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RATIONAL is the leading provider in hot food preparation equipment and, with the VarioCookingCenter and SelfCookingCenter, the company delivers all a commercial kitchen’s thermal cooking requirements.  Together, the two appliances offer the best cooking solutions.

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The Rational CareControl makes big savings to the Ivy

2 March 2009

THE IVY SAVES BIG WITH ‘UNBELIEVABLE’ NEW TECHNOLOGY CareControl from Rational saves legendary restaurant up to £700 a year in limescale bills – and frees up space in the kitchen The Ivy in London – one of the world’s most famous restaurants – was the first to trial the latest CareControl technology for the Rational SelfCooking Center. Head chef Alan Bird is already an enthusiast for the SelfCooking Center, relying on it to cook a large proportion of his menu....

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Rational Awarded Ultimate Equipment Prize at Catex Ireland

13 February 2009

New environmentally friendly cooking technology voted Best In Show Rational, the manufacturer of the SelfCooking Center®, the world’s most popular advanced cooking technology, has won the ‘Product of the Show’ award for kitchen equipment at Catex 2009, the Irish national catering exhibition.

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SelfCooking Center© helps Cornwall hospital food get closer to local food producers.

4 February 2009

Cornwall’s hospital catering got a major boost when its new Central Food Production Unit (CFPU) opened this year to service the county’s primary hospitals.   Not only has quality risen and the cost of production gone down, but the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust has pulled off the additional feat of getting closer to the county’s food producers – supporting local farmers and hugely increasing the proportion of genuine Cornish products in its meals.

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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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