Cooking/Recipe Articles

   Cookware Reviews
   Crockpot Articles
   Food Reviews
   Holiday Cooking
   Press Releases
   Cooking Tips
   Tutorials

Search

Web
cookingcache.com
articles.cookingcache.com
reviews.cookingcache.com

Cooking/Recipe Articles :: Cookware Reviews :: Microplaner/Zester


Microplaner/Zester

A few years ago I saw one of the chef's on the Food Network using a fine gauged planer from the hardware store and though, WOW what a great tool! I ran out to the Home Depot, they didn't have one that was fine enough, so off to Lowe's, nope, not them either, finally I wound up at a craft store, and found one in the wood craft aisle. Ever since then I have found so many uses for this cool kitchen tool. (I have since upgraded to the one with a handle that is actually MEANT for use in the kitchen)

It's perfect not only for zesting citrus, but also grating pecorino or locatelli for wispy, fluffy ribbons of hard cheese over my pasta. Whenever a recipe calls for finely minced garlic or ginger, I pull my microplaner out as well.

Do you keep whole cinnamon or nutmeg for baking? Use your microplaner to grate your spices (do this onto a sheet of waxed paper, so that you can measure easily)

Making dessert? Want to have that pretty dusting of fine chocolate over top? Grate some on the you mircoplaner (you can get even more creative by grating over a stencil… so pretty!)

The microplaner is relatively inexpensive (retailing for anywhere from $7 to $12 depending on where you shop) and is a multitasker in the kitchen so it's worth every penny.

 

-Christine Garner

Related Articles

Advantages of Owning a KitchenAid Artisan Stand Mixer
All American Pressure Canner Review
All Clad Worth the Price?
Best Bread Knife: A Review of the top Bread Knives.
Best Chefs Knife
Best Kitchen Knives
Best Mandoline Slicer
Best Nakiri Knife- Nakiri Knives Review
Best Paring Knife: Paring Knives Review.
Best Steak Knives
Bunmei Knives Review
Calphalon Cookware Review
Ceramic Knives Review
Chef Knives Review
Commercial Panini Grill Review
Cookware Sets vs. Individual Pieces
Cutting Boards Review
Espresso Machine Reviews
Fillet Knives Review
Gas Grill Reviews
Gas Range Reviews
German Knives Review
Glestain Knives Review
Haiku Knives Review
Haiku Kurouchi Nakiri Review
Hattori Knives Review
Henckels Knives Review
Henckels Pro S Review
Henckels Twin Cuisine Review
Hiromoto Knives
How To Choose A Great Kitchen Knife
How To Sharpen Japanese Knives
Japanese Knives Review
Kasumi Knives Review
Kikuichi Knives Review
Kikuichi Sujihiki 270mm Carbon Review
Kitchen Knives Review
Kitchen Shears Review
Kitchenaid Mixer Review
Knife Case Review
Knife Holder Reviews
Knife Sharpener Reviews
Konosuke HD Knife Review
Mac Knives Review
Masahiro Knives Review
Masamoto Knives Review
Meat Slicer Review
Messermeister Knives Review
Misono Knives Review
Misono Sweedish Steel Review
Moritaka Knives Review
Rachael Ray Cookware
Refrigerator Reviews
Sakai Takayuki Grand Cheff Review
Sakai Takayuki Knives Review
Santoku Knives Review
Sanyo vs King Sharpening Stone Review
Sausage Stuffer Review
Sharpening Steel Review
Shun Classic 8" Chef Knife Review
Shun Elite Knives Review
Shun Knives Review
Steak Knives Review
Steak Knives: How To Chose?
Sugimoto Knives Review
Suisin Inox Honyaki Wa-Gyuto Review
Sushi Knives Review
Takayuki Knives Review
Takeda Gyuto 240mm Review
Takeda Knife Review
Takeda Yanagiba 270mm Review
Tamahagane Knife Review
The Best Tomato Knife: A Review.
Tojiro DP 210mm Gyuto Review
Tojiro DP Review
Tojiro Knife Review
Tojiro Knives Review
Tojiro Pro Cleaver
Viking Cookware Review
Viking Knives Review
Watanabe Knife Review
Waterless Cookware Review
Why Copper Cookware?
Wusthof Classic Review
Wusthof Culinar Review
Wusthof Ikon Knives Review
Wusthof Le Cordon Bleu Review
The 5 Most Forgotten, But Amazingly Useful, Kitchen Products
All-Clad Cookware Review
Global Knives Review
Le Creuset Cookware Review
Richmond Addict Reviews
Wusthof Knives Review

 

 


Created: 5/27/2008 | Last Updated: 5/27/2008 | broken links | helpful | not helpful | statistics
© Copyright 2006, UBR, Inc. All Rights Reserved. (790)
Finding content
Finding content.  An error has occured...