Product Type: Tesco in Homeware
Newest Review: ... 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 large... more
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Tesco Everyday Value Ice Cream Scoop
Member Name: newby2
Tesco Everyday Value Ice Cream Scoop
Disadvantages: nothing special
==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.
Summary: a scoop like a spoon
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