I don't use this for food. I use it to replenish litter and it is working out great. I mean what am I going to say? It's a scoop, it is nice and strong, no real flex when scooping, it has a good capacity. I am sure it would scoop food just as well as it does litter... Please don't use it for both. Just buy two and keep track of which is which... Otherwise you are a monster.
Also, in case you were wondering, the scoop we do use for food is smaller. A scoop of this size would not do at all. Big mess.
I know this is a food scooper, but in my opinion, it's too bulky for that. I never intended to use it for food. I bought it for litter. I buy the 35 lb buckets of clumping cat litter. I leave this scooper inside the fresh litter pail & use it on a regular basis to gradually add more litter to the litter box. It's a good size for that.
I buy 40 pound bags of equine bedding pellets to use as cat litter, pour the bag into a 10 gallon Brute round trash can, and then scoop the pellets into the litter box with this scoop. It's sturdy, shaped well to hold the material, and is big enough that I can fill my litter box to the height needed with 5-10 scoops. Most other scoops are smaller, so this one is perfect if you're looking for a sturdy, big scoop.
We have a medium sized dog,a black German Shepherd,so this scoop made sence,it is a lot easier to get the food out of the container than the round one our container came with, its sturdy and it has some measurments on the inside,you must practice that part a bit , the measuring out the dog food ,because you might make the scoop with the food flatter one day ,and another day a little fuller vertically ,and the same horizontally.
And a very nice characteristic is , that it does not get full of food crumbs,it always comes out clean.
Nice scooper that feels sturdy and can scoop a lot at once. It's even bigger than I thought, which for me is a plus. I got this to scoop clean litter out of the big bags and boxes to pour in the litterbox because it's too heavy for me to lift the big bags I get, but I don't want to have to make 50 small scoops to change it. It would be good too for scooping large quantities of food out of large bins or bags (like maybe for multi-animal households).