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Food Graters & Zesters
Kit out your kitchen with OnBuy’s selection of zesters, cheese graters, and microplanes to get the perfectly grated and zested ingredients. Make dishes come alive with citrus zest, get the perfect melty layer of cheese on your lasagne, and add a fancy sprinkle of chocolate shavings to your hot chocolate.
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About Food Graters & Zesters
A grater is a kitchen essential that’s often overlooked, but very obvious in its absence when needed. The box grater is a versatile go-to in many kitchens, offering multiple blade grades for all kinds of ingredients. But while the names grater or zester may suggest only a small amount of uses between zesting citrus or grating cheese, wait until you meet a microplane.
How To Choose The Perfect Grater For You
No matter what you are grating or zesting, not all graters are made equal.
The blades can wear down over time. You want sharp notches that won’t tear or shred the ingredient and asks for minimal effort on your part. The angle and grade of blades are both things to consider, as are additional features that might make a grater mess-free or safer. We’ve all grated the odd finger. For extra safety, you can pick up round rotary graters which makes grating your ingredients extra easy.
Two or three grades of grater are all you need. A coarse grater is good for cheese and hard veggies like carrots whereas a finer zester will take the top layer of flavourful citrus peel and can also be used for chomping through fibrous aromatics like ginger, or mincing garlic. Grating chillies is also a great way to add a subtle hint of heat to a dish whilst side-stepping unexpected chunks.
What Was That About Microplanes?
Microplanes are essentially longer, flatter, sharper graters. They are perfectly equipped to handle things like garlic or ginger. Instead of spending time trying to chop and mince these things to perfectly small pieces, a microplane grater will do all the work for you! All you have to do is a few passes of the garlic or ginger against the plane, and you’ll have perfectly minced garlic or freshly ground ginger in a fraction of the time.
The best microplane will allow you to zest citrus and grate cheese, of course, but you can also shave cold chocolate or make a fresh ground powder out of cinnamon or nutmeg for a delightful dessert topping.
Additionally, the best microplane zester will give perfect citrus zest without digging into the fruit’s bitter skin - giving you perfect shavings for dinners and desserts. And a top tip: a lesser-known use of microplanes is using it to remove burnt edges of bread and cookies as well!