Foodservice equipment company Rational has launched a cooking appliance that senses, recognises, thinks with the user and ahead, learns and communicates with its user. The SelfCookingCenter 5 Senses is the first appliance on the market that does not work according to pre-set programs. It intelligently adjusts all processes to the relevant product, its size and quantity.
The SelfCookingCenter 5 Senses controls the temperature, humidity, cooking time and air velocity 60 times a minute, so that at the end a dish tastes and looks exactly as the chef specifies at the touch of a button. The appliance even recognizes the condition of a product. It independently and optimally adjusts the conditions in the cooking cabinet to it.
“The art of cooking lies in achieving consistently good results, although the conditions are different every time,” says Hiroshi Akai, Managing Director at Rational India. “The SelfCookingCenter 5 Senses is intelligent enough to determine these differences,” says Akai and adds: “Unlike most models on the market, our appliance is not programmed to fixed processes. It considers the current conditions and determines what has to be done every time so as to ensure consistent quality.”
The appliance informs the chef of which settings it applies when and why. “Rational is giving a lot of information away. From the user’s point of view, this is sensational,” says Ramamurthy; Owner of Konark, Bangalore. His company has been selling catering equipment for more than 40 years. Like most of his colleagues, he is convinced that Rational has once again significantly raised the standard in professional kitchens.
The Rational Group is the worldwide market and technology leader for hot food preparation in professional kitchens. The company, founded in 1973, employs around 1,400 people, nearly 800 of whom are in Germany.