KIKUSUMI X Shinko #5 Japanese Oroshi – Medium
Kikusumi OROSHI GRATER range of handcrafted copperware is made in Tsubame Sanjo, Japan. Crafted one by one from a thin copper sheet that is hand hammered to add strength to the metal before it is hand cut into shape. The copper is then brushed with hot, liquid tin. Once cooled and set the artisan sets about punching the grater with a special tool that results in rows of raised teeth. This artisan technique dates back to the Edo period and yields superior grating results. Top level Japanese chefs know that hand crafted oroshi graters perform better than the polished machine made copies. The uneven rows of teeth grate ingredients in a way so juices are not separated like they are with machine made copies.
The OROSHI GRATER range is a collaboration between a traditional oroshi craftsman Shinko Metal and Kikusumi. Each grater is equally suited for both professionals and home cooks. Graters are paired with a ceramic and stainless steel scraper for “raking” grated ingredients off of the OROSHI GRATER and onto the target plate or food. This gives grater control in distributing the ingredient evenly. The teeth on the grater are sharper and better distributed for an evenly refined grate. Best of all the unique aesthetic of the Kikusumi Oroshi Grater makes it a beautiful tool to have in any kitchen that will inspire you to cook more often and more creatively!
An important advantage of copper over other materials – it has antimicrobial properties. Copper has an inherent ability to kill a wide range of harmful microbes efficiently which is an important characteristic for both home cooks and professionals.
HOW TO USE
1) The copper kitchen grater is 2 sided (Fine + Coarse) and can be used to zest citrus or grate ginger, daikon, radish, wasabi, horseradish, carrot, potato and many other vegetables. Just grate each ingredient in a circular motion.
2) Once zested/grated use the scraper to “rake” the ingredient off of the grater with the stainless steel grater. For best results when zesting move the vegetable in a circular motion against the surface of the grater. Once zested/grated use the scraper to “rake” the zest off of the grater.
3) Use for garnishes for raw foods, adding fresh flavors to your salads, in smoothies, soups, sauces & hot or cold drinks. If you want to add more flavor in a healthy way the Oroshi grater is the kitchen tool you need to have!
USE OROSHI FOR:
SUSHI fresh wasabi, citrus zest, spices, horseradish, daikon, ginger
HOT DRINKS citrus zest, spices, ginger
SMOOTHIES grated fruit, ginger, citrus zest
BABY FOOD fine purees of vegetables
SOUPS puree carrot, onion, garlic, potato, ginger
SAUCES grated carrot, onion, garlic, potato, ginger
VINAIGRETTES grated shallot, onion, carrot, ginger, citrus zest
To clean OROSHI rinse under running water then pat dryon a towel.
Only use soft scrubbers and soap.
[Do no use in dishwashers as they could damage the grater with the heat]
1 x Oroshi Grater #5 2-sided : Front = Fine Grate Back = Coarse Grate
- Height 190 mm
- Grating Surface W80 x H100mm
- WEIGHT 231 g
1 x Oroshi Scraper
White Ceramic handle w/ stainless steel rake
[ 13.8 cm] 26 g
1 x Charcoal Gray Box made from recycled paper + Hokkaido EZO wood
1 x English instruction and recipe suggestions
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