How Does It Work?
The Microplane Personal Care filing surface uses a variation of the Microplane etched technology which allows you to zest an orange (skimming off the tough zest) and leaving the soft pith. In a similar, yet gentler process on your foot, the dead skin comes right off, leaving you with baby soft feet.
Are the Files Used on Wet or Dry Skin?
Microplane foot files are revolutionary in that they work well on wet or dry skin, but they were designed to work best on dry skin. So, if you are in a hurry, no problem, no need to soak your feet first. Microplane is a proponent of the waterless pedicure, but our tools perform well in the standard pedicure procedures as well.
Why Is This Better Than Other Foot Softening Methods?
Our Microplane Personal Care tools feature a high quality, long lasting filing surface that exhibits high-performance in the kitchen but is gentle enough to use on your feet. Many foot care products in the market are not durable enough to work on thicker calluses. Lotions and other topical treatments may take days or weeks to show results but our Microplane foot files and buffing systems literally take seconds to give you soft feet you can be proud of!
How Does It Feel?
It feels like a gentle foot massage, much like medium sandpaper. Our customer service team constantly receives e-mails from our customers expressing how satisfied they are with this product!
Is there a way to replace the filing surface once it gets dull?
No, the paddle/orb style foot file and the orb buffer were not designed to have replaceable filing surfaces. If the filing surface becomes dull, you will have to purchase a new tool. However, we do offer the Microplane XL-Pro Filing/Buffing System which was designed with replaceable cartridges that can be purchased on this website.
How long should each Microplane paddle/orb style foot file last?
For personal use, it is common for our files to last 1, 2, and 3 years or more, depending on the roughness of your feet and how often it is used.
Why are diabetics cautioned against using Microplane Foot Files?
Because a symptom of diabetes is numbness in the feet. We don't want our customers to file past the hard skin and hurt themselves.