I bought one three years ago and it works very well for scraping the sidewalls and removing all the guts from the inside. I saw them here for about $6 at Michaels. Much better than the Pumpkin Masters scraper.
The serrated edges of the scoop look wicked and looked as if it would really do some scraping. Last year, I used a flat ice cream scoop to remove the guts and scrape the inner wall of the pumpkin. It worked great for scraping but the seeds and guts had a habit of sliding off the scoop. I also love that the handle is very strong and comfortable to hold.
That's what I said to myself when I first saw the scoop but at the time I didn't want to part with the $9.99 they were selling it for at Spirits. After using that flat ice cream scoop, I was wishing I had picked it up.
I have all I need to start getting some pumpkin practice (saws, scoops, pumpkins) in but I'm sitting here in front of the computer instead. I need to try out a few new tools I picked up at Hobby Lobby which are wood crafting tools.
For all who are carving real pumpkins this year...
One of my favorite tools to scoop out pumpkin seeds and tons of pulp out of the pumpkin is the Monster Scoop. I found them at Michael's the other day for $6.99 which is a pretty good price since I saw them at Spirits for slightly over $10.
I got the Monster scoop last year, and it's just too hard to use for me. I cut my lids a little on the small side so getting in in there at a workable angle was next to impossible. I'd just go back to my handy dandy awesome scoop that I don't think ever had a brand but was my best scooper before the pumpkin gutter.
I got this last year and wasn't impressed. I found I it very uncomfortable and couldn't get the movement I needed. I would have had to cut a much larger lid which isn't good with the size of pumpkins around here.
I did con hubby into helping last year though. This year I have a pumpkin cutter gurtesy of Zombie pumpkin's sickening store so will try that out.
This tool comes out from time to time when I'm gutting pumpkins, but I'd thought I'd mention that it's one of my FAVORITE tools for gutting a watermelon. The sharp point on this Monster Scoop goes straight into all that juicy melon flesh, and allows you to spoon out big chucks of watermelon, suitable for eating (rather than turning your watermelon into pulp with a smaller scraper).
Never thought of using this on a watermelon. Huh. Usually I spend a looong time using a melon ball scoop to take out the inside of the melon. That's probably why I don't do more melons. This would be so much better than that!