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 Extra Coarse Grater excels in grating cheddar and other cheeses, as well as a wide range of fruits and vegetables, such as apples, onions, cabbage and potatoes. 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.