FoodServiceWarehouse.com helps you out weight and outlast the bakery competition with our selection of baking supplies and mechanical portion control scales. Mechanical portion control scales are often more desirable in a bakery setting than digital scales because they tend to be more durable and rugged as well as very easy to clean.
As any baker will tell you, water, and especially flour, tends to permeate and often damage every electronic device in a bakery including most digital scales. Most of our mechanical scales, on the other hand, are dishwasher safe, or made feature housings made from stainless steel that makes them corrosion resistant and easy to clean. Additionally, while the pinpoint accuracy of digital scales is an excellent and necessary addition to establishments who rely on scales to determine pricing, bakeries typically use scales for portion and recipe control.
While digital scales are certainly capable of performing these tasks as well, mechanical scales offer a more economic and dependable solution for most bakers. Our mechanical portion control scales also have large, easy to read dial gauges that accurately measure to within a few ounces. It is important to adjust the alignment notch so the scale reads zero before measuring. To zero out a mechanical scale, there is usually a knob that needs to be rotated until the dial is pointing right at zero.
Depending on how much you intend to use the scale, calibration should be done at least once a day to ensure that each measurement is as accurate as possible. Add a digital scale to your other baking supplies and be amazed at how easy and accurate they are to use.