When I went to Stockholm in 2001, I got a little carried away in the NK department store’s housewares department and bought one of those bulky cowbell-shaped cheese graters to bring back to the U.S. This wasn’t an extraordinary grater, but it was solidly made and I felt compelled to buy it there, among the Swedish housewives and other shoppers, even though I could have easily picked one up in New York. I thought of my unusual Swedish souvenir when I spotted Microplane‘s Twist N Grate at an International Housewares Association event a few weeks ago in Manhattan. This tapered, conical, two-sided grater, conveniently nests into itself to save room in your drawer, countertop, or in my case, luggage. Dishwasher-safe, Twist N Grate comes in red or white with a comfortable handle, and houses ultra coarse and fine stainless steel blades. $19.95 on Amazon.