Graters & mandoline
The big moment came in 1994, when Lorraine Lee, a homemaker in Ottawa, Canada, was making an Armenian orange cake.
Out of frustration with her old grater, she picked up a new tool her husband, Leonard, had brought home from their hardware store, Lee Valley Tools.
She slid the orange across its blades and was amazed.
Lacy shards of zest fell from its surface like snowflakes.
The Lees marveled at the tool, ate the cake, then promptly changed the product description in their catalogue.
The MicroplaneŽ grater had earned permanent space in the kitchen.
The graters are present in different functionalities