Why choose Microplane? The answer lies in its secret Microplane® patented process which uses chemicals instead of a stamping process, to create the sharpest cutting graters and kitchen tools available. The Microplane Gourmet Series Coarse Grater easily grates hard cheeses such as parmesan and romano, as well as a wide range of fruits and vegetables, from pears, apples, and coconuts, to fresh carrots, peppers and ginger. All Microplane Gourmet Series graters are dishwasher safe, featuring all stainless steel frame and blade construction, non-slip rubber feet and charcoal black, ergonomic soft touch handles for a more comfortable, sure grip. Available in six unique blade styles.