I’m a big fan of Microplanes as are many professional chefs. They’ve brought out a new Master series with an attractive wooden handle featuring 6 different types of grating; from a zester, a fine blade, a coarse blade, a ribbon grater, an extra coarse blade and a large shaver. I’ve also got a cut-resistant glove which I’ll use with a mandolin for those fiddly last bits where you can cut your fingers.
If I had to choose only two, it would be the zester and the extra coarse blade. Amazingly, these are the two microplanes offered in a gift set which you can win by:
- Going to my Instagram account @msmarmitelover,
- Following me,
- Liking the post
- Tagging a friend who may also be interested in my account and the Microplanes.
- (This is not a paid post, although the Microplane set was gifted to me, I’m just a fan who has asked the company if we can do a competition for my readers.)
The Microplane zester is great for citrus, garlic, nutmeg, and ginger. In fact with ginger I keep the rhizomes in the freezer and grate from frozen straight into the dish I’m cooking. For citrus, I’ve got into the habit of never wasting the zest if I can possibly help it. Use zest and juice for extra citrussy-ness (ok not probably a word).
It’s less of a pfaff than using a garlic crusher and easier to clean.
Obviously with these rustic vibe wooden handles, it’s best not to put them in dishwasher. But they suit my kitchen and my style.
End date 5th October 6pm GMT.