It's true in the workshop, and it's true in the kitchen: By far and away, the best tools are simple in design, easy to use, and effective in their purpose. Modeled on the timeless, no-nonsense woodworking rasp, the Microplane Classic Series Zester/Grater excels on all counts. In fact, so far as we're concerned, it makes the traditional boxed-style grater seem like a cumbersome waste of drawer space. While the Microplane may not transform zesting and grating into truly enjoyable tasks, it certainly succeeds in making them both a cinch to complete. Available at Amazon; $24.99.