A rational explanation

This week we have been lucky enough to have two demo sessions from a Rational development chef on their new SelfCookingCentre 5Senses. Rational were keen to show our customers and staff how this exciting piece of kit works, and we can see why!

Rational are known for their innovative designs, created to make cooking in a commercial kitchen more efficient, cost-effective and eco-friendly - their newest creation is no exception.

Chef, Mark Finney cooked up a treat for us in store, serving delicious food from pan fried salmon to a cookies and pastry all made in the same Rational oven. Rational’s cooking centre uses four different types of technology to perform its main tasks.

Firstly their iCooking Control feature understands your cooking preferences and meets them, it is able to asses the food being cooked and works out the perfect amount of time and temperature to carry out each method. For example when cooking a piece of lamb the iCooking Control will sear, roast and cool the meat without anyone altering the settings. Other chefs can also login to the digital controls and see your cooking preferences.

Moving onto HiDensity Control, this technology allows the SelfCookingCentre to cook large batches of food to the same high standard, distributing heat, air and humidity in the oven evenly at all times. HiDensity Control is perfect for producing banquet or buffet food which needs to be consistent. In just 23 minutes HiDensity Control allows the oven to cook 320 croissants.

Commercial kitchens produce a range of dishes so Rational have also addediLevelControl, meaning each shelf can be set to a different cooking temperature or method can be applied to cook various items at the same time. Salmon can be pan fried on one level, a pizza oven can be set up on another and wedges or chips can be deep fried on the next. Because of the iLevelControl feature a 5 Senses oven can cook a full breakfast (fry an egg, grill the bacon etc) in only 10 minutes.

Possibly the worst task of working in a busy kitchen is cleaning the oven. The fifth element in the 5Senses technology is Efficient CareControl which senses how soiled the appliance is and uses the correct amount of cleaner to wash itself. The oven can be left overnight to clean itself therefore it won’t affect a busy working environment.

The 5Senses doesn’t stop at cooking and cleaning either, the machine stores all of the cooking information such as how much of each food type has been cooked, at what temperature and by what method. All the data is stored on the device for HACCP reasons, and is easily viewable should a kitchen have an inspection.

Rational have shared a video of the SelfCookingCentre 5Senses launch which provides more detailed information on their latest design and the kinds of dishes it can produce.

Cooksmill are proud to be Rational suppliers. If you would like a quote for a SelfCooking Centre 5Senses oven or any other Rational equipment, please call us on0845 600 1722 or come and see us in store and see the product in action!

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