“ Brand: Tesco / Type: Ice cream scoop „
Last year I invested in an ice cream maker and have spent the last year perfecting my recipes for ice cream and sorbets. After the effort I have been putting into making decent Ice cream I thought I should add an ice cream scoop to my arsenal of cooking implements and allow myself to present my creations more presentably than can be achieved using a standard spoon.
===The Ice cream Scoop===
The scoop is what I would call a medium size and creates medium balls of ice cream. I've seen larger and smaller around, but this is ideal for good presentation, however may be too small for making a decent cone as found at the seaside.
The scoop consists of a stainless steels scoop imbedded in chunky black handle. The handle is easy to grip and comfortable to hold even when fighting against solidly frozen desserts. The handle also incorporates a hole into the handle to allow the scoop to be hung in prde of place in your kitchen (I prefer to stick mine in a draw as it's not really a scoop that is in my opinion worthy of display)
My main worry buying such a cheap scoop was that it would bend easily when in use however i am pleased to say that it is much more solid than expected and the scoop doesn;t move position easily....well done tescos!
The stainless steel is easy to clean and the scoop has shown no signs of wear in 6 months of ocassional use.
I paid just one shiny pound coin for this scoop and despite reservations have been impressed by it's functional abilities. I consider the scoop to be extremely good value.
The ice cream scoop does exactly what it should do, is cheap, functional and effective.
During the summer months I decided to start using an ice cream scoop to make good looking deserts as the table spoon is absolutely hideous at making ice cream based deserts. I would usually eat packaged ice cream cones. But after buying this cone from Tesco my perspective of ice cream eating has completely changed.
This scoop is price at £2.50 at tesco. This is a normal price for such a good product for the price as asda sell very cheap and slightly useless plastic scoops for 70p and sainsburys usually price theirs at £3.50. As you can see the price is reasonable comparing to other competitors.
Ease of use and Ergonomics:
This scoop is an absolute pleasure to use as the handle is very well shaped for easy scooping with a slight groove at the front of the handle for holding with your thumb. A another great feature of the handle is the good length as some people might struggle with smaller handles (no such problem here). The handle also has a medium sized hole at the bottom for hanging on the kitchen wall. I personally do not use this feature but it is nice to know it is there. The actual scoop is not very sharp as you would not need it to be. It has a very good shape that makes great results every time.
The overall durability of the scoop is very good as the handle is very firmly held together with the scoop (no fidgeting what so ever even after dropping it a couple of times. After using the scoop for 8 months of regular use and a countless number of washes the scoop has not show any sign of rusting thanks to the stainless steel used.
This product can be used for all sorts of cooking/baking purposes such as scooping soft mashes potatoes or even for efficient scooping of butter or margarine for baking. I only use this scoop for ice cream but all im saying is it can be used for other things.
Would I recommend:
This product is cheap, effective and nice looking. Tesco are offering a simple product at a simple price. I have yet to find any problems with this product. So if you are looking for a reliable and easy to use scoop then you can not go wrong with this product. Would recommend to any one.
I was sick of battling with frozen solid ice cream and bending my spoons so bought a scoop on impulse. I bought this Tesco Value Ice cream scoop ages ago for I think around a pound. It was pointless spending anymore on a scoop as I just wanted something that would spoon out ice cream.
This stainless steel scoop is just a plain but toughened spoon, it hasn't got any fancy features like a push out lever or even a particularly pointed end to the spoon for extra diggability (I think I've made that word up). The scoop is deeper than an ordinary dessert spoon and the metal is thicker. The plastic handle has indentations making it comfortable to hold. It's fixed solidly to the spoon and where it attaches has never bent or been compromised whilst in use. The spoon is dishwasher safe, but I just wash it in the sink as normal.
The scoop digs ice cream out easy enough, importantly for me it doesn't bend all over the place which drives me mad. It doesn't make balls or anything fancy, just gets the ice cream out of the tub. The scoop isn't particularly deep and maybe could be a little deeper, which would maybe produce a better ball for a cone but not really a problem. Even better is dipping the scoop in hot water first, doing this hasn't damaged it.
Obviously it still takes some effort to dig out hard ice cream, but using this scoop makes it easier. The spoon is adequate for the job, hasn't broken and isn't cosmetically damaged.
I would recommend it and would buy it again at that price.
I purchased this ice cream scoop recently when my trusted scoop of over 10 years finally disintegrated on me. At £1.50 I thought that it probably wouldn't be up to much but that it would do the job until I found a better quality scoop at a later date. I came home and put it in the drawer and didn't really think about it again.
I now used the scoop for the first time, strangely, not for ice cream but for serving up my creamed mashed potatoes and I was very happy with it. The handle is comfortable to hold with dents for your fingers to sit, and the scoop is a more than ample size for creating perfect balls of ice cream, sorbet, mashed potato or anything else which you wish to serve up neatly.
For the money, I cannot fault this product. Whether it will last as long as my last scoop, time will tell but for a good value kitchen staple, this is as good as any.
I've had a few ice cream scoops in my kitchen draw over the years.. one I found perfect for using was a plastic white one which had a lever to push the ice cream out of the scoop and was quite handy.. however after using it quite a lot, the white scoop started turning yellow after all the washes it had and it was beginning to look quite grubby that I binned it and searched for another one.
I found this ice cream scoop in Tesco, I thought I bought it for £2 but reading previous reviews everyone is stating between 70p-£1 so maybe that's the correct price or I bought it before the price was reduced.
The ice cream scoop is pretty basic, but does the job.
It has a nice chunky black handle that is easy to hold and it has a little indented grip on the handle which I found perfect to put my thumb on allowing to get a better grip when wrestling with a frozen ice cream tub!
In terms of using the scoop itself I found it does work well, it does the job much better and easier than using a normal spoon anyways. However I do think it's not as well designed as it could be, I found the shape of the scoop the main fault in terms of not having a perfectly rounded ice cream scoop in the end. I think the shape could be better so that it allows the ice cream to come out easier and think it should be more rounded and deeper.
However if you are not bothered about the presentation of the ice cream or it needing an extra scoop then I think this is still fine. It will get ice cream out, and it is still a scoop and so better than using a spoon.
I have started leaving the ice cream out for a few minutes to make it easier to get the ice cream out with the scoop.. or running the scoop under hot water also works and makes getting the ice cream out a bit easier.
The scoop is also dishwasher safe and so it is fine to go into the disher washer with all other dishes, but it isn't hard to clean and won't take long doing a quick run under the sink too.
Overall I give the ice cream scoop 4/5 stars. It loses a star because I think it can be designed better in terms of the shape of the scoop and also because since then I have bought another scoop which I prefer using more.
But the scoop is priced well, is cheap enough and it is still a handy item in my kitchen draw which seems like it will last a while.. plus by the colour of the scoop, it will not start looking as grubby as my white plastic one started looking!
Thanks for reading :)
(this review may also be on ciao)
I really love ice cream and I always find that a regular spoon just does not scoop it out of the tub as well as a proper ice cream scoop does. When stocking up for my university flat, I picked up one from Tesco (Tesco Everyday Value Ice Cream Scoop). At the time, this cost me about 70p although as it was a while ago now, it could have gone up in price. I don't physically go into Tesco anymore and I can't find it on the website to be able to check the price.
As this is a Tesco Value product, the ice cream scoop is very basic looking. The handle is made from black plastic, which has a hole in the bottom so you can hang it up. The handle is just long enough for you to get a good grip on it and it is roughly the length of my hand. The scoop part of this product is made from metal. This ice cream scoop is nothing special although I'm not sure I have ever seen an ice cream scoop that looks amazing.
The stainless steel scoop part of this product is obviously what you use to get the ice cream out of the tub. If you use this normally, the ice cream can be a little tricky to scoop. The metal is quite thin and cheap and it doesn't do well with something that is so frozen. However, if you run this part of the scoop under the hot tap for a minute or two before scooping out any ice cream, you will have a much easier job. Even though the scoop is quite thin, I have never have it bend like I have had spoons do in the past so I guess it is stronger than it looks. However, this scoop isn't as rounded as it could be at the end. Because of this, when scooping ice cream, you don't get that professional look that you get with other ice cream scoops. I don't really care about this though, I just want the ice cream out of the tub.
This ice cream scoop can be washed both in your normal washing up water and it can also be put in the dishwasher. I find that it really only ever needs a quick rinse though and it never actually takes much to clean it.
For the price I paid, I can't really complain about this ice cream scoop but it could be better.
I know it is a boring item but every house with kids really needs an ice cream scoop. I bought this one from Tesco absolutely ages ago and it wasn't a lot of money I think it was around about £1. I only really bought it because up until the point I got it we had been using out dessert spoons and while this did the job it wasn't very good for the kids when they wanted scoops of ice cream on a cone.
The scoop is made from stainless steel with a black plastic handle and it looks pretty much like a glorified dessert spoon. The stainless steel is curved so that you can dig the scoop in to the ice cream to make a ball with it. To be completely honest this really wasn't much more use than our dessert spoons and still didn't make the nice round balls that I wanted for cones so this only got used until I got around to buying a proper ice cream scoop with a more rounded scoop.
It isn't that this is a bad item it just didn't really do what I wanted it to do. We still have it in the kitchen drawer and for the money it was well made and decent enough quality. I did think the handle would have been better had it been made from a different material as it was hard to grip when trying to use it with hard ice cream but as we only really tend to buy soft scoop ice cream this wasn't a big problem for us.
It is easy to clean and can be used in the dishwasher and I would recommend it if you are only wanting something for scooping ice cream out in to a bowl and not to make nice round balls of ice cream for cones etc.
I still use this occasionally when I can't immediately see the rounded scoop and it still works well and I still think it was worth the money but unfortunately it just wasn't really what I personally was really looking for.
I am a bit partial to a bit of haagen dazs now and again so an ice cream scoop spoon is an essential piece of cutlery! So I bought this Tesco Value ice cream scoop some time ago when wondering around the aisles of Tesco and doing my usual impulse buy lol.
The ice cream scoop is rather good quality with a black plastic handle which is durable and easy to hold and grip. The handle also has a hole in so it can be hung from a hook, and even though I'm not so bothered and keep it in a jar with other assortments of utensils its a nice added touch! There is also even a dip in the handle for my thumb to grip the spoon so this is also a plus. The appearance of the scoop is nothing glamorous or exciting to look at but for me it does the job!
The head of the spoon is circular but when scraping into the ice cream tub the scoop does not seem to gather the ice cream into perfect round servings but in I don't mind as it collects more ice cream in one heap more than a usual table spoon would.
It's easy to use and although a bit blunt and doesn't cut through deeply frozen ice cream, if left to defrost a while it sinks in easily and penetrates the ice cream efficiently. It's super easy to clean and (whilst we are not fortunate to own one!) I believe it would be dishwasher friendly.
The spoon was dirt cheap and only 75p and for me a real bargain. It serves its purpose, scoops ice cream and leaves it in my bowl where I happily eat it up! I'd definitely recommend it for anyone who needs an ice cream scoop and on a budget as its perfect for the job!
I purchased this Tesco Value ice cream scoop during my student phase. It's cheap and for a basic price it does the basic job that it's constructed to do. I don't think I even paid as much as a pound for this so given that low price anyone on a tight budget will be happy enough with this product and it seems to last forever.
However, as the months have rolled on into years, it doesn't quite match up the dinner parties that I cater for now. The black plastic handle makes it look cheap. Perhaps none of my guests care but when I've taken so much trouble with every other fine detail I think this scoop lets me down on the glamour front. I don't know why I always forget to replace the ice cream scoop. My guests are, hopefully, just looking at the delicious ice cream rather than the utensil that serves them. However, I don't want you not to buy this scoop. It's so cheap that it's perfect for students and families but is not good for classy dinners.
The scoop does not shape the ice cream into perfect servings. It can be a tough job to dig and scoop hard ice cream. I find it helps to dip the scoop into a cup of hot water first. Perhaps there are scoops out there that do not require the ice cream to soften. It would be nice not to have to wait on serving the ice cream. I'd rather eat the ice cream than have to look and wait whilst my guests and I are licking our lips in anticipation.
The scoop is solid, but not ideal enough for me, in shape. The design of the spoon could be bettered by giving the scoop more of a tighter shape. With a better design I would be able to make a good presentation in my guests bowls. The handle is made of cheap black plastic. It sits in the hand comfortably because there's a dip in it for the thumb to rest on. The handle even has a hole in for hanging from a hook rather than having to take up room in a drawer.
Warning - ice cream scoops can be a hazard to your health!
I bet you would never expect an ice cream scoop to come with a warning but they all should. Do not lick ice cream off from the scoop. Many years ago, someone who shall remain nameless, got her tongue stuck to the scoop! It was hilarious but not so good for the unsuspecting victim of the ice cream scoop.
Students and families buy this bargain but hosts and hostesses might want something more upmarket if serving the ice cream in front of guests. Now remember no licking of any ice cream scoop!
We love ice cream in our house, I'm not sure who loves it more, my husband or my kids. As a result we tend to have it quite a bit but usually as a treat after dinner and definitely not all the time. Our favourite brand is vanilla carte D'Or which comes in big tubs so we need to use an ice cream scoop for this.
The scoop we have is a basic metal scoop from Tesco which I think cost me a couple of quid but its actually very good and in my opinion not worth forking out more for. I do think its better to have an ice cream scoop though as opposed to just a regular spoon as you get a better angle going into the ice cream and it is easier to scoop it out with a rounded scoop than trying to dig into it with a somewhat flat spoon.
This ice cream scoop is pretty simple. There is no little lever inside the scoop like some I have tried, the thought being that you scoop up a dollop of ice cream and then press the lever which will deposit your scoop nicely into your bowl or onto your ice cream cone. I must admit that once you scoop up your ice cream with this scoop you do sort of have to give it a bit of a flick and a shake to get it to go into the bowl but it does nicely and forms a nice little round ball if you've scooped it out well which looks good. The scoop is made of metal and then it has a black handle which is easy to hold onto and you get a good grip when you first move it into the ice cream.
If you remember I advise to get the ice cream out of the fridge for a few minutes before you need it. That way it will have softened up a little bit and will be easier to scoop out. If not, because this spoon is metal, you can warm it up under the hot tap for a minute or two and then when you plunge it into the ice cream the hotness will help to make it go in a bit smoother.
All in all a good little scoop.
I am partial to a bowl of ice cream, particularly when sat at home watching a film in the evening. The only gripe I've had with this is that my ice cream always seems to be rock solid and my cutlery isn't the toughest, many of spoons have bent where I have tried to get the ice cream out of the tub. When I spotted this ice cream scoop in Tesco I thought it would be a perfect alternative to bending all of my spoons.
The ice cream scoop currently costs around the 75 pence mark. It is available to buy from Tesco stores or online if you do your shopping that way.
The ice cream scoop is nothing special to look at with a black handle and silver spoon, it is what you would expect an ice cream scoop to look like. The black handle is comfortable to hold as it has a tony thumb hole groove at the top so you can get a good grip on it when tackling particularly hard ice cream. There is also a hole in handle if you want to hang it up somewhere but mine just stays inside the drawer. The silver scoop part is made from stainless steel and is sphere like in shape.
When attacking hard ice cream I usually put the spoon under some hot water first as it makes it a less intense experience and softens the ice cream very slightly. The thumb groove in the handle makes it easier to get stuck in and when pulling the scoop across the top of the ice cream it does work well. It doesn't bend the scoop in any way, shape or form so already it is better than using one of my bendy spoons. It is then easy to get the ice cream out of the scoop and into a bowl, I sometimes have to aid it out with a finger but that doesn't bother me. It is then easy to clean and I just wash it up with my normal washing up, I would imagine it to be dishwasher safe too.
At 75p this ice cream scoop is great value for money as it means I'm not ruining anymore of my cutlery. It is comfortable to use and does the job well. I'd definitely recommend it.
==Tesco Everyday Value Ice Cream Scoop==
We love ice cream in this house and we are also a big dessert fans which means most days after dinner we end up having something a little sweet to end the meal with. When I was growing up we had a lot of desserts too which is probably why I have carried on the tradition. I always remember mum having a proper ice cream scoop which was why when I saw this in Tescos for a mere 75 pence I couldn't help but buy it!
The scoop itself is a pretty basic contraption and it consists of a black plastic handle and metal scoop and one end. There is a hole in the handle to allow for the scoop to be hung up if you so wish although it lives all the time in my utensil drawer in the kitchen and I think if I did hang any utensils up this would probably look a little silly being a relative small item.
The handle also has a small grove in it which is mean to help get a better hold on it I would think but all in all I feel that the plastic handle is a little slippery and not entirely comfortable when trying to get out a scoop of solidly frozen ice cream.
The metal scoop at the end is made of stainless steel and it is literally just a curved piece of metal which is designed to aid in getting a nice ball of ice cream. It does always work better if you boil some water and then dip the end of the scoop in so that it melts the ice cream slightly when it is dug in and this creates an easier ball. (I learnt that trick working one summer in a small beach side café!)
The utensil is suitable for the dishwasher although it is much easier just to give it a quick rinse in the washing up bowel in warm soapy water. The scoop works okay but I must admit to being a bit disappointed as it really works as well as a dessert spoon would do. Having since had another look at the one mum used to use when we were growing up (she still has the same one and its going strong - yet she refuses to give it up!) hers has a proper ball like scoop at the end and a metal slicer which aids in plopping the ice cream ball out of the scoop. Hers looks and works more like a professional ice cream vendors scoop rather than this cheap and somewhat spoon like utensil.
It did only cost 75p so I can't really moan but I think I probably would have been better saving that money and putting it towards something a bit more useful as at the end of the day I would get the same results I get from using this scoop as I would do were I to use a large spoon. Okay so the ice cream does seem to end up slightly more ball like but this is easy to create with a regular spoon.
I think although a nice idea to have a utensil that creates nice balls of ice cream, this particular scoop is not too efficient at doing that and on the whole I don't rate it that highly. I think a score of 3 out 5 is in order and that is being more than generous. I won't really recommend it for the reason that a spoon will do the same job.
I do hope that this has been of some help/interest to you
Many thanks for taking the time to read.
This is another item which myself and my husband bought when we moved into our own place, I think to be honest I just went a little bit mad with the Tesco Value range. I think this cost about 50p when we bought it which was about 6 years ago now so I am sure the price will have increased since then.
The ice cream scoop is about 6 inches long, the handle is made of black plastic and then there is a small hole at the end of it so that you able to hang the utensil up if you want to although personally we just keep ours in a drawer. The handle has a little indentation in it for your thumb to sit in to stop it slipping if you are using force through hard ice cream, I thought this was a pretty good addition considering this is a Value product.
At the end of the black handle you have the scoop which is made out of silver metal, there is about 1/2 an inch of thin metal attatched to the handle and then the scoop is about the size of a desert spoon but the sides round up more than a spoon would.
The scoop is very easy to use simply hold it by the handle place in the ice cream and then curve your wrist towards your body and the scoop will glide through the ice cream and give a lovely neat little curl of ice cream. The scoop does exactly as it should do and I have no issues with it's performance, the ice cream looks more presentable using the scoop rather than just trying to dish it out with a spoon and the metal of the scoop is stronger than most spoons so hard ice cream doesn't bend it.
I would recommend this scoop although I would say it is not an item you actually need just one you may want like I said I went a bit mad buying things when we first got our own place.