• Angled dial
  • Removable platform
  • Stainless steel spring; corrosion-resistant weighing mechanism
  • 5 lb. / 2.2 kg capacity; 0.5 oz. / 20g increments
  • Rotating dial allows for container weight deduction and quick zero for multiple ingredient measuring

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Taylor TS Mechanical Portion Control Scales

Taylor TS Mechanical Portion Control Scales

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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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.

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.

Width 7 1/2 Inches
Depth 7 1/2 Inches
Height 8 3/4 Inches
Platform Width 6 Inches
Platform Depth 5 1/4 Inches
Capacity 5 Lb.
Display Type Rotating Dial
Increments 0.5 Ounces

20 Grams
Material Stainless Steel
NSF Listed Yes
Power Type Mechanical
Style Dual Reading
Type Portion Control Scales


This Taylor Precision TS5 5 lb. analog scale, features a durable, long-lasting stainless steel construction with corrosion-resistant weighing mechanism, and an easy-to- read, angled dial that is designed with bold graphics. It also has a protective shatterproof lens on the dial, and a spacious, removable platform that is easy to clean. The Taylor TS5 scale registers weight from 0.5 oz. to 5 lb. Its platform measures 6" x 5 1/4".

  • 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: Taylor TS5 5 lb. Analog Portion Control Scale

    4.5 stars from 10 reviews


    People Talk About:

    scale easy durable calibrated pounds scales weights always around efficient

    This item is extremely efficient for consistent portioning. It is easy to read and use making this task faster and more efficient. The stainless steel material makes this product durable.

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    We use this portion scale to weigh out of coffee beans we sell. It is easy to assemble when it arrived. Great price and very durable.

    from The Red Onion Posted on

    Love how you can change the dial on this scale and that you do not have to worry about calibrating it if the measurement is thrown off.

    from Avenue54 LLC Posted on

    Nice and sturdy. Very happy. Thought it was going to be something cheaper quality. Can definitely handle five pounds and not get wobbly and throw the calibration.

    from backwater Posted on

    This is a durable and easy to read 5 pound scale. It has a knob to zero it out if you have a bowl on it.

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    This scale worked for about two months. Then one day it wouldn't weigh correctly and sticks when you try to use it. It's not even three months old yet.

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    Thank you for your review! We're sorry to hear your scale isn't working properly. A Customer Solutions Representative will remain in contact until the issue has been resolved.

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    The Taylor 5 LB Analog Portion Scale is a nice alternative to a digital scale which we felt was not as accurate because it would get knocked around in the kitchen.

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    this is our go to kitchen scale for measuring....it is always reliable, easy to clean up, and stable with weights. good value and performs as well as more expensive scales.

    from pumpernickel inn Posted on

    We use the scale around four times a day. At first it took us while to calibrate it, but once we figured it out, it was easy to use.

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    this is a dream. i needed a scale and found it right away. it is always on the money. never has to be calibrated. Thanks

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