There are several different sizes and styles of ice cream scoops available to suit your portion needs. Some come with the lever operated scoop cleaner to easily dislodge the scoop of ice cream, others do not. How the scoop will be dislodged is an important consideration. Ice cream scoops can have a thumb- or squeeze-operated bowl cleaner that pushes out the scoop of ice cream. This is pretty much an ideal feature for any operation because if there is no bowl cleaner, the employee will often use their bear finger to force the scoop out. However, if you prefer a scoop without the lever, it is suggested that you place it in a pan of clean water whenever it is not being used. One of the main reasons the ice cream sticks is because the scoop has residual product still in it and the bowl is cold. If you do select an ice cream scoop with bowl cleaner, consider the handedness. There are some with a single thumb lever that are designed for either left- or right-handed people. You can also get some dishers that are ambidextrous.