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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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Rational releases Energy Star figures for the SelfCookingCenter

18 August 2014

SelfCookingCenter energy saving figures back up coveted accreditation Rational, the leading combi oven manufacturer has been awarded the coveted Energy Star label. Now, Rational has released energy savings figures to support this accreditation. Rational SelfCookingCenters not only deliver outstanding cooking results, but also save resources and are sustainable, too.The SelfCookingCenter’s high standards of energy efficiency are what earned it the Energy Star accreditation. Rational’s Energy Star certified combination ovens are on average 30% more efficient than standard equipment.This means that...

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World Cup chef picks Rational

7 August 2014

Germany’s winning team had SelfCookingCenters at the heart of the kitchen Top German chef Holger Stromberg, of Munich restaurant Kutchiin, spent six weeks catering for the German national football team in Brazil. From morning until often late at night he looked after 65 players, coaches, physiotherapists and doctors supporting the team. His most reliable assistant in the kitchen: Rational.

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Latest Rational gets all 5 senses stimulated at Lunch! 2014

4 August 2014

Stand M115. 23rd–24th September. Business Design Centre, London. Rational will be putting the new SelfCookingCenter 5 Senses through its paces on Stand M115 at Lunch! 2014. Expert Rational chefs will show visitors how the new SelfCookingCenter combi steamer can cook everything from pizza to pasta, from burgers to chips and wedges and even an all-day full English breakfast – all at the touch of a button, and all with perfect results. Also, visitors will get a chance to taste everything...

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Primary school caterers: test drive a Rational for the chance to win one!

16 July 2014

Space saving ‘kitchen in a box’ is ideal solution for UFSM Rational’s SelfCookingCenter 5Senses combi steamer is the ideal primary school cooking solution, says the company, because it is so easy to use, produces healthier foods, saves running costs and a single unit can replace several conventional appliances, making it perfect where space is limited.  One customer describes theirs as ‘a kitchen in a box’. 

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Rational combi steamers stand out at Le Gavroche

11 July 2014

Michel Roux Jr is impressed by efficiency and versatility of iconic restaurant’s first SelfCookingCenters Le Gavroche is one of the world’s iconic restaurants.  The kitchen has just been completely refurbished and now includes two pieces of equipment that owner Michel Roux Jr had not had installed before: a pair of Rational SelfCookingCenter combi steamers.  “Rationals were the kind of ovens I’ve always wanted in my kitchens,” he says. “Having worked with them for a couple of weeks it’s become apparent...

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