Norpro Stainless Steel Scoop, 50mm (3-Tablespoon)
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- Scoop is 8.5 inches/21.5cm long
- Holds 3 Tablespoons/.75oz
- Heavy-duty spring action releases food by sliding band beneath it
- Made of stainless steel with a high polished finish
- Handwashing recommended
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I added a picture of the scoops and the balls they created to the item, see the alternate picture. The balls are made out of quite firm, straight from the refrigerator whipped white chocolate ganache. There are two scoops shown for each disher. On the left is a scoop leveled off with a knife, to the right is a slightly rounded "natural" scoop.
(from left to right, see picture) I bought the Norpro Stainless Steel Scoop, 25MM (1.5 Teaspoon) and am keeping that, as I really wanted a very small scoop (produced balls of 6-8 grams). The next smallest is also the most expensive, the smaller of the two Zeroll Universal Small EZ Disher Food/Ice Cream Scoop, Orange, followed by the Zeroll Universal Small EZ Disher Food/Ice Cream Scoop, Burgundy. They made nice scoops, but I returned the Zerolls as I found the plastic handles rather awkward to use with very stiff batter. These are followed by the Oxo Good Grips Small Cookie Scoop and the Adcraft (purchased at a local restaurant supply store), which I felt would be best for cookies or small meatballs, but if you like a larger truffle, they could be used for that too. The Oxo Good Grips Small Cookie Scoop has the most comfortable handle to use of all of them. It produced ganache balls of 14-19 grams.
As it turns out? COUNTERFEIT. See my attached photos of their janky knockoff product.
Below I have a link to a review on YouTube which shows the quality of the actual Norpro product. Do not be fooled.
I could go on but I'm already annoyed that this thing has stolen my time and energy. I have already reported the seller to Amazon Customer Service, but their reporting mechanism doesn't allow for photos, so I thought I'd include them here.
Since ordering it I've also made truffles, something far easier accomplished using this implement than my previous tool -- a melon baller. That utensil produced ganache balls of different sizes, some smaller, some bigger and required more hand rolling to get a genuine ball shape. Anyone who has hand rolled ganache, knows this is a messy proposition.
This scoop is solid and the balls, whether cookie batter, ganache, butter, or homemade tiny cheese balls are all consistently sized without manipulation. Relatively solid items, like ice cream, butter or ganache are rolled within the scoop to form a ball. With batter, the scoop is dipped in and scraped against the bowl to form a consistent portion to drop on a cookie sheet, in a muffin tin, etc.
The handle is comfortable in the hand and the quality of the material is evident. Because the scoop is constructed of stainless steel, it can be dipped in warm or cold water or gently chilled or heated (depending upon what is being created)to control temperature and ensure easy release.
I own four larger sized scoops and they all have their special jobs but I keep reaching for this small one -- and ideas for new uses keep flowing. A small scoop may not be the first kitchen utensil that comes to mind when thinking of basic tools, but it has quickly become much used in my kitchen and reinvigorated my love of cooking.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Before finding a truffle recipe on Pinterest I did not know these things existed let alone in different sizes. I bought this to make chocolate truffles out of. Read morePublished 13 days ago by Brianna Curtis
The portion size is really great for making pizzelles, or any Belgian cookies. But there are limitations. If you portioning dough that is chunky, has a lot of ingredients. Read morePublished 17 days ago by doraima
Scoops up & dumps out cookie batter easily. I hand wash mine and put it back after each use. It's great!Published 23 days ago by K. Trevino
Worked perfect for truffles for a party. I love the fact that it's all metal!Published 24 days ago by Liddy
I was somewhat shocked by how inexpensive this scooper was, considering the build mechanics and material quality. Read morePublished 24 days ago by Excelsior!