Tuesday, March 31, 2009

My Cool Tool

Ginger Grater

I'm not really a gadget person. I do admit to having a few multi-taskers in my house. One of my newest is this grater. I found it on Etsy. Have I told you how addicted I am to Etsy? Handmade stuff, reasonably priced, created by people just like you and me sold in one big marketplace. How great it that?

I'm always searching the pottery on Etsy. I literally could buy thousands and thousands of dollars worth. I have a pottery addiction almost as bad as my chocolate addiction. I came across this great grater made by H Stoneware a few weeks ago and I was intrigued. I use a lot of ginger in my cooking. It's one of my most favorite flavors next to maple...and mocha....and coconut....and caramel....ok I have lots of favorite flavors, but ginger really is one of them. So I see this grater and it says:

It grates Ginger, garlic, hard cheese, lemon and orange zest, even nutmeg.
I hand throw each one so one of a kind.
Comes is a variety of colors.
email me for colors!

So I did. I chose the blue/black combo as you can see. The price - $10. Reasonable I thought. Now the question was, would it actually work? I had teriyaki salmon on the menu and it calls for lots of grated ginger, so this was a perfect opportunity to test it out.

See all those little "teeth"??

Gnger Grater side view

They really do work. I peeled some ginger, rubbed it across the surface of the grater, and withing a few seconds my ginger was down to a little bitty nub! I was thrilled. No more scraping my knuckles across the microplane grater. Hallelujah! This thing really works! So I tried it with some aged Pecorino - worked perfectly! How cool that my new little gadget not only looks good, but it actually does what it's supposed to.

Ginger grater with ginger


Kelly B said...

That is so neat!! I will definitely have to check that out. I also am tired of grating the ends of my fingers. What are your favorite kitchen gadgets that you couldn't live without? Others you wish you hadn't bought??

noble pig said...

This is so cool. I've never seen it before.

preTzel said...

I want! That is so neat. I hate metal graters and this seems like a good buy!

Apples and Butter said...

I am a gadget person to end all gadget people. I am trying to stay away from Etsy because I know I would buy everyones wares!

Melissa said...

I;m really impressed. For that low a price, I think I may just have to try it...

Okay, I just registered on Etsy to order one. I'm stoked about this thing. Thanks Lisa!

Wendy said...

Oh, I would totally grate my fingers into that thing. But it's so gorgeous I might have to give it a try (even though I actually love my metal grater).