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  • 8" x 7" platform
  • Includes 110V power supply
  • Operates on 9V battery (sold separately)
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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.

Specs
Width 8 Inches
Depth 9 5/8 Inches
Height 3 1/4 Inches
Platform Width 8 Inches
Platform Depth 7 Inches
Voltage 110 Volts
Battery Type 9V
Capacity 10 Pounds
Display Type Digital
Increments 0.005 Kilograms
0.01 Pounds
0.2 Ounces
Operation Electronic
Platform Material Stainless Steel
Power Type AC Adapter
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Details

With a compact design, sensitive weighing platform, and versatile power options, the Medi-Data PS-5 10 lb. digital portion control scale is the answer to all of your weighing needs! This portion control scale can toggle among kilograms, pounds, and ounces to deliver the versatility and pinpoint accuracy that you need. And because it can run on 9V batteries, you can easily and affordably keep this scale powered in locations without electricity.

To ensure long-lasting quality, the PS-5 is made of stainless steel. It also features a large 8" x 7" platform and progressive tare function to offset the weight of containers so that you can independently measure ingredient portions even as you mix them together. For quick and easy reading, the backlit, alphanumeric LCD screen clearly shows the weight of portioned items, even in dark areas.

The Medi-Data PS-5 10 lb. digital portion control scale is NTEP Approved and comes with a 110V power supply. Please consult the Specification Sheet for additional details.

Readout Measurements:
5 kg. x 0.005 kg.
10 lb. x 0.01 lb.
160 oz. x 0.2 oz.

Dimensions:
Width: 8"
Depth: 9 5/8"
Height: 3 1/4"
Platform Dimensions: 8" x 7"

Certifications

NTEP Approved

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Customer Reviews

Overall User Rating: Medi-Data PS-5 10 lb. Digital Portion Control Scale ( 4.7 stars from 11 reviews )

    This scale measures accurately and has always been approved by our weights and measures inspector. My only qualm is that it is sometimes stubborn about switching from lbs to oz, and taring. So, I have to turn it off and on sometimes to change it.

    from Oxford Coffee Co. Posted on

    We love this as it is small enough to not take up a lot of space yet weighs our candy out quickly making it an easy exchange between customer and clerk. Very reasonably priced

    from Sweet Alice's Posted on

    We needed a option for portion control, but most scales were too small for our plates and trays...this one is great. Starts up and switches between measurements very quickly!

    from Piggy's Place Posted on

    my employees love it. it makes their job faster and easier. not to much as complicated and works good for measuring everything in my kitchen.

    from MEP Posted on

    This is a good sized weigh scale for portion control on all items. Nice looking and simple enough to use without a million buttons to push. Battery or electric is a good option.

    from NASTC Catering Posted on

    Great quality and durable. Used for weighing our catering portions. Easy to use and clean. Stores easily when not in use. I would recommend this product without reservation.

    Posted on

    We replaced our several hundred dollar scalle with this one and now like this better. Very easy to read and big enough to weigh dough balls without any problem. Price is super low also!

    from Bongiornos Pizzeria Posted on

    I really need this to weigh item in my bakery. I love this scale. It takes up very little space and is accurate scale. I recommend this highly

    from Baked and Sconed, LLC Posted on

    Took a gamble, and it paid off. As usual I trusted WEB to carry quality products and they have once again. Better than any other scale priced accordingly and when it was on sale it was even better. Great little scale

    Posted on

    Need a class III scale? This is your scale. I kid you not, this is the best valued scale for what it is and what it needs to do. It's just the perfect size for weighing out retail coffee!

    from Rena Marie's Coffees Posted on

    Very easy to use! Just plug it in and push the ON button and your ready to go. This scale is perfect for little bags of candy or big bags of product. The battery compartment is nice to let you weigh on the go. Easy to clean, durable, lightweight, a real quality scale that will last for years at a great price. Thank you Webstaurant!

    from BYRDS PECANS Posted on

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