Visitors to the Restaurant Show will be able to see the SelfCookingCenter and VarioCookingCenter being demonstrated in tandem, on stand GG21, 1-3 October at Olympia, London.
The manufacturer believes that its two appliances will demonstrate technology-driven, multifunctional cooking.
Working in tandem, Rational’s SelfCookingCenter and VarioCookingCenter can replace convection ovens, tilting fryers, boiling pans, deep-fat fryers, steamers, pressure cookers, pots and pans. This versatility is said to make it possible for a chef to work alone, yet comfortably be able to prepare high quantities of quality food.
Rational says the cooking quality, speed, space-saving and multi-functionality of both appliances make them suitable for the restaurant sector.
The manufacturer also has a strong focus on energy efficiency. A VarioCookingCenter is up to four times faster than a traditional appliance, and can also cut 40% off energy consumption. A SelfCookingCenter is able to save space in the kitchen by up to a claimed 30%, and reduce labour time by up to 95%, with its built-in intelligent cooking technology.
Rational offers a wide range of models across both appliances; the smallest SelfCookingCenter combi oven is the XS, which is a six-grid model that holds six 2/3 GN trays, while the largest is the 202, which has capacity for 20 2/1 GN trays. Meanwhile, VarioCookingCenter is available in five models, offering the ability to cook up to 500 meals in a day.
Rational’s on stand chefs will showcase Rational’s multifunctional appliances by cooking a range of dishes on two SelfCookingCenter XS units and a VarioCookingCenter 112T.
They will also be conducting a demonstration of ConnectedCooking using a SelfCookingCenter 101 and a VarioCookingCenter 112+. Rational’s ConnectedCooking technology allows users to link their SelfCookingCenters and VarioCookingCenters to a network, and monitor operation over the internet.
Caterers can check on overnight cooking processes from home, managers can check on operational efficiency of multiple units, maintenance engineers can check a unit’s status. The demonstration will show how connectivity could make restaurant kitchens safer and more efficient, and make managing equipment simpler.