The Microplane coarse grater makes small flecks out of hard cheeses, chocolate and nuts making it ideal for use when garnishing food. All Microplane Home Series graters offer a broad grating surface for more room to efficiently get the job done. The grater is dishwasher-safe and features a razor-sharp surgical-grade stainless steel blade. Product dimensions are 27.3 x 8.5 x 2 cm. The handle of the grater is made of black plastic.