I've been a huge fan of Microplane product since they first hit the cooking market. I mean, they were originally made for woodworking, so they're certainly up to the task of grating hard cheeses or zesting citrus. So any time they have a new product, I'm anxious to try it.
This time around, they've got a 3-in-1 ginger tool that's used for slicing, grating and peeling ginger.
I gave it a whirl with some fresh ginger that I used in some chicken soup. MMmm. Soup.
The tool worked well, which is what I expected. It made nice thin slices of the ginger, and it grated it well, too. The peeling area worked well, but I have to be honest and say that I prefer peeling ginger with a spoon. It's not that the tool isn't good, it's just a personal preference. You might prefer peeling with the tool.
While this is made for ginger, there's no reason you couldn't use it for other things, particularly if you're cooking them together, like garlic or citrus.
Who's it for: People who use a lot of ginger.
Pros: Works well. Can be used for more than ginger. Hanging hole.
Cons: If you already have other graters, this could be a duplicate item - but the slicing is something you might not have.
Wishes: I always say that more colors are cool.
Source: I received this from the manufacturer for the purpose of a review.