We just spotted this Fold Flat Grater from Joseph Joseph in CHOW's holiday gift guide, and we thought it would make the ideal Hot or Not. On the surface of it, this is a HOT. Folds flat? Space saver? Check. But does the flat-folding-space-saving benefit make up for the two sides of grating functionality that are lost? You decide!
We can't decide if we think this is hot or not. On the one hand, it seems like drawer space might be better given to two flat Microplanes, one coarse and one fine.
On the other hand, we really like our box grater (bulky as it is). The Microplane is a little difficult to use for some things that need more leverage; you kind of want to be able to stand it upright and lean on it, and we always manage to tip over bowls and plates while trying to stabilize the Microplane. So maybe this would be a great tool in a little kitchen with no room for a traditional box grater.
What do you think? (Also, check out the CHOW winter gift guide; it has some fun stuff on it!)
• Find it! Joseph Joseph Fold Flat Space Saving Kitchen Grater, $19.96 at Amazon. Comes in white, black, green, and red.
Related: Hot or Not? Microplane Box Grater
(Images: Joseph Joseph)