The zester/grater from Microplane has a long and narrow rasp-style design for safe, easy use. The blade is made in the USA and crafted with surgical stainless steel. It easily cuts through hard and soft foods without tearing or shredding. The handle is ergonomically designed with a soft grip both for both comfort and ease. The zester/grater is dishwasher safe and includes a reusable cover for storage while not in use.