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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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TriLax® – Rational’s new hard wearing non-stick coating – ideal for heavily used catering utensils

2 February 2009

The problem with ordinary pots, pans and cooking trays is that food sticks to them – and when frying, grilling or baking they sometimes don’t brown food evenly. And the problem with conventional non-stick coatings is that they can’t handle working in a commercial kitchen, so they wear out quickly. Now Rational has developed TriLax, a completely new coating for heavily used catering utensils. TriLax not only prevents food sticking, it is also extremely tough and robust. In addition, the...

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ScotHot New Product

9 January 2009

Rational Takes Care To ScotHot 2009 Stand 4706, ScotHot, SECC Glasgow, 2-4 March 2009 Rational is showing its new CareControl technology at ScotHot 2009 – and the company reckons it’ll bring some extra cheer to the show. "CareControl means our latest SelfCooking Center will cut running costs by hundreds of pounds a year," says Vic Brown of Rational. "They take up less room than traditional combis and are a piece of cake to look after, too – and the savings...

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CATEX 2009 – Rational shows new combi technology

10 December 2008

Rational launches new SelfCooking Center® with intelligent CareControl Stand G12, CATEX, RDS Simmonscourt, Dublin 4, 9th – 11th February 2009 CareControl® delivers the combi for designers, engineers, cleaners, environmentalists, accountants and bank managers. Chefs should love it, too. See it at CATEX 2009.   Rational has launched a new SelfCooking Center that never needs descaling, doesn’t need a water filter and cleans itself – but only when it needs to. All three features, which make up Rational’s new ‘CareControl’ system,...

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Norton House Hotel: a la carte,brasserie & banqueting menus rely on versatile Rationals

10 December 2008

The tranquillity and leafy surroundings of the Norton House Hotel give it a feeling of splendid – not to mention exclusive – isolation, yet it’s less than two miles from Edinburgh airport and seven from the centre of town. This mixture of exclusivity and easy access has made it hugely popular, not only with guests but also with some high-profile owners. When David Murray, chairman of Rangers FC, sold it to Richard Branson in 1989 it became the first-ever Virgin...

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