At the 2018 Restaurant & Takeaway Expo, Rational will focus on using the latest cooking technology to get maximum production capacity out of the tightest kitchen space.
On show on stand 1701 at London’s ExCeL between 25-26 September will be Rational’s smallest combi oven – the SelfCookingCenter XS – alongside the company’s compact 112 VarioCookingCenter.
The SelfCookingCenter XS has a footprint of 555mm deep and 655mm wide, yet it is said to be able to roast 12 chickens in 35 minutes. Among other duties it can roast, fry, grill, steam, poach and bake.
The multifunctional VarioCookingCenter 112 is a twin-pan model that measures 1,224mm wide by 777mm deep, and can replace griddles, kettles, bratt pans, large pots and fryers. It can be used to fry, deep fry, boil and confit and is claimed to have the capacity to cook 60 hamburgers per pan per hour.
Both appliances use automatic controls, so chefs don’t need to monitor the cooking – instead they can get on with other jobs.
Chefs will be cooking live on stand with the SelfCookingCenter XS and the VarioCookingCenter 112 throughout the show, to demonstrate the appliances to visitors.
Attendees will also be able to see the latest version of the ConnectedCooking technology, which allows users to monitor and programme Rational appliances remotely via the internet. It can be used with individual units or multiple appliances across an estate so that, for example, a chef can change a recipe in all a group’s Rational combi ovens simultaneously to ensure consistency in every site.