Preparation Equipment

Browse our articles on preparation equipment and find primers on a wide variety of specific product categories, including articles on how to specify, when to replace products and much more.

Scale Terminology

  • Calibration: setting or correcting the scale
  • Checkweigher: scales used to verify predetermined weight within certain limits
  • Divisions: defines the amount of scale increments

Servicing and Maintaining Scales

Scales, available in either mechanical or electrical styles, are a standard and necessary piece of equipment in many commercial kitchens. They facilitate portion control, which is essential for maintaining consistent recipes and managing food costs.

Product Knowledge Guide: Scales

Although not always a staple in commercial kitchens, foodservice operators can use scales in a variety of foodservice applications.

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