About us

RATIONAL is a world market and technology leader in the field of hot food preparation for commercial kitchens.

For more than 40 years, we have been supplying galley kitchens around the world with the best cooking solutions. Tools with which you can realise your ideas and with which your food always turns out the way you want it.

Whether as a single solution or as a highly efficient system solution: our SelfCookingCenter® and VarioCookingCenter® units are always the right solution for use at sea.

Products and services

RATIONAL manufacture a range of combi steamer ovens for the cruise industry and are a central part of food production in the galleys.
SelfCookingCenter® XS

SelfCookingCenter® XS marine version has an appropriate place even in the smallest kitchen. It includes all the important technical features for safe operation even on rough seas. We give you all of the functions to ensure top quality and maximum efficiency within a space measuring just 55.5 cm deep and 65.5 cm wide. This means the appliances can be installed in locations such as front areas.

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VarioCookingCenter® 211

RATIONAL invented the first multi-functional cooking appliance based on heat transfer via contact heat. We have continued to develop the technology ever since. The current VarioCookingCenter® combines maximum efficiency and ease of use in the minimum space. This all-rounder replaces conventional bratt pans, kettles, ranges and deep-fat fryers and gets rid of pots and pans. This means you save space, time, power, water and you gain flexibility.

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SelfCookingCenter® Product Family

Whether for thirty or several thousand meals, you'll always get the right SelfCookingCenter® from us. Available in a smaller size as the SelfCookingCenter® XS to our floor modules SelfCookingCenter® 202. With our Combi-Duo, you get even more flexibility without any additional space requirements. With our VarioCookingCenter® and the ideal interplay between these two multifunctional appliances opens up entirely new possibilities.

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Siegfried-Meister-Str. 1
86899 Landsberg am Lech

Phone: +41 7656 51166
Internet: www.rational-online.com
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Contact person

Mikael Eliasson
Director International Key Account Marine
Phone: +41 7656 51166
E-mail: Send message

News & Innovations


Professional chefs know it: It is time for the question of which digital system effectively supports kitchen processes. Rational uses the cloud-based and free ConnectedCooking, which give new momentum to the collaboration between the chef and the appliance without forgetting its core task: cooking with imagination.

Whether one, two or more kitchens - with ConnectedCooking all Rational appliances use the same cooking programs, the chef can access their appliances with a single click, and control the cooking processes, even remotely. Push notifications help the platform log capacity usage and vacancies and to adapt production processes accordingly. The automatic service call is also aimed at increasing efficiency: the service partner receives an automatic message in case of an incident.

Another challenge for any kitchen is maintaining hygiene standards. Rational built in automatic HACCP documentation in ConnectedCooking. All relevant data is recorded and saved for a certain period, as the chef's core task is creativity and not the documentation of temperatures.

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