HS Series Portion Scale Slicers Improve Grab-and-Go Production

June 01, 2022 by Grace Strotman

Slicer, Food Equipment, Food Prep

With grab-and-go meals on the rise, consumers continue to look for both consistent food quality and a good value. Retailers, of course, seek to offer just that, while also introducing efficiencies into the production of their food.

Slicing and weighing deli meats and cheeses for pre-portioned packages, for example, can be very labor intensive. Traditionally, it requires a bit of guesswork to estimate the weight of product for each package, along with a walk to a separate scale to verify it. To address the labor and costs associated with this method, there are advancements in slicer technology — specifically, the introduction of the HS Series portion scale slicers. The HS6-1PS manual slicer and the HS7-1PS automatic slicer both feature an integrated precision scale to make the process faster, easier and more efficient.

These slicers eliminate the need for two pieces of equipment and provide instant weighing to increase efficiency and help retail establishments minimize labor for creating grab-and-go deli meats and cheeses. They can accurately weigh product up to 10 pounds in increments of 0.01 pounds or 0.1 ounces.

Through an easy-to-use interface, the HS7-1PS automatic slicer can be programmed to operate until reaching a selected product weight, making it the best option for grab-and-go production. To simplify portion creation, operators can use a stack function by placing a dividing paper between the meats or cheeses after they have been sliced, then selecting the start button to resume slicing to the same weight. This function can be used until the finished product weight reaches 10 pounds. The result is faster, more consistent portions with less labor and no guesswork.


About the Author

Strotman Grace 800x800px 2 Grace Strotman is the marketing & K-12 segment specialist for Hobart – Food Preparation Products. She has been with Hobart since 2020 and is responsible for marketing communications for the full line of Hobart food preparation equipment, with an added focus on the K-12 segment. See all her blogs here.


Latest Posts

Tips for K-12 Foodservice and Scratch Cooking in Schools

April 23, 2024 by Grace Strotman

Due to labor shortages, many K-12 kitchens struggle to provide from-scratch meals to students. Some of these kitchens also may not be designed with the equipment needed to properly support a scratch cooking model. However, there are grants and assistance programs available to support school districts with a move toward school menu planning that incorporates fresh fruits, vegetables and proteins.

Read More

Haren’s Market Connects People to Food with Help of Hobart

March 20, 2024 by Hasan Amin

When Connor Haren purchased what was then the Troy Meat Shop at the age of 20, he saw the potential to bring healthy, locally sourced food to the Troy, Ohio community. With that vision, Haren’s Market was born and thirteen years later, it is still thriving — and not just because of the quality of the meat and produce. 

Read More

Small Restaurant Equipment for Small Kitchens

March 06, 2024 by Megan Gray

Commercial kitchens come in all sizes, but it’s not uncommon for independent restaurants to have smaller ones. According to Webstaurant, commercial kitchens range from 500 to 2,000 square feet with anything less than 500 square feet considered small. That space comes with certain advantages and disadvantages.

Read More

School District Relies on Hobart for From-Scratch Meals

November 06, 2023 by Grace Strotman

At Victor Central School District, they have a saying: “Fresh is Best” — and they lead by example for their pre-K to twelfth grade students. Their food service program consists of 25% of from-scratch menu items with ingredients sourced from local farms, with many of those being served in the high school cafeteria. They have the goal of reaching 40% by the end of the school year and expanding more scratch cooked meals to lower grades.

Read More

Q&A: Food Safety and Operator Assurance

September 15, 2023 by Megan Gray

When prepping fruits, vegetables or meats or mixing ingredients, food safety is a top priority. Food processors, mixers, meat slicers, mixer-grinders and saws require thorough cleaning and sanitizing on a regular basis to minimize the risk of cross contamination and foodborne illness. For the best results, it’s important to have equipment with features that simplify the process.

Read More