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  • Perfect for delis, pastry shops, or markets
  • 2 lb. capacity; reads in pound, ounce, and gram increments
  • Dishwasher safe platform with rounded edges for easy wipe down
  • Antimicrobial protected control panel for added sanitation
  • Convenient quick-push tare button
  • Auto-shutoff feature preserves energy
  • Intuitive hand grip allows for safe, quick transport
  • Field calibrateable for accuracy and precision

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Rubbermaid 1812588 2 lb. Compact Digital Portion Scale

Rubbermaid 1812588 2 lb. Compact Digital Portion Scale

The Rubbermaid 1812588 2 lb. digital portion scale is the perfect scale that can deliver accuracy and portability. It features a removable, dishwasher safe platform for easy cleaning, and it includes an AC adapter. This scale can be used with AAA batteries. This scale can read in pounds and ounces. It has an auto shut-off which is activated after five minutes of inactivity.

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The Rubbermaid 1812588 2 lb. digital portion scale is great for weighing your lightest ingredients. It reads in both pounds and ounces. Removable platform is dishwasher safe. AC adapter included, AAA battery capable. Includes auto shut-off feature.

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.

Rubbermaid 1812588 Specs
Width 5 1/2 Inches
Depth 7 1/2 Inches
Height 2 1/16 Inches
Platform Width 5 1/16 Inches
Platform Depth 5 1/16 Inches
Voltage 120
Battery Type AAA
Capacity .9 kg.

2 lb.
Display Type Digital
Increments 0.1 Ounces
NSF Listed Yes
Platform Material Stainless Steel
Power Type Electric
Style Dual Reading
Type Portion Control Scales

Rubbermaid 1812588 Details

Quickly weigh a wide variety of ingredients vital to your signature recipes with this Rubbermaid 1812588 compact digital portion scale. Perfect for delis, pastry shops, or markets, this scale is an indispensable addition to any kitchen thanks to a compact construction and a unique load cell that is temperature compensated for accuracy, even in a refrigerated prep room. Controlling the size of the portions you serve can make a major difference in your yearly profits, so purchasing a portion scale will help you save your hard-earned money.

This digital scale has a 2 lb. capacity and measures in pound, ounce, and gram increments to provide your customers with the perfect serving size. This allows you to weigh anything from herbs and spices to nuts and candies. It also provides accurate 1 second readouts on its crystal clear digital display and has a convenient quick-push tare feature mounted on a resin control panel with antimicrobial protection for added sanitation. Plus, the rounded, removable 5 1/16" x 5 1/16" stainless steel platform is dishwasher safe for added convenience.

This unit boasts an onboard count feature for easy portion tracking and better productivity. Plus, it features an intuitive hand grip that allows for safe, quick transport. It is field calibrateable for accuracy and can be powered by the included 120V AC adapter or AAA batteries (sold separately). Battery power is preserved by an auto-shutoff feature which is activated after 5 minutes of inactivity.

Readout Measurements:
2 lb. x 0.1 oz.
32 oz. x 0.1 oz.

Overall Dimensions:
Width: 5 1/2"
Depth: 7 1/2"
Height: 2 1/16"

  • NSF Listed

    NSF Listed

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

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Customer Reviews

  • Overall User Rating: Rubbermaid 1812588 2 lb. Compact Digital Portion Scale

    4.0 stars from 5 reviews


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    scale scales Great Quality turn worked dozens costs constantly compact

    This scale worked for three months only. The battery was out and we replaced and the scale no longer worked. We use our scales constantly and had to throw this on in the trash. Very disappointing.

    from lisa@flour-and-oats.com Posted on

    Thank you for your review! We are sorry this Rubbermaid 1812588 2 lb. Compact Digital Portion Scale has not worked well for you. A Customer Solutions Representative will contact you soon!

    WebstaurantStore Customer Solutions

    Quality product, did outlast all the other scales we use in our sandwich shops. The only reason it gets 4 and not 5 stars is that the auto-shutoff is kind of an inconvenience for us, as we have to turn it back on every 5 minutes if not in use. Wish it had a button to turn off this feature when plugged in

    from Mediterranean Sandwich Co Posted on

    After having to replace dozens of scales over the years, some of which costs much more, we finally hot this one. It's a tough workhouse that's always accurate as well.

    from Subway16771 Posted on

    This 2lb Rubbermaid scale is a high quality scale. It is built to be durable and has come in useful in many ways. It is also compact so it fits in very small spaces!

    from Ben Posted on

    Great scale. I really like how easy it is to use and the options it has on it. Works great and looks good. Highly recommend

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