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 www.microplaneintl.com.