I cook a fair amount. I’m no chef by any stretch of the imagination, but I do know my way around a kitchen. As such, I come across a lot of kitchen gadgets which promise all sorts of culinary wizardry.
I also love to make – and eat – guacamole; and that means I go through a lot of avocados. The Three In One Avocado Master promises to split, pit, and slice an avocado without any hassles. With guacamole on my mind, I had to try it out for myself.
I took one of these avocado slicers home, then headed out to the market to purchase a couple of fresh avocados.
Up first was the “splitting” test. This slicer is designed with a rubberized mid-section, which makes the slicer both easy to grip and easy to split the avocado’s skin. In fact, since this slicer features a durable, serrated plastic blade, I found it safer than using a regular kitchen knife for opening up the avocado.
Next up was the “pitting” test. Upon first glance, my initial reaction was that the center section (which contains three metal tangs and a cut-out section for grabbing and removing the pit) was going to be too small to actually grab a hold of the avocado pit. I was wrong! I set the center of the slicer over the pit, gave it a quick twist, and out came the pit with no effort at all. A handy “punch hole” on the back side of the center section allows you to push out the pit for easy disposal.
Finally came the “slicing” test. Despite an avocado having a narrow end and a wide end, I turned the slicer around and easily inserted the slicer into the narrow end of the fruit. Pulling the avocado slicer towards me, I was able to slice the fruit into seven clean slices. I found this much simpler than cutting each slice with a kitchen knife and then scooping out the slices with a spoon.
All in all, when it comes to splitting, pitting, and slicing an avocado, I have to give the Three In One Avocado Master two (or maybe three?) thumbs up. As an added bonus, this multifunction slicer is top-rack dishwasher safe – so clean-up is easy-peasy.
This slicer would be a handy addition for an RV, picnic set, or camp kitchen. You could even throw it into a backpack for a day hike. It would also make a great house warming gift for any avocado (or guacamole!) lover.