The Grate Plate Handmade Ceramic Grater is used to easily grate garlic, ginger, peppers, nutmeg, and so much more. The graters are handmade with stoneware ceramic using food safe clay and glazes. Stoneware is extremely durable, easy to clean and is also dishwasher safe. This grating surface is softer on your hands so you won't cut your fingers as you would on a traditional metal grater. You will also notice your garlic and ginger grates down to a fine puree, providing the most flavor!