Rational has underlined the consistent results its new iCombi Pro combi steamer can produce.
The unit’s iDensityControl feature ensures that food is cooked perfectly and consistently, every time. It does this using intelligent sensors that monitor and recognise the conditions in the oven, making minute and precise adjustments, second by second, to the cooking climate – the balance of hot air and steam.
Rational UK MD Simon Lohse said: “These days, consistently high quality food is absolutely critical, in all sectors of the catering and foodservice industries. Customers have high expectations and advanced intelligent technology, like iDensityControl, is helping chefs meet these expectations.”
iDensityControl exploits the iCombi Pro’s new airflow geometry and its advanced fans, which intelligently adapt the direction and speed of rotation, depending on the product, quantity and cooking status. The fans should ensure that airflow is optimised, so that heat is distributed evenly and quickly to every corner of the combi steamer. This in turn should maximise production, since every inch of the combi’s oven can be used, speeding up cooking and ensuring the correct humidity.
Meanwhile the combi steamer’s dehumidification system removes moisture from the oven to enable crispy crusts and crunchy breaded coatings with grilled products. Furthermore, with a large batch of frozen product the combination of the airflow and active dehumidification is said to ensure crispy, succulent foods.
The result is uniform quality across all the shelves and high production rates – for example a 10-1/1 iCombi Pro can cook 80 fish fillets at once.
The consistency provided by iDensityControl should also help to reduce food waste, because the quality is always delivered as expected.
Lohse added: “The interaction of the combi steamer’s sensors, the fans, the flow-optimised cooking cabinet geometry and the dehumidification system re-establish the ideal climate, enabling the exceptional productivity and outstanding cooking results.”
iDensityControl is standard on all Rational iCombi Pro combi steamers. The iCombi Pro comes in a choice of sizes, from the XS, which holds six 2/3 GN shelves, to the 20-2/1, which has a capacity of 40 GN1/1 shelves. Electric, gas and LPG models are available.