RATIONAL USA, a leading manufacturer of combi-steamer technology, launched the UltraVent and UltraVent Plus recirculating hoods for SelfCookingCenter models 61/101 and 62/102. The UltraVent absorbs and dissipates steam, and the UltraVent Plus adds special filters that capture grease and smoke that occur during grilling and roasting.  Equipped with the appropriate UltraVent, a SelfCookingCenter can be used in visible locations such as front cooking areas.

The new UltraVent hoods along with several other new product accessories and enhancements were on display at the RATIONAL USA booth #3441 at the National Restaurant Association Show.

Visitors to NRA booth #3441 saw four distinct areas highlighting the capabilities of the RATIONAL SelfCookingCenter and its ability to fry, roast, grill, steam, poach, bake, and deliver consistently excellent results. Booth highlights included:

Bistro R, a pop-up restaurant, featuring an à la carte menu with a coconut milk braised beef short ribs, octopus à la plancha, duck arancini, and sprouted grains entrées. Each dish highlights different SelfCookingCenter cooking modes and capabilities.

Front cooking show, an ever-changing menu design to demonstrate key SelfCookingCenter features such as the ability to automatically calculate cooking times for perfect results, and the simultaneous cooking of multiple items without flavor transfer.  Celebrity Chef Thomas Keller, of the Thomas Keller Restaurant Group and The French Laundry restaurant fame, will join the front cooking show on Sunday from 1 pm until 3:30 pm.

C-store concept, this convenience store concept features both made to order and grab and go items, that could be found on a retail location menu. The newest and smallest member of the RATIONAL combi-steamer family is featured, the SelfCookingCenter XS, which is a favorite of convenience stores, coffee shops and limited menu locations. 

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