How to adjust portion sizes on your 1-oz stainless steel pump
Precise portion control can help foodservice operations control food costs and ensure flavor consistency throughout the day and even across multiple restaurants. Server Products stainless steel pumps include gauging collars, which allow you to choose your portion size in 1/8-oz increments. Our stainless steel pumps work with a variety of food products from syrups and dessert toppings to condiments and sauces, and come in three max-portion styles to fit your dispensing needs: 1-oz, 1 1/4-oz, and 2-oz.
Follow these simple steps to adjust your portion size using a 1-oz stainless steel pump:
Remove the plunger
Unscrew the locking collar and remove the plunger assembly from the rest of the pump.
Remove the knob and locking collar
Unscrew the knob carefully – the spring may stretch as the knob releases the piston. To avoid losing parts, hold the end of the piston against a countertop while unscrewing the knob.
Because your gauging collars will need to be below the locking collar, take the locking collar off as well.
Choose your desired portion size
A 1-oz stainless steel pump includes three 1/4-oz reduction and one 1/8-oz reduction gauging collars. Achieving your desired portion requires some simple math, but is shown below for quick reference:
Full, 1-oz portion
No gauging collars.
One small gauging collar.
One large gauging collar.
One large and the small gauging collars.
Two large gauging collars.
Two large and the small gauging collars.
Three large gauging collars.
Three large and the small gauging collars.
Reassemble the plunger
Place the locking collar on top of the gauging collars.
Pull down the head tube to expose the piston threads and screw on the knob.
Insert the plunger back onto the pump and attach it using the locking collar.
Are you curious to find out which pump will best dispense your operation's signature sauces, condiments or toppings? See our blog on how to choose a foodservice pump for your operation!