There is more than one way to prepare an avocado, but there is only one tool that cuts, depips, scoops, slices and mashes.
Australian kitchenware brand, Savannah, has designed an innovative five-in-one avocado tool – the award-winning Avo Shark. I was lucky enough to receive a sample and I loved it after my first use!
Paul English, Savannah Product Designer at VGM International says, “Savannah is all about design, innovation and quality – Before the Avo-shark, avo preparation was messy and often perilous, I designed the Avo Shark to put the fun in functional. The Avo Shark was thoroughly tested at each design stage, for example the shape of the scoop, has been designed to handle all shapes and sizes of avocado.” “You’ll wonder why all this time you’ve been preparing an avocado any other way!” Paul adds.
This clever and unique implement handles the entire preparation process from the first cut to the final mash:
1. Cut: Use the main, serrated blade (which comes with a protective sheath shaped like the back and dorsal fin of a shark for safe storage) to cut the avocado in half.
2. De-Pip: Remove the pip by using the adjustable ‘grip’ on the under surface of the blade (the ‘jaws’ of the shark) – the grip can be adjusted to any size pip. Teeth on either end grip the pip securely with one end being fully adjustable by simply moving a small slide control.
3. Scoop: The ‘tail fin’ of the Avo Shark is actually a stainless steel slotted scoop that is shaped perfectly for removing all flesh from the avocado shell in one go.
4. Slice and/or Mash: The flesh can then be sliced using the serrated blade or mashed using the slotted scoop. Both the blade and the scoop have been positioned so they don’t leave remnants of avocado on the bench when not in use.
Dishwasher safe and with a ten year guarantee, the Avo Shark was also awarded the Red Dot Design Award in 2014.
It comes with simple instructions and pictures on the back (I love the pictures!) which explains the functionality well. What I love most about this is the scoop fuction, the avocado comes out so clean, and the slicing function, as I can just turn the tool around and it’s all done!
Savannah’s Avo Shark is available for an RRP of $14.95 at major national retailers including Myer, Wheel & Barrow, The General Trader, Howards Storage World, Kitchenware Direct as well as local independent kitchenware and gift retailers. Visit www.vgminternational.com.au/stockists for the full list of stockists.
Thanks to 360 PR and Savannah, I have one Avo Shark to give away as part of celebrating my 10K supporters milestone on Instagram. All you have to do is send an email titled “I want to win an Avo Shark” to my email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or find the post on my Facebook page or Instagram page and leave a message with the same title. Winners will be drawn at random this coming Sunday 29/11/15. Open to Australia residents only. All the best!