Kitchen Tools That Will Have Your Foodie Smiling #HolidayGifts2014

Kitchen tools are beloved by any foodie on your list! It’s rare that we find a company which provides the high quality tools at a reasonable price like Microplane does. The company developed in 1994 when a Canadian housewife commandeers one of her husband’s favorite woodworking tools and discovers it effortlessly produces the lightest, most wonderful orange zest she could have ever imagined.

It’s 1994, her Armenian 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.

We are very pleased to be sharing some of our top picks from the Microplane line with you all today. These are definitely at the top of our culinary wish lists!

Microplane Cube Grater


Microplane has introduced a brand new kitchen tool to its Speciality series, the Cube Grater conveniently has three blade styles – fine, ribbon and coarse. Makes preparing your favorite dish easy as pie! The Cube Grater’s dual-purpose catch feature can be used as a measuring device and a protective cover.

Product Details

  • Available in black, red and green
  • Three original, made in USA, Microplane blade styles –Fine, Ribbon and Coarse
  • Catch and measure with up to 1 ½ cup (350 ml) capacity with graduation marks on three sides
  • Catch feature doubles as a reusable cover
  • Compact design for easy storage
  • Weight: 9 oz.
  • Materials: Surgical grade stainless steel blade. Plastic housing.
  • Blades made in the USA, Assembled in China.

Microplane Cheese Mill

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Grate your hard cheeses just like a pepper mill. Makes sharing around the table sanitary and safe. Microplane’s easy to use Cheese Mill is perfect for grating a mixture of hard cheeses directly over pasta, pizza, salads and other foods. Includes a fine and coarse blade with easy storage.

Product Details

  • Two styles available: stainless steel and white
  • Removable top to easily load small chunks of cheese
  • Ergonomically designed to fit comfortably in your hand
  • Fine and coarse blades included (Bottom lid stores blades when not in use)
  • Dimensions: 3 in x 3 in x 6.75 in tall.
  • Materials: Both feature surgical grade stainless steel blades. Item 48007 includes a plastic body and Item 48907 includes a stainless steel and plastic body.
  • Weight: 14 oz.
  • Blades made in USA. Assembled in Mexico.

Microplane Adjustable Slicer with Julienne Blade


The Microplane Adjustable Slicer offers a long-lasting, ultra-sharp, stainless steel straight blade and also includes a julienne blade. The straight-edge blade cuts paper-thin to thick slices using three settings on adjustable knob. Switch to the julienne blade for long, thin, even strips perfect for pastas and salads. Additional product instructions can be downloaded or printed here.

Product Details

  • Straight blade has a safe setting and three usable settings.
    • 0 = Safe setting
    • 1 =1/32 in.
    • 2 = 1/16 in.
    • 3= 1/8 in.
  • Etched julienne blade attachment included with convenient storage
  • Food holder included for ease of use and safety
  • Stainless steel frame for superior durability
  • Ergonomically designed soft-touch handle
  • Dimensions: 12″ x 4″ x 1″
  • Material: 18/8 stainless steel blade and frame. Plastic body.
  • Weight: 12 oz
  • Blades made in USA. Assembled in Mexico.

Microplane Elite Series Zester


Derived from the original woodworking tool that made the Microplane Zester famous, the Elite Zester has the same famous razor-sharp rasp and includes a soft-grip handle and a catch feature that makes citrus zesting easier and more convenient!

Product Details

  • Available in Black and Red
  • Comfortable soft-grip handle with loop for optional hanging
  • Non-slip base for added stability
  • Dual Purpose Cover/Measuring Cup included
  • Dimensions: 12″L x 1 1/3″W x 1/3″D
  • Weight: 6 oz.
  • Material: 18/8 stainless steel blade and frame. Soft-grip plastic handle.
  • Blade made in the USA, Assembled in MX.

Microplane Spiral Cutter


Creating a restaurant-style dish has never been easier, with the Microplane Spiral Cutter you can easily create spiral-cut vegetables for stir-fry, casseroles, and gluten-free inspired dishes! Conveniently top rack dishwasher safe to accommodate a busy lifestyle.

Product Details

  • Available in black and green
  • A small and large barrel to accommodate both long, slim and thick vegetables
  • Weight: 8 oz.
  • Materials: Surgical grade stainless steel blade. Plastic housing.
  • Imported

Microplane Herb and Salad Chopper


Prepping your favorite salads doesn’t have to be such a tedious chore! Get the Microplane Herb and Salad Chopper to easily chop your favorite veggies and fresh herbs to make the most scrumptious salad! Use this gadget when preparing multiple salads for a dinner party and watch how it chops prep time in half. Super sharp blades easily chop fresh vegetables, and herbs and can also be used to mince onions, garlic, chocolate and nuts.

Product Details

  • Retractable blade for convenient and safe storage
  • Ergonomically designed soft grip handle
  • Dimensions: 5.6 in x 3.1 in x 1.4 in tall
  • Weight: 5.6 oz.
  • Materials: Surgical grade stainless steel blades. Plastic housing.
  • Imported


If you’re looking for Christmas gift ideas for more people on your list, make sure to check our the rest of our Holiday Gift Guide features and don’t forget to join us for the #HolidayGifts2014 Twitter Party on December 9th at 9pm EST where Ryobi will be giving away an amazing prize! RSVP HERE.


WIN a Culinary Holiday Prize Pack from Microplane

Microplane wants you all to enjoy the Christmas season so they have provided us with a fantastic prize pack to giveaway to one lucky Canadian reader!

microplane prize pack

The pack includes:

Entry is simple, just fill in the form below. All entries will be verified, this contest ends on Decmeber 22nd, 2014. The winner will have 48 hours to respond.

Good luck!

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post, all opinions are my own.

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215 Responses

  1. I would share it with my partner. he’s a foodie too, a chef. We love tying out new gadgets in the kitchen. helps keep things spicy! : )

  2. I would share it with BF, since we love to cook together and I feel bad having him zest/chop/aka do everything :P

  3. Amazing prize pack!! and one of my favorite brands, too! They are super sharp and the edges last forever!! I didn’t realize they had some new stuff!!

  4. Oops, I forgot to add in my above post….I would share the tools with my husband, who also loves to cook! I love to bake more than cook, so were perfect in the kitchen.

  5. I would share this prize package with my mom and dad who are very lacking in the food tools department! Thank you

  6. Such a great prize pack! As I went through it I kept thinking “Oh! That’s the microplane I need… no I need that one… no that one. Oh heck. I need them all!”

    I would share these with my family by cooking them delicious meals.

  7. I would share with my roomie (although the things we make with them would be shared with lots of friends too).

  8. I think I would be partially greedy and keep at least one thing! :P but would likely share with others so they could try it out too :)

  9. Oh i would Def keep this , i love this kinda stuff … But i might share with my mom , Thanks for the chance :)

  10. I would keep the spiralizer and the cube grater, then gift out the remaining fine products to fellow foodies.

  11. My husband would really love this package. He loves to cook and would really appreciate all these wonderful tools.

  12. I would so have to keep this awesome prize pack!! If a friend wants to maybe borrow something, I would let them;)

  13. Share? Share? Never! I love kitchen gadgets, and I would be over the moon in kitchen gadget heaven if I had these!

  14. Sharing would be difficult for me as I am not keen having anyone else in my kitchen. My husband is the only brave person who does venture into my domain, so I guess I could (if he was really nice) share any of these wonderful tools from Microplane with him

  15. RE: Omg, I keep it to myself. Wow, prize is fab. & splendid. 2 fingers snap. It is tight, fly & off the chain. Thank you for the awesomeness, the contest, and generosity.

  16. I would keep most of it, but there are a couple items (zester) that I already have. I would give the duplicates to my daughter.

  17. If I was lucky enough to win this I would gift it to my husband., He’s the chef of the house (AMAZING) He would absolutely LOVE this!! Thank you for the chance to win. Good luck everyone & HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!

  18. I do a lot of cooking, so I’d keep this prize to myself. I can share with my husband when he does the cooking :)

  19. I would share it with my boyfriend, as we both love to cook and are trying to build up our kitchenware in our new apartment!

  20. I would give it to my second to youngest sister. She LOVES cooking and is better at putting things together to get them to taste really good!

  21. I’d most likely keep them all to myself – although a couple will probably find their way into my daughter’s kitchen.

  22. I would put them in my own kitchen – but it would really be my husband who would benefit from using them, as he does most of the cooking at our house.

  23. I would share this prize with one of my best friends. She is a true foodie and adores cooking. I like to cook as well, but she is the master.

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