RATIONAL, the market leader in multifunctional foodservice technology, announced it is the recipient of a prestigious 2024 Kitchen Innovation (KI) Award for its iCareSystem AutoDose cleaning system. This is RATIONAL’s 12th Kitchen Innovation Award.

Each year the National Restaurant Association’s Kitchen Innovations (KI) Awards program celebrates the forward-thinking and cutting-edge back of house innovations that improve operations and generate growth through advances in automation, sustainability, efficiency, and space savings.

Available on select iCombi Pro models, iCareSystem AutoDose features automated dosing technology for precise cleaning agent dispensation, enhancing maintenance consistency, and reducing labor needs for routine maintenance, freeing up team members to focus on other kitchen tasks. Cleaning can run manually or according to a predetermined schedule, and the system takes exactly the right dose from the integrated, solid cleaner, using only the amount necessary for optimal hygiene. This innovation ensures precise maintenance, HACCP data integrity, and extended equipment lifespan. With each cartridge type and status recognized and shown on the iCombi Pro display panel, users are easily able to track cleaner levels as well as the number of remaining cleaning cycles. Cleaning cartridges and lids are 100% recyclable PP (polypropylene).

“We are truly honored to receive our twelfth Kitchen Innovation Award,” says Simon Lohse, Executive Vice President of RATIONAL North America. “We continually strive to deliver maximum benefit to our customers, and iCareSystem AutoDose does that in ways seen nowhere else in the industry.”

The iCareSystem AutoDose cleaning system is available with iCombi Pro tabletop models (6-half, 6-full, 10-half, 10-full). RATIONAL’s iCombi Pro and iVario Pro cooking systems received the KI Award in 2021 and 2020, respectively. Together, they create a highly efficient equipment team, capable of virtually all conventional cooking applications.

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