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  • Antimicrobial housing
  • Shatterproof lens and easy-to-read dial
  • Measures in 1/4 oz. increments with a 16 oz. capacity
  • 4 1/2” x 4” NSF food grade platform
  • Internal stop mechanism for fast and accurate readings

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When you need fast, accurate measurements for portion control, this Taylor TP16 mechanical portion control scale is the answer.

Having a portion control scale in your kitchen is a reliable way to reduce waste and ensure consistency in your recipes. This model helps you work more efficiently with features like internal stop and corrosion-resistant weighing mechanisms, and a shatterproof lens. The large dial face makes it easy to see at a glance how heavy your portions are and readjust as necessary.

Smart Design Features

This scale comes with plenty of innovative features that give it enhanced durability. The internal stop mechanism and corrosion-resistant construction provide long-term accuracy and strength while the shatterproof dial lens is angled for easier viewing. Additionally, it features an antimicrobial housing for superior sanitation and protection against germs.

16 oz. Capacity

This portion scale has a 16 oz. capacity and shows weight on 1/4 oz. increments with a second line for grams.

4 1/2" x 4" Platform

The 4 1/2" x 4" stainless steel NSF food grade platform provides a large surface to weigh your products and makes cleaning easy.

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Taylor TP16 16 oz. Analog Portion Control Scale

Find out more about why the Taylor TP16 16 oz. compact analog portion control scale is durable, accurate, and easy-to-clean, in this quick video! This scale is perfect for use in even the most limited of areas.

The Taylor TP16 analog portion control scale is perfect for any business that is looking for accuracy, with little counter space. It measures in 1/4 oz. increments and features a shatterproof lens. Its stainless steel platform is removable for easy cleaning and it also features an antimicrobial housing. The scale’s internal stop mechanism aides in faster readings.

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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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Taylor TS Mechanical Portion Control Scales

Get portability, NSF approval, and reliability in a small and inexpensive package through the Taylor TS Mechanical Portion Control Scales! This video will walk you through the initial set up of your scale as well as how to use the tare function.

The TS32, TS5, TS25, and TS50 Mechanical Portion Control Scales from Taylor offer portability, NSF approval, and reliability in a small and inexpensive package. Today I’m going to take a few moments to show you some of the basic features, and the initial setup of these scales. When your Taylor mechanical scale arrives at your door, you’re going to want to let it come up to your indoor room temperature. Especially if it is hot or cold outside, and this is because these things are spring operated and springs change their shape with extreme heat or cold. When it is up to room temperature, the first thing you’ll do is align your rotating dial so the zero graduation sits right inside this triangular notch in the middle of the dial. Once it’s there, you’re going to take a weight (I’m just going to use some Regal sea salt) and place it on, let it come to a rest, take it off, and repeat this three times. Now that we’ve done that, we can look to see if this is precisely at zero. I can see it’s just a little bit off, so what I’m going to do is turn the unit around. You can see there is a brass knob there that you can turn back and forth in order to precisely tune your needle to zero. I’m going to do that right there, and there we have it! Now I’d like to show you the tear feature utilizing the rotating dial. The first thing we’ll do is put our container on the platform. You can see how the needles moved. I’m going to rotate the dial so zero lines up exactly with the needle. Next thing I’ll do is put my product in the container; in this case I have some tomatoes. Now you can see we have an accurate reading of just the tomatoes.

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Overall Dimensions:
  • Width: 5 3/4 Inches
  • Depth: 4 1/2 Inches
  • Height: 6 1/8 Inches

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Customer Reviews

  • Overall User Rating: Taylor TP16 16 oz. Compact Mechanical Portion Control Scale

    4.2 stars from 17 reviews


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    This failed pretty quickly. It doesn't zero out anymore and it never really was accurate. If you need precise portion control, don't buy this. Really, don't buy it for any reason. Buy one of the other scales they have here.

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    Thank you for your review, Jamil Zainasheff! We are sorry this Taylor TP16 16 oz. Compact Mechanical Portion Control Scale has not worked well for you. A Customer Solutions Representative will contact you soon!

    WebstaurantStore Customer Solutions

    This scale has held up for us so far. Only used to portion once a day about 40 items at a time. Small size so it doesn't take up too much room in the kitchen.

    Posted on

    Great scale. Sturdy. Good quality. Weighs to the exact measurement not just to a rounded number. Really happy with this product. Works really well for my store.

    from boeuf & bun corp. Posted on

    Did not hold up to rigorous use, spend the extra money and get a nice digital scale. Would work fine for light use but not everyday use.

    from BBB Posted on

    These scales work fine when used sparingly. However, they are not a replacement for commercial quality food scales. If you are expecting this to replace a high end scale, you will be disappointed. If you are a small business that only occasionally weighs out ingredients, this will be fine.

    from Irish Bred Pub Posted on

    Love these little scales. They are very small and not big and bulky. We use them in our pozza shop. The big ones are hard to reach around.

    from The purple monkey Posted on

    this 16 oz. analog portion control scale works just fine for us. we use it for rice portions, pasta portions, deli meats etc. great value product.

    from Randys family restaurant Posted on

    These scales are alright, but drop the thing once and it's done! I moved on to digital scales sometimes these things got broken in under 1 week :(

    from Union St Diner Posted on

    Thank you for the review! We’re sorry this has not worked well for you. Please remember our Customer Solutions team is there to help should you encounter any issues.

    WebstaurantStore Customer Solutions

    Perfect size for a food truck operation. This little scale does not take up a lot of room and it allows me to perfectly weigh my burgers to ensure I keep control of my food costs.

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    This scale is perfect for weighing portions of cheese. That is the primary use in our cafe for the Taylor scale. It is priced right, functional and accurate.

    from SiP Posted on

    This is a perfect little scale for home use. I own a concession trailer and this was not the best option for me just because anything I have has to be able to take some abuse. Still better than what you will find in department stores. Perfect for a home kitchen.

    from Barnyard burgers Posted on

    Really nice scale at a really great price. We originally purchased it to weigh out coffee beans, but the platform is a little small so we decided to use it to portion deli meats.

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    I love this portioning scale. It is extremely economical and durable. These scales are more expensive on other sites. Great for portioning food to help with food cost.

    from Ckd Restaurants, llc. kitchen Posted on

    This is such a great classic scale! It has lasted us a while before we had to fix it, but it is so easy to use!

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    The Taylor Compact Analog portion Control Scale is great. We love it because it helps us to weigh out hamburgar patties so they are thw same every time. Easy storage.

    from Harrison Familey Restaurant Posted on

    This scale is ideal for my hamburger patties. Its great for weighing out small beef portions for stew or slice pork chops as well. Great price.

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    The compact analog portion control scale is a great thing to have at our store. We use it to weigh different items and it is very accurate in its readings. It is small enough to store well and doesn't take up a lot of space.

    from Scratch Posted on

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