Microplane Premium Classic Zester/Grater

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$15.99
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What sharp teeth it has.

We use rasp-style graters to zest citrus fruits and grate hard cheeses, ginger, shallots, garlic, nutmeg, and more. The ideal rasp-style grater would make delicate shreds from a range of foods and would grate said foods evenly. 

Microplane Premium Classic Zester/Grater

WINNER - RECOMMENDED

This Microplane grabbed the top spot thanks to its great performance and its soft, grippy rubber handle that was slightly more comfortable and secure than that of our old winner. Otherwise, their grating surfaces are identical, so they both shredded cheese, zested lemons, and grated nutmeg, garlic, and ginger with ease. The Premium Classic came sharp, stayed sharp, and looked as good as new after testing. We do wish it had a wider surface so it didn’t form a trench in our cheese while grating, but it’s still the best option out there.


We maintain strict objectivity in all testing.*
SPEED ★★★
EASE OF USE ★★½
GRATING ★★½
COMFORT ★★★
DURABILITY ★★★
KEY: GOOD ★★★   FAIR ★★   POOR ★
The Microplane Premium Classic Zester/Grater in turquoiseThe Microplane Premium Classic Zester/Grater in turquoise
Details

Cutting Edge Dimensions: 7.25 x 1 in
Average Hole Size: 3.25 sq mm
Item Number: ATKMIC
Item Weight: 3.8 ounce


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How We Tested Rasp-Style Graters

We tested eight rasp-style graters, priced from $9.99 to $28.00, with testers of varying hand sizes and skill levels. The ideal tool would make delicate shreds from a range of foods and would grate said foods evenly. The Microplane Classic Zester/Grater has been our longtime favorite, and while it makes perfect shreds, its narrow (1-inch) grating surface often carves into cheese, leaving behind a trench. This isn’t a deal breaker, but since we last tested, Microplane and other manufacturers have come out with new options, some with wider grating surfaces.


Winning Traits

  • Medium-size, U-shaped grating teeth
  • Grating teeth arranged in a staggered formation
  • Comfortable rounded, grippy handle
  • Fast and efficient grating
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