Growing up I have worked in many restaurants, but my longest employment was at an Italian restaurant. I spent 10 years working in every corner of the kitchen and on the floor. We used an antique family style scale that went up to 25 pounds. It had numbers going around the face of it just like a clock. There was a little screw underneath the tray so you could adjust the number back to zero. Whenever you would place an item on top to be weighed you could watch the arrow bounce back and forth until it landed on a weight. It never failed when you took the item off the scale it would never go back to zero so you would have to adjust the scale again to bring it back to zero.
Oh how things would have been different with a more modern Food Scale. Like the Detecto which has a digital tare (tare – refers to the weight of an empty container.) that would have been a nice feature to have.
With today’s sponsored post I have been reading up on all the scales that could have been. These scales are for professional use, but some of them would be fun to use in your personal kitchen as well.
Submitted on 07/11/2007 at 08:44 AM
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