Rational has developed the VarioSmoker for its new iCombi Pro combi steamer. The new version allows chefs to control the ‘smokiness’ of the food, including fish, meat and vegetables.
The VarioSmoker is a plug and play unit – the smoker box connects directly to the iCombi Pro technology via a USB interface. Users fill the box with the chosen smoking materials, such as pellets or wood chips, put it inside the iCombi Pro, plug in the power cord and the USB cable, and use the combi’s iCookingSuite to intelligently control the smoking and cooking process.
Once the VarioSmoker has been connected, cooking and smoking alternatives are displayed in the control panel, so the chef can select their preferred results. The intensity and flavour can be adjusted, depending on the pre-smoking steps the chef chooses. Once the choices are made, the intelligent iCookingSuite controls everything, delivering the desired smoking results.
The VarioSmoker comprises the smoker box with power supply cable, a power supply unit, the USB connection cable, and a storage bracket that can be fixed to the side of the iCombi Pro to store all the components. The bracket is adjustable, so it can be fitted at the most suitable height for staff.
The new smoker unit can also be used in manual mode with earlier Rational combi steamers, going back to 1997.