One of life’s luxuries is to explore the secretive and sensuous world of truffles and to help you to get the very best from them, Microplane has launched its new Master Series Truffle Tool 2in1 Slicer & Grater.
Microplane’s new Master Series Truffle Tool 2in1 Slicer & Grater is a beautifully crafted tool with an elegant walnut handle and steel frame, which will effortlessly and precisely prepare truffles for exceptional flavour and aromatic results every time.
The company is known for producing products that stand the test of time, and its new truffle tool will no doubt continue this tradition. The new tool has two main functions, one on each side, which you can use independently and risk-free of the other. They comprise a straight blade for slicing and a fine blade, which has been designed for grating.
Unlike some kitchen and food tools, this one is very straightforward. The stainless steel Straight Slicer Blade is adjustable to ensure perfect results. You change the blade angle by turning the screw, producing everything from uniform paper-thin slivers to wafer-thin shavings, which will add visual appeal and release the truffles’ intensive, distinctively earthy aroma.
The signature ultra-sharp stainless steel photo-etched micro-teeth on the Fine Blade Grater act like extremely sharp knives to cut the truffle with speed, precision and ease rather than tearing or shredding like most stamped graters. The teeth ensure that the precious truffle does not stick or get blocked and instead slides effortlessly along the cutting surface to produce great results every time.
An ideal tool for epicureans
The power of the truffle lies in its scent, so it must be prepared well and served at the right temperature. Grating exposes the truffle to the air, releasing more of the sensuous aroma. Using both the Slicer and the Grater will yield maximum flavour.
Many of the best ways to use truffles don’t require a recipe. To release the exquisite aroma and nutty taste, grate or slice into, or onto, slowly stirred scrambled eggs, butter, pasta, aioli or mayonnaise, polenta, mashed potato, fish, fondue, mac ‘n’ cheese, pasta, chicken, risotto, ramen, avocado toast. And then, it’s just a case of decorating for a striking look and flavour.
It’s not only perfect for truffle slicing and grating.
We realise that some of our readers will be thinking, “The chances of me getting a truffle are slim to none!” Don’t fret, as you can use this tool on various food types. For example, it is brilliant for slicing mushrooms, garlic, radish and strawberries. The grating surface can also be used to finely grate chocolate, ginger, nutmeg, or Parmesan for seasoning and garnishes.
It is a professional-looking tool that wouldn’t look out of place on the table and will clearly show you know a thing or two about the culinary world. It also has a non-slip base to help stability, whether used horizontally or vertically over bowls and plates.
We should add that it’s not only us that appreciates its looks. The 2022 Red Dot Awards panel were also bowled over by it, giving Microplane’s latest tool a distinction for high-quality design.
Cleaning and maintenance
Please note that Microplane’s Master Series Truffle Tool 2in1 Slicer & Grater is not suitable for dishwashers and the simplest way to clean it is by running it under the tap.
Doing this will keep the blade in perfect condition, and we’d also advise rubbing a little oil into the walnut handle to help maintain its beautiful walnut grain.
The NEW Microplane Master Series Truffle Tool 2in1 Slicer & Grater is priced at £49.95 and is available from divertimenti.co.uk. To see the full range of Microplane products and to learn more about its new truffle tool, visit www.microplaneintl.com.
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