Restaurant Show 2018

Tomorrow’s kitchen: two appliances will replace a complete cookline

Rational shows how a SelfCookingCenter and VarioCookingCenter cover all cooking needs

Restaurant Show 2018, stand GG21, 1-3 October, Olympia, London

Visitors to the Restaurant Show will be able to see the SelfCookingCenter and VarioCookingCenter being demonstrated in tandem, on stand GG21, 1-3 October at Olympia, London.

Gone are the days when kitchen appliances were inefficient, space wasting units that can only fulfil a limited range of tasks. This is the era of technology-driven, multifunctional cooking, epitomised by Rational’s market-leading SelfCookingCenter and VarioCookingCenter.

Working in tandem, Rational’s SelfCookingCenter and VarioCookingCenter can replace convection ovens, tilting fryers, boiling pans, deep-fat fryers, steamers, pressure cookers, pots and pans. This versatility makes it possible for a chef to work alone, yet comfortably be able to prepare high quantities of quality food.

The cooking quality, speed, space-saving and multifunctionality of both appliances make them ideal for the restaurant sector.

Alongside multifunctionality, Rational has a strong focus on energy efficiency, with both appliances epitomising the company’s sustainability objectives. A VarioCookingCenter is up to four times faster than a traditional appliance, and can also cut 40% off energy consumption. A SelfCookingCenter is able to save space in the kitchen by up to 30%, and reduce labour time by up to 95%, with its built-in intelligent cooking technology.

Rational offers a wide range of models across both appliances, so there’s a size to suit every restaurant. The smallest SelfCookingCenter combi oven is the XS, which is a 6-grid model that holds six 2/3 GN trays, while the largest is the 202, which has capacity for 20 2/1 GN trays. Meanwhile, VarioCookingCenter is available in five models, offering the ability to cook up to 500 meals in a day.

Rational’s expert chefs on stand GG21 will showcase the versatility of Rational’s multifunctional appliances by cooking a range of dishes on two SelfCookingCenter XS units and a VarioCookingCenter 112T.

They will also be conducting a demonstration of ConnectedCooking using a SelfCookingCenter 101 and a VarioCookingCenter 112+.   Rational’s ConnectedCooking technology allows users to link their SelfCookingCenters and VarioCookingCenters to a network, and monitor operation over the internet. Caterers can check on overnight cooking processes from home, managers can check on operational efficiency of multiple units, maintenance engineers can check a unit’s status. The demonstration will show how connectivity will make restaurant kitchens safer and more efficient, and make managing equipment simpler.