There are absolutely delicious dishes that are very easy to prepare. They are those dishes that solve an impromptu meal or when you don't have much time. At home, one of these staples is arugula salad with Parmesan. It is a dish that we love well seasoned.

Today, while I was preparing it, the idea came to me to tell you about the grater that we always use at home, the Microplane Zester grater . Does a simple grater deserve a whole post? This one yes! It is the best grater in the world (so they told me, and so I have confirmed). Without a doubt, he deserves to be told about his virtues.

What surprises the most and for which it receives the most good reviews is for getting a very fine zest of hard foods without having to make the slightest effort. Almost without exerting pressure, a scratch that looks like cotton falls. That is why it is ideal for hard cheeses such as Parmesan, citrus, chocolate, spices and vegetables such as garlic and onion.

You'll get an idea of ​​how well it works just by watching the beginning of this video:

Thanks to its excellent cut, it has become the worldwide market benchmark for graters of its kind. The most curious thing is how this grater was developed: it was not so long ago, in 1994, when the wife of a carpenter used one of her husband's favorite tools to grate the orange that she wanted to grate for the cake she was preparing (she was already fed up with it). that the graters he had tried so far did not work well for him). Her jaw dropped as the zest fell effortlessly in flakes of snow, and a grater in the same style was developed.

Another thing that I love is that the blade has small side walls at the bottom, which helps the zest not fall off. It works great for me when I'm grating citrus fruits or spices from which you get a small amount of zest, because that way I keep it on top of the grater to then deposit it wherever I'm interested. You only have to grate through the upper part of the food, with the grater inverted, as you can see in the photo.

(Left) Zester grater laid flat so zest falls side down; (right) placed upside down to retain the zest on the same grater.

Another feature of the Zester is its very long blade. It measures 32cm long including the handle, ergonomic and soft, very pleasant to the touch. Being made of stainless steel, you can wash it in the dishwasher.

While writing the article, I have consulted the opinions that our customers have left on the product page. I see that I am not the only one who is totally in love with this grater, because all the opinions speak wonderfully of it. I encourage you to see them ( here ), the truth is that I smile when I read them. In addition, you will also see that the grater has a very affordable price, and that it will also be amply compensated with the good results it will provide you.

You may also be interested to know that we now have a mini version of the same grater, ideal for spices such as cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, chili or for garlic or nuts. And if you are afraid of cutting yourself, you will also find the Microplane glove, resistant to cuts, ideal for cutting with a knife or grating.

Spice grater (left) and Microplane cutting glove

Also tell you that the Microplane Zester is Microplane's most famous grater, but it has other graters designed for other uses and preferences. If you want to see them, you can find them at this link .

The graters to obtain zests of different thicknesses (upper photos), and the electric grinders to grate cheese and to grate spices (bottom photos).

Claudia Ferrer


María José perez perez said:

Llevo tiempo viendo vídeos de buenos cocineros que usas este rallador,no sabia quien lo fabricaba.Gracias por vtra.informacion.Quisiera saber cuanto vale.Gracias.Un saludo.

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