Sunday, July 26, 2009
Microplane Box Grater Giveaway!
For me nothing is more exciting than getting a new kitchen gadget! Especially when it replaces one that is 40 years old!! Yes, that's what I said, 40 years old!!!
This is what I have been using. I guess I never felt a need to replace it until now. It works, so why bother. BUT.....
Today I tried my new Microplane Box Grater, and I couldn't believe the difference! I sliced cucumbers and onions, I grated cabbage and cheese. When I was slicing the cucumbers, it was so smooth I had to keep looking to see if there were actually fresh, new slices being cut.
I like the rubber grip and footings which keep the grater stable when I'm placing pressure on it. Each side has a different blade; an extra coarse blade, a medium ribbon blade, a fine blade, and a slicer blade. Much to my surprise, it is dishwasher safe -- that's always a plus. The fine blade is removable for easy cleaning of the inside of the box; with my old one, I had stick my hand down inside it - not smart when dealing with sharp cutting edges.
I have had an opportunity to communicate several times with the website manager at Microplane, and I discovered that her father, the inventor of the Microplane, was born and raised in Michigan. The Microplane started out as a wood planer, until a woman grabbed her husband's new wood tool to make some lemon zest. Suddenly a new kitchen tool was born and the rest was history. Michiganders can be proud that an inventor of such a fine product is originally from our state. It is truly quality made, and I'm sure my new Microplane box grater will be in my kitchen for another 40 years!!
The folks at Microplane are generously giving you a chance to win of these amazing box graters for your very own.
1. Leave a comment about your favorite tool that Microplane offers or tell me about something you learned while visiting their website. Be creative. This could help you win if the random winner does not work out.
2. For a second chance to win, sign up as an e-mail subscriber with Feedburner, Feed Blitz, or become a Google Follower (see sidebar.) Then leave a second comment telling me you have subscribed or that you are already a subscriber.
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3. For a third chance to win, blog about this contest with a link here, then come back and leave another comment telling me about it.
4. If you're not a blogger, be sure to leave your contact e-mail address like this to avoid spammers: pianananna(at)gmail(dot)com. If I don't have a way to reach you or you don't respond in three days, your name will be disqualified, and I will choose again, picking my favorite answer.
Open to US residents only, 18+.
Winners will be chosen by random.org.
Email addresses will not be shared with any third parties.
This Giveaway ends on Tuesday, August 4th at midnight ET.
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