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  1. #1
    Nunya Bidnits Guest

    Default Microplanes

    As many gadgets as I have, I did not own any Microplane products. I guess I
    reacted to the heavy hype and figured nothing could be that wonderful about
    a simple grater.

    But eventually I got tired of the sometimes unsatisfactory results I was
    getting with the usual box and hand graters and zesters, and planned to pick
    one up to check it out. After all they must have something going on to be
    able to patent something like a grater, right?

    Then I saw where an upscale hardware store down the road put out a web deal
    which was 15 bucks off a 30 dollar or more purchase. I love a bargain and I
    recalled seeing a good selection of Microplanes there, so I printed it out
    and ran right on down there.

    These things are... great! (sorry) I bought a zester, medium ribbon grater,
    and coarse grater. What a difference. They do a great job, especially the
    zester and ribbon grater. Even a room temperature piece of cheese was no
    problem for the ribbon grater. Microplanes really are as good as advertised.
    I will soon be expanding my collection of these nice tools.

    http://us.microplane.com/

    MartyB



  2. #2
    I'm back on the laptop Guest

    Default Re: Microplanes

    "Nunya Bidnits" <[email protected]> wrote in
    news:je5ngr$qv4$[email protected]:


    >
    > These things are... great! (sorry) I bought a zester, medium ribbon
    > grater, and coarse grater. What a difference. They do a great job,
    > especially the zester and ribbon grater. Even a room temperature piece
    > of cheese was no problem for the ribbon grater. Microplanes really are
    > as good as advertised. I will soon be expanding my collection of these
    > nice tools.
    >
    > http://us.microplane.com/
    >
    > MartyB
    >
    >
    >



    I've had m'planes for awhile now, and will never go back to the old style
    graters!!

    I have 3, and got mine here..........

    http://www.petersofkensington.com.au...hresults.aspx?
    search=microplanes&_view=80




    Peter
    Tasmania
    Australia

  3. #3
    ItsJoanNotJoann Guest

    Default Re: Microplanes

    On Jan 5, 8:49*pm, "Nunya Bidnits" <nunyabidn...@eternal-
    september.invalid> wrote:
    >
    > As many gadgets as I have, I did not own any Microplane products. I guessI
    > reacted to the heavy hype and figured nothing could be that wonderful about
    > a simple grater.
    >
    > These things are... great! (sorry) I bought a zester, medium ribbon grater,
    > and coarse grater. What a difference. They do a great job, especially the
    > zester and ribbon grater. Even a room temperature piece of cheese was no
    > problem for the ribbon grater. Microplanes really are as good as advertised.
    > I will soon be expanding my collection of these nice tools.
    >
    > http://us.microplane.com/
    >
    > MartyB


    >
    >

    I've got the red handled one in this photo. Love it!

    http://us.microplane.com/images/view.aspx?productId=158

  4. #4
    gloria p Guest

    Default Re: Microplanes

    On 1/5/2012 7:49 PM, Nunya Bidnits wrote:

    >
    > These things are... great! (sorry) I bought a zester, medium ribbon grater,
    > and coarse grater. What a difference. They do a great job, especially the
    > zester and ribbon grater. Even a room temperature piece of cheese was no
    > problem for the ribbon grater. Microplanes really are as good as advertised.
    > I will soon be expanding my collection of these nice tools.
    >
    > http://us.microplane.com/
    >




    I love mine but you have to be careful, they are REALLY sharp. I am
    much more careful since removing fingernail tips and knuckle skin.

    gloria p

  5. #5
    Nunya Bidnits Guest

    Default Re: Microplanes

    gloria p <[email protected]> wrote:
    > On 1/5/2012 7:49 PM, Nunya Bidnits wrote:
    >
    >>
    >> These things are... great! (sorry) I bought a zester, medium ribbon
    >> grater, and coarse grater. What a difference. They do a great job,
    >> especially the zester and ribbon grater. Even a room temperature
    >> piece of cheese was no problem for the ribbon grater. Microplanes
    >> really are as good as advertised. I will soon be expanding my
    >> collection of these nice tools. http://us.microplane.com/
    >>

    >
    >
    >
    > I love mine but you have to be careful, they are REALLY sharp. I am
    > much more careful since removing fingernail tips and knuckle skin.
    >
    > gloria p


    Yeah, I've been wary of that. It's not like a mandoline where you have the
    option of using the hand guard to hold the food. I never thought of using
    them to trim fingernails!

    MartyB



  6. #6
    S Viemeister Guest

    Default Re: Microplanes

    On 1/9/2012 3:57 PM, Nunya Bidnits wrote:

    > Yeah, I've been wary of that. It's not like a mandoline where you have the
    > option of using the hand guard to hold the food. I never thought of using
    > them to trim fingernails!
    >


    I have a guard thing for my microplanes - it's a bit like the guard for
    a mandoline.

  7. #7
    Nunya Bidnits Guest

    Default Re: Microplanes

    S Viemeister <firstname@l[email protected]> wrote:
    > On 1/9/2012 3:57 PM, Nunya Bidnits wrote:
    >
    >> Yeah, I've been wary of that. It's not like a mandoline where you
    >> have the option of using the hand guard to hold the food. I never
    >> thought of using them to trim fingernails!
    >>

    >
    > I have a guard thing for my microplanes - it's a bit like the guard
    > for a mandoline.


    Who makes it and where did you get it? I can't really picture such a thing
    which is small and agile enough to use to grate garlic, for example.

    MartyB



  8. #8
    merryb Guest

    Default Re: Microplanes

    On Jan 9, 3:06*pm, "Nunya Bidnits" <nunyabidn...@eternal-
    september.invalid> wrote:
    > S Viemeister <firstn...@lastname.oc.ku> wrote:
    > > On 1/9/2012 3:57 PM, Nunya Bidnits wrote:

    >
    > >> Yeah, I've been wary of that. It's not like a mandoline where you
    > >> have the option of using the hand guard to hold the food. I never
    > >> thought of using them to trim fingernails!

    >
    > > I have a guard thing for my microplanes - it's a bit like the guard
    > > for a mandoline.

    >
    > Who makes it and where did you get it? I can't really picture such a thing
    > which is small and agile enough to use to grate garlic, for example.
    >
    > MartyB


    Maybe a thimble or 2?

  9. #9
    S Viemeister Guest

    Default Re: Microplanes

    On 1/9/2012 6:06 PM, Nunya Bidnits wrote:
    > S Viemeister<[email protected]> wrote:
    >> On 1/9/2012 3:57 PM, Nunya Bidnits wrote:
    >>
    >>> Yeah, I've been wary of that. It's not like a mandoline where you
    >>> have the option of using the hand guard to hold the food. I never
    >>> thought of using them to trim fingernails!
    >>>

    >> I have a guard thing for my microplanes - it's a bit like the guard
    >> for a mandoline.

    >
    > Who makes it and where did you get it? I can't really picture such a thing
    > which is small and agile enough to use to grate garlic, for example.
    >

    mine is branded Microplane - I bought it at Williams-Sonoma years ago,
    but I don't see it on their website now. However, I _did_ find it on
    Amazon -
    <http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dgarden&field-keywords=microplane+grater+attachment&rh=n%3A10553 98%2Ck%3Amicroplane+grater+attachment&ajr=0>

    I searched on "microplane grater attachment".

    It works very well, even for small bits of ginger, garlic or hard cheese.



  10. #10
    sf Guest

    Default Re: Microplanes

    On Mon, 09 Jan 2012 20:05:52 -0500, S Viemeister
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    > On 1/9/2012 6:06 PM, Nunya Bidnits wrote:
    > > S Viemeister<[email protected]> wrote:
    > >> On 1/9/2012 3:57 PM, Nunya Bidnits wrote:
    > >>
    > >>> Yeah, I've been wary of that. It's not like a mandoline where you
    > >>> have the option of using the hand guard to hold the food. I never
    > >>> thought of using them to trim fingernails!
    > >>>
    > >> I have a guard thing for my microplanes - it's a bit like the guard
    > >> for a mandoline.

    > >
    > > Who makes it and where did you get it? I can't really picture such a thing
    > > which is small and agile enough to use to grate garlic, for example.
    > >

    > mine is branded Microplane - I bought it at Williams-Sonoma years ago,
    > but I don't see it on their website now. However, I _did_ find it on
    > Amazon -
    > <http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dgarden&field-keywords=microplane+grater+attachment&rh=n%3A10553 98%2Ck%3Amicroplane+grater+attachment&ajr=0>
    >
    > I searched on "microplane grater attachment".
    >
    > It works very well, even for small bits of ginger, garlic or hard cheese.
    >

    You need the appropriate sized microplane to go with it though. I've
    seen that set at Sur La Table. The "guard" is not meant to use on the
    long skinny models, which I prefer for ginger and garlic... well, I
    prefer them in general.
    --

    Ham and eggs.
    A day's work for a chicken, a lifetime commitment for a pig.

  11. #11
    Bob Terwilliger Guest

    Default Re: Microplanes

    Gloria wrote about microplane graters:

    > I love mine but you have to be careful, they are REALLY sharp. I am much
    > more careful since removing fingernail tips and knuckle skin.


    I have a Kevlar glove which I wear when using the mandoline without the hand
    guard; it could also serve when using the microplane grater, but I have
    never run into a problem using that grater.

    Bob



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