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Old 09-28-2016, 01:38 PM   #21
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What is a "certified zester"? I have two different zesters made by Microplane. They work wonderfully.
Waiting for the answer... I like my Microplane fine grater for this too.
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Old 09-28-2016, 09:10 PM   #22
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I Googled "What is a "certified zester" and came upon this site which lists a brand of zester. However, when I went to click on other kitchen items, it wanted me to register. I have no idea why certain items are "certified" as this organization certifies chefs.


http://www.uschefassoc.com/Zester-Channel-Tool/
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Old 09-29-2016, 03:37 AM   #23
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Don't you just love websites that make you register, Caslon?

The zester on the right is the one I use for citrus, and for finely grated cheese; the one in the middle for a coarser cheese grate or grated garlic or onion:



I'm still trying to justify buying more of the Microplane graters just because they work so nice. :
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Old 09-29-2016, 09:47 AM   #24
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But that IS your justification... they work so nice
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Old 09-29-2016, 11:32 AM   #25
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But that IS your justification... they work so nice
Ditto here. As our hands seem to age faster than the rest of us, any tool that makes our job of cooking easier is enough justification.
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Old 09-29-2016, 11:34 AM   #26
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I understand that's how snails can carve away at plants as they have rasp-like mouth parts..........ok.......totally useless knowledge.......:) but you never know ......
Hey, that's a fact that I didn't know. I always thought they were just garden pests.
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Hey, that's a fact that I didn't know. I always thought they were just garden pests.
They're not pests. They're food for birds!
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Old 09-29-2016, 01:06 PM   #28
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Do cheese and vegetable graters get dull over time?

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They're not pests. They're food for birds!

And ground squirrels! (Which are also pests). I find empty snail shells daily. The only redeeming quality of these disgusting little rodents.

I have three microplane graters, think I may have purchased them from the original seller, Lee Valley. I probably use them daily.
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And ground squirrels! (Which are also pests). I find empty snail shells daily. The only redeeming quality of these disgusting little rodents.

I have three microplane graters, think I may have purchased them from the original seller, Lee Valley. I probably use them daily.
I think the slime trail they leave is disgusting. When I lived in Hawaii, I always went out with a salt shaker in my hand. A few times I got the salt box and covered the patio with it.
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Actually if you let them get big enough, lots of garlic, butter and country bread... YUM YUM YUM YUM....

and I forgot.... perriwinkles!
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