Employee dining rooms, hospitals, retirement communities, event catering - different customers, different menus, but they all involve the same challenges: trained staff shortages, standardization, flexible meal times, special diets, budgetary pressures. At the same time, meals need to be creative, fresh, balanced, and innovative. Which means the kitchen equipment has to be flexible and durable enough to keep up. And produce food intelligently. With systems that learn, anticipate, plan, and remember. Systems that do a lot, but take up very little space. Like the dynamic duo of the iCombi Pro and the iVario Pro.
Fresh, convenience, frozen. Meat, fish, poultry, sides, desserts. Cook & Chill, Cook & Hold, Cook & Serve. For a hundred people or several thousand. The iCombi Pro 20-full size can handle up to 160 servings of chicken cordon bleu in a single load. And they’ll all turn out perfectly browned. Using less oil than you’d need with conventional cooking appliances. And the iVario Pro XL can sear 45 lb of meat at once. Delicious seared flavour, minimal cooking losses. Done to perfection in the blink of an eye. Incomparably delicious results you can repeat over and over again.
What’s the secret? The iCookingSuite, the cooking intelligence in both cooking systems that detects the quantity, size, browning, and condition of the food, and adjusts cooking parameters accordingly. So your broccoli stays crisp, green, and full of vitamins, while your turkey burgers come out juicy inside, with perfect grill marks outside. And extra batches are just as easy: the iCombi Pro can produce several different foods at once, and the iVario Pro can be divided into up to four zones. Different products, equally great results.
Both cooking systems let you store your own tried-and-true intelligent cooking paths, so you can access them at any time. Connect your iCombi Pro or iVario Pro to ConnectedCooking, transfer your cooking paths to other units with just a click, and get the same high-quality results anywhere on the network. No matter who’s operating the cooking system. No matter where the cooking system is located.
The iCombi Pro and the iVario Pro aren’t just intelligent when it comes to cooking. They’re smart savers as well. They save on labour, energy consumption, space, raw materials, and fat, just to name a few. In short: the difference is obvious.
Short preheating times eliminate the need for stand-by mode. Rolling batches with iProductionManager in the iCombi Pro, zone-specific pan heating with iZoneControl in the iVario Pro - two great energy-saving solutions.
Say goodbye to routine activities like turning, checking, and re-adjusting oven temperatures. Save time with the iCombi Pro’s ultra-fast cleaning feature and the super easy-to-clean iVario Pro. Frees up 1–2 hours every day.
Together, the iCombi Pro and the iVario Pro can replace up to 90% of all conventional kitchen equipment. Goodbye tilting skillets, kettles, and deep fryers - hello freedom of movement. Or additional retail space.
The iCombi Pro adjusts its own cooking processes precisely, which reduces cooking and trimming losses. And nothing burns or boils over in the iVario Pro, so no risk of ruined batches. Which cuts your raw materials usage by up to 25%.
Bending, lifting, carrying... getting burns and bruises... that’s just part of everyday kitchen life. Well, it was. But no longer. Because today’s kitchen is ergonomic, efficient, and easy on staff. RATIONAL observed the chefs of the world and developed dozens of solutions to help spare their backs, protect them against burns, and make their lives easier and healthier. The iCombi Pro has automatic HACCP documentation and the iCareSystem’s sparkling, hygienic cleanliness; the iVario is fast and easy to clean. The iVario Pro features cool pan walls and rounded corners. And with a 6-point core temperature probe that even detects incorrect insertions, both systems give you the security of knowing that everything’s under control.
Keep an eye on everything.
ConnectedCooking, RATIONAL’s online platform, helps you play it safe: Automatic HACCP documentation, unit checks, software updates – all managed right from your desk. Developed a new recipe? Send it to the kitchen with a click. All you need is a PC, a smartphone, or a tablet.
When it comes down to it, the iCombi Pro only has one job: reliably delivering the same great results every single time. That’s why it’s equipped with so much intelligence - and why it offers such impressive productivity, quality, and simplicity. It detects whether you’re making 20 or 200 steaks, and adjusts its own parameters automatically. It helps you optimize your production schedule for speed or energy consumption - to keep your buffet filled perfectly, for example.
Intelligent technology boils, pan-fries, and deep-fries in a single unit. Quick, yet precise. Each dish is individual, yet economical. More quality with less staff. The new iVario Pro brings precision, productivity, speed and flexibility - while being cost-effective.
Great service is what brings the RATIONAL cooking system and your kitchen together. Initial consultation, trial cooking, installation, personalized introductory training, software updates, the ChefLine hotline for individual questions... RATIONAL is with you from start to finish. Or expand your knowledge through Academy RATIONAL. You also can turn to one of RATIONAL’s dealers, who know our cooking systems inside and out - they’ll be glad to help you find the right solution for your kitchen. And if an emergency ever arises, RATIONAL’s worldwide service network will be there in no time.
All with one goal in mind: helping you get the most out of your investment and enjoyment for years to come... and making sure you never run out of ideas.
Nothing’s more convincing than seeing it for yourself. Experience RATIONAL cooking systems up close, see their intelligent features in action, and learn how they can work for you. Live and at no obligation - right in your area. Call us or send us an email if you have any questions, or if you’d like to discuss how RATIONAL cooking systems can meet your culinary needs.