We don't say this often, but this uni-tasker is totally worth it.

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Photo courtesy of OXO
| Credit: Photo courtesy of OXO

Mango pits are, well, the pits! The fruit's oblong shape paired with its slippery flesh makes removing the pit with a knife awkward at best. That's why I love the OXO Good Grips Mango Splitter ($14, oxo.com). I'm not a single-use-gadget guy (too much clutter!), but I'm telling you, this uni-tasker is totally worth it. 

Here's how to use it:

  1. Start by cutting a small slice from the bottom of the mango, then stand the fruit upright.
  2. Push the pitter from the top through the center of the mango, separating the pit from the two fleshy cheeks.
  3. Remove the skin with a paring knife and cut as desired. Pretty sweet!