Microplane Kitchen News
May 29, 2018
Dan Kluger’s Favorite Kitchen Tool Was Originally Used for Woodworking
The chef swears by his Microplane, even though the brand was none too happy when its tool first landed in kitchens
Chef Dan Kluger of New York’s Loring Place restaurant swears by his Microplane, the classic stainless steel grater/zester. You might be thinking, “I already have a grater and a zester — why do I need one of these?” The difference is durability, longevity, and versatility: The James Beard nominee and Jean-Georges protege says he uses it “for all cheeses, citrus zests, nutmeg, and even some bonito I bought back from Japan.”
Read the entire article here: Eater Article May 29, 2018
April 24, 2018
How to Clean your Microplane!
You've gotta love a Microplane. The simple, sleek grating tool is a much-beloved addition to any cook's arsenal. Indeed, when we've asked visiting chefs and culinary experts to list their most indispensable items, the humble Microplane always makes the cut.
Read the entire article here: Food and Wine - April 24, 2018
April 01, 2018
Microplane 3 in 1 Avocado Tool
A nifty kitchen gadget that has a straight edge with an exaggerated wide curve and rounded tip to effortlessly slice through the skin of the avocado cutting it in half. The durable steel blade is crafted with a slight bend to allow one to easily scoop the avocado pulp out of the skin. And there are 3 sharp prongs at the base of the tool which safely handle the tricky task of pitting the avocado...
Read the entire article here: Laurie's Kitchen Avocado Tool
March 31, 2018
From zest to juice, this is how to squeeze the most out of your oranges
Oranges are such a versatile citrus, kind of like the nose-to-tail equivalent for fruit. Start with one orange and you can use the peel for its zest or as a cocktail garnish and the flesh for its juice or segments — or a combination of some or all of these.
But how best to take advantage of such a multitasker?
Read the entire article here: WP-Voraciously-Oranges
March 01, 2018
Cooks Illustrated reviewed Ginger Graters in the Equipment Corner. They rounded up 10 grates, from different manufacturers, and grated 6 pounds of ginger!
Highly recommended: Microplane Home Series - Fine Blade
Recommended with reservations: Microplane Ginger Grater
Read the entire article here: Best Ginger Graters
February 19, 2018
Cooking Family Style
Making Healthy Meals at home can be fun for adults and kids with the right tools and ingredients.
February 12, 2018
"the magic of a Microplane is that it turns anything into fine pieces that can disappear into a sauce, preventing you from biting into a huge piece of garlic, or ginger in a dressing."
"Whenever I get a random craving for garlic bread, I grate some garlic into softened butter and schmear it on toast. If I have parsley, great. If I have cheese, that can be Microplaned too."
"If the only reason you buy a Microplane is to make garlic bread, I support you."
Read the full Article Here: https://www.bonappetit.com/story/just-buy-it-microplane-grater
February 07, 2018
"It wasn’t until I graduated college and started eating healthier that I discovered the beauty of a good microplane.
I had a cheap zester and would use it occasionally, but to be honest, I couldn’t really taste the “zest” very much and it was hard to use. But all that changed when I got a microplane for my birthday. Wow! I was impressed."
Read the full Article Here: http://bit.ly/2BhAqB3
January 28, 2018
#5 A zester is worth the space it takes up in the utensil drawer
“When life gives you lemons … zest them thoroughly and save it in the freezer,” Oliver once tweeted. “Never waste lemons, you guys!” The best way to get that zest, according to Oliver, is by using a fine grater (also known by its brand name, the Microplane). Unlike a box grater, writes Oliver, this handy gadget slices “instead of tearing or shredding, conserving the aroma and adding more flavor [to your food].” Use it to zest citrus fruit or to sprinkle Parmesan over pasta."
- quoted from Chatelaine Article Jan 28, 2018
Read full story here: http://bit.ly/2GC6NKN
December 04, 2017
Prep Schooled: Why sweat it out in the kitchen when these tools can free you up to mingle?
Microplane Zester! Garlic is the aromatic backbone of practically every savory Holiday dish- potatoes, bread, dips; Grate it directly into your pot and skip the hassle of mincing.
Time saved 3 minutes!