When a recipe calls for zest, put this tool to the test. The OXO SoftWorks Zester is perfect for finely grating hard cheeses and zesting citrus fruits. The Zester includes an etched stainless steel grating surface with hundreds of razor-sharp teeth. It also features a comfortable non-slip handle and foot for a secure grip while zesting and grating. When you're finished, the Zester is top-rack dishwasher safe.
A microplane zester is one of the tools I recommend to the home cooks I teach, and this one is a GIFT. Other microplanes I've used tear into the skin of citrus fruits, making it nearly impossible not to get some bitter pith in with the zest, but this one glides easily and, while sharp, doesn't destroy the skin! I use it for hard cheeses, frozen ginger, garlic cloves, and to make chocolate shavings and it works excellently for all those applications!
Absolutely perfect as OXO usually is. Worked exactly for what I bought it for. I was making lemon curd and oh my did this make it easy. So sharp and made it a breeze to get that lemon zest. Better than a higher priced item I had before, will never go back.
The packaging on this rasp advertises it as being perfect for citrus - lemons and limes. I have owned it for a year now and tried many different fruits - all sorts of lemons, limes, oranges, etc. I contacted OXO regarding the function of this device and they only told me "press harder." Didn't work. It does work for grating hard cheese - so that's what I use it for now.