The Cooking Machine With The Smell Of Success

Front of House Cooking SelfCooking Center® makes it easy for food retailers to cook in front of the customer.
Retail outlets are increasingly ‘cooking live’ in front of customers. Get it right and it can generate significant new business, as customers see the ingredients and smell the delicious dishes being prepared. Pies, bread, cakes, bacon rolls, chickens, pizzas – they’ve all got plenty of eye- (and nose) appeal!

Rational says its SelfCooking Center is the ideal cooking unit for food retailers in supermarkets, bakeries, delis and butchers shops. It’s designed to be more than just an ‘oven’; it replaces many types of cooking equipment – baking, roasting, poaching, toasting and even preparing fried foods like pre-fried chips. It also cooks perfectly at the press of a button – simply put the food in, select the type of food from the control panel, and press the button.   That’s it: the SelfCooking Center selects the best way to cook the food, leaving staff free to look after customers.

A drawback with all front-of-house cooking is the issue of cooking fumes, which usually means installing a dedicated and expensive ventilation system. Rational has overcome this with its own accessory, called UltraVent. This is a compact and dedicated hood that sits on top of the SelfCooking Center, extracting and treating fumes and condensing the steam, removing heat and returning the water to the drain. Where the SelfCooking Center is the main or only cooking unit UltraVent can remove the need for a dedicated extraction system altogether. It saves space and installation costs, makes the working environment more pleasant and reduces or eliminates unwanted smells from the cooking process.

The versatility of the SelfCooking Center means that not only can a single unit save a lot of space, it also can save a lot of time. Because of its precisely controlled mix of heat, humidity and airflow – varying between types of food – it cooks faster than more conventional systems.

For information and brochures, or to arrange to come to a free SelfCooking Center® ‘TeamCooking Live’ seminar, contact your dealer or freephone Rational UK on 0800 389 2944. For product information and contact details see