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Rational launches iKitchen cooking system solution

22 May 2019
Foodservice equipment manufacturer, Rational, has announced the launch of iKitchen in an evolution of its total thermal cooking solution concept and connected cooking technology.

Connected cooking networks the Rational appliances into a smart kitchen, with remote control, service maintenance, recipe sharing and automatic software downloads.

‘iKitchen’ is the system solution consisting of the SelfCookingCenter, VarioCookingCenter and ConnectedCooking, which adapts to the size of a kitchen and ‘making it more productive’.

The two cooking systems complement each other in their cooking methods, sharing some of the workload and therefore are flexible in their use. With ConnectedCooking, Rational’s networking solution, the kitchen turns digital, managing and transferring cooking programs, accessing HACCP data and much more via PC, tablet or mobile.

Adam Knights, marketing director at Rational, said:  “The events demonstrate how connected modern multifunctional appliances deliver a complete and reliable solution, allowing a foodservice operation to respond any kitchen situation.

“We will show how the latest cooking technology brings benefits to every part of the catering industry, the flexibility of multifunctional appliances means caterers can future-proof their kitchen, making it easy to adapt to changing menus.” 

Operators and chefs are invited to attend iKitchen events where a Rational chef will cook using a combi oven, the SelfCookingCenter, alongside the VarioCookingCenter. They will show how, in tandem, the two appliances provide flexibility, high volumes of food with ‘consistently’ high quality results from a compact footprint, and how being networked with ConnectedCooking will deliver all the cooking processes that a modern kitchen requires.

Each iKitchen event will showcase how by being connected provides increased flexibility in the kitchen and a truly sustainable, environmentally aware kitchen solution that protects the future, saving energy, reducing food wastage and increasing productivity. 

There are six iKitchen events, running from May to November. They are free to attend, however places are limited.

30.05.2019  First Choice Spares, WS11 8LD            

20.06.2019  RATIONAL UK, LU4 8EF           

03.07.2019  MEN, Manchester, M3 1AR                    

25.09.2019  MEN, Manchester, M3 1AR         

23.10.2019  RATIONAL UK, LU4 8EF           

27.11.2019  First Choice Spares, WS11 8LD      

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