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Microplane 40020 Classic Zester/Grater

Microplane 40020 Classic Zester/Grater
From Microplane

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Product Description

40020 features: -Heavy-duty, ergonomic black handle. -Surgical grade stainless steel blade. -Dishwasher safe/hand wash cover. -Made in the USA. -Use to zest citrus, grate hard cheeses and ginger. Product type: -Grater and zester. Finish: -Stainless steel/black. Base material: -Stainless steel. Handle material: -Plastic. Operation: -Manual. Food compatibility: -Fruit/cheese. Item type: -Handheld. Soft grip handle: -Yes. Dishwasher safe: -Yes. Dimensions: Overall height - top to bottom: -12". Overall width - side to side: -1.3125". Overall depth - front to back: -1". Overall product weight: -0.24 lbs.

Product Details

  • Amazon Sales Rank: #438 in Kitchen & Housewares
  • Color: Multi
  • Brand: Microplane
  • Model: 40020
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: 1.00" h x 1.31" w x 12.00" l, .20 pounds


  • Designed to extract the best flavor from your food
  • High-quality 18/8 stainless steel with grating edges that stay razor sharp
  • Excellent for hard cheeses, onions, citrus fruits, ginger and more
  • Blade measures 8-1/2-Inch long; ergonomic black plastic handle
  • Dishwasher safe; hand wash cover

Editorial Reviews
For fluffy, evenly sized cheese shreds, this is the perfect grater. Its design is based on that of a rasp, the small and efficient woodworking tool. The cutters are especially sharp, which guarantees easy grating. But this also means you'll need to exercise extra caution--no one likes grated knuckles. The large handle allows for a firm grip, and the completely flat grating surface makes it easy to move the cheese across the blades. Carrots, onions, and medium to firm cheeses all worked beautifully with this grater. It's also an excellent choice for larger strips of citrus zest or ginger. --Jill Lightner

Customer Reviews

Most helpful customer reviews

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful.
By Lban
Two Words: Absolutely Amazing

Just zested 13 lemons for limoncello. The first lemon I zested was with a veg peeler, next two with a sharp knife and the rest with the Microplane. I'll say the Microplane took as long as the first 3. On top of that, it feels like it wants to stop when it gets to the pith so you don't over cut into the fruit and get the bitter parts in your cooking.

I highly recommend this for any user whether you zest a couple lemons a year or a couple pounds a day.

I still have this and am very happy with it. Its also great for getting ultra fine ginger for dressing. Only con is that it may be a pain to wash/clean. Zest or fibers from fruit/veg get stuck and only come out with a brush, which the bristles get stuck sometimes while scrub in. Complaint is not enough to lower from a 5-star rating

0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
5No regrets.
By Andy
I bought this over a year ago. I user the plastic sheath for storage, wash and dry it immediately after use. This is frequently used in my kitchen and I am very happy with its performance.
software makers like Microsoft need to step up and take more responsibility for protecting older versions of their operating systems. If you use hard cheeses or zest fruit with cooking, this does the job without fail.

The construction is solid and the sharpness hasn't deteriorated.

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
5Love it!! It's grate!! : -)
By Health Foodie
Love it!! It's grate (misspelling intended)!!! :-) Soooo much better for grating ginger than the flat one with the holes in it! Very sharp and gets the job one very quickly! and very easy to clean, too! I love the protective sleeve as well. Recommended!!

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