Ice cream spades are ideally used in situations where individual scoop portion size is not that important. For example, if you were simply filling up a portioned cup or tub of ice cream for a customer, then you would not need to worry about the size of each individual scoop. You will want to consider the overall length and handle material of the ice cream spade you choose. The spades can be either all metal or have a plastic handle. The plastic handle is ideal because it offers a little bit of insulation, keeping the employee’s hand from getting too cold. Plastic handles can also be formed to create an ergonomic grip to reduce hand strain.
The overall length will let you know how deep into the tub an employee will have to reach to hit bottom. Longer spades are ideal because it helps minimize the incidents of employee knuckles from scraping the insides of the tub. This just makes the operation look a little less professional.