Smaller Footprint Rational Oven

Rational has revealed that its new CombiMaster Plus is 28% smaller than its previous manual combi.

The reduced footprint is designed to make it more viable for customers with space constraints.


Rational says the model has been developed for chefs which prefer to use their combi steamer as a manual machine, but with the option of programs just in case.

The CombiMaster Plus features several new technologies, including a centrifugal grease trap, which automatically separates out grease in the fan and therefore eliminates the need to clean and replace conventional grease filters.

The technology keeps the cooking cabinet’s air clean and guarantees great results, with a pure, grease-free taste experience.

The new combi steamer has simple controls with self-explanatory graphics and a rotary dial for accurate settings.

When used for manual cooking, it offers four modes: steam cooking; hot air (convection) cooking; combination cooking; and ‘Finishing’, which uses Rational’s special regen technology.

It also offers five air speeds, giving chefs complete control for whatever they are cooking – from robust dishes such as lasagne to delicate souffles and eclairs.

There are up to 50 program slots, each with up to six steps, for automating recipes. The programs allow staff to reproduce any signature dishes, at the push of a button.

There are six model sizes in the CombiMaster Plus range, from six-grid to 40-grid, all available in electric and gas versions.

Jacketed Boiler Explodes

All Commercial Catering Equipment repairs should be carried out by trained staff with working knowledge of the equipment being worked on…..

A Pressurised Steam Jacketed Boiler exploded injuring several staff members following a repair undertaken by an Electrician who had no expertise in Commercial Catering Equipment.

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The Electrician by-passed several built-in safety circuits resulting in the unit eventually exploding…..Almost any machine is a “potential time bomb” if its safety features are tampered with.
Electrical wirings are a potential hazard, so are gas pipings. Splashing hot water, bursting steam pipes, a leaking gas pipe or badly fixed electrics can all lead to lethal accidents.

It is all really a matter of attitude – if you ignore manufacturers’ instructions and are willing to let any handyman fix your equipment as they please, sooner or later something will happen, regardless of the type of equipment used. With luck, nobody gets hurt, but with a bit of bad luck, someone might get electrocuted, burned, or otherwise injured, all due to bad maintenance and safety culture