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Old 08-18-2008, 02:37 PM   #31
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all i see are zesters ..... :(
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Old 08-18-2008, 02:59 PM   #32
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I got mine online somewhere. I think I just googled microplane and picked a cookware related site.
The hardware store by me did not have te kitchen/SS grade microplanes like Jeeks mentioned.
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Old 08-18-2008, 03:09 PM   #33
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Sometimes that's not small enough and it goes too deep, catching the pith. It's amazing how fresher the taste is without that bitter pith
I agree. The zester and the microplane have different uses for the peel. Sometimes you need the strips for looks rather than to flavor a dish. If you use a vegetable peeler you take a chance on getting the bitter white pith. I think the zester does a quicker, better job.
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Old 08-18-2008, 03:13 PM   #34
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I have 2 microplanes, one from OXO and the other I picked up at some discount store. Love both of them, but I'm not sure if they're food grade stainless or not.
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Old 08-18-2008, 04:56 PM   #35
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thank you everyone, but i think i'm gonna stick wtih myh potato peeler, and a light hand. i don't zest too much.
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Old 08-18-2008, 05:12 PM   #36
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Old 08-18-2008, 06:13 PM   #37
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Yeah, what a waste of posts

Dang it mostlywater, if you aren't going to buy a microplane or zester after this, I will!
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Old 08-18-2008, 07:03 PM   #38
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I would like one, but I'm 100% sure I'll get the wrong thing .... :(
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Old 08-18-2008, 07:45 PM   #39
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Ummmmmmmmm...not if you ask someone in the store. I am SURE, they can guide you in the right direction.

not to mention, a peel is just fundamentally incorrect for zesting. Sure, it can be done, but why not utilize a tool that makes life easier. Don't be a culinary Luddite, lol.
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Old 08-18-2008, 07:52 PM   #40
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You can't go online and search for microplane zester and purchase that or go into a store that sells kitchen tools and ask for a microplane zester?
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