Oh my goodness - this ice cream scooper is great. I sometimes forget to use it and after scooping the ice cream by struggling remember I have it. When you scoop your icecream the scoop just glides through it no matter how hard it is. It's worth the price!
The Pampered Chef ice cream scoop has a liquid in the handle which helps soften the ice cream to allow you to scoop without much strength in your hands. I wouldn't hesitate to spend the little extra money to have this handy scoop in my kitchen.