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Old 07-27-2007, 10:56 PM   #1
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What's your favorite microplane?

I'm looking to buy myself a new kitchen tool. This time it a microplane grater.

You know, the long thin kind that GREAT for zesting, ginger etc.

For those of you that use them which brand did you buy.
What do you like or not like about it.

And....does size matter?

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Old 07-27-2007, 11:02 PM   #2
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The answer is "I don't know" to most of your questions but I prefer the kind with a handle and a guard. They are all basically the same I do believe.
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Old 07-28-2007, 10:37 AM   #3
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I bought the Microplane brand; I think they're a little sturdier than the others. I got the one that's about 7 " long and an inch wide.
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Old 07-28-2007, 10:42 AM   #4
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I have several and don't recall what brand they are. Don't think the name is even marked on them anywhere either. One of the 12-inch ones has a FINE grating surface. Another one, the same size, has half that is FINE and the other half about twice as large. I also have a microplane box grater I really like.

They all get used on a regular basis and the surfaces used depends on the required task.
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Old 07-28-2007, 11:01 AM   #5
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I have the Microplane with handle. I have found that, if I use it with the rolled side up and the fruit in my left hand, I don't have the mess, and it is easier to clean. It seems awkward at first, but it works for me.
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Old 07-28-2007, 11:10 AM   #6
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i'm the world's worst "zester," so, i NEED to invest in one of these.
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Old 07-28-2007, 11:37 AM   #7
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I have one with a handle and two interchangeable 'blades'
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Old 07-28-2007, 11:48 AM   #8
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Okay, thanks for the feedback. I'll see what looks and feels good and get one or maybe two.

Off to my favorite kitchen store
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Old 07-28-2007, 12:29 PM   #9
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I just got one at William Sonoma when they first came out on the market. It still works great!
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Old 08-03-2007, 01:20 AM   #10
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I bought the Microplane brand; I think they're a little sturdier than the others. I got the one that's about 7 " long and an inch wide.

I think that's the length of mine. They now come with a slide-on cover to help protect your hands and fingers when not in use.
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