The new generation SelfCookingCenter® combi oven is now available as the XS version in unit sizes 6 x 2/3 GN and in the familiar unit sizes 6 x 1/1 GN to 20 x 2/1 GN. Offering customers more optimisations with the same functionality and performance as previous models, the SelfCookingCenter® is the first intelligent commercial cooking appliance that interacts with chefs. It gets to know the way chefs work so that, together, with their combi oven they will deliver the best possible cooking results.

Energy consumption is a significant cost factor in professional and commercial kitchens. The issue of energy efficiency is therefore becoming more relevant and now plays a greater role in the purchasing decision making process. The new generation SelfCookingCenter® by RATIONAL has a triple pane glass cabinet door and is equipped with efficient LED lighting. These innovations have further reduced the energy requirements of the already economical cooking appliances. The integrated energy meter on the new generation units also displays and saves the energy consumption figures.

The SelfCookingCenter® shows which foods can be cooked together on the iLevelControl display and chefs can specify what they want to prepare. iLevelControl monitors each rack individually ensuring consistent results every time. In addition, according to the load quantity and how often and for how long the door stays open, iLevelControl intelligently corrects the cooking time and even lets the chefs know.

RATIONAL expert chefs on stand 320 will demonstrate how easy it is to prepare different meal occasions, with the new generation SelfCookingCenter® 101 and XS models, including breakfast, grab-and-go, baking, a la carte and casual dining items with flexibility and consistent results.

RATIONAL is exhibiting alongside sister company Frima. Visitors will be able to see how a kitchen with a RATIONAL and a Frima VarioCookingCenter® can cook everything that a modern foodservice operation requires – from a minimal footprint, using less energy than conventional appliances.