Is there an attachment for this grater?
The Elite Series curved shape makes using a food guard difficult, instead, we recommend the Microplane cut resistant glove.
How do you Zest?
If you are right-handed, hold the lemon (citrus) in your left hand with a side up as if it were the neck of a violin. Take the Microplane® Zester in your right hand and make sure the sharp edges of the cutter are aimed away from you toward the lemon. Make sure to lightly grip the smooth edges of the tool (thumb on one side, four fingers on the other). Now, stroke the Zester across the lemon as if you were playing the violin. The zest collects in the upper channel. Voila! Incredible fine shavings of zest--no more grated knuckles! For use with cheese, we suggest stretching it across the top of a bowl.
How do I know when I need to replace my zester?
When zesting a lemon, if you notice that the zest is more like a wet and oily paste, then it is time for a new grater. Undulled teeth will provide dry, fluffy zest.
How do I keep my rasp-style zester sharp?
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