The Oxo Steel Ice Cream Scoop features a thumb-activated lever mechanism that pushes the final scoop off the spoon, eliminating the need to use a finger. The Oxo Steel/Good Grips Ice Cream Scoop can also be used for portioning other foods, such as forming meatballs. Reviews say the Oxo is comfortable for both left- and right-handed users, and unlike most other ice cream scoopers, it's dishwasher-safe. That said, owners say it's tough to clean under the lever, and the lever mechanism doesn't work well on softer ice creams. For an ice cream scoop capable of scooping both hard and soft ice creams, try the Zeroll Original Ice Cream Scoop (*Est. $25) which has a self-warming liquid in the handle for slicing through the hardest of ice creams.
KitchenDaily.com provides the best review of the Oxo Steel/Good Grips Ice Cream Scoop, comparing it against three other ice cream scoopers. RachaelRayMag.com includes the Oxo in its roundup of the best ice cream scoops, and owners give opinions on Amazon.com.
Jane Lear tests four ice cream scoopers, calling the Oxo Steel Ice Cream Scoop "ingenious" for its pop-up lever mechanism, although she notes that she's typically not a fan of ice cream scoops with moveable parts. Lear says that after testing various models, she still prefers the Zeroll Original.
Review: Choosing the Best Ice Cream Scoop, Jane Lear
2. Rachael Ray Magazine
RachaelRayMag.com tests five ice cream scoopers in this brief review. Pros and cons of each are listed, but little discussion is offered. The Oxo Good Grips Ice Cream Scoop is discussed in this review; editors note that the rubber handle provides a nonslip grip and is comfortable for both left and right handers. They also mention that the Oxo ice cream scoop is dishwasher-safe.
Review: Ice Cream Scoops, Teri Tsang, June 2007
More than 10 owners contribute to an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Reviewers appreciate that the Oxo Steel ice cream scooper can be used for other foods in addition to ice cream, such as for forming meatballs, and several note that it's dishwasher-safe.
Review: Oxo Steel Ice Cream Scoop, Contributors to Amazon.com