Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Another gift from my mom

In our continuing series on single use kitchen utensils, I present the Trudeau stainless steel avocado cutter, another well-meaning yet anger-inducing gift from my mother.

Why the anger? I’m a minimalist (and a jerk.) I use the same weathered wooden spoon for 96% of my cooking -- a spatula, a slotted spoon and a ladle take up the remaining percentage points.

So how does the avocado cutter work? Well, the instructions are right there on the knifey/spoon face for all to see: Simply use the serrated edge to cut the fruit open, then pop out the pit with the pick-like tip, scoop out the delicate flesh using the rounded bottom, then use the serrated edge again to slice it up.

Don’t get me wrong: It’s cheap and cheerful and does exactly what it’s supposed to do. And, it comes with a five-year warranty.

I just don’t need it.


Unknown said...

I thought of your post about this when I saw this "useful" invention - from a tweet from Gremolata


Amy said...

Oh, hilarious! I think I need the ezcracker!

Unknown said...

Hi Amy:
Thought of you when I saw this article.
Although the banana guard is "questionable" looking, it serves a purpose...I've killed many a banana due to "lack of protection". Still have to get one though! :)