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Catering Scales for Food Service

Catering scales are used within the food service industry for the preparation of ingredients. They are also used for portion control, such as fillings for sandwiches, diet control or for pre packed goods, filling of canned goods or the mixing of seasonings or ingredients.

Consistency is essential for all professional catering businesses, and the scales provided in this section come complete with a wide variety of precision weighing applications including parts counting, percentage weighing and checkweighing to ensure each product maintains a standardised pre-set weight. For commercial caterers in the UK, a UK trade approved food scale will be necessary for selling products by weight.

Catering scales are widely used in large special events such as birthday celebrations and weddings for accurately weighing ingredients and monitoring portion sizes. They are also relied upon by bakers and pizzerias for weighing dough mixes and for portion weighing of the dough.

Inscale provide a wide selection of digital catering scales for food service, please contact us if you need further assistance. 

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    £95.00  (Ex.VAT)

    RRP £235.00 (Excl.VAT)

    M - Trade Approved
    Max Capacity Range
    3000g to 15kg
    Readability Range
    1g to 5g

    The Adam Equipment trade-certified WBZ retail scale is ideal for shops with small counter space or facilities specialising in processing, preparing and packaging food. The large backlit display shows weight, price per kg and an oversized total price display. The WBZ features a stainless steel pan and IP66-rated washdown housing for protection against dust and water.

    UK trade approved retail scale for selling products by weight.

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    From: £665.00  (Ex.VAT)

    RRP £790.00 (Excl.VAT)

    M - Trade Approved
    Max Capacity Range
    6000g to 65kg
    Readability Range
    0.02g to 10g

    The Kern FKT touchscreen bench scale has a large touch sensitive backlit screen for easy operation and convenient reading.The FKT has convenient recipe weighing and mixing features and can store 5 different recipes with up to 7 components all detailed in plain text. This scale allows you to input item or batch descriptions and includes a built-in checkweighing function for precisely measuring food ingredients.

    UK trade approved bench scale with quick recipe recall and ingredient mixing and weighing capabilities.

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    £109.00  (Ex.VAT)
    Max Capacity Range
    3kg to 30kg
    Readability Range
    0.5g to 5g

    IWS bench scales are constructed from IP68-rated stainless steel with waterproof sealing. Ideal for food packing lines, professional kitchens and catering applications. IWS scales have a built-in checkweighing application with a red LED display, as well as adjustable high and low limits.

    The IWS sealed bench scale (dustproof and waterproof) is ideal for wet, dirty and industrial environments.

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    £130.00  (Ex.VAT)
    Max Capacity Range
    Capacity: 3kg to 30kg

    Latitude compact bench scales are highly-practical weighing machines ideal for food portioning, processing and general warehouse weighing and counting applications. For added flexibility and convenience, Latitude can be charged using any USB power source, such as the USB connection in a vehicle or external USB power banks.

    Includes an impressive 240 hour battery life that is ideal for weighing for extended periods of time away from a mains power supply.

  5. £108.00  (Ex.VAT)

    RRP £150.00 (Excl.VAT)

    Max Capacity Range
    6000g to 200kg
    Readability Range
    2g to 50g

    CPWplus S weighing scales have a 300mm x 300mm platform size and a maximum weight capacity of 200kg, a firm choice for customers looking for a 'one scale fits all' approach to weighing. This scale can be used on a floor or workbench surface depending on the amount of space required.

  6. From: £85.00  (Ex.VAT)
    Max Capacity Range
    2000g to 8000g
    Readability Range
    0.1g to 1g

    Adam Equipment's Astro range of food portioning scales feature a portable, compact deisgn that can easily fit on kitchen worktop surfaces. Includes a durable, easy-to-clean stainless steel construction.

  7. From: £188.00  (Ex.VAT)

    RRP £235.00 (Excl.VAT)

    M - Trade Approved
    Max Capacity Range
    1000g to 30kg
    Readability Range
    0.5g to 20g

    A&D's SK-WP are constructed from waterproof stainless steel and can easily fit on small workbenches and worktops in commercial shop and food retail environments. Ideal for use in coffee shops, bakeries and other food outlets. SW-WP scales are UK trade certified for selling goods by weight.

    Durable, stainless steel scale with UK trade certification. Includes a curved weighing pan perfect for weighing small moveable items securely. Includes standard and trade approved models.

  8. From: £448.00  (Ex.VAT)

    RRP £560.00 (Excl.VAT)

    M - Trade Approved
    Max Capacity Range
    30kg to 150kg
    Readability Range
    5g to 20g

    A&D's SE waterproof scales feature epoxy-treated load cells and robust stainless steel platforms ideal for withstanding rigorous weighing applications in food production factories and commercial retail warehouses. The SE range of platform scales are fully UK trade certified for selling goods by weight.

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    From: £330.00  (Ex.VAT)

    RRP £465.00 (Excl.VAT)

    Max Capacity Range
    8000g to 150kg
    Readability Range
    0.5g to 10g

    Adam Equipment Warrior washdown scales are grade 304 stainless steel, IP-66 rated washdown scales well-suited to food production, laboratory, industrial and other harsh environments. Durable and dependable, the Warrior makes for an effective waterproof weighing scale without the risk of internal damage to the scale interior.

    Wide selection of bench and floor scales models available to suit almost any commercial weighing application.

  10. From: £153.00  (Ex.VAT)

    RRP £205.00 (Excl.VAT)

    M - Trade Approved
    Max Capacity Range
    1500g to 16kg
    Readability Range
    0.2g to 5g

    WBW and WBW-M scales are available in a selection of capacities and readabilities. IP66-rated housing and stainless steel pan stand up to demanding industrial and food environments. Other features include checkweighing LED indicators, capacity tracker and built in overload protection to protect against damage from excessive weight.

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What are food scales used for?

The main areas are portion weighing, ingredient weighing and diets. For diets it is essential, if you want to maintain or lose weight, to know exactly how many calories you are eating. By using a digital food scale you can get an insight and understand the calories consumed.

Restaurants, pizza shops, sandwich shops, cafeterias, bakeries and delis can all use digital food scales to help with food preparation ensuring consistent portion size when preparing meals, generally these are non-approved weighing scales. Ingredient weighing is basically how it sounds, using a food weighing scale to accurately weigh ingredients, these are used in professional kitchens, bakeries to name a few, where accuracy is required over the cheap kitchen scales available. This can also refer to other non-food industries, for example, soap making uses set ingredients to make the final product.

What are portion scales?

Portion scales are used within the food sector to accurately weigh portion sizes. Let's take an example: a sandwich bar making up rolls for their customers will want to ensure that each one is consistent, you will not want two customers consuming the same roll at the same time in the shop with one being bigger. That is a sure way to encourage complaints and negative feedback, plus as you charge the same price one was making less profit as you gave product away.

A portion weighing scale ensures that meal provided is consistent with the next and so on, saving money by not over-sizing. Each item can be weighed on the scale and the 'Tare' used on each ingredient.

Generally food scales are made to have no areas where food can accumulate and are generally easy to clean, this is consistent from small to large industrial food scales or catering scales.

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