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I bought this years ago when it was cheaper


I'll admit, I had a Giada watching phase...

The problem with microplanes on citrus are

1) releases the oils too fast, you're left with dried up zest but not enough aroma

2) it clumps together

For gremolata it might be okay if you mix it in immediately. For something you would cook, I prefer knife cuts. Mostly I use mine for parmesan and nutmeg
 

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The micro plane is fast and the resulting zest is ready for immediate use. The zester result may require additional knife work. Not a big deal but one more step. Both are better than Peeling with a knife etc etc... Unless one has a lot of spare time on their hands.
 

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My advice is to get two microplanes. One, very thin, to zest citric peels and grating nutmeg. The other not so thin, to grate garlic, ginger, parmigiano, etc.
 

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I have a larger microplane for parm etc, so I'll just pick up one like Millions showed.  I guess with the company name Microplane it can't be at all bad.  Thanks all.

I guess in the mean time I'll do my first ever batch of gremolata the old-fashion way.  If anyone wants to give me their favorite ingredient ratios for gremolata please do add it in.

Rick
 
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