This rotary grater puts a new spin on an old idea. It combines a razor-sharp Microplane blade with the ease and portability of a rotary grater. The Microplane Rotary Grater offers a unique conical shape design which pushes grated foods out of the chamber with ease. The extra large hopper conveniently grates generous amounts of hard cheese at one time. Simply squeeze the grater closed as you rotate the blade with the crank handle. Minimal effort yields great results. Dishwasher safe.