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HCA Forum 2022: Rational embraces ‘future kitchen’ with iVario advanced bratt pa
 Rational embraces the ‘future kitchen’ at the HCA Forum 2022  

iVario Pro cooking system shows benefits of advanced bratt pan technology

Stand 8, HCA Forum, ACC Liverpool, 30-31 March 2022


Staff shortages? Sustainability? Pressure on skilled personnel? Productivity? On the Rational stand visitors to HCA will be able to see how the iVario Pro cooking system answers many of the key challenges facing today’s hospital caterers. 

The iVario Pro is like an advanced, multifunctional bratt pan.  It not only replaces conventional bratt pans but also kettles, deep fryers and pressure cookers.  Hospital caterers will be able to find out how they can boil, braise, fry and deep fry in one space-saving unit, up to four times faster and using up to 40% less energy than with conventional equipment. 

The iVario Pro uses artificial intelligence to take over many of the tasks the staff would normally have to undertake – saving time and increasing productivity.  For example, its iCookingSuite technology recognises the food’s weight, size and condition and automatically adjusts cooking parameters to ensure the best possible results, monitoring and completing cooking processes. 

A key feature on the stand will focus on QSR and food to go in hospitals, showing the benefits the iVario Pro brings to patient, staff and visitor catering.  Rational director Colin Parry says, “The Forum is all about embracing the future, and with the iVario Pro visitors will be able to see how the most advanced cooking systems are bringing huge benefits to hospital catering.” 

RATIONAL is the leading provider in hot food preparation cooking systems and, with the iCombi Pro and the iVario Pro 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.