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9th October 2020

Rational wins German Design Award 2021 for new models

Written by: Edward Waddell
Rational’s iCombi Pro and iVaro Pro won a German Design Award in the ‘Excellent Product Design Kitchen’ category.

The iCombi Pro is responsible for roasting, baking, grilling and steaming. The iCombi Pro offers up to 50% higher productivity and up to 10% faster cooking times compared to its predecessor. The iVaro Pro is used for preparing soups, sauces, pasta and rice.

Peter Wiedemann, technical director at Rational, said: “With both cooking systems, we implemented the approach that ‘form follows function'.  Thus, a core feature of both models is the large and clearly arranged touch display, which controls all cooking functions and can also export data such as HACCP. 

“The exterior bodies of both models are characterised by clean lines and well thought-out ergonomics. The iCombi Pro’s attractive appearance is making it increasingly popular for front of house cooking, while the iVario Pro, with its rounded edges and non-heated crucible rim, shows that a kitchen workstation can also have an aspirational design. 

“Of course, the appearance of the cooking systems is only part of the design process. Our aim was to deliver market-leading functionality in all areas, from performance to ease of cleaning, both inside and out.”

The German Design Awards will be officially presented in February 2021, in an appropriate safe setting.