This ice cream scoop is a great ice cream scoop that is solid enough to scoop through ice cream that is frozen pretty hard. The antifreeze inside helps get through this ice cream, and it also helps prevent the ice cream from sticking to the scoop. Ease of Cleaning This ice cream scoop needs to be washed by hand. It has antifreeze inside of it that prevents ice cream from sticking to the scoop. But the dishwasher will turn this antifreeze hard, and you can hear it rattling around inside. When this happens, it no longer works, and ice cream will stick to the scoop. We found this out the hard way when someone was visiting our house and put it in the dishwasher without us noticing. So when they say that it is not dishwasher safe, they are right. Durability As long as the antifreeze is not damaged in any way, this scoop can last for quite a long time. We have had our second one for several years without any problems. We used to have a different brand of ice cream scoop, but the outer covering (perhaps teflon) began to flake off. But this one does not have a coating like this, so it will last better.