Easy Plate Prepared Media Plates

Make microbiological testing of food easier

Save time and budget by making the switch to Easy Plate Prepared Media Plates, the convenient solution for faster and easier microbiological testing. Using a time-tested and AOAC validated culture media methodology, Easy Plate comes in a ready-to-use, space saving stackable film plate format that reduces waste, eliminates preparation time, and streamlines your test procedures. Each Easy Plate is specialized for a specific target organism or organism group with options for Aerobic Bacteria (AC), Coliforms (CC), E. coli/Coliforms (EC), Staphylococcus aureus (SA) and Yeast and Mold (YM-R).

Save Time & Space

  • No need for messy media preparation or sterilization.
  • Faster sample inoculation without special equipment.
  • Slim profile & stackable design makes Easy Plate easy to store and incubate.

Simple Operation, Reliable Results

  • Test results correlate well with conventional plate method testing.
  • Easy to operate with minimal training.
  • AOAC Research Institute (AOACRI) Performance Test Methods (PTM) and MicroVal Certified.

Reduces Waste and Incubation Space

  • Increase your incubation volume - Easy plates take up 1/20th of the space needed by a petri dish.
  • Greenhouse gas emissions reduced compared to traditional agar plates.

Available Options:

Aerobic Bacteria (Easy Plate AC)

AOAC PTM certified custom media formulation for cultivation of aerobic bacteria. Microbial test kit contains a chemical redox indicator that provides easily distinguishable colored red colonies, allowing you to easily identify and count aerobic bacteria in 48 ± 2 hours. Easy Plate AC is AOAC PTM certified and sold in packages of 100 tests in 4 separate bags containing 25 tests each. The shelf life of 18 months when stored unopened at 2-8℃. 

Click Here for Easy Plate AC Instructions


Coliform (Easy Plate CC)

AOAC PTM certified custom media formulation for detection, identification, and enumeration of coliforms. Microbial test kit includes a chromogenic substrate that causes coliforms to exhibit a distinguishable blue color allowing you to easily identify and quantify coliforms in 24 ± 1 hours. This distinct coloring of the colonies also helps to overcome common interferences in food testing for coliforms and makes counting easier. Easy Plate CC is AOAC PTM certified and sold in packages of 100 tests in 4 separate bags containing 25 tests each. The shelf life of 18 months when stored unopened at 2-8℃.

Click Here for Easy Plate CC Instructions


E. coli / Coliform (Easy Plate EC)

AOAC PTM certified custom media formulation for detection, identification and enumeration of E. coli and non-E. coli coliforms. A microbial test kit that includes two chromogenic substrates that cause E. coli to exhibit a blue-purple to navy blue color while non-E. coli coliforms exhibit pink to red-purple color allowing you to distinguish each in your analysis* in approximately 24 hours. The distinct coloring of the colonies helps to overcome common interferences in food and water testing to make testing and enumeration of E. coli and coliforms easier. Easy Plate EC is AOAC PTM certified and sold in packages of 100 tests in 4 separate bags containing 25 tests each. The shelf life of 18 months when stored unopened at 2-8℃.

Click Here for Easy Plate EC Instructions

* While most E. coli produce β-glucuronidase, E. coli O157 does not specifically produce β-glucuronidase, and it therefore exhibits a red-purple similar to that of non-E. coli coliforms. This needs to be considered in your analysis and conclusions.
* In some unheated foods and dairy products, residual enzymes in the food may cause a red-violet coloring to develop over the entire incubation area. If the visibility of the colonies is affected, improvement can be obtained using dilutions.


Staphylococcus aureus (Easy Plate SA)

AOAC PTM certified custom media formulation for cultivation of Staphylococcus aureus. A microbial test kit that contains a chromogenic substrate that produces easily distinguishable brightly colored blue colonies, allowing you to easily identify and quantify Staphylococcus aureus. Compared to Baired-Parker agar and Mannitol salt agar with egg yolk which takes 48 hours, Easy Plate SA incubation time is reduced to in 24 ± 1 hours. Easy Plate SA also contain inhibitors reducing the growth of non-Staphylococcus aureus, but if they grow, the colonies will exhibit a pink to red-violet color making them easy to distinguish. Easy Plate SA is AOAC PTM certified and sold in packages of 100 tests in 4 separate bags containing 25 tests each. The shelf life of 12 months when stored unopened at 2-8℃.

Click Here for Easy Plate SA Instructions


Yeast and Mold (Easy Plate YM-R)

A rapid-type prepared media plates for yeast and mold. Colonies are clearly colored in 48 ± 2 hours. This microbial test kit has a shorter incubation time than agar media. The redox indicator creates purple colonies, making it easy to identify and count colonies even in the presence of food residues. The mold colonies spread widely and form purple colonies with diffuse edges. Yeast colonies form small circles and with defined edges.

Click Here for Easy Plate YM-R Instructions


Free Software for Automated Colony Analysis Available

Boost productivity with the automated Colony Counting System for Easy Plate. This free software program is easier and more efficient than manual colony counting. Simply scan up to 7 Easy Plates at a time using the Brothers Industries Printer Model ADS-4300N (Available as item 5300-55) and the images will be imported into the Colony Counting System for Easy Plate software for analysis.


Products ship on ice in a foam box. Shipments cannot be over weekends.

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Description/Item No. Target Microorganism Incubation Time Mfr. Item No. Unit of Measure Your Cost/Qty Purchase
EASYPLATE AC #61973
Easy Plate AC
5300-50
Aerobic Bacteria 48 ± 2 hours 61973 100 Tests (25 Test x 4 Bags)
$64.29/PK
Add to Cart 56 In Stock 56 In Stock
EASYPLATE CC #61974
Easy Plate CC
5300-51
Coliform 24 ± 1 hours 61974 100 Tests (25 Test x 4 Bags)
$65.60/PK
Add to Cart 24 In Stock 24 In Stock
EASYPLATE EC #61975
Easy Plate EC
5300-52
E. coli / Coliform 24 ± 1 hours 61975 100 Tests (25 Test x 4 Bags)
$74.78/PK
Add to Cart 50 In Stock 50 In Stock
EASYPLATE SA #61976
Easy Plate SA
5300-53
Staphylococcus aureus 24 ± 1 hours 61976 100 Tests (25 Test x 4 Bags)
$104.96/PK
Add to Cart 45 In Stock 45 In Stock
EASYPLATE YM-R #61977
Easy Plate YM-R
5300-54
Yeast and Mold 48 ± 2 hours 61977 100 Tests (25 Test x 4 Bags)
$120.70/PK
Add to Cart 16 In Stock 16 In Stock
BROTHER PRINTER MDL ADS-4300N
Scanner for Use with Colony Counting System Software
5300-55
Brother Industries Scanner Model ADS-4300N Each
$538.43/EA
Add to Cart Ordered on demand. Please allow 5-10 business days. In Stock