Founded in Hong Kong in 1978, Miu offers cookware, cutlery, and kitchen tools. It was the first company to introduce products such as the stainless-steel rolling herb mincer, the stainless-steel mandoline slicer, and the heat-resistant silicone spatula. Miu's mandoline slicers have adjustable blades... Read More to change the thickness of slices of onions, carrots, and other vegetables. Miu offers battery-powered stainless-steel spice mills that automatically dispense the freshly ground flavors of peppercorns and sea salt. Miu also makes a large selection of cutlery such as the Precision Forged Cutlery line; the pieces are light and agile, with blades made from high-carbon steel so they retain their sharpness. The line of cutting boards is made of bamboo, which is 17 percent stronger than maple cutting boards. Miu's food-preparation tools, including peelers, measuring cups, and other kitchen gadgets, are made of both molded plastic and high-grade stainless steel imported from Japan.