In a world of space-hogging kitchen gizmos, the diminutive Microplane zester/grater proves that great things can come in small packages. Hold the plastic handle and use the tiny blades to go to town on citrus zest, which will instantly brighten up the flavor of everything from pancakes and post-workout smoothies to yogurt. Also use it for grating Parmesan cheese, dark chocolate, whole nutmeg or even garlic and ginger.
Get it: Microplane Grater-Zester ($16, Crateandbarrel.com)
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