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Unlock Flavor With A Microplane

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By Cheryl S. Grant
Unlock Flavor With A Microplane

An important part of being a good cook is having the right ingredients and tools. There are many trendy products out there that promise to make our lives easier but often end up as clutter on our kitchen counters. So when deciding on a new purchase, it's wise to buy items that have a wide range of possible uses, like blenders, slow cookers, toaster ovens, and microplanes. Their multifunctionality makes life easier and goes a long way in terms of budget. 

The innovative microplane, originally developed as a woodworking tool sturdy enough to smooth furniture, is our favorite among this short list. More efficient and streamlined than a traditionally bulky grater, the microplane unlocks flavors without disturbing natural oils contained in whole spices. The resulting strong flavor, comparable to the potency of freshly ground versus storebought coffee grinds, is as good as it gets.

These days, most recipes, from simple to complicated, have one thing in common: They call for fresh ground ingredients like peppers and nutmeg. When you reach that step in a recipe, you'll be happy to own a microplane, which allows the true essence of spices to bloom. Its rasp grater is sharp enough for items like whole coriander or cinnamon and even coconut, so exercise common sense and caution in using it. You'll find a great variety of whole spices available at your local grocer and just a click away in our products section.

Using a microplane is as simple as using a traditional grater but more comfortable on the wrist, given its sleek ergonomic design. So the next time your recipe calls for grated whole spices, cheese or chocolate, whip out your microplane to unlock the best flavor possible.

Cheryl S. Grant has reported, written, and researched stories for publications such as Glamour, Details, HGTV, Latina, Vanity Fair, Vogue, W, Details, InStyle,Family Circle, USA Today, Fit Nation and MSN. She has covered numerous subjects, including tech, pop culture, gift guides, entertainment, family, psychology, fitness, nutrition, food, beauty, fashion, and how to live a green life. cherylsgrant.com

Spice Islands® spices deliver high quality, authentic flavors from all over the world so you can put the most delicious meals on your table.

 

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