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Editor's pick: Microplane Rotary Grater

Ever wish you had an all-in-one tool that could grate cheese, grind nuts and spin out delicate chocolate slivers? Look no further than Microplane’s hand-held Rotary Grater. Two different sized graters shred, grind and shave with a quick twist of the wrist.

Use the fine grater to shave chocolate slivers into decadent drinks, or grind hard spices such as nutmeg into mashed potatoes for added flavour. Create a chunky pistachio crust for salmon using the coarse grater, or keep it close at hand for topping pasta with freshly shaved Parmesan.

The hand crank is easy to dismantle and great for both left- and right-handed people. Plus, it pops in the dishwasher for a no-fuss clean up. Available in red or black, $45. For ordering information, call 416/487-9232 or visit