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Old 01-06-2009, 08:16 PM   #11
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Those nasty hard callouses on your feet........
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Old 01-06-2009, 08:47 PM   #12
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I use mine for grating hard cheeses (parm, etc) or zesting an orange or lemon. Its also nice to add some grated chocolate to a dish. I love my microplane!
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Old 01-06-2009, 08:59 PM   #13
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I use mine for grating hard cheeses (parm, etc) or zesting an orange or lemon. Its also nice to add some grated chocolate to a dish. I love my microplane!
Oh, Toots. I forgot about those uses. I love my microplane for those uses, too.
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Old 01-06-2009, 09:19 PM   #14
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One of mine even has a food holder, which is great for smaller items like cheese ends, garlic, veggie scraps ... even chocolate and nuts!
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Old 01-07-2009, 03:34 AM   #15
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Lately my microplane has been good for taking off bits of my fingers... :(

My fault I know... usually it is zesting citrus, grating all manner of things, slicing as well, etc.
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Old 01-07-2009, 08:55 AM   #16
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Those nasty hard callouses on your feet........
Good one! LOL!
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Old 01-07-2009, 09:11 AM   #17
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A word to the wise... different micro plane formats do different things. I have one of those rotary hand crank jobs. Fine for cheese and spices.... BAD for garlic...some garlic goo gets stuck to the inside chamber and beyond that the wheel just spins over the garlic. The thing is also a hassle to clean.. hard to fit a toe in there either!

I would stick with the straight file shaped grater.
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Old 01-07-2009, 05:26 PM   #18
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Very true, I have four of them now... but no way I am letting the wife get her feet anywhere near any of them!!!! YICKKKKKKKKKKKKK
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Old 01-10-2009, 08:28 AM   #19
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I keep my parm. cheese and ginger in the freezer as I don't use it quickly enough and it spoils. I take it out of the freezer, micro off what I need and pop it back in the freezer. My son kept admiring mine so I bought him one for Christmas. That was so he didn't slip mine into his return luggage!
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Old 01-10-2009, 12:32 PM   #20
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I love my microplane! My favorite uses are for citrus zest, garlic, ginger and whole nutmegs
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