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How Portion Scales Can Help You Control Portion Sizes

How Portion Scales Can Help You Control Portion Sizes

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.

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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Platform Width 7 3/16 Inches
Platform Depth 7 3/16 Inches
Battery Type AAA
Capacity 11 Pounds
Display Type Digital
Increments 0.1 Ounces
Increments 1 Grams
Operation Electronic
Platform Material Stainless Steel
Power Type AC Adapter
Power Type Batteries


Packed with innovative features, the Taylor TE11FT digital 11 lb. portion control scale will help you cut down on wasted products and increase profits. Because this 11 lb. scale's .9" LCD readout can display in ounces or grams in increments of .1 ounces or 1 gram, you can easily weigh smaller portions of 32 oz. or less, or larger items up to 11 lbs. with the same scale!

This Taylor TE11FT digital portion control scale includes a tare button, hold button, on/off switch, and an auto off/disable feature to help prolong battery life.

The Taylor TE11FT digital 11 lb. portion control scale operates on an AC adapter (included) or 2 AAA batteries (not included). Its 7 3/16" x 7 3/16" stainless steel platform is removable for easier cleaning. Please consult the Specification Sheet for additional information.


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Overall User Rating: Taylor TE11FT Digital 11 lb. Portion Control Scale ( 4.0 stars from 2 reviews )

    We needed a scale to weigh bulk coffee in our shop, and this scale meets all of our needs. It can weigh with a resolution of 0.0 oz or 0 g. I would not recommend this if you need to weigh things extremely precisely (e.g. less than a gram is important), but it works wonderfully for our use.

    from Grounded.,LLC Posted on

    Nice scale. It does shut it shelf off every once in a while. Wish it had a switch I can set to grams instead of always turning on then hitting the grams button. Still nice for the price

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