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Tuesday, June 24

My New Favorite Kitchen Gadget: Avocado Masher

The 4th of July is the biggest sales time of year for avocados. Avocados are in season and, well, apparently we like guacamole on the Fourth! In anticipation of us all using a lot of avocados over the next week, I thought I’d do a couple avocado posts. Today I am going to share with you my new favorite kitchen gadget: the avocado masher!

avocado masher

When I visited the California Avocado groves last month, they kindly gave us all a goody bag, which included this masher. It’s essentially a mini potato masher, about 6 1/2 inches long. I’ve always used my beloved pastry blender to mash up avocados and thought that it would be my favorite tool for the job from now until the end of time. I was wrong. My new pint-sized potato masher is PERFECT for mashing up avocados. It’s just the right size and works beautifully. Plus, it’s easy to rinse off and clean, with no tiny holes, seams or hinges to deal with.

avocado masher

The tag on my mini masher actually said “avocado masher” on it. I looked around online and couldn’t find the exact one that I own, but there seem to be lots of good options if you do a little googling. This avocado/mini masher on Amazon is 8-inches long, so just a smidge bigger than mine, but I’m sure it would work great, too. When you’re out and about shopping, just keep an eye out for your perfect avocado masher. I’m sure you’ll love this little gadget as much as I do!


8 Comments »

  1. 1
    Rachel U

    What a great gadget!!! I have to get this.

  2. 2
    Laura

    I have the one from Amazon and LOOOOVE it too. I use it all the time for making banana bread as well.

  3. 3
    shannon

    I have something similar but it was made for a kid to mash potatoes, never thought about avocados. 🙂

  4. 4
    K

    Silly girl, you can use a potato/bean masher too. they are all the same. This made me laugh

    • I have a potato masher and a pastry blender, both work great, but I like this particular masher for its size, it’s much smaller – it works better when doing guacamole. hope that’s helpful!

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