The Microplane grater originated as an excellent smoothing tool for woodworkers, which proved to be an indispensable grating tool for cooks. This version of the American-made tool quickly zests citrus fruits and grates even the hardest Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese. Razor-sharp stainless-steel teeth allow grating in both directions - saving time and energy. Rasp grater is ideal for zesting citrus and grating hard cheeses, garlic and ginger. Improved soft-grip handle ensures a firm, comfortable hold. Includes protective cover. Dishwasher safe.