Best Zesters

Updated February 2019
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A zester allows a cook to add very tiny bits of the skin of a fruit or vegetable to a recipe. Most commonly used for lemon peels, it can also be used with other citrus. It is essentially a small grater that can deliver very small shavings. Those shavings are used to add flavor to a recipe. Consider the quality of the metalwork on a potential zester. Some are sharper than others or have a slightly different design to deliver either smaller or more decorative zest pieces. A dishwasher safe zester will tend not to rust and will be easy to clean. A comfortable grip will make zesting easier, even though the use of zest is usually just a small amount and will generally not be used for lengthy periods of time.

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