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Rational launches powerful new Eco-friendly cleaning chemical, Active Green
 Rational’s new chemical cleaner and intelligent cleaning system help operators keep green

Active Green and iCareSystem use safer chemicals and reduce resource use


Rational has launched the Active Green cleaning chemical for its iCombi Pro combi steamer.  This is a powerful advance in the area of environmentally friendly professional cleaning chemicals which, combined with the iCombi Pro’s iCareSystem, helps to deliver reductions of up to 50% on chemicals consumption, without sacrificing any cleaning power.

Active Green is a concentrated tablet that is completely free of phosphorous and phosphate. While it’s a green cleaning product, it’s also just as effective as conventional chemicals, guaranteeing superb, sparkling results, without compromise and without harming the environment.

The iCareSystem is the intelligent cleaning system that uses sensors to detect how soiled the interior of the cooking system is.  It then adjusts the strength of the cleaning program automatically, to ensure a hygienic clean while using only as much chemical as is needed.  The interaction between the Active Green tablet and the iCareSystem is optimised in such a way that up to 50% less is consumed, compared to the previous cleaning chemical.

“The iCombi Pro includes a range of significant technological improvements designed to help operators improve their environmental sustainability,” says Trevor Lath, National Service Director for Rational. “However, environmental protection cannot be at the expense of hygiene.  As with any commercial catering equipment, the daily cleaning routine is an important part of the regular care and maintenance schedule.  The combination of the new, ‘green’ chemicals formula, and the carefully calibrated iCareSystem, has helped us create our most efficient and eco-friendly combi steamer cleaning system to date.

“The iCareSystem’s intelligence uses only as much cleaning chemical as is absolutely necessary.  It’s gentle on the environment and at the same time guarantees a perfectly maintained cooking system.” 

Alongside its powerful cleaning programs the iCareSystem offers two particularly environment-friendly functions.  The first is an ultra-fast 12 minute cleaning cycle that helps to keep downtime during the day to a minimum, without compromising on hygiene.  The second is the Eco mode, which uses less water and chemicals but takes longer than the standard programs. The iCareSystem allows operators to schedule the Eco mode to run overnight, helping reduce costs even more while guaranteeing that the iCombi Pro is ready to go when staff arrive in the morning.

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.  For information and brochures, or to find out about free Rational Live online demonstrations, call +44 (0)1582 480388, freephone 0800 389 2944 or visit


Press Contact:

Vanessa Millard, RATIONAL UK Limited


Tel:       01582 480388

Mob:    07879 552017





Editor's notes:


The RATIONAL Group is the world market and technology leader in the field of hot food preparation for professional kitchens. Founded in 1973, the company employs more than 1,100 people in Germany and a total of around 2,000 worldwide. Since the IPO in 2000, RATIONAL has been listed on the Prime Standard of the German Stock Exchange and is included in the SDAX.

The primary objective of the company is to always offer its customers maximum benefits. Internally RATIONAL is committed to the principle of sustainability, expressed in its policies on environmental protection, leadership and social responsibility. Year after year, numerous international awards testify to the exceptional quality of RATIONAL’s work.