• Stainless steel housing, springs, and mechanism
  • Field re-calibrateable
  • Oversized 7" x 8 3/4" platform
  • Built-in drop shock absorbers

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How Portion Scales Can Help You Control Portion Sizes

How Portion Scales Can Help You Control Portion Sizes

Portion control has been an often talked about topic in the food service industry for as long as I can remember. Every operator knows they should practice good portion control; every chain account that I’ve ever been in has procedures in place to make sure that things are getting measured. And yet so many operators still sacrifice consistency and throw their money away by not having a good portion control game plan in place for their enterprise. Hi, I’m Steve Ziegler, product expert at the WEBstaurant Store. Let me show you a few examples of how portion control can affect your business. The first thing I’d like to discuss is consistency. Not only can one person’s estimate of the right amount vary widely, but the problem only gets worse when you’re talking about more than one employee. For example, if I go into your sandwich shop and I receive this sandwich made by Joe, I’m probably going to be pretty happy. If later on I go in and get this sandwich made by Jack, not only am I going to be unhappy, but I’m probably going to complain about it. And the sad thing is, if this meat had been split evenly between these two sandwiches by using a scale, I probably would have been a very happy customer. So portion control is an important part of customer satisfaction. Next, and even more importantly, by not having portion control in place, you’re slowly robbing yourself blind. Here, let me show you. You see these two sandwiches being prepared here, I measured this one with 3 ounces of ham. This one I just eyeballed, and it looks right, doesn’t it? I made lots of sandwiches in my time and I’m a good estimator. But just in case, let’s go ahead and measure the meat on this sandwich. Well, I was a little bit off, that’s 4 ounces right there. Even though it looked the same, it’s very easy to be off by a good bit. Three to four ounces, that’s one ounce off, that’s 1/16th of a pound, that ham cost me five dollars a pound, now let’s think about this a little more carefully. Now 1/16th of a pound times $5 a pound, were only losing $0.31 cents a sandwich. But I serve 30 sandwiches a day 6 days a week, 52 weeks a year, which brings me to the fact that by the end of the year I have managed to lose $2,901.60. That is money that I’ve worked for, now I’ll never recoup. But if you’re a better estimator than me, let’s say you’re only off by an 1/8th of an ounce. With this same ham, you’re only going to lose $362.70. Which is just fine, because your kids really didn’t want that PlayStation that badly anyhow. Every chain restaurant has a portion control program in place because they’ve studied it, and they know it’s worth the effort. So put that money in your pocket, show your staff this video, and begin your portion control program today.

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Save money for your business by learning how to control the sizes of the portions you serve! See how seemingly insignificant mistakes in portion size--such as being off by 1/8 of an oz.--can make a huge difference in your yearly profits.

Edlund DCS-2 Mechanical Scale

Edlund DCS-2 Mechanical Scale

This is the model DCS-2 Mechanical Portion Scale, one of the five star series scales from Edlund. Many of our customers have told us this is the most durable, and reliable scale they have been able to find in the food service market. We developed this scale for a major restaurant chain after 6 months of prototypes and testing in that chains operations until we built a scale that they couldn't beat up. These platform supports as you can see are heavier duty than you have seen on any other scale. You can literally slam down on this scale without damaging the sensitive mechanism inside. The entire scale is made of stainless steel including the internal mechanism and springs which are unique to Edlund's products. It's submersible and washable. It has a rotating dial, it's NSF certified, and as you notice, the oversized platform provides for various functions within the kitchen. A care and maintenance guide and a troubleshooting guide are right on the side of the scale. This prevents unnecessary returns to the factory and increases the productivity and the useful life of the scale. The scale also features a 30 degree viewing angle for easier reading and more accurate reading from counter height level in a kitchen. Boy, that really worked didn't it?

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Built to meet the toughest demands, the Edlund DCS-2 Five Star Series heavy duty portion control scale features all stainless steel construction, making it completely dishwasher safe!

Width 7 Inches
Depth 7 1/2 Inches
Height 9 Inches
Platform Width 7 Inches
Platform Depth 8 3/4 Inches
Capacity 2 lb.
Dishwasher Safe Yes
Display Type Fixed Dial
Features Heavy Duty Construction

Platform Shock Absorbers
Increments 0.125 Ounces
Made in America Yes
Material Stainless Steel
NSF Listed Yes
Power Type Mechanical
Style Imperial
Type Portion Control Scales

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An essential addition to any busy kitchen, the Edlund DCF-2 deluxe 32 oz. heavy-duty portion control scale is the fast and efficient way to measure ingredients and divide helpings of food! This portion control scale includes a 7" x 8 3/4" platform, internal housing, and spring mechanisms all made of stainless steel to stand up to the rigors of everyday use.

The Edlund DCF-2 32 oz. portion control scale measures foods in 0.125 oz. increments for consistent, accurate readings every time, and its smooth design allows for easy wipe-down cleaning. Its high quality air dashpot also relays measurements instantly and accurately so you can get a precise reading without having to slow down your operation, and its fixed dial ensures consistent weight readings. Thanks to its compact footprint, this scale can fit in any location where space is at a premium!

Readout Measurements:
32 oz. x 0.125 oz.

Overall Dimensions:
Width: 7"
Depth: 7 1/2"
Height: 9"

  • NSF Listed

    NSF Listed

    This item meets the standards imposed by NSF International, which focuses on public safety, health, and the environment.

  • Made in America

    Made in America

    This item was made in the United States of America.

  • Dishwasher Safe

    Dishwasher Safe

    This item can safely be cleaned in a commercial dishwasher.

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INTERNATIONAL USERS: Warranty may be voided by manufacturer if this product is shipped to an international address.

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