After the great success of my revolutionary Titanium Grater (US Design Patent Pending, Regd Design in EP) I have had many requests for a fine grating version of this tool.
People have said "You need to make this to complete the set".
This new fine Grater had to follow the same design criteria of the original Titanium Grater:
- Grate directly onto my food (and not have to use a second plate to catch the gratings)
- Allow me to easily grate a small amount at a time if I need to
- Be Super-easy to clean
- Reduce the risk of cutting my fingers
- Be built to be indestructible
- Ultra-hygienic (I don’t want anywhere food or bacteria can get trapped)
This fine Grater also has to
- Be good for any fine grating, including parmesan
- Be good for zesting citrus
After many different designs and prototypes, here is the Fine Grater.
And then I had a Brainwave..
What if I add a blade for shaving parmesan and peeling thin citrus peel ?
This would make an even more versatile tool; introducing the Fine Grater With Blade....
As you can see in the photo the blade is an integral part of the tool. This took much development and testing to perfect. You can see the results in the images below.
There are no cheap-and-nasty mass-manufacturing techniques used to make these Graters.
There is no stamping, pressing, bending, punching or any other cost-cutting methods typically used in products destined for “the masses”.
From importing the raw titanium… all the way through to the proprietary surface finishing… every part of the process of making these Graters gets personal care and attention.
Each Grater is truly made ONE AT A TIME. This is a true bespoke made piece designed to last generations.
Choose Left handed or Right handed version
The handing of these two Graters is opposite to the original Titanium Grater.
After extensive testing by family and friends, every last person preferred to use these two tools by holding their thumb at the top of the object, and moving the grater towards their thumb, as opposed to pushing the grater away from yourself in the original Grater.
You can still use it by pushing away, if you like, but you will have to order the opposite handed version (if you are right handed, you will have to order the left handed version to grate away from yourself)
Extra Finger Groove when using the Blade
Super Thin Peel
Cutting Areas Protected when sitting flat on bench
One-Piece Titanium Design (Fully CNC-Machined)
This Grater is composed of only one piece of grade 5 Titanium (which is precision CNC-machined from a solid block).
Not only does this make the design ultra-minimalist… but there are no areas or corners where food or bacteria can get trapped.
The end result is a high-strength and hard-wearing Grater that is pretty much indestructible.
Proven Ergonomic Handle Design
The handle of the Grater uses the same tried-and-tested design from my hugely popular:
- Titanium Cheese Slicer,
- Titanium Vegetable Peeler, and
- Titanium Grater
100% Food-safe and Dishwasher-safe
Titanium is probably the most food-safe material available. It cannot rust (unlike some stainless steels), and as I mentioned earlier… these Graters are a simple, one-piece design, and so there are no corners or areas where food or bacteria can get trapped. Because these Graters are made entirely from titanium AND have a hard-wearing, proprietary surface finish, you can confidently put them in your dishwasher.
Hang Your Grater
Because I know a lot of people like to have their utensils hanging up for quick and easy access, I've made sure to put a hole on the rear of the handle for this purpose. The hole is 7mm (0.275") in diameter.
Fits Any Cutlery Drawer
The Grater is slightly shorter than the average knife and fork …and so you can confidently put it in your cutlery drawer with the rest of your utensils.
The Grate Family
Designed & Made in New Zealand
I'm a designer and machinist with my own CNC machines, and will be making these Titanium Graters myself: from start to finish. Apart from outsourcing the surface finish to a friend, I'm producing this Grater entirely at my home workshop. We're a "family business"... I have my wife Rachel working with me most days in the workshop, and one of my daughters too (when she's home from college).
Take a look at the project Rewards below and select which Reward works best for you. Thanks for looking at my project.
I'm Left-Handed. Will These Titanium Graters Work For Me?
Yes, because I am making a left-handed version for this project. Just pledge as normal and I will ask you for which version (left- or right-handed) after the project is funded.
How Do I Pledge For Multiple Rewards?
If you want more than one of any Reward, then just add the additional funds to your pledge.
What Is The Size and Weight of The Titanium Grater?
The Grater comes in at a nice-and-light 50 grams (around 1.8 oz). It's 185mm (around 7") long and machined from 6mm (just under 1/4") thick titanium.
Why Don't You Have Any Stretch Goals?
I like to keep this project as simple as possible so I can deliver your Rewards without any possible complications or delays.
How will this be shipped ?
I will be using an express courier service, fully tracked from New Zealand to your door.
Where Is The Titanium Grater Made?
Everything from machining …to surface-finishing …to shipping is done right here where I live in New Zealand. I have my own CNC machining equipment where I work from my home-based workshop.
Risks and challenges
The only concern I have is that the project may get significantly over-funded. If this happens, then the worst case scenario is that Rewards may be delayed - but I will keep in constant communication with you through Updates.
I am ready to ramp-up into production of more when this project is funded.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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