Pros: Large robust handle. Triangular head. No padding.
Cons: Point of head is not sharpened.
Sure, you can heat up your rock-hard frozen pint in the microwave. But it's just more satisfying to do it the old fashioned way - scoop it. The trouble is, almost all scoops just don't work on the real hard stuff. Who designed these things, anyway? Applying simple laws of physics should lead you to a scoop with the following design features: 1) the scoop should be triangle-shaped, because you need to exert maximum force to penetrate the frozen cream; 2) the handle should be be long, thick and robust; 3) the end of the scoop should be sharpened; 4) no padded, foamed or gelled handles. These just soak up energy better put to the work of dismembering the ice cream. Only one ice cream scoop in the entire history of ice cream scoops meets nearly all these criteria. And the winner is...the PROGRESSIVE CONE SHAPED ICE CREAM SCOOP.