RATIONAL: A Good Idea Multiplied with Passion & Inspiration
For more than 40 years, it has been RATIONAL’s mission to provide its customers with the best tools for cooking. Starting out in 1973, its success has been built on an unwavering commitment to a shared goal of continually creating value for its customers. With more than 900,000 RATIONAL units on the market, RATIONAL cooking systems have become a standard in professional kitchens all over the world, as well as in the marine business.
RATIONAL units are produced at two locations: in Landsberg am Lech, Germany, the home of the SelfCookingCenter® and all combi-steamers, and Wittenheim in France, where the VarioCookingCenter® is developed and produced. Both the RATIONAL combi-steamers and the VarioCookingCenter® are multifunctional kitchen appliances which save space, money, energy and raw materials. The VarioCookingCenter® is the specialist when it comes to soups, sauces, stews, deep-fried products or puddings. The SelfCookingCenter® is the expert in baked goods, gratins, grilled products, and large roasts.
RATIONAL’s corporate philosophy is reflected in its approach to research and development. Physicists, food scientists, development engineers and experienced chefs all work together in the R & D team. This makes RATIONAL not only the company for professional chefs. With more than 250 professional chefs in its workforce, it is also the chef’s company. The application-centric organization forms a powerful basis for RATIONAL’s unique innovative drive and makes sure that the customer benefit stays in focus.