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Choosing the Best Stainless Steel Food Scale For You

Easy to clean and durable, a digital stainless steel food scale is an integral part of any professional kitchen – whether you’re an independent sandwich shop or large scale catering service, you’re going to need one. But, with so many to choose from, which stainless steel scale is right for you?

In this blog, we’ll be looking at our selection of the best stainless steel food scales currently available on Inscale. 

Why do I need a stainless steel food scale?

There are a number of benefits that come with using stainless steel weighing scales in a professional kitchen. Firstly, stainless steel can be cleaned quickly and easily between weighing with just the wipe of a cloth. Alternatively, many stainless steel food scales have some level of IP rating which protects from liquid damage, allowing users to wash thoroughly with water without the risk of damaging the scale. Note: always understand what your IP rating means, as you could potentially damage your scale by using it in the unintended way. You can see a full breakdown of IP ratings with our full guide to IP ratings here.

Because they are so easy to clean, stainless steel food scales are also more hygienic. When weighing messy subjects such as meats and fish, they can be wiped down or sprayed to ensure no cross contamination takes place. Numerous tests have shown that stainless steel has a low bacterial retention capacity, making it the number one material for food production environments. This ensures that your scales are kept hygenic at all times and in line with food safety regulations. 

Many top rated professional kitchen scales are made from stainless steel because it is such a durable material that it built to last. Not only is it tough, but it's corosion-resistant and incredibly difficult to dent as well. Stainless steel scales can deal with busy, demanding kitchens where knocks and spillages are commonplace, giving users the peace of mind that their scale won’t get damaged or break on the job. 

Our best stainless steel food scales

Inscale IWS Waterproof Bench Scale

Our very own IWS Waterproof Bench Scale is a versatile and simple to operate instrument that is one of our most popular stainless steel digital professional kitchen scales. It is IP68 rated, meaning it can be fully submerged under high pressures for long periods of time, and given that it is priced at just £120, makes it extremely good value for money. The IWS has maximum capacities of 3kg to 30kg, and readabilities of 0.5g to 5g, both of which are suitable for most kitchen weighing tasks. It also features an intuitive checkweighing function that’s perfect for batch cooking and portion control.

This is the best stainless steel food scale for: Independent restaurants, cafes and sandwich shops.

Adam Gladiator IP67 Washdown Scale

The Gladiator from British scale manufacturer Adam Equipment is a robust stainless steel weighing scale that features an impressive IP67 rating and trade approved models. It’s grade 304 stainless steel design make is one of the best commercial kitchen scales for those who require a sturdy, built to last instrument. The Gladiator range features useful weighing functions such as a checkweighing and parts counting, both of which can be used for batch cooking, portion control and more.

This is the best stainless steel food scale for: Large scale restaurants, catering services and food production lines.


Inscale IWW Waterproof Floor Scale

The IWW Waterproof Floor Scale from Inscale is a versatile and robust weighing scale with an IP67 rated base and IP68 rated indicator. This means that both the scale and indicator can be kept clean and hygienic at all times. This digital stainless steel food scale comes in a range of base sizes, capacities and readabilities so you’ll definitely find the one that’s right for you. The IWW is built to last, even in tough and demanding kitchen environments where it remain accurate and reliable.

This is the best stainless steel food scale for: Large scale restaurants, catering services and food production facilities.

Kern FXN Professional Waterproof Bench Scale

The Kern FXN Professional Waterproof Bench Scale is an IP68 protected weighing instrument with a completely stainless steel design. These digital professional kitchen scales feature a useful checkweighing function, complete with audible and visual signals that can be used for portion division and dispensing applications. The Kern FXN is also highly portable, with battery operation and a lightweight compact construction with in-built recessed grips on the underside. Trade approved models also available

This is the best stainless steel food scale for: Small restaurants, food production facilities and food vans.

We hope you’ve found the best commercial kitchen scales for you today – if you haven’t, please Get In Touch. You can also click here to see our full range of digital stainless steel food scales.

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