Traditionally used to grate daikon radish, the copper oroshigane grater's popular use in Japan extends to carrots, citrus and potatoes. Long known in Japan for its simple but classic design, the oroshigane growing in popularity as an alternative to the Western grater. The high quality copper and aluminum construction features raised teeth on one side of the grater so ingredients will not slip through to the other side, allowing you to use 100% of your ingredients while minimizing cleaning time. This unique design makes the grater ideal for grating ginger as the teeth crush the root to release more flavor and juice while catching tough fibers. Teeth grate on all sides, so for best results we recommend that you grate ingredients in a circular motion. The small size makes this grater perfect for home use or use in small professional kitchens. Please note that this grater does not slice ingredients. For slicing equipment, please see the Classic Benriner Slicer (HA-1401) or the Chiba Katsuramuki Turning Slicer (HA-1422).