I bought this ice cream scoop because OXO seems to have a great reputation for making solid scoops, but I can't say that I am too thrilled with this purchase. I spent over $10 expecting to get a top-of-the-line ice cream scoop, but I ended up with just an average scoop.
The one big “pro” with this ice cream scoop is the grip that it has around the handle. This grip allows you to dig with a lot of force and you don't have to worry about the scoop ever breaking. I give the company a lot of credit for making a grip like this and wish that other utensils had a similar grip. This is pretty much the only thing that makes this scoop stand out amongst the hundreds of other ice cream scoops that I have tried.
As far as the actual ice cream scooping goes, I honestly haven't noticed a difference between this scoop and the other two that I have in my house. I expected to be able to easily get through the hardest of ice creams, but it is just as difficult as it is with my other scoops. This is the reason why I bought this scoop, so it was pretty disappointing when I saw that it didn't work as advertised.