• Submersible for easy cleaning
  • Self-calibrating
  • Uses included AC adapter or 4 "AA" batteries, sold separately
  • Six capacity display options

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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.

Platform Width 6 Inches
Platform Depth 6 3/4 Inches
Battery Type AA
Capacity 10 lb.
Display Type Digital
Features Waterproof
Increments 0.005 Pounds

0.05000 - 0.1 Ounces

1 Grams
Made in America Yes
NSF Listed Yes
Platform Material Stainless Steel
Power Type Electric
Style Dual Reading
Type Portion Control Scales


The Edlund WSC-10 Poseidon 10 lb. digital portion control scale is totally submersible, making cleanup quick and easy. It features a stainless steel dual housing design to protect it from water damage and accidental shock if dropped.

A self-calibrating system ensures accurate readings with every use. Simply set the scale to calibration mode, flip it over, and an indicator light illuminates when it's calibrated.

The Edlund WSC-10 Poseidon digital portion control scale features a 6" x 6 3/4" one-piece weighing platform with splash guard washers for excellent corrosion protection.

This portion control scale is easily programmable, so users can customize the scale's many features to their specific needs. The scale comes with an AC adapter, but can also run on 4 "AA" batteries, which are sold separately.

Readout Measurements:
10 lb. x 0.1 oz.
10 lb. x 0.005 lb.
10 lb. x 1/8 oz.
5000 g x 1 g
160 oz. x 0.05 oz.
160 oz. x 1/8 oz.

  • 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.

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    Edlund WSC-10 Poseidon 10 lb. Waterproof Digital Portion Scale

    3.5 stars from 2 reviews


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    scales warranty little Great fine expected exact Edlund delivery date

    Purchased one of these scales a year ago this March. It has worked fine but of course it is out of the one year warranty and now it does not work properly.. You never get the same weight twice. Since its out of warranty I was told the WR could not do anything and I am waiting for call back from Edlund. For the price, I thought it would last a little longer. Back to the cheap ones

    from Twyford BBQ & Catering Posted on

    The shipment came at the exact expected delivery date. The items were not damaged. The item was exactly what we are looking for! Great Quality of a scale! Works perfect for our needs!

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