Everyone needs a Microplane! In fact Mary Berg says she couldn't live without hers and here's why...

Microplane is a favourite of both amateur and professional cooks. It's lightweight, easy to use, and works as well on zesting citrus fruits as it does on grating spices or hard cheeses. The blade is made from surgical-grade stainless steel, which is resistant to rust and keeps its super sharp edge for a long time.

The teeth are angled just right so you can zest a lemon without scraping into the bitter white pith and are also perfect for grating garlic or ginger or adding fresh nutmeg or cinnamon to your recipe.

Ina Garten, Jamie Oliver and Yotam Ottolenghi swear by this simple gadget!

Because of their small size the blades remain gentle enough to not damage or go too deep into an ingredient when the right amount of pressure is applied unlike a box grater, which shreds things with a little bit more grit.

Not only is it designed to gently grate ingredients, but it makes it easy, even. The handle is comfortable to grip and it’s lightweight enough to hold for extended periods of time. Because of its length, you can even lay the tool overtop the bowl you’re grating into for stability.