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Microplane 40020 Classic Zester Grater, Stainless Steel Blade

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For grating/zesting of chocolate, hard cheese, citrus zest, coconut, ginger and garlic. Perfect for garnish your favorite spaghetti and meatballs or a Caesar salad. Dishwasher safe.
SKU: 40964431
MFG: 40020
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This is the best grates even the hardest Cheese Reggiano as well as other hard cheeses into fine lacy wisps. Perfect for garnish your favorite spaghetti and meatballs or a Caesar salad. It’s also fantastic for effortless citrus zesting to add natural flavors to a lemon creme brulee or a basic vinaigrette.


  • Dimensions: 12" x 1-5/16" x 1"
  • Materials: Blade made of surgical grade stainless steel & Plastic handle
  • For grating/zesting of chocolate, hard cheese, citrus zest, coconut, ginger and garlic
  • Blade made in the USA
  • Sleeved

Suggested Uses:

  • Grates Parmesan cheese light and fluffy
  • Zests lemons and limes in seconds
  • Grates chocolate for baking and decorating
  • Pures garlic and ginger instantly
  • Shreds coconut for baking and decorating

How to Use:

If you are right-handed, hold the lemon (citrus) in your left hand with a side up as if it were the neck of a violin. Take the Microplane Zester in your right hand and make sure the sharp edges of the cutter are aimed away from you toward the lemon. Now, stroke the Zester across the lemon as if you were playing the violin. The zest collects in the upper channel. Voila! Incredible fine shavings of zest--no more grated knuckles

How to Care:

  • We recommend rinsing your grater in warm water immediately after each use
  • Remove trapped particles from the non-sharp side whenever possible
  • To remove trapped particles on the front, first soak the tool in warm water and then use a cleaning brush to stroke in the same direction as the teeth
  • Store with blade covered when not in use


MFR: 40020
SKU: 40964431
UPC: 098399400204
Brand: Microplane