Bake 100 Pizzas in Eight Minutes with the RATIONAL SelfCooking Center�

Two New Accessories Make Preparing Perfect Pizza Possible
SCHAUMBURG, ILLINOIS, February XX, 2007- The new RATIONAL pizza dish and pizza & grill tray accessories enable chefs and caterers to bake large quantities of pizza to hand-made perfection in the world’s only SelfCooking Center®.
The RATIONAL pizza dish, which is designed for use in the mobile plate rack, is manufactured with a special non-stick coating and accommodates pizzas up to 11 inches in diameter. One hundred prebaked pizzas can be ready in just eight minutes. The pizza dishes are ideal for school and corporate catering events when large amounts of people need to be served in a small amount of time.
The pizza & grill tray accessory is designed for baking pizza, tarts and flatbreads. The tray remains hot in the cooking cabinet while the radiant heat guarantees the pizza toppings are always moist and the crust is crispy. Using the LevelControl in the SelfCooking Center, pizza chefs can monitor the baking time of several pizzas individually.
“At RATIONAL we are always working to discover more opportunities to make the SelfCooking Center a valuable and beneficial asset to the owners,” said Louis Audette, corporate chef from RATIONAL. “With new accessories like the pizza dish and pizza & grill tray, owners can make top-notch pizza and grilled dishes more easily and profitably.”
On the reverse side of the pizza tray is a grill tray that can be used to cook fish, meats and vegetables. The grill tray creates the perfect grill pattern on all foods. The two-in-one pizza & grill tray is a multifunctional accessory that also conserves space in the kitchen.
About the SelfCooking Center®
The SelfCooking Center has simplified the cooking process to the press of a button, saving time and expensive training and retraining due to staff turnover. It detects product-specific requirements, the size of the food to be cooked and load size. Then, the SelfCooking Center automatically calculates cooking time, temperature and ideal cooking cabinet climate on an individual basis. It continuously monitors and adjusts 3,600 times per hour to achieve the desired result. The SelfCooking Center also requires 28 percent less space in the kitchen but cooks up to 15 percent faster than conventional Combi-Steamers. It is available in gas or electric.

RATIONAL is the world market and technology leader for the thermal preparation of food in professional kitchens. Founded and based in Germany since 1973, RATIONAL is committed to the principle of sustainability, expressed in its policies on environmental protection, leadership and social responsibility. Numerous awards such as “Best Factory,” “Product of the Year,” “Manufacturer of the Year” and “Global Excellence in Operations” attest to RATIONAL’s high standards and recognition in the industry.