Kitchen tools must-haves: The Microplane

A well-stocked kitchen is usually the starting point to any successful recipe. If you’ve ever tried following a recipe without the proper tools, you’ll know precisely what I mean! Cooking can then quickly become a frustrating, inefficient experience.

For me, a microplane is definitely on my list of essential kitchen tools. I use it almost everyday in our Canadian Living Test Kitchen, as well as in my home own kitchen. It’s a sturdy steel grater that makes a myriad of kitchen tasks feel effortless. You can use it to grate fresh nutmeg and ginger, hard cheeses, garlic, chocolate and citrus. It’s convenient, pretty inexpensive and absolutely irreplaceable. If dinner seems like it never gets to the table fast enough, this little tool will help speed things  up.

Photo courtesy of Crate & Barrel