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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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SelfCookingCenter and VarioCookingCenter join forces for outstanding live cooking demo.

29 January 2018

Rational chefs put market-leading multifunctional appliances through their paces   Stand 1210, Hotelympia, 5th – 8th March 2018, London ExCel At Hotelympia’s Professional Kitchen Show 2018 visitors will experience the latest SelfCookingCenter and VarioCookingCenter as chefs demonstrate their multifunctional capacities on stand 1210.  Rational will also show how its range of specialist accessories can enhance cooking results and make life easier for the kitchen brigade.  They include the Multibaker, the grill and pizza tray and the cross and stripe grill...

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John Campbell’s ‘do everything’ combi steamers

19 December 2014

Rational tick the boxes at The Woodspeen Michelin star chef John Campbell describes his new venture, The Woodspeen near Newbury, Berkshire, as a customer-focused, community restaurant where the food is simple, accessible and tasty.  “We source local, beautiful ingredients, in their prime, and we don’t do much with them,” he says.  The richly diverse menu ranges from cod loin, cockle and parsley emulsion, cavolo nero and squash to gammon, egg and chips.  But one thing all the food has in...

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West Suffolk Hospital serves fresh, quality food, fast – with SelfCookingCenter 5 Senses

11 December 2014

“Brilliant” Rational combi steamer is a hit with staff and customers West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds prides itself on the quality of its food – nearly all of which is freshly cooked in house.  With three meals a day for the 450 patients, plus feeding the hospital’s staff and visitors, work is demanding for the 14 chefs and 57 catering staff. The main kitchen has Rational combi steamers, which cook most of the food. 

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It’s fast, it’s healthy, it’s easy – it’s Rational

3 November 2014

Rational combi ovens help St George’s school scoop healthy eating awards Established in 1888, St George’s School is the only ‘all-through’ girls’ school in Edinburgh, catering for 800 pupils from 2 – 18 years. St George’s prides itself on delivering education and pastoral care expressly designed for girls. St George’s School is also committed to giving pupils healthy, freshly cooked food – morning, noon and night. It has won two NHS Scotland healthy living awards to prove it. Meals are...

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Check out Rational’s Hospitality

27 October 2014

Hospitality 2015, Stand 510, Birmingham NEC. 19-21st January 2015 Rational will be demonstrating how the latest SelfCookingCenter 5 Senses is designed to save kitchens energy and money on stand 510 at Hospitality 2015. During the show Rational chefs will also demonstrate the variety of menu items the unit can cook – many at the same time ­­– so visitors to the Rational stand won’t go hungry.

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