I already had a metal cat litter scoop, but decided to get another one so I would have 2 of them. I loved this one by LYCC because, the soft foam handle, the length of the handle and the large scoop. The total length of this cat litter scoop is 16.4 inches, the scoop alone is 5 inches which makes cleaning larger cat litter boxes easier. This scoop is very easy to clean because it has a smooth surface made out of solid aluminum, which is what makes it so strong. It also has polished aluminum so it won't erode. This scooper is heavier than a regular plastic scoop but will last a life time if taken care of. You can also use this scoop on other things as well such as sand boxes when outside kittys decide to use them. I'm sure there are other things you can use this scoop on but I only need it for a litter box. This scoop comes with a wall mount if you want to hang it by your litter box. Not very long ago I was cleaning out the litter box and threw my other scoop away on accident. I didn't even know I did it, until it was too late after the trash was already picked up. It's so sturdy there is no way it will bend like the cheap scoops. I don't want anyone to walk into the house and know that I have cats by the smell of a litter box. No one ever notices I have a litter box.