Never Waste Pricey Avocados Again with Genius Air Fryer Hack

The latest must-have kitchen appliance can ripen expensive avocados in just minutes.

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Avocados are notorious for leaving home chefs in the lurch by going from hard and unripe to a mushy and unusable mess seemingly overnight. (I myself have three inedible mush balls with an original value of $10 sitting on my kitchen counter right now.)

Now an Australian woman is coming to the rescue with a genius trick to ripen somewhat hard avocados in no time, saving meals and money by ripening your otherwise unusable avocados.

According to an article in the Mirror, the mom discovered the hack and posted it on a private Facebook Group “Air Fryer Recipes Australia” after she couldn’t find a ripe avocado for the guacamole she was making for her family’s taco night and stumbled upon the secret.

Air Fryers: The Kitchen Gadget That Does It All

The woman had read in the past you can ripen avocados in the oven, so she googled around and realized air fryers work, too. “Air fryers, is there anything they can’t do?!” she marveled.

She shared her version of the air fryer tip: wrap the unripe avocado in tinfoil, stick it in the air fryer, set the temperature to around 200 degrees and leave it there for 10 minutes or however long is necessary. She noted the air fryer hack was a success and the avocado ripened perfectly.

“I’d recommend that you let it cool in the fridge before using, but it works!” she wrote, adding, “I’d always rather a normal ripe avocado, but this works in a pinch.”

Aspiring and seasoned chefs alike can now add quickly ripening avocados to the long list of the benefits of owning an air fryer.

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Aaron Rasmus

Based in Brooklyn, I am a travel and lifestyle writer who loves a great deal. I once ran my own website focused on how to jetset while underemployed, which says a lot about how I roll. Now I stretch my budget by keeping an eye on the Slickdeals app on my phone and use the extra savings to travel the world in style whenever possible.

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