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Rational invented combi-steaming in 1976. Now the company’s new SelfCookingCenter 5 Senses is the first intelligent commercial cooking appliance that actually interacts with chefs, getting to know the way they work so that, together, the chef and their combi can always deliver the best possible cooking results.

Rational’s SelfCookingCenters are renowned for simplifying the cooking process – delivering perfectly cooked food quickly, efficiently and fully automatically. With a market share of around 60% of the UK combi oven market and being the manufacturer of over half the combi ovens sold worldwide, a Rational is a ‘must have’ piece of kit in any professional kitchen.

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Restaurant Show 2018

6 September 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...

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Tomorrow’s Kitchen: Rational shows the future of foodservice

23 August 2018

Dedicated events show how latest multifunctional technology can benefit specific sectors of market Rational has launched a series of live events called ‘Tomorrow’s Kitchen.’ They are designed to show how the latest multifunctional equipment can benefit specific sectors of the industry – so one event will cover healthcare, another hotel banqueting and so on. At each event, a chef will cook using a combi oven, the SelfCookingCenter, alongside Rational’s VarioCookingCenter. The chef will show how, in tandem, the two appliances...

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Rational team peak not once but three times!

6 August 2018

Rational team members complete the Three Peaks Challenge, raising over £1200 for charity. The Three Peaks Challenge, climbing Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon in 24 hours, sounds tough enough, but add in the navigating between the peaks, tiredness, cramp and sleeping and eating on-the-go then it becomes a massive challenge! However, the guys from Rational were not daunted and on 28th July, nine intrepid team members took part in the challenge, seven climbers and two drivers. Amongst them were...

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Smaller kitchens, bigger capacity

24 July 2018

Rational at Restaurant & Takeaway Expo 2018 Stand 1701, 25 & 26 September, ExCeL London At the 2018 Expo Rational will focus on using the latest cooking technology to get maximum production capacity out of the tightest kitchen space.  On show will be Rational’s smallest combi oven – the SelfCookingCenter XS – alongside the company’s compact 112 VarioCookingCenter.  Together they provide every cooking process a commercial kitchen could require, yet take up minimal room.  Plus they are fast, deliver superb...

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