The Microplane Story

A Canadian housewife commandeers one of her husband's favorite woodworking tools and discovers it efforlessly produces the lightest, most wonderful orange zest she could have ever imagined. It's 1994, her American Orange cake is a huge success and her husband's Microplane rasp has morphed into a must-have kitchen grater. It seemed as if a star was born overnight, but it didn't happen quite that fast, in fact, it took over thirty years.

With just a few modifications, and a slight change in the marketing plan, an entire new product line of graters for home cooks and professional chefs was introduced. The response was extraordinary. Since that time, Microplane graters have distinguished themselves from other graters by using that patented chemical process to create ultrasharp cutting edges. Unlike stamped graters, they effortlessly cut through hard and soft foods without tearing or shredding.

The secret to making Microplane graters so sharp is in the patented Microplane process which uses chemicals to create sharp cutting surfaces.