Portion scales are commercial scales for weighing food portions accurately and precisely to have menu consistency. Serving unevenly sized portions will cause disappointments and complaints from your customers. Controlling the size of every dish will also reduce total costs. Portion control scales have a straightforward design. They have a platform to hold the portions to be weighed and a dashpot or a digital screen to reflect the weight. Some units even have “legal for trade” approval to price products by weight.
You will choose between a mechanical or digital model when purchasing a portion scale. Digital portion control scales are unrivaled in terms of accuracy, precision, and readability. You can track the exact weight of all ingredients in each portion. Mechanical food portion scales are now less popular, but they can last longer and don’t require electricity or batteries. Some units are even dishwasher-safe. For example, you can put the dial-type Edlund portion scales in your dishwasher without disassembling them.
Capacity, graduation, and platform width are key points to attend to while browsing portion scales. Capacity indicates the maximum load the scale can accommodate, while graduation specifies the smallest increment the scale can show. For instance, a food portion scale with 12 lb. x 0.002 lb. capacity/graduation will weigh portions up to 12 pounds. It won’t reflect increments smaller than 0.002 pounds. The smaller the graduation, the more accurate and precise the result is. Finally, a larger platform will hold larger portions without spillage risks.
Chef’s Deal presents Edlund, Tor-Rey, FMP, Skyfund, and Globe portion scales for your commercial kitchens. You can also visit our other commercial scales for more precise food prep operations.