What is a microplane? Edie N.
A microplane is a very handy kitchen device that takes up almost no space in your gadget drawer. Used for grating lemon, tangerine or orange peels, hard cheeses and garlic, it produces delicate shavings (called zest) with little chance of injuring yourself. The microplane started out as a woodworking tool, but cooks quickly realized how useful it could be in the kitchen.
|To Grate Lemon Peel, Push Lemon up the Microplane to Create Zest|
|Underside of Microplane to Show Lemon Zest|
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