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Are all microplanes the same?

snax | Jul 26, 2009 03:56 AM

I’ve read on here that some people think that their microplane is one of the best gadgets they have in the kitchen and that some people own several. I’ve only ever used a box grater mostly just for cheese and carrots but grating ginger on it is driving me wild. I find that the grater clogs up and as a result after I’ve finished grating I have to use a knife to scrape away everything between the holes and use that in my cooking. So I end up with all the woody fibres in my food. Is there a microplane that is ideal for doing this job? Other items I find hard to zest/grate are lemon and limes, and nutmeg. Is there a one size fits all microplane or do they all have a different pourpose?

Some insight into shapes, sizes, materials, brands etc would be very helpful.

Cheers :-)

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