Microplaneis reputed for having the some of the sharpest stainless steel graters on the market. Use them to turn your favorite whole spices into fresh grated flavor. With this new design, you can use this grinder in the kitchen, but also keep it at the dinner table for finishing your favorite dishes. Grate whole nutmegs or cinnamon sticks, and also store them in the compartment on the top. Pulverize entire Long Peppers, and fine grind your own star anise.