Smooth Scoop

Aerospace engineer Michael Chou designed a space-grade, ergonomic ice cream scoop that lets you enjoy ice cream right out of the freezer—without straining your wrist. Midnight Scoop, appropriately, looks a little futuristic, with a curved handle and tapered scooper that glides right through that pint of Strawberry or Double Fudge Cookie Dough. Behind Michael’s design are some smart physics—letting you use your arm muscles, which are way more up to the treat-scooping task, than your less-sturdy wrist muscles. Michael’s a-ha moment came to him during one of his many sessions serving up ice cream for his kids. He realized that, in order to protect his wrists, he had been pushing into the ice cream while keeping his wrists straight. Crafted from aerospace-caliber stainless steel, Midnight Scoop is Made for a Lifetime, too. Which means as long there’s ice cream, you’ll have a comfortable, reliable way to scoop it.

Midnight Scoop

Ergonomic Ice Cream Scoop

Smooth Scoop

Aerospace engineer Michael Chou designed a space-grade, ergonomic ice cream scoop that lets you enjoy ice cream right out of the freezer—without straining your wrist. Midnight Scoop, appropriately, looks a little futuristic, with a curved handle and tapered scooper that glides right through that pint of Strawberry or Double Fudge Cookie Dough. Behind Michael’s design are some smart physics—letting you use your arm muscles, which are way more up to the treat-scooping task, than your less-sturdy wrist muscles. Michael’s a-ha moment came to him during one of his many sessions serving up ice cream for his kids. He realized that, in order to protect his wrists, he had been pushing into the ice cream while keeping his wrists straight. Crafted from aerospace-caliber stainless steel, Midnight Scoop is Made for a Lifetime, too. Which means as long there’s ice cream, you’ll have a comfortable, reliable way to scoop it.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Michael
    Michael

    Hello everyone! I'm excited to present the Midnight Scoop today. I'm happy to answer any questions you have.

  • Nick
    Nick
    8/1/2017 10:16 AM

    Awesome product!

  • Michael
    Michael – Special Guest
    8/1/2017 10:48 AM

    @Nick Thanks! Glad to hear you love it as much as we do!

  • Margo
    Margo
    8/1/2017 10:55 AM

    Is it dishwasher safe?

  • Andrew
    Andrew – Grommet Team
    8/1/2017 11:56 AM

    @Margo It is recommended you handwash the Midnight Scoop; use in dishwashers is safe but not recommended in order to maintain the finish.

  • Michael
    Michael – Special Guest
    8/1/2017 12:08 PM

    @Margo

    It is dishwasher safe. We recommend not to so ensure that the finish continues to look great for generations to come. But if you prefer to use the dishwasher, go for it!

  • Sharon
    Sharon
    8/1/2017 1:19 PM

    @Michael Unknowingly, years ago, I put a lovely crafted piece of hammered aluminum in the dishwasher. It lost its finish and that beautiful presentation. After buying aluminum polish and scrubbing my piece, it finally shined up again, but it was a surly fight. I would suggest that after paying this amount of money, you DO NOT put it in the dishwasher. I'm a big fan of ice cream and would cherish this tool...asking for one for Christmas :)

  • Andrew
    Andrew – Grommet Team
    8/1/2017 1:42 PM

    @Sharon Hi Sharon! Thank you for your comments -- the version on our site is actually Stainless Steel, and the Aluminum model was recently retired. We are currently updating the info on the site. Thanks!

  • Sandy
    Sandy
    8/1/2017 10:56 AM

    How heavy is the midnight scoop?

  • Andrew
    Andrew – Grommet Team
    8/1/2017 11:55 AM

    @Sandy Hi Sandy! The scoop is 0.68 pounds.

  • Michael
    Michael – Special Guest
    8/1/2017 12:03 PM

    @Sandy

    The weight of it is perfect at 0.68 lbs. It feels solid. It feels heirloom quality and it gives you the confidence it will work well and also last forever

  • Sandra
    Sandra
    8/1/2017 11:03 AM

    Just two days ago, after mowing the lawn in the heat, I was bemoaning the wait time while the ice cream thawed enough to scoop... and trying to catch that perfect moment before it got too thawed. This looks awesome and I am excited it try it out. Hearty cheers for obsessive engineers-- I come from a family of them!

  • Andrew
    Andrew – Grommet Team
    8/1/2017 11:56 AM

    @Sandra Happy to hear from you Sandra! Glad you're so excited to try it out!

  • Chris
    Chris
    8/1/2017 11:11 AM

    Michael,

    Did you consider a granton (scalloped) edge for the leading edge of the scoop?

  • Michael
    Michael – Special Guest
    8/1/2017 12:04 PM

    @Chris our engineeers are always looking at new ideas. We will certainly pass it along.

  • Michael
    Michael – Special Guest
    8/1/2017 12:05 PM

    @Chris a granton edge is not necessary. With the curved end allowing you to use your muscles as opposed to your wrists, it works perfectly. Although a granton edge would look nice!

  • Tanya
    Tanya
    8/1/2017 11:18 AM

    Finally an ice cream scoop designed properly! Is this also good for us that are left handed?

  • Andrew
    Andrew – Grommet Team
    8/1/2017 11:57 AM

    @Tanya Due to the symmetrical design, this will work comfortably in the left or right hand. Thanks Tanya!

  • Tanya
    Tanya
    8/1/2017 1:11 PM

    @Andrew thank you soo much! I was just looking to buy a scoop too. Can't wait to try it out!

  • Allie
    Allie
    8/1/2017 11:24 AM

    Hi Michael! I see you have other colors in the video- will you be producing those in addition to the stainless?

  • Michael
    Michael – Special Guest
    8/1/2017 12:05 PM

    @Allie At this time are focusing on our stainless steel version. We are always open to considering new ideas.

  • Rex
    Rex
    8/1/2017 11:27 AM

    Is the scoop aluminum or stainless-steel (on another site you say stainless-steel)? I hesitate to use aluminum products that come into contact with food.

  • Michael
    Michael – Special Guest
    8/1/2017 12:02 PM

    @Rex This is stainless steel. We have discountinued our aluminum ones. Now we are 100% stainless!

  • Rex
    Rex
    8/1/2017 12:09 PM

    @Michael Great! (although you might want to update your information page here since it still says aluminum). I'm placing my order today.

  • Andrew
    Andrew – Grommet Team
    8/1/2017 12:21 PM

    @Rex Hi Rex! Thank you for your question -- we are having the information updated right now!

  • Andy
    Andy
    8/1/2017 11:55 AM

    My wife usually microwaves her ice cream for 15 or 20 seconds which usually works well. I am interested in trying your product but am concerned that it won't scoop out ice cream at 0 degrees straight out of the freezer.

  • Andrew
    Andrew – Grommet Team
    8/1/2017 12:01 PM

    @Andy Thank you for your question. I've asked Michael, and he says: "With our scoop, you will not have to microwave your ice cream. We wouldn't want you to have melted ice cream! By using our scoop and keeping your wrist straight, you will not have to worry about "pushing" into hard ice cream. Even at 0 C."

  • Michael
    Michael – Special Guest
    8/1/2017 12:06 PM

    I prefer frozen ice cream. Not melted ice cream. But everyone is different! Our scoop can scoop out frozen or melted ice cream! :)

  • Kathie
    Kathie
    8/1/2017 12:02 PM

    This sounds great. Definitely will buy for myself, and as gifts for others. Reasonable price, and I can't wait to try it.

  • Michael
    Michael – Special Guest
    8/1/2017 12:10 PM

    @Kathie great! We hope you love it as much as we do. It's the perfect gift!

  • Jan
    Jan
    8/1/2017 12:18 PM

    I'm definitely interested in this ice cream scoop. Does the handle have the same kind of liquid that others claim warms with the heat of your hand to help soften the ice cream?

  • Michael
    Michael – Special Guest
    8/1/2017 12:24 PM

    @Jan our Scoop doesn't have any liquid. It's made from heirloom quality stainless steel.

  • Michael
    Michael – Special Guest
    8/1/2017 12:35 PM

    @Jan other scoops have liquid to produce heat that will melt the ice cream. Our scoop is meant to serve solid ice cream.

  • Karen
    Karen
    8/1/2017 12:32 PM

    Was sold until I saw that it was made in China--no thanks!

  • Andrew
    Andrew – Grommet Team
    8/1/2017 1:41 PM

    @Karen Thanks for sharing your personal values here. Our team knows that many members of our community deeply value the ability to purchase only products made in the U.S. and we have an entire category of products devoted to this. However, we've also found that many of our Makers aren't able to manufacture in the U.S.. While it's often ideal for them, it's unfortunately not always feasible. Again your thoughts here are truly appreciated.

  • Anthony
    Anthony
    8/1/2017 1:25 PM

    Does this scoop work effectively on frozen Italian ice too?

  • Michael
    Michael – Special Guest
    8/1/2017 2:00 PM

    @Anthony yes, it does. You will be very pleased with it!

  • Von
    Von
    8/1/2017 2:04 PM

    Sounds like a great item, but seeing your site leads to two questions. 1.) It shows four different colors of the scoop. Are those prototypes, or can we purchase such? 2.) It shows the scoop on your site as the 3rd Generation. Is the scoop offered via The Grommet also 3rd Generation?

  • Michael
    Michael – Special Guest
    8/1/2017 2:26 PM

    @Von we currently only offer the stainless steel. Other color options may be available in the future. The 3rd generation on our website is the same scoop offered on The Grommet.

  • Joy
    Joy
    8/1/2017 2:20 PM

    The problem I have with scoops is that the ice cream doesn't come off the scoop easily and then you don't get that pretty dome. Have you fixed that problem too?

  • Michael
    Michael – Special Guest
    8/1/2017 3:01 PM

    @Joy we have perfected the "dome" scoop of ice cream.

  • Kathryn
    Kathryn
    8/1/2017 2:25 PM

    The video shows you pushing the ice cream into the scoop, like mowing a lawn :-) Does it also work as well using the traditional "scooping"motion, moving the hand from side to side?

  • Michael
    Michael – Special Guest
    8/1/2017 2:48 PM

    @Kathryn you can certainly scoop it using the traditional method however it's an ergonomic scoop intended to preserve wrists and joints while using your upper body muscles.

  • Kathryn
    Kathryn
    8/1/2017 2:30 PM

    Is this too big to use effectively in the small, round, 1 pint containers of ice cream?

  • Michael
    Michael – Special Guest
    8/1/2017 2:55 PM

    @Kathryn the scoop is effective on smaller pint containers as well. We have a demo video available if you would like to view.

  • christopher
    christopher
    8/1/2017 3:32 PM

    Now THIS is a true Grommet! The price is fair as well, as it looks QUALITY! Is the stainless of solid construction as is the discontinued aluminum version?

  • Michael
    Michael – Special Guest
    8/1/2017 3:54 PM

    @christopher Yes, it's 100% stainless steel.

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.

 

Midnight Scoop

Ergonomic Ice Cream Scoop

Smooth Scoop

Aerospace engineer Michael Chou designed a space-grade, ergonomic ice cream scoop that lets you enjoy ice cream right out of the freezer—without straining your wrist.

Midnight Scoop, appropriately, looks a little futuristic, with a curved handle and tapered scooper that glides right through that pint of Strawberry or Double
Fudge Cookie Dough. Behind Michael’s design are some smart physics—letting you use your arm muscles, which are way more up to the treat-scooping task, than your less-sturdy wrist muscles.

Michael’s a-ha moment came to him during one of his many sessions serving up ice cream for his kids. He realized that, in order to protect his wrists, he had been pushing into the ice cream while keeping his wrists straight.

Crafted from aerospace-caliber stainless steel, Midnight Scoop is Made for a Lifetime, too. Which means as long there’s ice cream, you’ll have a comfortable, reliable way to scoop it.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Michael
    Michael

    Hello everyone! I'm excited to present the Midnight Scoop today. I'm happy to answer any questions you have.

  • Nick
    Nick
    8/1/2017 10:16 AM

    Awesome product!

  • Michael
    Michael – Special Guest
    8/1/2017 10:48 AM

    @Nick Thanks! Glad to hear you love it as much as we do!

  • Margo
    Margo
    8/1/2017 10:55 AM

    Is it dishwasher safe?

  • Andrew
    Andrew – Grommet Team
    8/1/2017 11:56 AM

    @Margo It is recommended you handwash the Midnight Scoop; use in dishwashers is safe but not recommended in order to maintain the finish.

  • Michael
    Michael – Special Guest
    8/1/2017 12:08 PM

    @Margo

    It is dishwasher safe. We recommend not to so ensure that the finish continues to look great for generations to come. But if you prefer to use the dishwasher, go for it!

  • Sharon
    Sharon
    8/1/2017 1:19 PM

    @Michael Unknowingly, years ago, I put a lovely crafted piece of hammered aluminum in the dishwasher. It lost its finish and that beautiful presentation. After buying aluminum polish and scrubbing my piece, it finally shined up again, but it was a surly fight. I would suggest that after paying this amount of money, you DO NOT put it in the dishwasher. I'm a big fan of ice cream and would cherish this tool...asking for one for Christmas :)

  • Andrew
    Andrew – Grommet Team
    8/1/2017 1:42 PM

    @Sharon Hi Sharon! Thank you for your comments -- the version on our site is actually Stainless Steel, and the Aluminum model was recently retired. We are currently updating the info on the site. Thanks!

  • Sandy
    Sandy
    8/1/2017 10:56 AM

    How heavy is the midnight scoop?

  • Andrew
    Andrew – Grommet Team
    8/1/2017 11:55 AM

    @Sandy Hi Sandy! The scoop is 0.68 pounds.

  • Michael
    Michael – Special Guest
    8/1/2017 12:03 PM

    @Sandy

    The weight of it is perfect at 0.68 lbs. It feels solid. It feels heirloom quality and it gives you the confidence it will work well and also last forever

  • Sandra
    Sandra
    8/1/2017 11:03 AM

    Just two days ago, after mowing the lawn in the heat, I was bemoaning the wait time while the ice cream thawed enough to scoop... and trying to catch that perfect moment before it got too thawed. This looks awesome and I am excited it try it out. Hearty cheers for obsessive engineers-- I come from a family of them!

  • Andrew
    Andrew – Grommet Team
    8/1/2017 11:56 AM

    @Sandra Happy to hear from you Sandra! Glad you're so excited to try it out!

  • Chris
    Chris
    8/1/2017 11:11 AM

    Michael,

    Did you consider a granton (scalloped) edge for the leading edge of the scoop?

  • Michael
    Michael – Special Guest
    8/1/2017 12:04 PM

    @Chris our engineeers are always looking at new ideas. We will certainly pass it along.

  • Michael
    Michael – Special Guest
    8/1/2017 12:05 PM

    @Chris a granton edge is not necessary. With the curved end allowing you to use your muscles as opposed to your wrists, it works perfectly. Although a granton edge would look nice!

  • Tanya
    Tanya
    8/1/2017 11:18 AM

    Finally an ice cream scoop designed properly! Is this also good for us that are left handed?

  • Andrew
    Andrew – Grommet Team
    8/1/2017 11:57 AM

    @Tanya Due to the symmetrical design, this will work comfortably in the left or right hand. Thanks Tanya!

  • Tanya
    Tanya
    8/1/2017 1:11 PM

    @Andrew thank you soo much! I was just looking to buy a scoop too. Can't wait to try it out!

  • Allie
    Allie
    8/1/2017 11:24 AM

    Hi Michael! I see you have other colors in the video- will you be producing those in addition to the stainless?

  • Michael
    Michael – Special Guest
    8/1/2017 12:05 PM

    @Allie At this time are focusing on our stainless steel version. We are always open to considering new ideas.

  • Rex
    Rex
    8/1/2017 11:27 AM

    Is the scoop aluminum or stainless-steel (on another site you say stainless-steel)? I hesitate to use aluminum products that come into contact with food.

  • Michael
    Michael – Special Guest
    8/1/2017 12:02 PM

    @Rex This is stainless steel. We have discountinued our aluminum ones. Now we are 100% stainless!

  • Rex
    Rex
    8/1/2017 12:09 PM

    @Michael Great! (although you might want to update your information page here since it still says aluminum). I'm placing my order today.

  • Andrew
    Andrew – Grommet Team
    8/1/2017 12:21 PM

    @Rex Hi Rex! Thank you for your question -- we are having the information updated right now!

  • Andy
    Andy
    8/1/2017 11:55 AM

    My wife usually microwaves her ice cream for 15 or 20 seconds which usually works well. I am interested in trying your product but am concerned that it won't scoop out ice cream at 0 degrees straight out of the freezer.

  • Andrew
    Andrew – Grommet Team
    8/1/2017 12:01 PM

    @Andy Thank you for your question. I've asked Michael, and he says: "With our scoop, you will not have to microwave your ice cream. We wouldn't want you to have melted ice cream! By using our scoop and keeping your wrist straight, you will not have to worry about "pushing" into hard ice cream. Even at 0 C."

  • Michael
    Michael – Special Guest
    8/1/2017 12:06 PM

    I prefer frozen ice cream. Not melted ice cream. But everyone is different! Our scoop can scoop out frozen or melted ice cream! :)

  • Kathie
    Kathie
    8/1/2017 12:02 PM

    This sounds great. Definitely will buy for myself, and as gifts for others. Reasonable price, and I can't wait to try it.

  • Michael
    Michael – Special Guest
    8/1/2017 12:10 PM

    @Kathie great! We hope you love it as much as we do. It's the perfect gift!

  • Jan
    Jan
    8/1/2017 12:18 PM

    I'm definitely interested in this ice cream scoop. Does the handle have the same kind of liquid that others claim warms with the heat of your hand to help soften the ice cream?

  • Michael
    Michael – Special Guest
    8/1/2017 12:24 PM

    @Jan our Scoop doesn't have any liquid. It's made from heirloom quality stainless steel.

  • Michael
    Michael – Special Guest
    8/1/2017 12:35 PM

    @Jan other scoops have liquid to produce heat that will melt the ice cream. Our scoop is meant to serve solid ice cream.

  • Karen
    Karen
    8/1/2017 12:32 PM

    Was sold until I saw that it was made in China--no thanks!

  • Andrew
    Andrew – Grommet Team
    8/1/2017 1:41 PM

    @Karen Thanks for sharing your personal values here. Our team knows that many members of our community deeply value the ability to purchase only products made in the U.S. and we have an entire category of products devoted to this. However, we've also found that many of our Makers aren't able to manufacture in the U.S.. While it's often ideal for them, it's unfortunately not always feasible. Again your thoughts here are truly appreciated.

  • Anthony
    Anthony
    8/1/2017 1:25 PM

    Does this scoop work effectively on frozen Italian ice too?

  • Michael
    Michael – Special Guest
    8/1/2017 2:00 PM

    @Anthony yes, it does. You will be very pleased with it!

  • Von
    Von
    8/1/2017 2:04 PM

    Sounds like a great item, but seeing your site leads to two questions. 1.) It shows four different colors of the scoop. Are those prototypes, or can we purchase such? 2.) It shows the scoop on your site as the 3rd Generation. Is the scoop offered via The Grommet also 3rd Generation?

  • Michael
    Michael – Special Guest
    8/1/2017 2:26 PM

    @Von we currently only offer the stainless steel. Other color options may be available in the future. The 3rd generation on our website is the same scoop offered on The Grommet.

  • Joy
    Joy
    8/1/2017 2:20 PM

    The problem I have with scoops is that the ice cream doesn't come off the scoop easily and then you don't get that pretty dome. Have you fixed that problem too?

  • Michael
    Michael – Special Guest
    8/1/2017 3:01 PM

    @Joy we have perfected the "dome" scoop of ice cream.

  • Kathryn
    Kathryn
    8/1/2017 2:25 PM

    The video shows you pushing the ice cream into the scoop, like mowing a lawn :-) Does it also work as well using the traditional "scooping"motion, moving the hand from side to side?

  • Michael
    Michael – Special Guest
    8/1/2017 2:48 PM

    @Kathryn you can certainly scoop it using the traditional method however it's an ergonomic scoop intended to preserve wrists and joints while using your upper body muscles.

  • Kathryn
    Kathryn
    8/1/2017 2:30 PM

    Is this too big to use effectively in the small, round, 1 pint containers of ice cream?

  • Michael
    Michael – Special Guest
    8/1/2017 2:55 PM

    @Kathryn the scoop is effective on smaller pint containers as well. We have a demo video available if you would like to view.

  • christopher
    christopher
    8/1/2017 3:32 PM

    Now THIS is a true Grommet! The price is fair as well, as it looks QUALITY! Is the stainless of solid construction as is the discontinued aluminum version?

  • Michael
    Michael – Special Guest
    8/1/2017 3:54 PM

    @christopher Yes, it's 100% stainless steel.

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.