BC-10 Baking Contrast Meter (Discontinued)

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BC-10 Baking Contrast Meter

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The BC-10 Baking Contrast Meter is a handheld, portable colorimeter designed to evaluate the color of baked, fried, smoked, and processed foods, including crusts, crumbs, and ingredients. Capable of measuring color and lightness/darkness characteristics, this reliable instrument allows users to establish and meet color quality standards more efficiently, maintain consistency in each batch of material, and monitor the baking and production process more effectively. This makes the BC-10 ideal for food professionals within R&D, production, quality control, and culinary fields. In addition to meeting color quality standards and consumer expectations, waste is reduced and profits are increased.


  • Users can choose between the Baking Contrast Unit (BCU) mode to calculate a sample’s lightness or darkness values or L*a*b* mode to calculate a sample’s color values
  • Allows users to take as many measurements as needed and average their values
  • Ideal for measuring samples with texture or a lot of color variation
  • Displays color values clearly and accurately for easy interpretation of measurement results
  • Portable, handheld, lightweight design powered by battery or AC adapter
  • Simple, straightforward menus and buttons easily understood by new users


Model BC-10
Measurement Format 0.01-5.25 BCU
Measurement Area 8mm round
Measurement Time 0.7 seconds initial, 0.4 seconds continuous
Geometry 8° illumination Diffuse viewing
Size 2-1/4″ x 3-1/4″ x 6-1/4″ 0.8 lbs. plus batteries
Power Requirements 4 AA batteries AC/DC Power Supply
Repeatability Standard deviation within <ΔE*ab 0.1(Measurement conditions: average of measurements of standard white plate)
Statistical Capability Minimum, Maximum, and Mean Computation on last 16 measurements
Output RS-232C ASCII data output stream

Included Accessories

CR-A72 Protective Cap
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CR-A79 Protective Glass Cap
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Measurement Window Cap w/ 2 windows (BC-10)
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Wrist Strap
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Suggested Accessories

CR-10/BC-10 RS-232 Cable (9-pin to RJ jack) (6 ft. long)
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CR-A75 Printer Cable
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Replacement Windows (Pkg Of 12) For BC-10
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