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  • 10 lb. / 160 oz. capacity
  • AC adapter included
  • 6" x 6 3/4" stainless steel platform
  • Large LCD display reads in decimal ounce, fractional ounce, and grams

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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.

Edlund 50300 Specs
Platform Width 6 Inches
Platform Depth 6 3/4 Inches
Battery Type 9V
Capacity 10 lb.

4.5 kg.
Display Type Digital
Increments 0.1 - 0.125 Ounces

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

Edlund 50300 Details

This Edlund DFG-160 digital portion scale features an ample 6" x 6 3/4" removable stainless steel platform to provide plenty of space for weighing sliced luncheon meats, fish or poultry portions, or even dough. A durable, high-impact resistant plastic casing will stand up to the daily demands of any food service operation. This scale can read in the decimal ounce (0.1 oz.), fractional ounce (1/8 oz.), and grams (1 g). Additionally, this digital scale is field-recalibrateable, allowing you to adjust your scale without having to send it away for maintenance.

The Edlund DFG-160 portion scale is portable, too! It can be powered by either an AC adapter (included) or a 9V DC battery (sold separately). It includes a low battery indicator light and automatic shut-off feature for efficient use. A large, easy-to-read LCD readout helps reduce portioning errors that can cost you in the long run.

Readout Measurements:
10 lb. x 0.1 oz.

  • NSF Listed

    NSF Listed

    This item meets the standards imposed by NSF International, which focuses on public safety, health, and the environment.

  • CE Listed

    CE Listed

    This item complies with the standards imposed by the Conformance European (CE), a division of the Intertek group.

  • UL Listed

    UL Listed

    This item has been tested and meets safety standards imposed by the Underwriters Laboratories (UL).

  • UL Canada

    UL Canada

    This item has been tested and meets safety standards imposed by the Underwriters Laboratories (UL) for use in Canada.

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