Lee Valley: EV530
Lee Valley: EV531
These are outstanding kitchen tools. Each has a pattern of raised V-shaped teeth that have been chemically etched to a sharp edge for almost effortless cutting. Additionally, the blades have a non-stick coating that lets material glide smoothly over the surface and reduces the potential for clogging.
The generously sized handles are offset to let you hold your wrist at a natural angle, and are coated in soft thermoplastic rubber for a secure, comfortable grip. A non-skid cushioned tip helps prevent slippage when braced against a surface. Both tools come with a removable storage cover.
The zester has hundreds of tiny perforations to quickly produce ultra-fine shavings with a light, feathery texture. Not just for zesting citrus, it is also useful for grating hard cheese, chocolate, nutmeg or cinnamon, as well as puréeing garlic or ginger. To contain zested material, a transparent holder marked with graduations up to 20ml and 2 tbsp is included. The holder’s integral squeegee sweeps material from the underside of the 1″ x 6″ blade as the holder is removed.
The grater has oversize perforations in the 4-3/4″ x 2-3/4″ face to allow softer cheeses to pass through easily without sticking. It is also suitable for shredding apples, carrots and other foods when you want a coarser cut. Highly recommended tools.