Between the myriad health benefits and the wonderful taste and and rich texture, avocados may just about be the perfect fruit. But now there are articles and studies coming out about a syndrome called “avocado hand”: serious stab and slash injuries caused by failed attempts to penetrate the fruit’s hard outer casing with a sharp knife, before encountering a resistant inner stone. Ouch! Most of us have held an avocado in one hand and a sturdy knife in the other, and put hand and limb in jeopardy each time we’ve sought to enjoy a beautiful avocado. What’s an avocado lover to do? Well, the clever folks at Chef’n have created an answer!
The Avoquado from Chef’n may be the best-thought-out avocado tool that we have yet encountered.
First, there are no sharp points anywhere, so your hands (and those of younger or older users) are safe from cuts and stabs. And yet the rounded blade is thin and firm enough to effectively cut through the avocado skin: to cut the avocado in half. That same blade is also perfect to slice or dice the avocado while it’s still in the skin. And because the Avoquado doesn’t have a sharp point, you can do that (carefully) with the half avocado nestled in your hand.
Next, maybe my favorite feature: the avocado pit remover. For just about all of my avocado-eating life, I have recklessly held the avocado in the palm of my left hand while I smacked the sharp blade of a knife into the avocado pit with my right hand, always with a bit of trepidation. I didn’t know that there was an alternative for removing the pit, but now there is! The Avoquado has small teeth at the base of the scoop that, when squeezed around the pit, grab the pit with amazing strength and wrench it free from the avocado with little danger to life or limb! And to make it even more convenient, there are ridges on the outside of the scoop to make squeezing the teeth around the pit even easier.
And finally, the scoop end can be adjusted to fit virtually any avocado, so you can scoop the flesh neatly and thoroughly, with little or no waste.
This is the best avocado tool we’ve found, and so it’s a Cool Tool that you need in your kitchen!
- Three tools in one to slice, pit and scoop avocados of almost any size
- Stainless steel blade
- Flexible scoop
- Top rack dishwasher safe