Our love affair with the humble avocado is no secret. A millennial in-joke, avocado consumption in the U.S. has risen greatly in recent years. Those bazillions of berries need to be prepped somehow through, which is where the problems can begin.
"Avocado hand" is the classic injury people suffer from by using the wrong tools to prepare the fruit. There are many much safer alternatives to using a traditional, sharp kitchen knife, many of them offering innovative multi-functional abilities. We've got you covered with a great selection of avocado tools that will take you from breaking the skin to mashing in no time.
Splits, pits, and slices
This great all-in-one tool gets our top vote as it splits, pits, and slices avocados. The serrated safety blade cuts avocados (not hands), the patented pit remover does exactly as advertised, and the stainless steel fan blade slices your fruit into seven even pieces. It's also top-rack dishwasher safe.
Space-saving steel tool
This slimline tool is made from food-grade, durable stainless steel. Essentially another slice, pit, and scoop option, Albeste's slicer has one micro-serrated edge for cutting, and sets of small prongs at each end for pit removal. This instrument has a gently curved design for comfortable scooping.
One-press slicing solution
If you like to eat your avocados when they are ripe enough to peel off the skin, Westmark's stainless steel wire option can quickly take care of the slicing for you. This easy-to-use tool has an ergonomic cast aluminum handle and base, and can also slice eggs. When you're done, you can chuck it in the dishwasher.
Safe and simple
With this product, you get a nylon loop to remove the avocado's pit, which is a much safer option than using a metal blade and is less likely to damage the fruit. The fan blade section easily cuts half an avocado into 11 slim pieces, the perfect starting point for rustling up some avocado toast.
A flexible friend for avo-lovers
Another top-rack dishwasher-safe tool, this instrument has a blade for cutting through the avocado's skin and halving it, as well as a pit remover in the handle. The blade can then be used again to cut the avocado out of its skin. The patented handle also scoops out the flesh, leaving no waste.
Clever hidden pit remover
This tool from Microplane has all sizes of avocado covered. The three-tonged hidden metal pit remover in the base is suitable for larger pits, and the built-in side blade is ideal for popping out smaller ones. You can use the fan blade to finish prep, removing the flesh of the fruit.
Useful masher abilities
Yet another clever multi-function tool, this offers a really neat all-in-one solution for avocado aficionados that cuts, de-pits, slices, scoops, and mashes the fruit. No matter what dish you are preparing, this tool has you covered, making it simple to add avocados to salads and even dips.
Multitool for mashing
Suitable for use beyond the realm of avocados, this cutter has an ergonomic rubber handle to keep your hand comfortable, even with prolonged use. It's a great universal tool for your kitchen drawer that can help you slice and squash your already peeled and pitted fruit.
Quick dicing solution
This tool is so safe even children can use it, but it's still very effective on soft fruit. With this guacamole-friendly instrument, you just press down over a peeled and pitted avocado for a cool cuboid result. The sliced up fruit is then ready to be smashed onto toast or used in recipes. This kitchen essential is made of durable BPA-free ABS plastic and strong stainless steel.
Savvy storage set
This set is amazing for anyone who wants an avocado storage solution as well as a slicing tool. This set is made up of a plastic kitchen container (complete with a lid) and two useful tools. The green tool de-pits and has an end designed for mashing. The yellow tool has a sharp edge for cutting and a fan end for slicing.
Cut, pit, slice, scoop, mash, and spread
This tidy two-piece tool is an all-round solution for avocado preparation. Perfect for campers, offices, and dorm living, this is a multi-function marvel. The serrated knife cuts the fruit, while the cut-out area offers pit removal. The slotted spoon then works to scoop out the flesh and can also mash.
Success by the slice
You have plenty of options when it comes to preparing your next avocado-themed snack. If you are looking for a straight-up cutting tool, the safe and simple Avado Avocado Cuber Tool will see you well on your way to making guacamole, avocado salad, or toast.
We'd recommend going for at least a three-in-one tool, like our top pick the OXO Good Grips option. This earns space in your kitchen drawer by giving you the ability to cut, pit, and slice avocados using just one device.
Alternatively, if you're making baby food or you prefer your guacamole finely prepared, a product that also mashes, like the Jokari 5-in-1 tool, will save on clean-up time because you just need one kitchen gadget.