Microplane elevates the design and functionality of its paddle-shaped, hand-held graters with the launch of the Elite Series. This new series is offered in five original Microplane blade styles with two color palettes consisting of black and red. Unique to Microplane graters, the Elite Series includes a transparent cover which doubles as a grating catch and measuring cup with a generous 1-cup capacity. When positioned underneath the grater, the dual-purpose cover/measuring cup allows chefs and home cooks to conveniently zest citrus and grate a wide range of ingredients with more control and precision. Paddle shaped graters provide a large surface area to make grating quick and effortless.