The Professional Kitchen Show 2019

Tomorrow’s Kitchen: Rational demonstrates its multifunctional cooking solutions

Kitchenology: visitors can also explore Rational’s ConnectedCooking in the Smart Kitchen

 Stand 310 Birmingham NEC 22-23rd January 2019

 Rational has created the ultimate cooking combination in its market leading VarioCookingCenter (VCC) and SelfCookingCenter (SCC) models, eliminating the need for a kitchen to be crammed with traditional appliances. On stand 310 at the Professional Kitchen Show (PKS) will be a selection of models providing solutions for even the most compact kitchen. Rational UK managing director Simon Lohse says, “It’s essential that all space is maximised in the kitchen, and product quality should go hand in hand with functionality. The Rational appliances provide chefs with the ability to maximise their output, in just two machines.”

Rational appliances will also feature in the PKS Kitchenology Smart Kitchen, showcasing its market-leading technology and the ConnectedCooking feature.  This allows users to link Rational appliances to a network, monitoring operation remotely, via the internet. It makes it possible for staff to check operational efficiency remotely, improving kitchen safety, and allows chefs to upload new programs and recipes.

The VCC combines the functions of a fryer, kettle, griddle, bratt pan, pressure cooker and tilting pan in one unit, saving up to 30% of space in the kitchen.  Its VarioBoost heating technology and the built-in VarioCooking Control improve efficiency, reducing electricity consumption by 40% and water usage by up to 70%, compared to traditional appliances. At the PKS, Rational will be presenting two VCC models, the VCC 112T, a twin-pan, compact unit ideal for smaller kitchens, and the VCC 211+, a single pan unit that can cook up to 300 meals a day.

Rational’s market-leading combi oven, the SelfCookingCenter, is able to roast, grill, bake, steam, stew, poach and blanch food. Its intelligent functions ensure perfect cooking results, reducing staff time and power consumption, while the iLevelControl makes it possible to cook different dishes simultaneously in the same unit. The compact SCC XS model has a footprint of just 0.2m3, and will be joined at the PKS by the six-grid SCC 61 and the SCC 101, which has a capacity of 10×1/1GN.

The versatility of these machines will be showcased in live demonstrations by Rational’s chefs, who will explain how, in ‘tomorrow’s kitchen’, chefs can use the VCC and SCC in tandem for all their cooking solutions. They will be cooking food from a menu that includes mixed breakfast items, griddling steaks, snacks, stir fry, fish, desserts, steamed food, bakery products and a la carte dishes.

Customers will also be able see Rational’s ConnectedCooking network solution demonstrated on stan