustre zester that she reached for her husband’s Microplane. Shocked at the effortless, efficient work of the Microplane on an orange, Mrs Lorraine Lee and her husband, Leonard Lee, began listing the Microplane as a kitchen tool in their catalogue and the rest, as they say, is history.
Now, Microplane designs and crafts over 40 kitchen tools in its home in Arkansas, USA. And you can find the very best of them here, at CLNRY.