There’s nothing more satisfying than a heaping plateful of delicious pasta.

But before those noodles hit your mouth, they’re made with a process that requires precise measurements. That need for precision is why Yamato’s weighing technology has an important role in the pasta market.

plate of spaghetti

Why Pasta Producers Need Good Digital Scales

Large pasta brands that make dried and frozen pasta rely on automatic digital scales throughout the pasta process. Scales have two key parts in pasta’s production: preparation and packaging.

During preparation, the eggs, flour, and other ingredients that make up the pasta get mixed together by a series of automatic systems. Accurate measurements are needed for each ingredient to ensure the consistent tastes and quality of every batch.

Once the pasta is complete, it’s packaged for sale. Weighers like the IP67 combination scale make sure that each box of pasta is filled with just the right amount of noodles. Because dried pasta is often brittle, it is imperative that the sorting machines are gentle so as to not break the pasta.

Without industrial digital weighers, the big brands in the pasta market would be nowhere near where they are today.

Restaurants and Home Cooking

Some pasta purists would scoff at the thought of eating pasta from a box, preferring something more authentic.

There are fewer delicacies better than the taste of pasta made fresh by an expert. And if you aren’t an expert, experimenting with your own homemade pasta is well worth the attempt. But just because the dough is handcrafted instead of by a machine doesn’t mean our scales don’t have a role to play.

Just like big chefs who use the automated machines used by pasta market manufacturers, home chefs need exact measurements. But rather than massive machinery, the scales are, well, scaled down. Small digital scales can easily fit on any given counter top in kitchens across the globe.

Using a digital scale allows home chefs to create the perfect ratio of eggs to flour. The dough is made with 3 parts flour to 2 parts egg. By measuring the weight of the eggs and multiplying by 1.5, you’ll find the ideal amount of flour to add.

Whether you’re boiling dried noodles from a box or enjoying some fresh pasta from a fine Italian restaurant, know that precision scales played a part in your meal.

Portion Control

Along with measuring and mixing ingredients, scales can help with pasta portioning.

One of the most difficult tasks in the kitchen is eyeballing how much pasta to cook. There’s a fine line between not having enough for everyone and making too much. Rather than eyeballing, use a scale to plan your pasta prep. The ideal serving size is 2 ounces of dry pasta per person. Take out the guesswork and cook just the right amount.

Scales for the Pasta Market

If you want to make and sell pasta or just want to chow down on some yourself, a Yamato weigher is an essential piece of equipment. Check out our versatile selection of scales to find the right one for your business or home.