19 Fruit Gadgets You Need Now and Forever

Prepping fresh fruit has never been easier.

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July 27, 2020
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While it can be tempting to pay too much for the pre-sliced fruit at the grocery store maybe don’t. Not only is it overpriced, it’s not the freshest. That said, prepping, slicing and coring fruit can be a total pain. Luckily, there are lots of gadgets that will make fruit prep so much easier. We’ve rounded up some of our favorites below.


Get rid of those pesky strawberry stems and hulls with this convenient little tool. It’s super safe and easy to use — especially compared to a knife. It’s also dishwasher safe, and brightly colored so that it’s easy to spot in your drawer!

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You know that feeling when you go to a party and see all of the perfectly sliced fruit and wonder how long that took the host? Well, it turns out if they have this little tool, not too long. It’s super durable and could be used for strawberries, kiwis and even boiled eggs or mushrooms.

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If you’ve been using a regular knife to cut into a watermelon, this tool will absolutely blow your mind. It makes it so easy to get the entire melon out from within the rind. Not only does it make the process much easier, it eliminates the mess and makes for easy cleanup.

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This is the easiest, most convenient way to slice grapes or cherry tomatoes for salads. It’s completely safe and non-slip, and you can also adjust it to the size of the fruit that you’re slicing.

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Quickly and easily prep mangoes with this tool. It removes seeds while slicing — all in one simple press. Even if the mango is super ripe and soft, it will still cut it perfectly while leaving very little cleanup.

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If you’re a peach lover, you know how hard it can be to remove the pits. This tool makes it perfectly easy to cut the fruit in half and to remove the entire pit. You’ll wonder where it’s been your whole life.

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This is the most perfect avocado prep tool. In addition to cutting it, it can remove the pit and even perfectly slice it. It also makes it much safer than using a sharp knife that can easily cut your hand.

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While pre-sliced pineapple may be good, there’s seriously no better way to eat it than freshly cored and sliced. Not only does this press perfectly core the fruit, it pulls out the entire thing in perfect rings. It also lays flat for easy storage when you’re done with it.

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Easily pit and prep cherries for easy snacking. This little tool also has a splatter shield so that juice doesn’t get everywhere on your countertops. Finally, it locks after easy storage and it’s super easy to clean.

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Pomegranates are always a tough fruit to prep, but this tool makes it super fast. It helps you cut and remove the seeds in a way that preserves the entire fruit. The tool also has super comfortable grips and it’s dishwasher safe.

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Especially if you have kids, this is an absolutely necessity for convenience. It removes the apple core and leaves behind perfectly bite-sized portions. It’s easy to clean in the sink, and you can even throw it in the dishwasher.

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This little hand zester is made of medical-grade steel, making it super durable and effective. While the blades may be sharp, the handle is made of comfortable plastic that it’s not too heavy. It’s very easy to wipe clean, or pop in the dishwasher.

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If you constantly find yourself wasting lemons, limes and even avocados, you definitely need to invest in this citrus saver. The rubber topper gently closes over the fruit and keeps it fresh, all while taking up minimal space. Obviously, it’s a Food Network Kitchen favorite.

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Oranges can be a real and true pain, but this tool makes it super easy to get the entire peel off while preserving the entirety of the fruit. It also allows you to keep your hands clean and dry during the process, which is a total win.

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This tool allows you to easily prep any melon with just a press. It results in perfectly proportionally sliced fruit every single time. The blades are super sharp, but definitely easy to clean and put to use.

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This melon baller has a lightweight wooden handle and two ends that are intended to perfectly scoop out melon. You can also use it to get the seeds out of cucumbers, or even to portion out cookie dough and ice cream.

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Let’s hear it for the Food Network Kitchen’s favorite citrus juicer! This little guy is designed to sit flat on the countertop, which provides lots of added leverage. It also has a built-in strainer to remove all of the seeds and unwanted pulp.

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If you’re still peeling delicate fruits and hefty veggies with a knife, you simply have to drop everything and invest in this right now. Not only does it make prep so much faster, but definitely so much safer. It’s also the favorite of the Food Network Kitchen.

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If you need a perfectly sliced banana for a fruit salad, to use as a topping or even just to enjoy in perfectly bite-sized portions this is the tool for you. It’s also a great tool to use with littles so that they can participate in the kitchen. Don’t worry, it’s completely dishwasher safe.

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