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What are other chefs saying about Frima & Rational Cooking Centers? It’s no secret that the latest equipment from Frima & Rational let you roast, bake, steam, boil, fry and deep-fry faster, better and more energy-efficiently than ever before. But what are other chefs saying about them? Combination-Ovens.co.uk is the brand new website dedicated to these state-of-the-art combination ovens and vario-cooking center’s. There’s also a brand new lively forum – Chefs-Talk – where you can share experiences, exchange tips, trouble-shoot problems, book onto the latest ‘Cook Live’ demos and find answers to any pre-purchase questions you might have. Topics include:
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New Compact Classeq Eco Glasswasher

“We have reduced the exterior dimensions without compromising on performance or capacity: the new Eco1 still washes up to 12 pint glasses, sparkling clean, in just two minutes. And it uses less water and less energy to do it.”

Classeq’s new Eco1 is designed to deliver the most compact, most water- and energy-efficient budget-priced glass washer on the market.  The British manufacturer has reduced the exterior dimensions without compromising on performance or capacity: the new Eco1 still washes up to 12 pint glasses, sparkling clean, in just two minutes.  And it uses less water and less energy to do it. “We get a lot of requests from bars for smaller, more compact glasswashers – because pressure on backbar space is enormous,” says Nick Burridge of Classeq.  “We’ve designed the new Eco1 to meet their needs.  At the same time, by cutting consumption of water and power, it also reduces running costs.” The new Eco1 is about 10% shorter and narrower than its predecessor.  It also takes up less room when the door is open – 809mm instead of 860mm, while the door opening height is down from 330mm to 275mm.  The dimensions are 410mm (wide) by 512mm (deep, door closed) by 640-660mm (high).  The old Eco measured 450mm x 535mm x 740-760mm. The new Eco’s wash tank has been reduced from 10 litres to 5.5 litres and water consumption per cycle is now just 2.75 litres, a reduction of over 15%.  This not only means it consumes less water, it also means it needs less energy for heating. Standard features include built in detergent and rinse aid dispensers and a double-skinned door.  The Eco accepts 350mm x 350mm racks.

Rational’s New White Efficiency Oven

  “Operation of the new SelfCooking Center® whitefficiency® is brilliantly simple. It constantly learns and automatically adjusts itself to the habits of the individual user”       The new SelfCooking Center® whitefficiency® was recently launched onto the market. The core of this innovation is called HiDensityControl. According to the details provided by the market leader, HiDensityControl is a quantum leap forward in terms of cooking output and quality. You can load 30% more – in the same size cooking cabinet. Consumption of resources is also reduced by 20% compared to conventional combi-steamers. The range of applications has also been greatly extended with HiDensityControl. In addition to fresh pasta that can now be prepared using the new regulated and powerful steam generation function, baking is another of the strengths of the new SelfCooking Center® whitefficiency®. Another new feature is Efficient LevelControl® . It indicates to the user which different products can be cooked at the same time. This speeds up food production by up to 30%. In addition, each rack level is individually monitored. Efficient LevelControl® intelligently corrects the cooking time according to the amount of food and how often, and for how long, the door is opened, ensuring that everything is cooked to perfection – every time. Operation of the new SelfCooking Center® whitefficiency® is brilliantly simple. It constantly learns and automatically adjusts itself to the habits of the individual user. MyDisplay allows the user interface to be tailored exactly to suit. Any functions that are not needed are simply removed from the display. This makes the SelfCooking Center® whitefficiency® safe and reliable to operate right away for temporary staff, with very little training required. The risk of incorrect operator input is eliminated. The new CareControl feature brings a further considerable growth in efficiency. It detects the level of soiling and care status and always suggests the right cleaning level. This saves up to 40 % in terms of energy, water and chemicals. Outstanding cooking quality for the lowest consumption figures with the new Rational units…