Thursday, October 24, 2013

Doing Business in the Information Age

Meet Microplane. This company makes graters. Any kind of grater one can use in the kitchen.

They have also mastered a new way of doing business. Teaming up with three different countries enables them to put everyone to work.

First, they make the blades in America. After all this is the most important part of any grater. So why not let the best country make them.

Second, they are assembled in Mexico. So why not let a "smart" country but them together?

Thirdly, the rest of the parts are imported. Honestly who cares but it does provide a job for someone. So why not? I do not mean to be rude here but I am so sick of China monopolizing everything.

I found most of my collection at the local Fred Meyers but they can be purchased directly through Microplane .

Meet my collection. R-L: Artisan Series, Original/classic, Citrus Tool.
Proof that the blade is made in the USA!

The Ultimate Citrus tool is perfect for zesting Lemons, Lime and Oranges. Great for garnishes and scoring. Comes in many colors but I chose yellow.

The Microplane original/classic series works wonders on spices such as nutmeg, etc. If you desire only one this is it. It can handle all of the above with ease. Comes only in black.

The Artisan Series is a coarse zester. Makes short work of carrots, hard cheeses, coconut, ginger and of coarse chocolate.  Comes in many colors but I choose red.

The only one missing from my collection is a Cheese Grater. Fred Meyers was sold out so I will have to go one line. There are so many of these to choose from it may take some time.

1 comment:

  1. Microplane is such a good product! Interesting to hear how it's put together.