Catering Insight took a look back at the achievements of the UK catering equipment industry over the last 12 months with the Dealer’s Choice initiative.
We put a call out to senior distributor executives to find out what their favourite lockdown launches would be and nearly 300 were invited to demonstrate their ‘Dealer’s Choice’ for products in 11 categories.
In the combi ovens category, 65% of dealers plumped for Rational’s iCombi Pro.
Rational’s latest combi steamer sets a new innovative benchmark in cooking technology. The intelligent assistants featured combine to deliver up to 50% higher productivity, up to 10% shorter cooking time and up to 10% lower energy consumption compared to the previous model, while still guaranteeing consistent cooking quality, even with full loads.
The iCombi Pro is designed for flexibility. For example, with iProductionManager, cooking can be optimised to either save energy or have everything ready at the same time. Chefs can also change their mind and intervene during the cooking process to adjust the desired end result. Practical features include the new ultra-fast clean which works in just 12 minutes, allowing for quick turnaround times.
Another example of one of the iCombi Pro’s intelligent assistants is the iCookingSuite. Its cooking intelligence is based on the Maillard reaction, the chemical formula for the browning reaction in food, which Rational has decrypted and translated into a software algorithm. Using sensors, which assess cooking data such as size, quantity and food condition in the cooking cabinet, the iCookingSuite regulates the entire cooking path precisely, delivering consistent results. If conditions change the iCookingSuite intelligently adjusts the cooking path, ensuring the required cooking results.