Saturday, March 30, 2013

Gadget Rave: OXO's 3-in-1 Avocado Slicer

I hemmed and hawed about getting this kitchen gadget. I mean, gadgets are "gadgets"- they're supposed to make your life easier but in reality, it's just "one more thing" to think about getting out and cleaning.

I added this to my Amazon cart, and stared at it.
Then I removed it from my cart.
1 day later, I added it back in, and then decided to put it under my "Save for later" list.
Then, as I was in the kitchen trying to pit my avocado, I thought to myself- I really do want this gadget. And instead of adding it back to my Amazon cart, I added Bed Bath & Beyond to my list of errands to run.

And went there. And yes, I got it.

For starters, as a whole, I really like OXO products. They are affordable, quality, and their products have lasted me a long time. I generally like the weight of their products as they feel good in the palm of my hand, and don't feel cheap nor wimpy. This avocado slicer was no exception.

Retailing for $9.99, I must say I love it and use it twice a week (yes, I alone eat 2 avocados weekly).

Let's take a look at this product, shall we?

Despite it not having a sharp blade, it does have a serrated "knife" that can cut into the avocado. It does result in a clean cut:
Once you have cut your avocado in half, there is this 3-pronged feature that can remove the pit (the "prongs" are not sharp):
While holding the halved avocado in your palm on one hand, place the pronged side into the avocado pit and apply a bit of pressure so the prongs go into the pit. Then voila:
Now, on the other side of the "prongs", there is a small hole where you can place your finger through the hole and essentially release the pit safely:
With the pit being safely disposed, now you can use the end of this slicer to slice your avocado- genius, I tell you:
Look at the nicely sliced avocado:
All in all, I'm really happy with this 3-in-1 Slicer, and I faithfully use it several times a week.

I used to place the blade of my (very sharp) knife into the pit, but have had near cutting-off-my-finger knife mishaps when I tried to remove the pit from the sharp blade (those pits are slippery little suckers). Concerns no more with this 3-in-1 tool!


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