DIL Emily said her sister has one of these utensils, a Chop Stir, and she thought I'd enjoy it since I love this kind of thing. I am inclined to call it a gadget but when a gadget is really useful, I think it is called a utensil!
I used it for soup. It was great for stirring and 'scraping' the bottom of the pan.
I loved it for browning ground meat. I chopped the meat and stirred. Very nice! Ray tried it too.
Guess I'll have to call it a utensil - it really is useful!