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  • 16 oz. capacity; 0.25 oz. increments; 500g capacity; 5g increments
Item:
6083720
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37204014T
UPC Code:
077784037201
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
Capacity 1 lb.
Dial Type Fixed
Display Type Analog
Features Dishwasher Safe
Features Dual Reading
Increments 5 Grams
Increments 0.25 Ounces
Operation Mechanical

Details

The Taylor 3720 is a compact, analog, portion control scale with a dishwasher safe, break-resistant bowl with lid for easy and convenient food storage. It measures up to 16 oz. in 0.25 oz. graduations. The Taylor 3720 also features a scratch resistant lens and contemporary styling with easy-to-read numerals. The scale fits inside of the bowl, for easy storage.

Certifications

Dishwasher Safe

Warranty Info

Taylor products are covered by a one-year warranty. Please contact our Customer Solutions team for assistance with warranty-related issues.

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Overall User Rating: Taylor 3720 16 oz. Light Duty Analog Portion Control Scale ( 5.0 stars from 3 reviews )

    This value priced item is going to save my business so much money. The attached weighing dish is the perfect size for weighing smaller items and French fries!

    from The Colonial Hotel Posted on

    After reading Ruhlman's book, Ratio, I decided I should at least try to measure things like flour and sugar by weight to see if it could improve my baking. It turns out I am pretty heavy-handed when measuring flour by volume, which explains why dough recipes never seemed to recommend enough water. I am very happy with this little scale. It fits in a kitchen drawer, is easy to clean, and has helped me improve my bread and cake baking from nearly inedible to nearly delicious! For an occasional home baker this is just perfect!

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    This was the perfect small scale that was perfect for my concession stand I was able to keep my portions under control and helped alot with my helpers Thanks for the great product

    from j-gees concessions Posted on

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