Microplane has added a new shape to its signature line of hand-held graters with the launch of two cylindrical Cup Graters— the Chocolate Cup Grater and the Spice Cup Grater. With suggested retail prices of $9.95 each, the new graters are said to be lightweight and durable, and are designed to easily add grated toppings directly to sweet and savory dishes and beverages, the company said.
Standing less than three inches tall, each compact Cup Grater has a 3-inch diameter, Microplane blade, which is made in the U.S. Additionally, the “bottomless” Cup Graters include a transparent protective cover for storage that can also be flipped over and used as a base to catch grated ingredients.
The Chocolate Cup Grater, designed for grating chocolate, coconut and hard candy, such as peppermint sticks, is outfitted with Microplane’s medium-size Ribbon blade, which can be used in both directions. Distinguished by its wide, soft-touch band in cocoa brown, the Chocolate Cup Grater can be used to decorate cakes and other confections.
The Spice Cup Grater features Microplane’s super-fine Spice blade to quickly and effortlessly grate cinnamon sticks and whole nutmeg. Additionally, unique shaker holes that are strategically placed at the perimeter of the blade allow for convenient sprinkling of grated ingredients. The Spice Cup Grater is shaped and sized to easily add spice toppings to cakes, cupcakes, and other desserts, as well as quickly garnish favorite fall and winter beverages. The Spice Cup Grater’s wide soft-touch band features a red accent.
The new Microplane Cup Graters are dishwasher safe, with hand-washing recommended for the cover.