9 genius avocado hacks you'll wonder how you lived without

Avocados are perhaps the only food with a cult-like following. With so many dishes dedicated to the berry (yes, it’s apparently a berry!), it’s hard to name them all without getting winded.

But there are a few issues with the beloved avocado: it’s tough to work with.

First, you have to cut through a layer of skin, but gently enough that you don’t crush the pit inside or damage the flesh. This requires a precise technique, intense concentration and skills that nobody actually has.

Then, you have to somehow remove the pit without injuring yourself, or wasting half of the avocado itself. It’s basically impossible.

Luckily, some very specific avocado trinkets can help make any avocado lover’s life easier. And, just like avocados, these aren’t just fun toys. They are life necessities!

Wool Avocado Ripener

Wool Avocado Ripener (Photo: The Grommet)

Why yes, this is a wool sock made for avocados.

Nothing is worse than waiting days and days for a pack of avocados to ripen. This “avocado sock” is perfect for the impatient avocado lover. Made with Shetland wool, according to the product page, the sock speeds up the ripening process. It makes sense, seeing as avocados thrive in warm environments.

The estimated time for the perfect ripe avocado is about 48 hours in the sock. Not bad for a wool sock!

Shop it: Wool Avocado Ripener, $17, thegrommet.com

Avocado Huggers

Avocado Huggers™ - Set of 2 (Photo: The Grommet)

Any avocado lover knows how quick an avocado can go brown. It seems like the second you cut into one, it starts browning.

Like any good hug, this clever gizmo is made to squeeze avocados tight. The silicone cover is shaped to perfectly fit half of an avocado — even if it still has the seed.

The airtight hold prevents quick browning, and is an easy storage method.

Shop it: Avocado Huggers (set of 2), $8, thegrommet.com

IMUSA USA 8" Granite Molcajete

IMUSA USA 8" Granite Molcajete (Photo: Walmart)

The best way to make guacamole is the authentic way.

A granite molcajete is made for fine mashing, and has been for thousands of years in Mayan and Aztec culture.

This tool won’t just take your guac to the next level. It’s great for mashing up and combining any herbs and spices.

Shop it: IMUSA USA 8" Granite Molcajete, $20, thegrommet.com

Avocado Slicer, Multi-Function 3-in-1 Avocado Slicer Peeler Cutter & Core Remover

Avocado Slicer, Multi-Function 3-in-1 Avocado Slicer Peeler Cutter & Core Remover (Photo: Walmart)

How many times have you cut into an avocado only to struggle with removing the pit for the next five minutes?

The slippery seed is tricky to maneuver, but this three-in-one device is meant to combat the brain puzzle. With a core remover, slicer and peeler, this is like the Swiss Army Knife of kitchen prep.

Shop it: Avocado Slicer, Multi-Function 3-in-1 Avocado Slicer Peeler Cutter & Core Remover, $9, Walmart.com

Women's Avocado-Holic Short Sleeve Crew Neck T-Shirt

Women's Avocado-Holic Short Sleeve Crew Neck T-Shirt (Photo: Target)

Are you a true fan if you don’t have a graphic t-shirt?

Shop it: Women's Avocado-Holic Short Sleeve Crew Neck T-Shirt, $8, Target.com

Guacamole Preservation Container

Guacamole Preservation Container (Photo: The Grommet)

They say you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but how can you not judge a guacamole by its color?

This preservation container seals dip up, keeping it fresh for days. All you have to do is push the lid to remove excess air in the container, and your work is done — until the next time you dive in.

Shop it: Guacamole Preservation Container, $20, thegrommet.com

Prepworks by Progressive Avocado Keeper

Prepworks by Progressive Avocado Keeper (Photo: Amazon)

There’s always an internal battle revolving around storing avocados. They can so easily get crushed by any other food in your cabinet or fridge. This device takes any chance of a smooshed avocado away.

Shop it: Prepworks by Progressive Avocado Keeper, $5, Amazon.com

Williams Sonoma Avocado Masher

Avocado Smasher (Photo: Williams Sonoma)

Another handy three-in-one tool is this smasher made by Williams Sonoma. With sharp edges perfect for digging out a pit, precise lines that can make any cut avocado Instagarm-worthy and a head built to grab all the tasty avocado flesh possible, this smasher is a necessity.

Shop it: Williams Sonoma Avocado Masher, $15, Williams-sonoma.com


Avoloop (Photo: The Grommet)

There is such thing as avocado-eater’s guilt. It comes from seeing leftover chunks stuck to the skin you simply couldn’t grab with your spoon or fork. The Avoloop ensures no avocado chunk is ever left behind.

Shop it: Avoloop, $11, thegrommet.com

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