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    Commercial Kitchen Scales

    The best way to measure and portion your ingredients to precise measurements is by using a digital scale or traditional commercial food scale from Cook’s Direct.

    Working in an institutional foodservice kitchen, you quickly learn that food is one of your most significant expenses and the best way to control your food costs is to measure or portion your ingredients accurately. This also ensures consistency from day to day in your menu items. A kitchen scale is a great tool for portion control and therefore cost control. We offer commercial kitchen scales from leading commercial smallwares brands such as Edlund, Escali, Franklin Machine Products, Taylor, and Globe. You can also find parts and accessories for digital kitchen scales, waterproof kitchen scales, bakery scales, dial kitchen scales and receiving scales at Cook’s Direct.

    If you need help in choosing the right foodservice scale for your institutional foodservice kitchen, let our customer service specialists assist you. Call 866-613-2617 and a Cook’s Direct associate will be happy to provide you with information about commercial portion control scales.

    Selection Help

    When selecting the best kitchen scale for your institutional foodservice kitchen, you will want to take into consideration the following things:

    • Do I want a digital display scale or a dial scale for my institutional kitchen?
    • Is it important that the kitchen scale I select is waterproof and can go in the dish machine?
    • Will I need a portion control scale has a tar function, so I don’t include the weight of the packaging when I measure foods?
    Expert Advice

    Whether you are selecting a digital potion scale for your campus deli or community center foodservice kitchen, you will want to consider closely what is the best fit for you. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call one of our experts.

    Capacity and Graduation: Determine the weight capacity you require for your commercial kitchen. Consider the maximum weight you need to measure to ensure the scale can accommodate your needs. Look for scales with a fine graduation or precision, allowing you to measure small increments accurately. This is particularly important for recipes that require precise measurements.

    Platform Size and Design: Consider the size of the scale's platform based on the items you will be weighing. Ensure the platform is large enough to hold your ingredients or containers comfortably. Look for platforms made of durable materials such as stainless steel, as they are easy to clean, resistant to stains, and can withstand heavy use.

    Units of Measurement and Conversion: Choose a scale that offers the units of measurement you commonly use in your kitchen, such as grams, ounces, pounds, or kilograms. Some scales offer conversion features, allowing you to switch between different units of measurement easily. This can be helpful if you follow recipes with measurements in different units.

    Display and Readability: Look for scales with clear, easy-to-read displays. The display should show weight measurements clearly and prominently. Consider scales with backlit displays or large digits for enhanced visibility, especially in low-light environments.

    Tare Function: The tare function is essential for commercial kitchens. It allows you to zero out the weight of the container or ingredient on the scale, ensuring accurate measurements of the desired item only.

    Power Source and Battery Life: Determine whether you prefer a scale that operates on batteries or one that needs to be plugged into a power source. If you choose a battery-operated scale, consider models with long battery life to minimize the need for frequent battery replacements.

    Waterproof and Easy to Clean: In a busy commercial kitchen, spills and splatters are common. Look for scales that are waterproof or have a protective cover to prevent damage from liquids. Choose scales with smooth surfaces and removable platforms for easy cleaning and sanitation.

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