One of my favorite gadgets is my microplane grater and I have 4 different sizes so I can grate almost anything. I use it on pretty much a daily basis to grate garlic. I also use it to grate ginger, lemon zest, chocolate, cheese – either very fine or coarsely grated. I think it’s best to buy the all stainless steel type so you can put it in the dishwasher. I have found that plastic in the kitchen always breaks.