Cookie-cutter concepts rarely work. Which is why we emphasize individual consultation. Tailored to the questions that matter to you. Focused on your needs. Whether it’s for one supermarket or many. Whether you want help in one area or several. Your success doesn’t hinge on pizza and potato salad. It hinges on having comprehensive concepts, high standards of quality, and maintaining that quality over time.
Grab-and-go, bakery, hot food counters, rotisserie? Centralized production? What’s located where? What’s right for which location? For your customers? Get inspired. Discover new ideas and let us show you some examples. RATIONAL has the knowledge and experience - whether it’s for kitchen concepts, food production, or the food retail industry.
That’s a lot to promise. And it sounds paradoxical at first, but it makes sense when you’re using two intelligent cooking systems. Two cooking systems capable of covering more than 90% of all conventional cooking applications. Systems that are intelligent. That are easy to use. That were designed with large quantities in mind. That deliver the same great results every time. That react flexibly to changes. In short: These are the two cooking systems that will allow you to make your ideas and concepts a reality. Flexible. Efficient. Reliable.
Fresh, convenience, frozen. American, European, Asian. Meat, fish, poultry, sides, desserts. For a hundred people or several thousand. In concrete numbers: the iCombi Pro 20 full size can prepare up to 160 servings of chicken cordon bleu in a single load. And every one will turn out browned exactly the same. With a lot less oil than you’d need with conventional cooking appliances. The iVario Pro XL can sear 45 pounds of meat in a single batch. 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; your pasta comes out al dente, and your steaks are juicy with beautiful grill marks.
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 great-quality results anywhere on the network. Standardization has never been easier.
Day-to-day kitchen life is not for the faint of heart. That’s why RATIONAL products are constructed from high-quality materials and designed for hard use. We use the “one person - one unit” philosophy. In other words, each person working in production is fully responsible for the quality of the systems he or she assembles. You can find their names on the identification plates. We hold our suppliers to the same high standards of quality. We strive to continuously improve, while ensuring that our products remain reliable for many years to come.
The iCombi Pro and the iVario Pro aren’t just intelligent when it comes to cooking. They’re also smart savers as well. They save on labour, energy consumption, space, raw product, and grease, just to name a few things. 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 grills, kettles, and deep fryers - hello freedom of movement. Or additional sales-floor area.
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 product usage by as much as 25%.
* compared to conventional cooking technology
The controls on the iCombi Pro and the iVario Pro are self-explanatory, so new personnel can master them in no time. RATIONAL chefs will train you and your employees based on your own food concept or one created for you by RATIONAL, so that you’ll get perfect results effortlessly from the very beginning.
For your success.
Individual training, motivated employees, satisfied customers.
If you don’t have a leg up on the competition today, you might not have customers tomorrow. Which makes it that much more important to regularly evaluate your concepts, generate input, and implement new ideas. That goes for your lunch and snack ideas as well as for your brand concept. And RATIONAL can help with all of the above. We offer expertise. We offer experience. We offer new ideas. We offer flexible cooking systems. And we’ll always build on what we’ve already achieved together.
What does the future hold?
A wealth of new ideas and concepts to help you keep impressing your customers again and again.
Networking is becoming the exception rather than the rule in supermarkets. Cash register systems, procurement, personnel planning - everything’s digital, everything’s coordinated. Just like ConnectedCooking by RATIONAL. Recipe transmission, unit inspections, HACCP data, software updates, service remote access - our secure networking solution lets you do everything from your desk. On all of your networked units. At all of your locations. You can access and save HACCP data from all units as well. Created a new menu? Send it to your stores with just a click. All you need is a PC, a smartphone, or a tablet. Standardization has never been easier.
High-performance networking by RATIONAL. So you’ll always have everything under control.
Enough theory - time for practice! 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 RATIONAL cooking systems and how they can meet your individual needs. You can also visit rational-online.com for more information, technical specifications, videos, and customer testimonials.
Customer care and support is important at RATIONAL. From initial consultations and trial cooking to test units, installation, and worldwide training - not to mention automatic software updates and the ChefLine hotline for individual questions - we’ve covered all the bases. You can also turn to Academy RATIONAL for additional training on specific topics, such as Finishing. And if an emergency ever arises, RATIONAL’s worldwide service network will be there in no time.
Designed to help you make the most of your investment
and gain enjoyment for years to come... and ensure that you’re never short of ideas.