Rational's latest iVario Cooking System. Featured image for ceda website

ceda Platinum Partner Rational introduces its iVario Pro multifunctional contact cooking system.

ceda Platinum Partner Rational introduces its iVario Pro multifunctional contact cooking system.

iVarioBoost: maximum power and precision cooking with Rational’s new iVario Pro.

Heating system is four times faster than conventional technology.

Rational’s new iVario Pro cooking system sets a new standard in precision temperature control combined with ultra-fast cooking.  The speed and accuracy is down to iVarioBoost, the intelligent energy management system, which is up to four times faster than conventional cooking appliances.

iVario Pro is the latest version of Rational’s multifunctional contact cooking system.  Available in a range of models, with a choice of one or two cooking pans, the iVario Pro can be used to boil, pan fry, deep fry, griddle, pressure cook and confit – in one space-saving unit.

The patented iVarioBoost heating system features ceramic heating elements built into the fast-response, scratch-resistant pan bases, delivering precise and even heat distribution.  With iVarioBoost, the iVario Pro can heat up to 200°C in less than 2.5 minutes and the largest model, the XL, has enough energy to cook 45kg of beef fillet stroganoff in 20 minutes, or 15kg of pasta in 22 minutes.

iVarioBoost is so powerful that when cold liquid is poured into a casserole, for example, there is a minimal drop in temperature with a quick recovery.  Equally, the system’s intelligent and precise temperature control prevents foods such as milk-based puddings and sauces from sticking or boiling over. This intelligence assists chefs to achieve perfect, consistent cooking results every time.

Because iVarioBoost’s intelligent energy management system constantly monitors the cooking process, it uses exactly as much power as is required, minimising energy consumption.  In fact, the iVario Pro is ideal for the modern, sustainable foodservice kitchen, since it uses up to 40% less energy than conventional equipment.  Meanwhile, the opportunity to use the balanced power option on the largest models in the range, iVario Pro L and the Pro XL, offers a lower connected load option.  Managing director of Rational UK Simon Lohse comments:

“The iVarioBoost offers maximum power and precision, delivering high quality and consistent results while at the same time saving on energy.”

There are three models in Rational’s iVario Pro range. The iVario Pro 2-S has two 25 litre pans, the Pro L has a single 100 litre pan and the Pro XL a single 150 litre pan. In addition Rational offers the iVario 2-XS, a smaller unit that has two 17-litre pans.

RATIONAL is the leading provider in hot food preparation equipment and, with the iCombi Pro and the iVario multifunctional cooking system, the company delivers 95% of all conventional cooking applications. Rational’s ConnectedCooking allows operators to monitor, manage and update their Rational appliances remotely, from a PC, tablet or smartphone. iKitchen is the combination of the iCombi Pro, iVario Pro and ConnectedCooking – iKitchen delivers the best kitchen management and the best cooking solutions.

ceda members are encouraged to contact their dedicated account manager for further information.

Rational's latest iVario Cooking System. Featured image for ceda website

ceda Platinum Partner Hobart promises Fireworks in the first of a series of new inspirational Webinars

ceda Platinum Partner Hobart Promising Fireworks for First in Series of New Inspirational Webinars

Hobart Equipment Division is urging its UK sales partners to sign up for its new series of inspirational webinars, with the very first going live on Thursday 5th November at 11am.

The 45-minute webinars have been specially designed to enrich and not impinge on the working day of the manufacturers’ dealer and consultant partners. Each will be underpinned by a framework that first examines a specific industry challenge or issue, introducing a number of innovations that can meet these head-on, before culminating in an interactive Q&A session.

November’s webinar, hosted by Hobart Product Managers, John Stewart, and Chris Mansell takes the issue of diminishing kitchen space as its first topic.  Those looking to sign up can do so today at: https://bit.ly/3eg7niy

Tim Bender, Sales Director, Hobart Equipment Division comments:

“If the pandemic has taught us anything it’s the importance of innovative digital platforms like Zoom and Teams to both our personal and working lives. This new digital series takes our informal face to face training sessions – previously one of our most valuable customer resources – and repackages them into an enhanced, bite-sized product, perfect for reaching and inspiring our busy sales partners. Yet another step forward in Hobart’s digital revolution.”

Hobart’s sales partners are urged to sign up today. Simply visit www.hobartuk.com for more information.

ceda Platinum Partner Hoshizaki help UK operators keep their financial cool with brand-new leasing scheme

ceda Platinum Partner Hoshizaki help UK operators keep their financial cool with brand-new leasing scheme

In a bid to help foodservice operators get back on their feet and spread-out the cost of new refrigeration and ice machine purchases, Hoshizaki UK has introduced a brand-new leasing scheme via Shire Leasing.

Payments start from as little as £50 per month* on 3, 4 or 5 year contracts, with the offer available on all units within Hoshizaki’s UK world-class refrigeration, ice machine and specialist portfolio.

Simon Frost, Director UK & Ireland, Hoshizaki UK believes the new scheme provides the ultimate solution for foodservice operators that are looking to improve their cash-flow whilst progressing their business: “The financial affect that the Covid-19 pandemic has had on many hospitality businesses has been draining to say the least, hence why it is more important than ever for catering equipment manufacturers to step-up and look at ways that they can further support their customers, not just from a product point of view, but from a financial perspective.  It was for this very reason that Hoshizaki UK felt that now was the right time to initiate a leasing scheme.”

Simon continues: “We hope that this flexible new route for financing Hoshizaki equipment will help UK foodservice business to recover from the recent economic woe, whilst improving efficiencies in the kitchen and behind the bar.”

For more information on leasing a Hoshizaki machine, please contact the Hoshizaki UK sales team via email: uksales@hoshizaki.uk.

Terms & Conditions** for this leasing scheme apply.

For more information on appliances in the Hoshizaki portfolio, please visit www.hoshizaki-europe.com or call 01322 616 900.

*Payments start as little as £50 for the first 6 months. This offer is valid to ‘non-regulated’ and business use customers that quote LOWSTART20 when contacting their local Hoshizaki sales representative.

** Terms and Conditions apply. Offers valid on 3, 4 or 5 year contracts only. Finance for “non-regulated” and business use customers only. Any agreement entered into will be with Shire Leasing PLC or may be introduced to one of a group of asset finance lenders and subject to application, credit and their terms and conditions. Payments advertised are subject to VAT. The lender will also charge a document fee and annual service fee. Shire Leasing PLC is Authorised and Regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority for certain types of consumer credit lending and credit related activities that are regulated under the Consumer Credit Act 1974 and by the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000.