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Old 06-02-2008, 09:31 PM   #1
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Food plane for Father's Day

My husband has asked for a food plane for Father's Day. An image search on google yielded nothing useful, so I'm not sure what I'm looking for. Could anyone direct me to a website that would fill in the blanks for me?

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Old 06-02-2008, 09:35 PM   #2
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What you are probably supposed to be looking for is a microplane grater. Google that. You'll come up with plenty of hits.
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I don't have a clue what a food plane is
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Old 06-02-2008, 09:39 PM   #4
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What you are probably supposed to be looking for is a microplane grater. Google that. You'll come up with plenty of hits.

Attention....attention please...there IS intelligent life here!!!!!!!


I've gotten bogged down with "plane" stuff and all I could think of was all different food placed in an airplane shape.
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Old 06-02-2008, 10:53 PM   #5
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Check out this link, Hovawart. You will see a variety of microplane graters. They are one of the most useful kitchen tools around. I wouldn't be without mine.
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Old 06-02-2008, 11:45 PM   #6
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It's got to be a MANDOLIN. Why don't you ask him, and impress him with what we've thought it is?
How does he cook? If he loves to slice things, I'll take bets, folks.
anyone in?
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Old 06-03-2008, 02:38 PM   #7
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Microplane universe!

OK, now I'm on to the right general concept, I have to choose from a dazzling array of microplanes. Any suggestions as to which one or ones would be the most useful?
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My microplane is long and thin with a handle. What other types of microplanes are you looking at?
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Old 06-03-2008, 03:02 PM   #9
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I have one like this. One handle with interchangeable grating surfaces.
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I'd recommend the wider microplane. Mine is 2 x 5 inches or so.
And keep that plastic cover; you can reverse it and slide it on
the underside of the microplane... voila! Instant "catcher" for the
grated goodies!
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