Here will find the answers to frequently asked questions on:
SelfCookingCenter®, accessories and technical service.
Overview of topics:
iLevelControl is the perfect solution for rolling mixed loads.
Various food can be cooked together at the same time thanks to the intelligent mixed loads. Using sensors, iCookingControl® automatically recognises the load quantity and door opening times and interactively adjusts the cooking process. You are always best informed on the cooking process as the individual cooking times of each rack are displayed on the control panel.
To achieve perfect results, it is necessary to preheat the SelfCookingCenter®.
As soon as the SelfCookingCenter® has recognised the size, load quantity and product type, the remaining cooking time is displayed on the screen. This time is continually adjusted to ensure food is cooked to perfection according to your wishes. The cooking time is generally 10-15 % faster than with conventional cooking technologies.
As with traditional forms of food production and preparation, the best results are achieved using fresh food. If you let frozen goods defrost first in the chill cabinet, you can use them as fresh goods to ensure a better quality.
In the “Pan-fried – Fingerfood” mode, you can program different cooking times depending on the type of steak you are cooking. Using the core temperature probe, the cooking path is adjusted automatically to the size of the steak.
In the iCookingControl® Roast modes, you can manually select between thin and thick steaks.
With a Combi-Duo, you can grill in one appliance and steam in the other.
Otherwise, this is physically impossible in the other appliances.
You can find out what software is installed on your SelfCookingCenter® in the Settings menu. To update software, you need to log in to ConnectedCooking. You can download the latest software version there.
You can change the number of racks displayed on the iLevelControl screen in the Settings menu. (Settings – Rack order – Select number of racks….)
Everything what requires the same climate and humidity.
Examples: Ratatouille + salmon, grilled vegetables + steak, French fries + spinach
Settings – Expert setting – Preselect start time – Date & Time – Select settings
Without the need to pre-heat, the 'cross and stripe grill grate' accessory provides two different grill patterns with just one grate. Depending on which side you use, the cross and stripe grill grate will either give your products the classic grill stripes or the popular original American steakhouse pattern.
You can achieve fantastic results in terms of colour and flavour when you bake vegetables and bones in the SelfCookingCenter®. You can also save the time usually spent on monitoring, checking and stirring the food which is usually the most time-consuming part when preparing a stock.
You achieve the best results with short pasta shapes (e.g. spirelli).
Convenience goods such as battered fish or bread-coated food can be easily prepared in the "Fish / Bread-coated" cooking process.
Ingredients: 1kg rice, 1.8l water, rust-free stainless steel container (65 mm deep)
- With iCookingControl®: Select iCookingControl®, side dishes, cook rice
- Manual: Select 100 % steam for approx. 20 min.
Yes, you can. However we do not recommend preparing dry pasta. Dry pasta should be cooked directly in the sauce (see recipes in Club RATIONAL). Fresh pasta such as gnocchi or ravioli can be prepared in a little oil in a deep, stainless steel container (65mm deep) at 100% steam.
The ship version has been designed for passenger ships as well as other army and marine vessels.
- Tabletop appliances are secured on base frames
- Appliances doors are secured with door stoppers to prevent the doors slamming shut during rough sea crossings
- Hinging racks can be locked in position in the cooking cabinet
- GM containers are prevented from slipping out at the front and back
- Vibration-proof installation of wire harnesses and electric components
- In addition to a floor attachment feature, the free-standing appliances are also fitted with 2 brackets to fasten the appliance to the ship's wall
Germanischer Lloyd (certified for use at sea), CE, VDE, DVGW, NSF and UL
- 6 x 1/1 GN
- 6 x 2/1 GN
- 10 x 1/1 GN
- 10 x 2/1 GN
- 20 x 1/1 GN
- 20 x 2/1 GN
The security versions of the SelfCooking Center® comply with the regulations for the operation of machinery and equipment in prisons.
These versions include:
- Door protection grill
- Securely mounted, retractable handle for the mobile oven rack
- Lockable door handle
- Lockable control panel
The lockable control panel is fitted with virtually unbreakable glass (Lexan®) and can be easily locked. The control panel is clearly visible even when closed. Optional for all appliance sizes.
The integrated fat drain is a built-in feature and cannot be retrofitted.
During cooking, excess fat drips into a slanted tray which is connected by an outlet opening to the cooking cabinet base. The fat is collected outside the SelfCooking Center® through a flexible outlet pipe in 2 fat containers.
If desired, the container set can also be ordered separately under item number 8710.1305.
Intelligent functions: iCookingControl®.
iCookingControl® is the intelligence in the SelfCookingCenter® and responsible for the unique cooking results and perfect for individual products.
iLevelControl: Allows limitless flexibility in food production. Using the SelfCookingCenter®, you can cook everything with the same cooking climate in mixed loads on various racks - with time tickets or the core temperature probe.
Intelligent functions: Efficient CareControl.
Yes the SelfCookingCenter® is designed for unsupervised operation. It has been certified by the VDE.
Note: The power supply to the SelfCookingCenter® must of course be guaranteed overnight. The kitchen's power supply must not be interrupted in the evening by turning off the mains switch.
In general, we recommend cleaning the appliance with cleaning and rinsing tabs designed especially for the SelfCookingCenter®. Liquid grill cleaners and special liquid cleaning agents can be used to manually clean the appliance using the hand spray gun.
Yes the cleaning and rinsing tabs are biologically degradable.
When stored as intended (in cool and dry place), the cleaning and rinsing tabs can be kept for at least 2 years. Extreme storage temperatures must be avoided. The production date is printed on a separate label.
Yes. Efficient CareControl automatically determines how much cleaning and care is required for the appliance and automatically proposes the optimum cleaning. The selected cleaning process then starts automatically.
You can order cleaning tabs suitable for your SelfCookingCenter® directly from your RATIONAL dealer.
Care and maintenance status: The care and maintenance status provides an overview of the general condition of the appliance and the cleaning routine.
Clean: The Clean function displays the current soiling status of the appliance. (dirty or clean)
Yes the cleaning cycle can be interrupted however a rinsing cycle MUST be performed afterwards to remove cleaning agent residues.
It is not necessary to connect the SelfCookingCenter® to the softening system.
If the SelfCookingCenter® is used with a water softening system, Efficient CareControl will recognise this and less care tabs are used.
- Damages caused by the inadequate cleaning of the appliance are avoided.
- Costs for optimum cleaning are minimised.
- Operation is significantly easier.
Efficient CareControl shows on a colour scale from green to red the maintenance and care status of the appliance including the level of lime scale in the steam generator and the cleaning status.
Green indicates a clean and well-maintained appliance.
Red indicates that it is urgently necessary to clean the appliance.
The cleaning options and cleaning recommendations are also indicated in the bars.
Perfect food quality requires a precise regulation of steam at all times.
Generating steam outside the cooking cabinet prevents dirt, residues and hazardous substances entering the cabinet. You also achieve optimal uniformity and minimise power consumption and material wear on the heating elements. A fresh steam generator is also more hygienic.
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