SEVENTEEN QUID! For a lemon zester?!
Yes, on Saturday, that was my reaction, too.
Except it's now Tuesday, and I've already got my money's worth. Even my short-armed Yorkshireman in the kitchen thinks this little piece of kit is worth its weight in gold.
Like bacon, there are few things in life that lemon zest doesn't improve. Unfortunately, if - like us - you've been using an ordinary grater or peeler all your life, you'll have often skipped recipes that call for lemon or lime zest, because getting decent quantities of the damn stuff takes whole hours of your life, not to mention the skin off your knuckles.
This gadget will shave a lemon or a lime in just a few seconds, leaving a very satisfying pile of zest with no pith, and no annoying bits embedded in the grater holes to drive you mad either.
We've now used it for three recipes in three days, and Great British Bake-off isn't even on for another hour.
Just forget the price and get one. One bite of a lemon mayonnaise fishfinger sandwich says you won't regret it.