What Food Prep Scales will I Need For My Business?
Whether measuring ingredients or portions, having a few accurate scales in your kitchen is a necessity. Which scales you need depend on what you are using the scales for and how precise your measurements need to be.
Baker's Dough Scales
- Baker’s Dough Scales are counterbalanced scales most often used for weighing ingredients.
- These scales have few moving parts for greater durability in hard use situations.
- They are easy to sanitize and can be used with wet or dry ingredients.
Portion Control Scales (Digital or Mechanical)
- Portion Control Scales help prevent food wastage and profit loss.
- These scales do not need to be certified as legal for trade.
- They should be calibrated for accuracy.
- They have interchangeable platters.
- Digital Portion Control Scales have a tare button to simplify the tare process.
- They can be AC and battery powered while analog scales require no power source.
Label Printing Scales
- Label Printing Scales are intended for use in operations like delis where products are sold by weight. They must be calibrated and certified as legal for trade.
- These scales have built-in printers and can store thousands of PLUs. They can be programmed to print a variety of different facts on the label.
- They have removable platters for easy sanitation.
- Like other digital scales Label Printing Scales have a push-button tare function.
Shipping and Receiving Scales
- Shipping and Receiving Scales are designed for heavy-duty use. Some models can weigh items up to 350 pounds.
- Shipping and receiving scales come in both digital and mechanical models.
Price Computing Scales
- Price Computing Scales must be calibrated and certified as legal for trade.
- Some models come standard with a display tower allowing the customer an easy view of their transaction.