In an earlier article, I touched upon fast cooking tips for increasing productivity in the kitchen. Kitchen gadgets have become increasingly prevalent in this day and age – and we all know how much productivity-types get into their gadgets!
The first kitchen gadget I would like to feature is the microplane.
A microplane is a serrated metal device with a handle. It is similar to something you probably grew up with in the kitchen; a grater. But the microplane is much longer and thinner than a typical grater and is much easier to handle.
A microplane allows the chef to easily grate garlic, ginger, hard cheeses, onions, or even chocolate for a dessert. It is also great for zesting which means grating the skin or outer peel of a citrus fruit such as a lemon, lime, orange, or grapefruit.
Using a microplane prevents you from having to use a knife to chop up the food and also gives you a uniform amount of shaving each time. Once you use one of these versatile gadgets you’ll wonder what you ever did without one.