Staff catering, hospital, retirement home, event catering, different target groups, different foods and still the same challenges: Skills shortages, standardisation, flexible mealtimes, special diets and cost pressures. At the same time, the food has to be creative, fresh, balanced and fancy. The kitchen has to also keep up and be flexible and also produce intelligently. With a system that thinks, is experienced, learns, and forgets nothing. Which needs little space but still achieves a lot at the same time. Like the intelligent interaction of iCombi Pro and iVario Pro.
Fresh, convenience, frozen. Meat, fish, poultry, side dishes and desserts. Cook & Chill, Cook & Hold, Cook & Serve. 100 or thousands of meals. The iCombi Pro 20-1/1 can make up to 160 cordon bleu in a single load. All browned consistently. With less fat than in conventional cooking appliances. And in the iVario Pro XL you can sear 20 kg of meat in a single batch. With minimal shrinkage and delicious roasted aromas. Perfection in no time at all. In unrivalled quality, that is reproducible at any time.
The secret: The iCookingSuite, the cooking intelligence in both cooking systems, which recognises the size, quantity and condition of the foods and adjusts the cooking parameters. The broccoli stays green, crunchy and full of vitamins, the pasta al dente and the turkey steak is juicy on the inside, with grill stripes on the outside. Also replenishment is just as simple: the iCombi Pro produces different foods at the same time and the iVario Pro can be divided into up to four zones. For different products, with the same quality.
In both cooking systems, you can create your own tried and tested intelligent cooking paths so that you can access them at any time. If the iCombi Pro or the iVario Pro are connected via ConnectedCooking, you can send the cooking paths to the relevant units with a click. For the same high quality on all cooking systems. No matter who is operating the cooking system. No matter where the cooking system is installed.
Not only do the iCombi Pro and iVario Pro does cook intelligently but they also save intelligently. Such as in energy consumption, workload, space requirement, consumption of raw materials and consumption of fat. In short, the results are impressive.
Short preheating times eliminate the need for standby mode. Rolling loads with the iProductionManager in the iCombi Pro, zoned heating of the pan with iZoneControl in the iVario Pro also save energy.
It eliminates the need for routine tasks such as turning, checking and readjustment. Ultrafast cleaning in the iCombi Pro and super easy cleaning in the iVario Pro save time. Makes 1-2 hours of extra free time per day.
Together, the iCombi Pro and iVario Pro replace approx. 90% of conventional cooking equipment. So out with the tilting pan, boiling pan and deep-fat fryer – and in with freedom of movement. Or additional shop space.
The iCombi Pro sensitively adjusts its cooking processes which reduces weight and cutting loss. Nothing burns in the iVario Pro, and nothing boils over. This results in almost no loss at all. Together, this makes up to 20 % less consumption of raw materials.
* Compared to conventional cooking technology
Bending, lifting, lugging, burning, bumping into things – all part and parcel of everyday kitchen life. However, now it's a thing of the past, as Because now the kitchen is ergonomic, labour-saving and efficient. Because RATIONAL has watched the chefs of this world and developed numerous solutions to protect backs, prevent burns and make life easier and safer. Automatic HACCP documentation, hygienic brilliant cleaning with the iCareSystem in the iCombi Pro and light cleaning in the iVario Pro. High work safety in the iCombi Pro with low rack height of 1.60 m max. Cold pan walls and rounded edges in the iVario Pro. And the certainty that everything is under control with the 6-point core probe, which even detects false readings.
All under control.
With ConnectedCooking, the RATIONAL internet platform, you can be certain: Automatic HACCP documentation, unit control, software updates – can all be taken care of at the desk. Do you have new recipes? They can also travel to the kitchens with just a click. All you need is a PC, smartphone or tablet.
Essentially, the iCombi Pro has only one task: Reliably delivering consistently good results. It is therefore equipped with a whole lot of intelligence and impresses with productivity, simplicity and quality. So, for example, it can recognise whether it needs to prepare 20 or 200 burger patties, and will regulate it all automatically. Or it supports you with time or energy-optimised production plans. For the most optimal buffet service for example.
Intelligent technology - boiling, frying and deep-frying in a single cooking system. Fast and also precise. Food is prepared separately yet cost-effectively. Superb quality with few staff. Large kitchens need to reconcile conflicting needs in order to remain economical. Just like the new iVario Pro, which brings precision, productivity, speed and flexibility to your production.
The right service makes the RATIONAL cooking system and your kitchen a complete success. From the initial consultation, the trial cooking, installation to the individual start training and software updates, plus the ChefLine, the telephone hotline for individual questions - RATIONAL has it all. Or you can attend training at the Academy RATIONAL. At the same time, you can contact a certified RATIONAL dealer at any time: They know all the cooking systems by heart and will find the right one for your kitchen. The worldwide RATIONAL Service team is always close at hand in case of emergencies.
All with a single objective. Ensuring your investment pays off in the long term, that you always get the most out of your cooking systems and that you never run out of ideas.
Enough with the theory, time for practice because nothing is more convincing than seeing for yourself. experience the RATIONAL cooking systems in use, see the intelligent functions for yourself and try it out to see how you can work with them. Live, with no obligation and at a location near you. Do you have any questions or do you want some information specific to your needs and possible applications? Then call us or send us an e-mail.