With a tapered, conical shape, the Microplane Twist N Grate Dual Sided Grater features both fine and an ultra coarse grater blades. A sleek, space-saving design allows the grater to easily fit in a drawer or cabinet. A comfortable, soft-touch handle is designed for excellent leverage and a secure grip. Microplane graters and zesters feature tiny razor-like edges formed by a process called photo-etching in which holes are dissolved with a chemical. A Microplane grater edge finely slices instead of tearing or shredding. Superb, top-of-the-line Microplane graters are safe and easy to use. Dishwasher safe. 18/8 stainless steel blades made in USA.