Aerocat, a new option on Rational CPC-61 and CPC-101 electric combi-steamers, tackles smoke and odours from food - especially grilled or roasted - before they have a chance to leave the oven. The system is designed to absorb the airborne impurities that otherwise settle on and affect the food.
The development is thought to be especially significant when using combi-ovens in "fume-sensitive" locations such as food courts, shopfront areas, island sites, airports and railway terminals, achieving lower installation and cleaning costs than dedicated extraction equipment. Other refinements on CPC ovens include CleanJet self-cleaning, IQT controls on meat cooking and CalcDiagnosis water scale monitoring.
A combi-steamer can replace a host of other equipment from ovens, ranges and fryers to rotisseries, pizza ovens and even toasters. That's the bold claim made by Rational, which introduced its first combi back in 1976 and still specialises in them. The company claims that its CPC ovens get better results than other appliances because they cook food in its ideal "climate". This in turn reduces food shrinkage and can almost eliminate the need for cooking oil.
The company's "More profit daily" booklet gives detailed breakdowns on the oven's extra profit potential with a questionnaire provided to enable users to calculate performance figures in specific applications.