The best Ice Cream Scoop from OXO

ice cream scoop

I cannot tell you how many times I’ve bent and destroyed a perfectly good kitchen spoon while trying to scoop ice cream. Then there are the cheap plastic ice cream scoops that have snapped apart in my hands leaving shards of plastic in my precious ice cream. Then the so-called easy serve scoops that have those little levers that are supposed to force out the ball of ice cream. That broke too.

None of them work and leave me screaming about ice cream (see what I did there?).

The best ice cream scoop from OXO is solid stainless steel and has a slightly pointed tip to dig into that hard ice cream. It has a non-slip grip that works for the left and right handed people in the family. Leave it in clean hot water for a while and that solid piece of stainless will warm up to do an even better job on really sub-zero ice cream.

OXO Good Grips Solid Stainless Steel Ice Cream Scoop

Bite Silverware – Awareness of starvation and obesity.

bite silverware

Mark A. Reigelman II has created this Bite silverware as part of a design competition. From what research I’ve done, it never went into public production. But it is a gorgeous design either way that has a strong message.

In the designer’s own words:
as a global culture, it is our duty to be concerned with worldwide epidemics such as starvation and obesity. each day millions of individuals lay in hunger while millions more
are wastefully overeating. this set of ‘bitten’ silverware highlights the daunting reality  of both worldly plagues

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Excercise Cutlery

exercise cutlery

The folks over at have a great article about exercise cutlery that is basically dumbbells  attached to your fork, knife and spoon.  Their picture caught my eye because of the Full English Breakfast.

The knife and fork are 1kg and the desert spoon is 2kg because you need the extra work out when eating all that sugar I guess.

It’s a silly idea, not very practical and a little expense for a unique handmade product. But if someone you know is a fitness buff (or should be) it would be a great gift.

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Measuring Spoons that last

measuring spoon

OK, I broke another measuring spoon. That’s the fourth set in recent memory. I’ve been buying both metal and plastic and am sad to say they are from the Dollar Store. The plastic breaks and the metal bends or rusts. And sometimes they just get lost for which I blame the cat.

I used to travel a great deal and found myself replacing my luggage all the time because the airlines would destroy it. I finally asked a flight attendant for advice and she said spend $600 now on a travel case and never spend again or $60 every six months for the rest of your life. This rule applies to measuring spoons it seems, but at a lot lower cost.

These five stainless steel spoons come in 1/4 tsp, 1/2 tsp, 1 tsp, 1/2 Tbls, 1 Tbls sizes. Thanks to magnets they “spoon” together while stored to avoid the cat stealing one (what does he do with the things?). The rounded ends are for liquids and the narrow end to fit into spice bottles and being doubled ended works well for wet/dry mixing. Dishwasher safe and designed to sit flat on the counter to avoid spillage. They are not $600 and probably the final set of measuring spoon cutlery you’ll need to buy.

 Progressive International Stainless-Steel Magnetic Measuring Spoons