I am an avid watcher of the Food Network and have seen them using a fine grater for a while. When I was in target last week, I saw one at a very reasonable price and decided I would buy one. Great idea. I have used it to grate lemon peel, fresh ginger root, lime peel, garlic.... shall I go on. It is easy to use and with the plastic guard for garlic, you don't have to worry about scraping your knuckles. I would highly recommend this item for purchase!