Grinding on Shabbat: Avocadoes

You may crush or squash an avocado (such as when making guacamole) on Shabbat, but ONLY:
  • Using a shinu'i (such as a spoon, knife, or spatula),
  • Without using a specialized tool (such as a grinder, potato masher, or fork),
  • If you eat it immediately after preparing it, and
  • If you leave some pieces larger than you normally would.
   Note If you intend for all pieces to be somewhat larger than usual but some end up small, it is OK.
 
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