If you are using an old fashioned dial faced scale, an immediate switch to a more current digital display scale is in order. This small investment can yield big savings at your restaurant or commercial kitchen.
Having accurate portions will cut food cost and insure that proper nutritional guidelines will be met when serving people with special dietary requirements.
The best scale that I have used in my commercial kitchen has been the Taylor TE32C electronic Scale with a 2 pound capacity. You have the option of weighing your product in ounces or kilograms. A large flat weighing surface shortens prep time gaining long term savings on labor and payroll costs.
The Taylor 32 ounce is compact and can run on a single 9 volt battery making it portable enough to use anywhere that precise portions are needed. An AC adapter is also provided for convenience and conservation of your scales battery power.
For larger receiving jobs I recommend the Taylor TR250SS Scale. This super duty scale has a high 250 pound limit. When dealing with potentially hundreds of pounds of product shortages, the savings can be huge. Imagine being shortchanged several pounds of product a day. That volume can add up to serious dollar savings for a restaurant.
Being exact when getting product in the delivery door is as important as serving a ‘well balanced’ plate. Investing in the proper weighing equipment today will result in short term savings tomorrow and over time can and will add up!