KitchenAid products are some of the best kitchen utensils, and one of them that I use frequently is the KitchenAid Stainless Steel Ice Cream Scoop. The Ice Cream Scoop is easy to use, and it's also very sturdy. I keep it in a drawer with a lot of other utensils, and I never have any problems with it getting chips or cracks in it. It works well to even get the coldest ice cream scooped out right when you get it out of the freezer. You don't need to leave it out to get soft like you have to with some other ice cream scoops. I don't normally put this in the dishwasher because sometimes Stainless Steel gets ruined when you put it thru the dishwasher. It's really easy to wash with just a dish rag. This is relatively inexpensive, since I think I'll have it for a long time. Ease of Cleaning Although I don't put this in the dishwasher, it's easy to clean by just washing it by hand in the sink. Durability This is really durable. I have had this for a long time, and I never had problems with it chipping or cracking.