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Catering Scales

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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  1. From: £235.00  (Ex.VAT)

    RRP £325.00 (Excl.VAT)

    M - Trade Approved
    Max Capacity Range
    6000g to 150kg
    Readability Range
    0.1g to 50g

    Adam Equipment GBK platform bench scales offer speed, performance and value. The GBK offers all the features needed for weighing, check weighing with LED limit indicators and parts counting with fully selectable sample or unit weight. Durable build for a variety of industries, the GBK bench scale can meet the demands of warehouse, production floor and general industrial, medical applications.

    Recent customers include breweries and food production companies.

  2. From: £60.00  (Ex.VAT)

    RRP £75.00 (Excl.VAT)

    Max Capacity Range
    500g to 30kg
    Readability Range
    0.1g to 10g

    The Kern FOB stainless steel scale is a small, compact weight machine used for food preparation/ portion control, it features an stainless steel wipe down case.

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    £179.00  (Ex.VAT)
    Max Capacity Range
    15kg to 120kg
    Readability Range
    0.5g to 5g

    The Inscale IBS Bench Scale comes with a Stainless Steel Checkweighing Indicator (IWI- IP68 waterproof) rated ideal for industrial type environments. This scale can easily fit on a worktop or workbench surface and includes checkweighing and parts counting functionality.

    Inscale's New heavy-duty bench scale suitable for check counting small screws, tools and mechanised parts.

  4. £159.00  (Ex.VAT)

    RRP £325.00 (Excl.VAT)

    Max Capacity Range
    75kg
    Readability Range
    2g to 100g

    The CPWplus 75L platform scale is a multi-purpose compact weighing scale, used for many every day applications, such as parcel weighing, but increasingly very popular with diet clubs and individual weighing, due to the light weight and portability of the scale. This model is not supplied with wheels or lifting handle, image is generic for this range.

  5. From: £1,412.00  (Ex.VAT)

    RRP £1,765.00 (Excl.VAT)

    M - Trade Approved
    Max Capacity Range
    6000g to 150kg
    Readability Range
    0.5g to 50g

    The popular SW washdown scale series is a basework, indicator and complete scale range with a protection level of IP-69K. Ideally suited for the harshest environment where even good quality waterproof devices are found wanting. Suitable for regular high pressure hosing and cleaning.

    High-quality waterproof platform scale with UK trade approvals suitable for tough industrial environments.

  6. From: £696.00  (Ex.VAT)

    RRP £870.00 (Excl.VAT)

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

    The SC Series of platform washdown scales is the middle level of a three tiered wet area scale selection offered by A&D. Perfect weighing scale for harsh environments and suitable for use in food production and commercial retail warehouses. The SC range of platform scales is fully UK trade approved for selling products by weight.

  7. From: £167.00  (Ex.VAT)

    RRP £185.00 (Excl.VAT)

    M - Trade Approved
    Max Capacity Range
    300g to 3000g
    Readability Range
    0.1g to 1g

    Fully stainless steel top loading balances suitable for harsh environments. Ideally suited for food preparation. Capacities range from 300g to 3000g with increments from 0.1g to 1g.

  8. From: £840.00  (Ex.VAT)
    Max Capacity Range
    50kg to 300kg
    Readability Range
    5g to 100g

    The Kern SFB Stainless Steel Platform Scales offer a high level of protection being IP65 rated, these scales are made from Stainless Steel making these plaform scales a good choice for the food industry and other wet environments.

  9. From: £189.00  (Ex.VAT)
    Max Capacity Range
    60kg to 600kg
    Readability Range
    5g to 50g

    The Inscale IFS Floor Platform Scale comes with a Stainless Steel Checkweighing Indicator (IWI- IP68 waterproof) rated ideal for industrial type environments. This scale is suitable for use in large-scale factory manufacturing and automotive engineering.

    Inscale's new heavy-duty scale with durable steel weighing pan. Large, durable platform floor scale suitable for checkweighing and counting large machinery parts.

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The M-mark and sticker that identifies scales as being verified as 'use for trade' has been changed from green to black. Some older stickers may also show a black M on a green background.

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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