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  • Ideal for weighing portions in kitchens and delis
  • Easy-to-read, 7" analog display
  • Measures food in .125 oz. increments
  • Maximum capacity of 1 lb.
  • Ample 7" by 7" platform

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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 7 Inches
Platform Depth 7 Inches
Capacity .5 kg.

1 lb.
Display Type Fixed Dial
Increments 0.125 Ounces

5 Grams
Power Type Mechanical
Style Dual Reading
Type Portion Control Scales


Accurately weigh food portions with this 16 oz. portion scale! With an easy-to-read, 7" analog display, you can measure food in .125 oz. increments and provide your customers with the perfect serving size. Plus, this scale has a maximum capacity of 1 lb. so you can weigh anything from peanuts and dry ingredients to sliced ham and chipped turkey.

Constructed with a 7" by 7" platform, the scale gives you an ample amount of space to work with. It is also mechanical and doesn't require electricity so you can move it and measure portions anywhere in your kitchen or deli. Ensure you provide customers with the correct portion with this 16 oz. scale!

Overall Dimensions:
Platform Length: 7"
Platform Width: 7"
Height: 8 1/8"
Capacity: 16 oz.


Customer Reviews

  • Overall User Rating: 16 oz. Portion Scale

    4.0 stars from 5 reviews


    People Talk About:

    scale portions prices purchases accurate food Platform consistancy calibration built

    We had nothing put trouble with these. Platform is very bouncy which slows production. Platform screw was constantly coming loose and wobbly. We bought several of these and within less than a year, they all become broken and unusable one at a time as the internal mechanisms failed. All around horrible purchase and very poor quality. All of my other purchases from Webstaurant have been great. This is an oddball.

    from Western Market Posted on

    Thank you for the review, Jared! We're sorry this purchase did not work out for you. We suggest trying this Taylor TP16 16 oz. Compact Analog Portion Control Scale instead!

    WebstaurantStore Customer Solutions

    While it is sturdy and we do use it your not going to get exact portions with this as the needle floats out of position quite often.

    Posted on

    Good and accurate scale for the price. A plus is that it does not require batteries or an outlet. Also it has a very easy system for calibration.

    from Cafemantic Posted on

    Having ice cream for sale, proportion consistancy is very important. This is a accurate scale. It is handsome and well built. All I could ask for in this type of scale!

    from Otter's Lake Wisconsin Country Store Posted on

    With food prices going through the roof it is critical to have a portion scale. We never used one because it was always us cooking. But when we hire new people they tend to have a heavy hand. Of course, they're not paying the food bills! It is a perfect scale for lunch meats. It is much bigger than it seems on the website but in my small place I still managed to fit it right next to the slicer.

    from OC Airport Diner Posted on

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