Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Microplane Elite Paddle Graters Giveaway

Holiday Giveaways from Bake Your Day

Last week I posted my Blendtec giveaway which kicked off four weeks of awesome holiday gift ideas for the cooks and bakers on your list.  Each Tuesday and Thursday for the next few weeks I will be sharing some of my favorite gadgets and kitchen tools, telling you what I love about them, and offering the opportunity for you to win one!

Microplane is a beloved kitchen tool everywhere.  They are easy to use, easy to find, and easy to clean.  I love that combination.

I have a classic spice grater/zester and coarse cheese grater that I use constantly and I’ve heard many cooks say that their #1 go-to kitchen too is their Microplane.  So when they offered to send some Elite Graters, I was ecstatic.

Just take a look at these:

Microplanes

They are stainless-steel, handheld paddle graters and offer different versions: fine, extra coarse, star and ribbon.

These are sharp, powerful tools and here are a few things that I love about them:

  • The graters are stainless steel which is a helpful surface in the kitchen, but also gives them a sleek appearance.
  • Each has a cover which helps protect your skin when digging around in the utencil drawer.  The cover also doubles as a tool to catch whatever it is that you are grating (up to 1 cup) so there is no mess made (yay!)
  • The act of grating is amazingly simple because the teeth are so sharp; they can grate anything from spices to cheddar cheese to Parmesan cheese.
  • They are really easy to clean and store but the best part about cleanup: they are dishwasher safe!

You will love adding these graters to your collection!

Microplane Elite Grater - Fine

This giveaway is now closed. 

And stay tuned on Tuesdays and Thursdays for the next four weeks for some additional great giveaways from some of my favorite brands!

Microplane Elite Grater - Extra Coarse

This giveaway is open until 12:01 a.m. on Tuesday, November 27.  A winner will be chosen by Rafflecopter and emailed using the address provided.  The winner will have 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen.  Open to US residents.  No purchase necessary to enter.  

Disclosure: You may read my full Disclosure Policy if you wish.  This giveaway is being sponsored by Microplane.  All opinions are 100% my own as always.  This post may contain affiliate links.  

 

127 Responses to “Microplane Elite Paddle Graters Giveaway”

  1. #
    Constance — November 20, 2012 @ 6:14 am

    I would use them for fresh (kept in freezer) ginger root, and lemon zest. I’d probably also use them for nutmeg. There are so many options.

    They look like great, sturdy tools.

  2. #
    Constance — November 20, 2012 @ 6:15 am

    shoot – just noticed the “open to US residents”.
    Phooey.

    does not change the honesty of my previous comment, though

  3. #
    Joanne — November 20, 2012 @ 6:26 am

    I definitely need these for cheese…and lemon zest!! They are so pretty!

  4. #
    Nisa — November 20, 2012 @ 6:34 am

    I need these graters for gingerroot, citrus zest and parmesan cheese!

  5. #
    Mark Price — November 20, 2012 @ 6:56 am

    I need these for cheese.

  6. #
    Amanda — November 20, 2012 @ 7:00 am

    That cheese grater is exactly what I need!

  7. #
    Kayle (The Cooking Actress) — November 20, 2012 @ 7:12 am

    Cheese is totally what I’d need this for!

  8. #
    Vicki Bensinger — November 20, 2012 @ 7:17 am

    I haven’t seen these Microplanes yet. I love the large surface and sleek design.

    I don’t think there’s a day that goes by where I don’t use mine. I mostly use it for orange, lemon or lime zest but also to grate fresh nutmeg or small bits of chocolate as a garnish. It would be nice to have a wider one since the ones I have are all thin like a ruler.

  9. #
    Eligonma — November 20, 2012 @ 7:36 am

    I really need these planes for Parmesan cheese.

  10. #
    Zac — November 20, 2012 @ 7:42 am

    I need these for a variety of things, but mostly, parmesan, citrus zest, and chocolate

  11. #
    Annette — November 20, 2012 @ 7:43 am

    Hard cheese like Parmesan.

  12. #
    david carlson — November 20, 2012 @ 7:57 am

    Parm

  13. #
    elizabeth @ chronic venture — November 20, 2012 @ 7:58 am

    would love this for citrus!

  14. #
    Katie — November 20, 2012 @ 7:59 am

    I need this for zesting lemons!

  15. #
    Ashley W — November 20, 2012 @ 8:00 am

    We grated lots of cheese in our house!

  16. #
    Heather — November 20, 2012 @ 8:03 am

    I need them for lemons! The grater I currently use for my lemons is on it last leg so I would love to win! 🙂

  17. #
    Erin — November 20, 2012 @ 8:04 am

    I would use them most for garlic and fresh ginger

  18. #
    danielle — November 20, 2012 @ 8:13 am

    I need a good zester

  19. #
    Wendy — November 20, 2012 @ 8:23 am

    I’ve traditionally made various liqueurs for friends and family during the holidays. Freshly grated nutmeg and zested lemons are essential to some of my brews, so these zesters would be phenomenal!

  20. #
    Sarah Austin — November 20, 2012 @ 8:37 am

    Cheese is probably the number one thing we grade at our house, but I would like something to grate garlic.

  21. #
    Susan — November 20, 2012 @ 8:45 am

    I would use them mostly for cheese and garlic.

  22. #
    David — November 20, 2012 @ 8:55 am

    Parm, zest & nutmeg

  23. #
    Erin Harral — November 20, 2012 @ 9:11 am

    I would love this set for grating cheese and zesting citrus!

  24. #
    Jeffrey — November 20, 2012 @ 9:16 am

    Parmesan Cheese!

  25. #
    Monshi — November 20, 2012 @ 9:21 am

    Hi! I grate cheeses a lot for macaroni & cheese, garlic, and onion for my pizza sauce. I also have been using citrus zest lately.

  26. #
    Katy — November 20, 2012 @ 9:32 am

    I would use it for zesting lemons!

  27. #
    claire @ the realistic nutritionist — November 20, 2012 @ 9:32 am

    LEMONS!!! They are a bi*** to grate!! I’d love one of these!

  28. #
    Janell — November 20, 2012 @ 9:45 am

    I was grate my own block cheese, this would be great since I now use an old time box grater. Would be a fantastic additional to my kitchen.

  29. #
    Dan — November 20, 2012 @ 9:53 am

    I have two microplanes right now, a box grater and one for hard cheeses, what i need is one for chocolate and one for citrus zest. Microplane me please!!!

  30. #
    Mom24@4evermom — November 20, 2012 @ 9:53 am

    We eat a ton of cheese–semi hard, firm, hard. These would be wonderful!

  31. #
    Chris at Hye Thyme Cafe — November 20, 2012 @ 9:55 am

    I go through lemons and limes like crazy, so I’m forever reaching for a grater. If I’m not using the zest for something at the time, I’m freezing it for later use.

  32. #
    bianca @ sweet dreaming — November 20, 2012 @ 10:10 am

    i would use this for lemon zest!

  33. #
    sarah k @ the pajama chef — November 20, 2012 @ 10:20 am

    i’d use these for gingerroot & cheese.

  34. #
    Carlas Confections — November 20, 2012 @ 10:46 am

    I would use it for grating garlic and zesting citrus. Love those graters 😀

  35. #
    Sommer@ASpicyPerspective — November 20, 2012 @ 10:54 am

    Awesome Giveaway!

  36. #
    Laura (Tutti Dolci) — November 20, 2012 @ 10:55 am

    Love these! I’d use them for citrus zest!

  37. #
    Fran Dill — November 20, 2012 @ 11:03 am

    I would use it for zesting citrus, I love adding citrus zest to foods.

  38. #
    christy — November 20, 2012 @ 11:08 am

    We use a lot of nutmeg and ginger. Both require a nice grater.

  39. #
    Erika — November 20, 2012 @ 11:08 am

    I would totally use these for lemons and limes, of course, but parmesan cheese would also be great–I’ve been craving this kale, lemon and parmesan salad I had at Whole Foods and want to try re-creating it with really finely grated cheese!

  40. #
    Stephanie H — November 20, 2012 @ 11:09 am

    Cheese mostly, but also zesting citrus.

  41. #
    Annamaria @ bakewell junction — November 20, 2012 @ 11:19 am

    I need them for zesting lemons.

  42. #
    Marie — November 20, 2012 @ 11:37 am

    I think it would be a tie between zesting lemons and grating Parmigiano Reggiano & Pecorino Romano cheeses!

  43. #
    Brandy — November 20, 2012 @ 11:41 am

    Parmesan cheese. It’s such a pain on regular graters.

  44. #
    Jenne — November 20, 2012 @ 11:58 am

    Cheese and lemons! My other half would so be happy for these.

  45. #
    Becca @ Crumbs and Chaos — November 20, 2012 @ 12:11 pm

    I’d use the fine one for zesting citrus…I love that it has a catcher!

  46. #
    Michelle L — November 20, 2012 @ 12:20 pm

    I love to use a microplane to grate fresh nutmeg!

  47. #
    Leslie Ross — November 20, 2012 @ 12:40 pm

    Oh my – I use my microplane all the time! Parmesan cheese, nutmeg, ginger, zesting citrus – sometimes even garlic. Pretty sure these would be in constant rotation in my kitchen!

  48. #
    Alycia — November 20, 2012 @ 1:16 pm

    I would use these for grating fresh lemon zest, parmesan (of course) but mostly for NUTMEG! Love fresh nutmeg! Such a ‘holiday’ flavour too.

  49. #
    Trina R. — November 20, 2012 @ 1:31 pm

    I would use them for cheese to make parmesan crusted chicken especially 🙂

  50. #
    Alaina @ Fabtastic Eats — November 20, 2012 @ 1:45 pm

    Zesting and cheese grating!! Ive been needing to upgrade my not so sharp grater!

  51. #
    Heidi — November 20, 2012 @ 1:51 pm

    I mostly zest citrus and grate cheese, but I’d love to try grating spices.

  52. #
    Micky — November 20, 2012 @ 2:06 pm

    I need them to properly zest citrus!

  53. #
    MaryB — November 20, 2012 @ 2:20 pm

    I love the design of these. I would use them for citrus, cheese, nutmeg and also ginger and garlic. Thanks for offering the giveaway.

  54. #
    beth — November 20, 2012 @ 2:32 pm

    definitely chocolate and lemon zest! yum!

  55. #
    Chineka(savorthebaking) — November 20, 2012 @ 2:32 pm

    Lemon zest and cheese

  56. #
    Whendi Martin (Mom) — November 20, 2012 @ 2:32 pm

    Another super giveaway sweets – I would use these to grate lots of things in the kitchen – Hopefully not my knuckles, but it’s highly likely since my old grater is so dull – 😉

  57. #
    Candace Henderson — November 20, 2012 @ 2:34 pm

    I need this for zesting lemons! I seem to do that alot more than I ever realized!

  58. #
    Sharon — November 20, 2012 @ 2:46 pm

    I would love to Win the Microplane Elite Paddle Graters! I would love to use them for grating fresh Nutmeg! 😉

  59. #
    Gidget — November 20, 2012 @ 2:52 pm

    These looks like a great product.
    I’ve been looking for a microplane to zest lemons.

  60. #
    Amy — November 20, 2012 @ 2:53 pm

    I use the microplane for garlic (trick from Rachael Ray!) and ginger.

  61. #
    Rikki-Dee — November 20, 2012 @ 2:54 pm

    I could really used the mircoplane for lemons. I love making lemon bars.

  62. #
    Savannah — November 20, 2012 @ 2:55 pm

    I would use it for garlic, citrus & cheeses! What an awesome tool!

  63. #
    Flavia — November 20, 2012 @ 2:56 pm

    I would use these graters to grate my favorite thing–Parmigiano Reggiano!

  64. #
    Audrey — November 20, 2012 @ 2:57 pm

    To grate fresh nutmeg.

  65. #
    Ashleigh — November 20, 2012 @ 3:07 pm

    I need it to grate cheese and garlic.

  66. #
    melissa — November 20, 2012 @ 3:28 pm

    I would definitely use this for parmesan cheese…or really any kind of cheese. My family would love it!

  67. #
    Katie — November 20, 2012 @ 3:37 pm

    The BF has asked for a grater for Christmas and I would love to surprise him with this one!

  68. #
    Sharon — November 20, 2012 @ 3:40 pm

    I could zest citrus, shave chocolate, grate Parmesan . . . yum!

  69. #
    Mary Medina — November 20, 2012 @ 3:46 pm

    There are so many ways that I could use each of these! I would love them all!

  70. #
    Kari@Loaves n Dishes — November 20, 2012 @ 3:49 pm

    We eat tons and tons of cheese at our house, so it would have to be cheese!

  71. #
    Allison Krzastek — November 20, 2012 @ 3:51 pm

    Cheese! I love using handheld graters for small amounts of cheese.

  72. #
    Jackie @ The Beeroness — November 20, 2012 @ 4:20 pm

    LOVE. I love the crap out of Microplanes.

  73. #
    Mimi @ Culinary Couture — November 20, 2012 @ 4:30 pm

    Lemon and garlic!

  74. #
    casey stonecypher — November 20, 2012 @ 4:35 pm

    Oh my, I need these for lemon zest in holiday cookies and cheddar cheese in my apple pie pie crust.

  75. #
    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts — November 20, 2012 @ 4:36 pm

    Garlic! I love grating garlic instead of mincing it with a knife

  76. #
    Averie @ Averie Cooks — November 20, 2012 @ 4:46 pm

    Ginger, nutmeg, or lemons.

  77. #
    Meagan @ A Zesty Bite — November 20, 2012 @ 5:00 pm

    I would use it for lemons or oranges. Oh my gosh there are so many options!

  78. #
    Linda Rogers — November 20, 2012 @ 5:28 pm

    I love microplanes for so many ingredients. But I probably need it most for citrus.

  79. #
    Maxie Jasso — November 20, 2012 @ 5:41 pm

    Without a doubt it’s a wonderful thing,…..and my disabled son having such difficulty eating, when I grate his food up, makes it so much easir to consume food…..doesn’t choke.

  80. #
    Maxie Jasso — November 20, 2012 @ 5:42 pm

    I keep trying to enter, but the screen won’t come up for me,……what’s up?

    • Cassie replied: — November 20th, 2012 @ 7:02 pm

      Hi Maxie, did it end up working for you? I’m sorry for the issues. It looks like it should be up and running now. Please let me know if you can’t get it to work.

  81. #
    natalie monroy-mueller — November 20, 2012 @ 5:52 pm

    oranges and lemons

  82. #
    Aby — November 20, 2012 @ 6:37 pm

    I need these for grating dark chocolate on top of all of my holiday desserts!

  83. #
    Kimi — November 20, 2012 @ 6:42 pm

    I need these for lemons

  84. #
    Jennifer — November 20, 2012 @ 6:43 pm

    Lemon/lime zesting

  85. #
    Rebecca Peterson — November 20, 2012 @ 6:58 pm

    I would use it for lemons and limes. Oh, man I am excited.

  86. #
    Jennifer — November 20, 2012 @ 8:31 pm

    I need them most for zesting citrus fruits. My zester is TERRIBLE!!!

  87. #
    Malerie C. — November 20, 2012 @ 8:57 pm

    cheese in all its greatness!

  88. #
    Katie O. — November 20, 2012 @ 9:16 pm

    Zesting all sorts of citrus… love me some lime!

  89. #
    Sandy — November 20, 2012 @ 9:28 pm

    definitely lemon and ginger – would love this! Never used one.
    Good luck to all!

  90. #
    Aneesa — November 20, 2012 @ 10:22 pm

    I need them for zesting citrus fruit and shredding cheese!

  91. #
    sara — November 20, 2012 @ 10:48 pm

    I need these for citrus zest and gingr.

  92. #
    sarah-lynnie — November 21, 2012 @ 12:33 am

    citrus zesting and cheeses

  93. #
    Amy Tong — November 21, 2012 @ 1:34 am

    Lovely giveaway….I would use it on the Meyer Lemon I get from my In-Law’s garden. 🙂

  94. #
    Bethany — November 21, 2012 @ 7:24 am

    I love adding ginger to pretty much everything, but I hate preparing it. These microplanes would be PERFECT for that.

  95. #
    Heather Spooner — November 21, 2012 @ 7:49 am

    I use microplane graters for making lemon zest for my cheesecakes. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  96. #
    marisa — November 21, 2012 @ 8:41 am

    mostly for cheese, but ginger and other spices during the holiday season.

  97. #
    Daniele @ Domestic Serenity — November 21, 2012 @ 9:00 am

    I’d use it mostly for citrus. Thanks for this giveaway!

  98. #
    ciara — November 21, 2012 @ 9:36 am

    I would use them for citrus, cheese blends and zucchini for fritters. Love them, thanks for the terrific giveaway.

  99. #
    Ellen A King — November 21, 2012 @ 9:51 am

    I would use them for cheese, citrus, and garlic; as well as some of my other favorite foods. I would love to win one of these. Thanks for making the offer available.

  100. #
    Jennie Chavis — November 21, 2012 @ 11:56 am

    I would love to use th e microplaner for ginger,garlic, citrus.

  101. #
    Iris — November 21, 2012 @ 12:27 pm

    I could use the grater for cheese. Right now, all I have is a box grater for that and it’s not always practical.

  102. #
    f barry — November 21, 2012 @ 4:43 pm

    home grown lemons, limes, and oranges

  103. #
    jacquie — November 21, 2012 @ 10:18 pm

    everything. but if i have to name 1 it would be nutmeg as i always wanted to try fresh nutmeg in recipes but have never had the opportunity w/o a greater.

  104. #
    Melissa R — November 21, 2012 @ 10:41 pm

    I would use these for citrus zest.

  105. #
    Kristi @ My San Francisco Kitchen — November 21, 2012 @ 10:58 pm

    Parmesan cheese! 🙂 Great giveaway!!

  106. #
    Cass @foodmyfriend — November 22, 2012 @ 12:04 am

    LOVE. I use mine for parmesan mainly. I buy chilli pecorino and it manages to get through the chilli chunks!

  107. #
    Heather @ Bake, Run, Live — November 22, 2012 @ 9:54 am

    Lemons! We are always zesting lemons at my house!

  108. #
    alexandra @ sweet betweens [blog] — November 22, 2012 @ 9:55 pm

    cheese! we use so much cheese in our house.

  109. #
    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — November 23, 2012 @ 1:46 am

    What an awesome giveaway! I could definitely use a grater! I would need this most for Parmesan cheese – I’d love to garnish my foods with freshly grated Parm!

  110. #
    Monica — November 23, 2012 @ 7:57 am

    The girls and I would use the coarse cheese grater, of course!

  111. #
    Rust — November 23, 2012 @ 9:26 am

    Cheese is what I would use it for the most, but I also like to use a fine grater for garlic pods.

  112. #
    Corisa — November 23, 2012 @ 3:11 pm

    I’d love it specifically for lemons to make lemoncello!

  113. #
    Kristen M. — November 23, 2012 @ 4:53 pm

    I have a lemon tree in my yard so I would most use this for citrus recipes – like when I make lemon curd. I’d also love this for grinding whole spices like cinnamon and nutmeg.

  114. #
    Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers — November 23, 2012 @ 5:57 pm

    I would need the grater for lemons and oranges, especially this time of year! I am always using oranges with cranberries and the grater would be great, also for nutmeg! 🙂

  115. #
    Susan — November 23, 2012 @ 9:56 pm

    I would use these for citrus, cheese, garlic, spices, and any thing else i can think of. These will definitely come in handy.

  116. #
    Lisa — November 24, 2012 @ 7:41 am

    I would use these everyday in the kitchen for lemon/limes, chocolate and cheese!!

  117. #
    Leah — November 24, 2012 @ 9:54 am

    Most of my Christmas cookie recipes call for orange, lemon or lime zest, so the fruit zester would be extremely helpful.

  118. #
    Lisa — November 24, 2012 @ 12:27 pm

    CHEESE! I love it and use it all the time!

  119. #
    Hannah D — November 24, 2012 @ 8:09 pm

    I would love this for a citrus zester! I always need lemon zest for baking but I have the saddest zester that bends more than it zests!

  120. #
    Tooth Fairy — November 24, 2012 @ 9:11 pm

    Lemon for my sweet Lemon Loaf recipe but I’d love to gift one for cheddar cheese to my kiddo!

  121. #
    Nicole-Lynn — November 25, 2012 @ 11:47 am

    What a wonderful opportunity! I’d use the grater for grating cheese to put on top of salads and it would be great to use in recipes such as tacos, cheesy omelettes, etc. Also the zester is a good tool to have in the kitchen for zesting oranges, limes and lemons for recipes like citrus flavored desserts and adding some flavor to meats such as lemon chicken! Yum! I’m a newlywed and these would be so nice to have in my kitchen!

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  122. #
    Jessica L. — November 25, 2012 @ 4:18 pm

    I’d love to use this for all kinds of cheese, but mostly parmesan…delicious!

  123. #
    Karen D — November 26, 2012 @ 12:40 pm

    Grating Parmesan cheese!

  124. #
    KaySue — November 26, 2012 @ 2:08 pm

    I would use them for grating cheese and zesting lemons.

  125. #
    Evelyn R — November 26, 2012 @ 3:34 pm

    I need them for citrus zest

  126. #
    Sarah L — November 26, 2012 @ 4:50 pm

    My husband and I both love lime, so I’d use it most for zesting limes.

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