Welcome to Like or Dislike, where you get to share how you really feel about ingredients from the pantry, ingredients I'm thinking about adding to my pantry, other seasonal foods, even favorite cooking gear. The things you like are sure to find their way to the recipes here on The Perfect Pantry, so do tell.
Are you a Microplane fan? I have six -- yes, six -- Microplane graters. Some are rasp-shaped, like the ones in the photo; others are more paddle-like. I can't even remember how I grated anything before these clever kitchen tools came along. There's a small-holed one for zesting lemons or grating whole nutmeg. For grating parmesan cheese, I use the larger-holed model. Shredded carrots? Yes. Potatoes? Of course. Chocolate? You bet! Microplanes make perfect stocking stuffers, and now they come in many colors. I'm sure my dad had something like this, without the fancy handles, in his workshop, but I never thought to use it in my kitchen. I feel slightly disloyal to my old box grater, but I'm a Microplane girl now.
Microplane graters: like or dislike?