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Ed Harrow
01-12-2011, 02:23 PM
the box.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/12/dining/12united.html?_r=1&ref=dining

http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2011/01/12/dining/12united-span/12united-span-articleLarge.jpg

Garret
01-12-2011, 02:26 PM
I believe it's recommended to have separate ones for the shop & the kitchen... ;-)

We use 'em both places & they're great!

paladin
01-12-2011, 02:29 PM
Our fine woodworking friends in Canada have been selling their microplane rasp for the use in the kitchen for a bunch of years. I thought everyone knew that....I have one in the kitchen and one in the toolbox....well maybe 3 in the toolbox......

misspelled word

Chris Coose
01-12-2011, 02:32 PM
The bride bought one of those a couple of months ago and I nearly threw the guard away. Bad idea. You don't want to be diving your hand into any place this thing might be waiting to cut the bejsus out of you.

Bruce Taylor
01-12-2011, 02:34 PM
“And when you maximize the surface area, you put more of the cheese in contact with the taste buds,” said Mr. Lee, whose wife, Lorraine Lee, was one of the first to imagine the kitchen crossover possibilities in 1994. “That maximizes taste.”

I remember the Lee Valley catalogues in the 90s mentioning that "some people have found they make good lemon zesters." So, it was Mrs. Leonard Lee all along...and she created a whole new industry!

Mine migrated from shop to kitchen at least fifteen years ago, and has never returned to its rightful place. :(

Garret
01-12-2011, 02:34 PM
The bride bought one of those a couple of months ago and I nearly threw the guard away. Bad idea. You don't want to be diving your hand into any place this thing might be waiting to cut the bejsus out of you.

Very true! I also am a PITA about any knife being in the drawer edge down - or even better in a rack. I particularly insist on this on the boat!

paladin
01-12-2011, 05:30 PM
I originally bought the Lee Valley unit as an aid in making molds and discovered the lemon and orange zesting trick....a year or so later they had a short write up in their catalog....I bought half a dozen and gave one to sister and one to a sister in law. They love them...also super fast for peeling potatoes and shredding them for breakfast, better than any French Mandolin that I've ever tried.

goodbasil
01-13-2011, 08:10 AM
http://www.leevalley.com/en/garden/page.aspx?p=32458&cat=2,40733,44734&ap=2

I always understood that the use of this wood rasp as a zester was discovered first by Mrs. Leonard Lee.
I've fired off an email to LV to find out.