Best Avocado Slicers UK

Avocados are a great source of healthy monounsaturated fats and contain almost 20 different vitamins and minerals (source).

But getting the avocado out of its skin, removing the stone and slicing it up can be difficult, messy and time-consuming. It can also be dangerous if you’re trying to get the stone out with a knife. Enter the avocado slicer, a specially designed tool for de-stoning and slicing avocados.

While avocado slicers aren’t exactly essential, they can make your life easier. They’re also very cheap gadgets to buy, and could make a good inexpensive gift for a salad lover in your life.

Here are some of the best avocado slicers you can buy in the UK in 2017.

OXO Good Grips 3-in-1 Avocado Slicer

Best for: Versatility and design

This avocado slicer from respected kitchenware brand OXO combines three useful functions:

  1. A plastic blade for cutting the avocado open.
  2. A pitting tool for easily removing the stone.
  3. A fan blade that is shaped to allow you to easily scoop out and slice the avocado.

No two avocados are the same, and OXO claim to have tested this slicer on 700 differently shaped avocados to make sure all three functions work well no matter what kind of avocado they’re up against.

This slicer isn’t the cheapest available, but we think it’s definitely one of the best. It’s comfortable and ergonomically designed, and gets the job done quickly and easily.

Buy online: See on Amazon.co.uk

Master Class Stainless Steel Avocado Slicer and Scooper

Best for: Build quality

This avocado slicer from KitchenCraft has quite a different design to the OXO slicer reviewed above. It doesn’t contain a built-in knife, and is made from stainless steel rather than plastic.

After cutting the avocado in two and twisting it open, you can use the Master Class Avocado Slicer to slice and scoop out the avocado in one go. The tool has an ergonomic handle and is dishwasher safe, and is designed for average-sized avocados.

One great thing about this product is that KitchenCraft offer a 5-year guarantee. You’re unlikely to need it though as this slicer is tough and well made—unlike some of the cheap plastic alternatives.

Buy online: See on Amazon.co.uk

Superideal Avocado Slicer

Best for: Value for money

The Superideal Avocado Slicer is one of the cheapest avocado slicers on sale in the UK. It’s a 3-in-1 tool that looks almost identical to the OXO Good Grips slicer reviewed at the top of this article. There’s a plastic blade, a pitting tool and a slicer/scooper.

This slicer does what the OXO Good Grips slicer does but at a fraction of the price. Unsurpisingly, it has lower build quality and is unlikely to last you a long time. For the price you can’t really complain, but it’s generally worth spending a bit more to get something better made.

Buy online: See on Amazon.co.uk