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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.

Width 7 7/8 Inches
Depth 9 5/8 Inches
Height 4 3/8 Inches
Platform Width 9 5/8 Inches
Platform Depth 7 7/8 Inches
Hertz 60
Voltage 110 Volts
Capacity 10 lb.

5 kg.
Display Type Digital
Features Rechargable Battery
Increments 0.002 Pounds

0.05 Ounces

1 Grams
Legal for Trade Yes
Platform Material Stainless Steel
Power Type Electric
Style Dual Reading
Type Portion Control Scales


Portable, accurate, and easy to use, the Tor Rey L-EQ-5/10 10 lb. digital portion control scale is the practical solution to your measuring needs! This portion control scale can toggle among kilograms, pounds, and ounces to deliver versatility and pinpoint accuracy that makes it legal for trade. And thanks to its rechargeable 100-hour battery, you can be sure this unit will stay powered for days at a time, even without a nearby outlet.

Made of stainless steel for easy cleaning and long-lasting durability, this rechargeable portion control scale features a large 7 7/8" x 9 5/8" platform and progressive tare function designed to offset the weight of containers and independently measure ingredient portions as you mix them. The backlit, alphanumeric LCD screen clearly shows the weight of portioned items, even in dark areas. For total user control, this scale also comes with a Set Limit feature to program a maximum weight for certain foods. And to promote accurate and consistent record keeping, this scale can easily hook up to a PC or printer with its RS-232 data port.

The Tor Rey L-EQ-5/10 comes with a 110V power supply. It is rated as Class III accuracy for commercial weighing.

Readout Measurements:
5 kg. x 1 g.
10 lb. x 0.002 lb.
160 oz. x 0.05 oz.

Width: 7 7/8"
Depth: 9 5/8"
Height: 4 3/8"
Platform Dimensions: 7 7/8" x 9 5/8"

Tor Rey software is not compatible with Apple / Mac computers.

  • NTEP Approved

    NTEP Approved

    This item meets all government standards and requirements as set by the National Institute of Standards and Technology for scales and other weighing equipment.

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Warranty Info

Tor Rey scales are backed by a 1-year limited repair warranty. Within this period, the vendor will pay freight costs to ship defective units to and from their facility for warranty-backed repairs. Replacement units will only be shipped if the manufacturer cannot repair the defective unit.

Customer Reviews

  • Overall User Rating: Tor Rey L-EQ-5/10 10 lb. Digital Portion Control Scale, Legal for Trade

    4.6 stars from 7 reviews


    People Talk About:

    scale tare easy Great scales accurate Charge moving cheaper loves

    We've had this unit for a few years now and it has continued to deliver accurate measurements. A GREAT value for a "LEGAL FOR TRADE" scale, which is necessary when selling anything by weight.

    from Breaking Grounds Posted on

    I have several of these scales and they are easy to use and the batteries last a long time without needing to charge them and easy to clean.

    from better for you bakery Posted on

    This review is not of the product, but of WebstaurantStore. Not a 5-star because the original shipment arrived DOA. The box was crushed, punctured, ripped and re-taped. Not sure who was responsible for that, but it was very discouraging to eagerly await the order, and have it arrive non-usable. BUT, the response of customer service was exemplary. I did online chat; they requested photos; I took about 12 photos that showed the extensive damage to both packaging and product and emailed them; they responded asking did I want a credit or a new scale; I said send me a new scale. And they did. It arrived 3 days later, and so my wife loves it. -1 for the shape of the original shipment, but +5 for them doing the right thing; Net +4.


    This is a good all around scale. Seems very accurate and holds a charge for a very impressive amount of time. It can be difficult to tare because it is very sensitive and won't tare while moving, so you have to push the tare button without moving the scale and this can be a challenge for a klutz like me.

    from The Sawhorse Cafe, LLC Posted on

    Great scale. Easily switch between measurements. Have only had to recalibrate once or twice, despite constantly moving from one location to another. Charge lasts a very long time as well. I use daily and it goes months without needing to be recharged.

    from Hernandez Mendoza LLC Posted on

    Great scale! You won't find a cheaper legal for trade scale that is this solid anywhere.... We purchased two, and plan on grabbing a few more just incase they disappear one day!

    from Ecobain Gardens Posted on

    Great scale, quick to read and accurate. I wanted one with 2 decimal points on the oz and a tare button. Love how you get to level it on your counter, how the tray comes off for easy cleaning. the display is totally flat, again easy to wipe clean. I use the tare feature alot so i hope i dont wear the botton out like i did on my past 2 cheap scales. This is well worth it's price. I would highly recommend. I use it for portioning out dough balls and weighing bakery ingredients. I did however cover the computer ports on the side with electrical tape so that flour dust does not get in them.

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