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Consumer Reports: testing ice cream scoops

(WMC TV) - Consumer Reports ShopSmart tried out four ice cream scoops to see whether they could help make scooping easier. 

There was the Oxo Good Grips scoop with a lever, the Anti-Freeze Scoop from Crate & Barrel, the Zeroll Original TubMate Spade and an electric ice cream scoop from Deni.


Panelists faced the very "difficult" job of scooping out hard, dense ice cream. They appreciated the lever on Oxo's scoop, but that was about it. It didn't get into the ice 
cream easily.

Crate & Barrel's scoop looks like a traditional scoop, but the handle is filled with liquid, 
which apparently your hand is supposed to warm and hopefully make the ice cream 
easier to scoop. It required a lot of force but did make great scoops when it got the ice 
cream out.

The Paddle scoop from Zeroll got the job done, but it's a bit large for pint-sized 

Turns out the electric ice cream scoop was the easiest to use, but it was also 
the priciest at $33. It's kind of big, and some panelists found the electric cord to be 
cumbersome. Plus, it melted the ice cream around the edges. So if you like soupy ice 
cream, it's a good thing. If you don't, then it's not such a good thing.

So though there are no clear winners, Consumer Reports said don't be discouraged! No matter which scoop you use, it's the ice cream that really matters. Consumer 
Reports' latest tests of chocolate and vanilla ice cream found that Häagen-Dazs and 
Ben & Jerry's still rule! Its tests of butter pecan ice cream revealed a bargain buy: 
Walmart's Great Value Butter Pecan. 

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