Help me find (or make) this zesting attachment
March 18, 2023 2:57 PM   Subscribe

Yesterday I saw a video somewhere which I now cannot find, where a young woman was standing in front of a Kitchenaid mixer holding a Microplane. Attached to the mixer on a spike jutting out from the top was a lemon, so when the mixer was turned on the lemon rotated. She held the Microplane against the lemon and the zest came off in about ten seconds.

I zest SO MANY lemons for work and it takes me forever, so I was thrilled to find a way to do it so quickly. However I cannot find any way to buy and/or make the spike attachment. There’s one seriously over-engineered one called a TurboZester for over $100 but it’s out of stock and more than I can afford anyway. There’s also a defunct company called Zesty whose website won’t load. There has to be something else! It’s basically a standard Kitchenaid attachment seating prong on one side and a spike or fork on the other, it seems so simple but is unavailable anywhere I can see. Please help me discover or reproduce this handy gadget.
posted by cali to Food & Drink (4 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

I think the Spiralizer will allow you to do that if you just skip attaching any of the other Spiralizer tools.
posted by Lanark at 3:13 PM on March 18

(see also electric potato peelers and electric apple peelers if you don't have a KitchenAid.)
posted by trig at 2:48 AM on March 19

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posted by jessamyn (staff) at 11:22 AM on March 19

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