What I’ve Got: OXO 3-in-1 Avocado Tool

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Though I appreciate the design ingenuity and compactness of this design, I dislike it because of the knifework it eschews in favor of highly specified tools. As an avid watcher of the Food Network, and an amateur cook, one of the most impressive and nuanced subsets of cooking is the ability to use a knife for myriad different processes. This tool, and tools like it, allow those less experienced to properly carve an avocado, but it also prevents those people from developing more agility with a knife that might better serve someone in the longer term. I question such specialized products as these not on the level of simple design, but more on the level of the intention behind the design. This tool can help in the short-term, but what does it sacrifice in the long-term?

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