A superior slice

I’m a huge fan of Microplane graters, and love how the company manages to think up a different blade for every last cut in the kitchen. The Fine Julienne blade from the Gourmet Series produces strips that are a bit wider but thinner than your classic Julienne, and the super-sharp blades give super-quick results. The Fine Julienne works particularly well with carrots, beetroot, courgettes and potatoes (for great hash browns). Around £25.