Rational today released energy savings figures to support its recent accreditation under the US Energy Star programme.
The Germany-based manufacturer says that the high standards of energy efficiency that its Rational SelfCookingCenters can demonstrate earned it the coveted label.
Rational says its Energy Star certified combination ovens are “on average 30% more efficient than standard equipment”.
This means they have an estimated annual saving of £145 (gas models) and £408 (electric models), while saving roughly 7,121 kWh per year, although it did not define what ‘standard equipment’ entailed.
It added that the estimated lifetime savings of using an Energy Star-certified Rational combi is £4,000 for an electric model, based on a 12-year life. Actual savings will vary depending on use, it noted.
Earlier this year, Rational unveiled the SelfCookingCenter 5 Senses, a significant upgrade on its offering. The new system cuts energy consumption by up to 20%, compared to previous models, and up to 70% compared to a traditional kitchen without a combi-steamer.