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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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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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Free upgrade – it makes 5 Senses

20 June 2014

Rational offers whitefficiency owners a free upgrade to enjoy 5 Senses technology Rational’s new SelfCookingCenter 5 Senses is taking the market by storm because it prepares food exactly the way chefs want it, when they want it and even learns how they like it cooked. In line with its policy of unrivalled customer care, Rational is now offering a free software upgrade to all those who have purchased a SelfCookingCentre whitefficiency. It means their whitefficiency model can have all the...

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From school meals to cookery club, Rational combi-steamer takes the biscuit

16 June 2014

Rational’s SelfCookingCenter speeds up catering at Aldborough village primary school, Norfolk School meals are never far from the headlines. Often the focus is on nutritional values, but currently the proposed introduction of free school meals for all children from reception to Year 2 is causing schools to question their catering arrangements. Aldborough Primary School in Norfolk is a typical village school with a role of around 140. The kitchen not only caters for pupils at Aldborough but acts as a hub...

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