OXO Good Grips Smash and Scoop Avocado Tool
OXO is a true advocate of universal design. ELEVEN and OXO have been close partners for over 20 years, designing over 200 products. ELEVEN’s work for OXO is all about problem solving and creating user-centered solutions. Together, we have been creating clean, innovative, ergonomic designs which enable and empower humans.
With the rise in avocado consumption in a health-conscious society, OXO reached out to ELEVEN to answer the demand for a thoughtful avocado tool. ELEVEN began by observing users and behaviors around the vast market of current avocado tools. We focused on optimizing two key interactions, mashing and scooping. This tool needed to allow the user to control the consistency of the mash, while minimizing the time it takes to fully mash. Through countless physical mockups, and mashed avocados, the team at ELEVEN was able to design and engineer an avocado tool that prioritized consistency, control, and cleanability of both the tool and the bowl being used, all while accommodating multiple grip positions and bowl shapes.
With the OXO Good Grips Smash and Scoop Avocado Tool, the user has control over consistency (be it creamy or chunky goodness). The tool comes to a sharp (and safe) point to grip the avocado on each mash. Crisply cut chunks are quickly achieved and stay in the bowl not stuck to the tool thanks to its four blade design. The green silicone squeegee blade allows you to scrape and scoop any bowl clean. Whether you’re making large batch guacamole for a party or your morning avocado toast, this purpose-built tool has you covered for whatever scale dish and consistency you desire. This tool also works great for preparing egg salad, baby food, and even banana bread.