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Mechanical and Digital Scales [Buying Guide]

mechanical-kitchen-scaleThere are several types of kitchen scales you could purchase for your kitchen (around 10 or so, to be exact). Other than their obvious purpose of calculating the weight of an object, some scales are designed for specific business purposes; for example, a baker’s dough scale is used by baking professionals to measure dough, or the lesser-known keg scales help you track how many drinks were poured at the bar over the course of an evening.

If you haven’t used scales in your kitchen before, consider this: one of the leading causes of food cost variances is poor portion control. If you prep or line cooks are in the habit of “eyeballing” measures, you could see a variance of 5% or more. Beyond measuring baking ingredients for the perfect cake, you can use a kitchen scale to portion out steaks, measure pasta, or weigh a pizza pepperoni by pepperoni to ensure the appropriate amount of product is headed to diner’s plates.

In the new buying guide from Tundra Restaurant Supply, you’ll learn about the types of kitchen scales on the market, whether a digital or mechanical scale is best for you, and other scale features you may not have considered initially in your purchase decision (like a tare feature, air dashpot, or even being dishwasher safe).

Click here to check out the Mechanical and Digital Scales Buying Guide »

About Natalie Fauble

Natalie Fauble is the Online Marketing Manager - Content & SEO for Tundra Restaurant Supply. As a digital marketer with a passion for the restaurant industry, Natalie helps companies shape their brand through thoughtful, fun and innovative content strategies. When she isn't blogging for Tundra Restaurant Supply you can find her in her vegetable garden or in the kitchen whipping up one of her favorite dishes.

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2 comments

  1. I’d never thought about the importance of scales when it comes to food cost. Now that you mention it, of course it sounds dumb to have not thought of it before. I’ve been thinking about getting new scales for a while now, but now I think I’m going to do some research on how it might affect my spending. Thanks for giving me some things to think about!

  2. Amanda from HomeByHearth

    I would definitely go with the digital. But if you are more looking for vintage stick with the mechanical scales 🙂

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