Microplane is the cooking aficionados ultimate dream story coming true. The moment came in the year 1994 when a Canadian housewife was making an orange cake. With the frustration of her grater tearing and shredding her orange and butchering its rind, she decided to have a look at her husband’s tools, and took one of his most beloved wood working tools, a wood plane. The blade easily slid across the orange with the zest falling delicately. This then laid the foundation for the Microplane kitchen graters. Universally recognised for their tiny teeth where they cut rather than rip and gash, producing perfect results every time.