The new Microplane® Garlic Cutter is expertly engineered to transform peeled garlic cloves into uniformly cut, delicate strands within seconds – all with minimal hand contact, effort, or mess.
A pioneer of applying photo-etching technology to graters, Microplane’s innovative process creates ultra-sharp edges. The Garlic Cutter’s blades or teeth, made in the USA, behave like sharp knives to cut ingredients with precision, whilst the elegant, compact, square shape with rounded edges fits comfortably in your hand.
Unlike a garlic press, which crushes cloves into a paste, the Microplane® Garlic Cutter produces finely textured garlic pieces that retain all of their natural oils for optimum flavour in all food tasks, such as sautéing vegetables or making vinaigrettes.
The Microplane® Garlic Cutter is extremely easy and fun to use; remove the lid and place the cloves – up to 3 – in the large space directly over the seriously sharp Microplane blade (which resembles a mini-version of Microplane’s extra coarse blade). Then simply replace the cover and move it back and forth. Within seconds precisely grated garlic falls into the transparent lower chamber, which is easy to view and conveniently keeps cutting boards and plates mess-free. Minimal contact with the garlic will also keep hands odour-free.
To avoid waste and to help speed cleaning up, a removable scraper is integrated into the lid for clearing the bottom of the blade and scooping prepped garlic out of the container. The Garlic Cutter is easy to clean, whilst the grater is dishwasher safe, rinsing by hand is recommended.
2014 marked the 20th anniversary of Microplane®, a premier global kitchen products brand, renowned for engineering exceptionally sharp and effective culinary tools. Since 1994, Microplane® graters have found enthusiastic support from professional chefs and domestic cooks and have earned a permanent place in restaurants and home kitchens around the world.
Microplane continues to apply it’s expertise in the chemical process used to create ultra sharp cutting edges to produces a series of effortless graters that cut through hard and soft foods without tearing or shredding. Microplane is the original manufacturer of photo-etching cutting tools and continues to apply decades of expertise and food science to be the leading grater company worldwide.
Coveted by both professional chefs and home cooks, the Microplane® Garlic Cutter (RRP £14) is available in Stainless Steel from John Lewis and independent cookshops nationwide. For more, please visit www.microplaneintl.com