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Christmas Gifts for Cooks with Microplane Kitchen Tools Giveaway #HolidayGifts2014

Kitchen tools are beloved by any foodie on your list! It’s rare that we find a company which provides the high quality tools at a reasonable price like Microplane does. The company developed in 1994 when a Canadian housewife commandeers one of her husband’s favorite woodworking tools and discovers it effortlessly produces the lightest, most wonderful orange zest she could have ever imagined.

It’s 1994, her Armenian Orange cake is a huge success and her husband’s Microplane® rasp has morphed into a must-have kitchen grater. It seemed as if a star was born overnight, but it didn’t happen quite that fast, in fact, it took over thirty years.

We are very pleased to be sharing some of our top picks from the Microplane line with you all today. These are definitely at the top of our culinary wish lists!

Microplane Cube Grater


Microplane has introduced a brand new kitchen tool to its Speciality series, the Cube Grater conveniently has three blade styles – fine, ribbon and coarse. Makes preparing your favorite dish easy as pie! The Cube Grater’s dual-purpose catch feature can be used as a measuring device and a protective cover.

Product Details

  • Available in black, red and green
  • Three original, made in USA, Microplane blade styles –Fine, Ribbon and Coarse
  • Catch and measure with up to 1 ½ cup (350 ml) capacity with graduation marks on three sides
  • Catch feature doubles as a reusable cover
  • Compact design for easy storage
  • Weight: 9 oz.
  • Materials: Surgical grade stainless steel blade. Plastic housing.
  • Blades made in the USA, Assembled in China.

Microplane Cheese Mill

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Grate your hard cheeses just like a pepper mill. Makes sharing around the table sanitary and safe. Microplane’s easy to use Cheese Mill is perfect for grating a mixture of hard cheeses directly over pasta, pizza, salads and other foods. Includes a fine and coarse blade with easy storage.

Product Details

  • Two styles available: stainless steel and white
  • Removable top to easily load small chunks of cheese
  • Ergonomically designed to fit comfortably in your hand
  • Fine and coarse blades included (Bottom lid stores blades when not in use)
  • Dimensions: 3 in x 3 in x 6.75 in tall.
  • Materials: Both feature surgical grade stainless steel blades. Item 48007 includes a plastic body and Item 48907 includes a stainless steel and plastic body.
  • Weight: 14 oz.
  • Blades made in USA. Assembled in Mexico.

Microplane Adjustable Slicer with Julienne Blade


The Microplane Adjustable Slicer offers a long-lasting, ultra-sharp, stainless steel straight blade and also includes a julienne blade. The straight-edge blade cuts paper-thin to thick slices using three settings on adjustable knob. Switch to the julienne blade for long, thin, even strips perfect for pastas and salads. Additional product instructions can be downloaded or printed here.

Product Details

  • Straight blade has a safe setting and three usable settings.
    • 0 = Safe setting
    • 1 =1/32 in.
    • 2 = 1/16 in.
    • 3= 1/8 in.
  • Etched julienne blade attachment included with convenient storage
  • Food holder included for ease of use and safety
  • Stainless steel frame for superior durability
  • Ergonomically designed soft-touch handle
  • Dimensions: 12″ x 4″ x 1″
  • Material: 18/8 stainless steel blade and frame. Plastic body.
  • Weight: 12 oz
  • Blades made in USA. Assembled in Mexico.

Microplane Elite Series Zester


Derived from the original woodworking tool that made the Microplane Zester famous, the Elite Zester has the same famous razor-sharp rasp and includes a soft-grip handle and a catch feature that makes citrus zesting easier and more convenient!

Product Details

  • Available in Black and Red
  • Comfortable soft-grip handle with loop for optional hanging
  • Non-slip base for added stability
  • Dual Purpose Cover/Measuring Cup included
  • Dimensions: 12″L x 1 1/3″W x 1/3″D
  • Weight: 6 oz.
  • Material: 18/8 stainless steel blade and frame. Soft-grip plastic handle.
  • Blade made in the USA, Assembled in MX.

Microplane Spiral Cutter


Creating a restaurant-style dish has never been easier, with the Microplane Spiral Cutter you can easily create spiral-cut vegetables for stir-fry, casseroles, and gluten-free inspired dishes! Conveniently top rack dishwasher safe to accommodate a busy lifestyle.

Product Details

  • Available in black and green
  • A small and large barrel to accommodate both long, slim and thick vegetables
  • Weight: 8 oz.
  • Materials: Surgical grade stainless steel blade. Plastic housing.
  • Imported

Microplane Herb and Salad Chopper


Prepping your favorite salads doesn’t have to be such a tedious chore! Get the Microplane Herb and Salad Chopper to easily chop your favorite veggies and fresh herbs to make the most scrumptious salad! Use this gadget when preparing multiple salads for a dinner party and watch how it chops prep time in half. Super sharp blades easily chop fresh vegetables, and herbs and can also be used to mince onions, garlic, chocolate and nuts.

Product Details

  • Retractable blade for convenient and safe storage
  • Ergonomically designed soft grip handle
  • Dimensions: 5.6 in x 3.1 in x 1.4 in tall
  • Weight: 5.6 oz.
  • Materials: Surgical grade stainless steel blades. Plastic housing.
  • Imported


If you’re looking for Christmas gift ideas for more people on your list, make sure to check our the rest of our Holiday Gift Guide features and don’t forget to join us for the #HolidayGifts2014 Twitter Party on December 9th at 9pm EST where Ryobi will be giving away an amazing prize! RSVP HERE.


WIN a Culinary Holiday Prize Pack from Microplane

Microplane wants you all to enjoy the Christmas season so they have provided us with a fantastic prize pack to giveaway to one lucky Canadian reader!

microplane prize pack

The pack includes:

Entry is simple, just fill in the form below. All entries will be verified, this contest ends on Decmeber 22nd, 2014. The winner will have 48 hours to respond.

Good luck!

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post, all opinions are my own.

41 comments on “Christmas Gifts for Cooks with Microplane Kitchen Tools Giveaway #HolidayGifts2014”

  1. I would share it with my husband. He loves to cook!

  2. i would share this with my sister.

  3. I would keep it for myself

  4. I would keep these items for my husband who does most of the cooking in our house!

  5. I think it would be for me!

  6. This is just for me (and my hubby) Something are not meant for giving away

  7. I would share with my sister. How fun to cook together.

  8. I would share this with my mom

  9. I cannot lie… just for me!

  10. I would keep it all for me. I am very hard on kitchen tools, Imcan use new and fancy stuff!

  11. This would be all for me 🙂

  12. Would definitely be using this prize to cook for my husband and family.

  13. I would have to be selfish and keep it for me. Every single one of these Microplane gadjets would be used on a daily basis in my kitchen. Fabulous giveaway.

  14. I don’t know if I would share but I would enjoy using them when cooking for others

  15. I would share with my best friend

  16. I would share it with my hubby,so he can help iin the kitchen ,lol,:)

  17. It would be for hubby and I to use 🙂

  18. i might share with my brother in law – he is a fabulous cook and would have lots of fun with these gadgets!

  19. I’d love this for myself since I love to cook.

  20. Cool products! If I were to win the giveaway, I’d share it with my family. Some tools would provide a great start for the house we hope to build this year. Others would be wonderful for my siblings and their families.

  21. I am a devout microplane user. I would not could not share new kitchen toys. they would be mine all mine.

  22. would love to win this

  23. I would keep it for myself. But I would use it to make things for others. So it is sort of sharing. (ha)

  24. this would be all mine

  25. I would share this with my sister!

  26. I would keep keep it for myself.

  27. My Mother in law!

  28. I would share it with my daughter. She loves to cook, and as a new mom, she is making all her baby’s food, as well. Would sure come in handy!

  29. Would love to keep it for myself!

  30. All for me, please!

  31. Although I am into sharing big time, I am not too sure whether this is one of those times! lol….. Right now, I am waiting to begin a new position, in a remote area of Ontario. I am staying with my son and daughter-in-law, which as newlyweds I know is a little stressful. I love to cook and am doing most of it, just to “do my share”……I will certainly share the Microplane products with my “housemates”…..the question is whether I will leave any of them here, or take them all with me!!!!!

  32. just for me =)

  33. It’s for me but I’d share with my husband

  34. I would share with my Mom!

  35. I would share it with my sis. so she can make me supper/ lol

  36. I would keep it for myself.

  37. Just for me! Unless someone else in my house wants to cook. But not likely so just for me 🙂

  38. I would share it with my sister.

  39. I would share with my mum.

  40. I would share it with my husband, he has recently taken an interest in cooking!

  41. Just for me! Would love to have this in my kitchen!

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