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SelfCookingCenter®
The reliable professional kitchen assistant.

You can grill, roast, bake, steam, stew, blanch or poach food, all within a space of less than about 1 m². Meat, fish, poultry, vegetables, egg dishes, baked goods, desserts—you can do it all, whether you’re cooking for thirty or for several thousand.

It reduces workloads exactly the way kitchen teams need: it cooks quickly, it’s easy to use, it delivers the food quality you specify, and it even saves you time, money and energy in the process. It takes all monitoring and checking work off your hands. It adjusts temperature, moisture and cooking time settings on its own. It monitors your food’s browning and degree of doneness, and even saves you the trouble of repeatedly turning pan-fried dishes.

Benefits for you at a glance:

  • Outstanding food quality at all times
  • Easy to operate even for untrained staff
  • Minimum running costs
  • No checking or monitoring
  • Cook different foods at the same time
  • Automatic cleaning and descaling

Cost-effectiveness. 
An investment that pays off.

It really pays to have a SelfCookingCenter® in your kitchen. You save energy, water, time, and raw materials, and have less waste. You’ll also enjoy up to 30% more kitchen space, because one small RATIONAL appliance can free up or replace 40 to 50% of all standard cooking appliances.

whitefficiency® is our contribution to sustainability, a contribution that begins right from the product development phase. We work in close collaboration with universities to find solutions that save on resources. This policy also manifests itself in the company's environmentally certified production, in our energy efficient sales logistics and in the return and recycling of our old appliances.

Benefits for you at a glance:

  • Raw materials consumption reduced by up to 10%*
  • Grease usage reduced by up to 95%*
  • Energy consumption reduced by up to 28%*
  • Labour hours reduced by up to 30%*
  • Space requirements reduced by more than 30%**
  • No additional expenses related to descaling or water softening
  • Pays for itself in an extremely short time

* compared to pre-2011 combi-steamers
** compared to conventional cooking methods

Steam, convection & combination.
The SelfCookingCenter® can take care of 95% of all common cooking processes for you.

Combining heat and steam into a single appliance opens up a wealth of new options in professional food preparation. Of course you can also operate the SelfCookingCenter® manually. Regardless of whether you’re using convection, steam or a combination, in manual mode you can adjust every parameter yourself, directly and precisely, right down to the exact degree.

Steam, 30-130 °C

Steaming, stewing, poaching, blanching—our high-performance steam generator can do it all. Whether you’re doing vegetables, fish, or egg dishes, precise steam temperatures and maximum steam saturation will give you vibrant colours and flavours. Vitamins and minerals are preserved. No drying out. And it can even do all of that with full loads, and even at temperatures under 100 °C.

Convection, 30-300 °C

Tender fillets, crisp breaded chops, grilled steaks, fluffy baked goods and frozen convenience foods—thanks to continuous convection heat of up to 300 °C, they all come out with a uniformity, crispness and succulence that sets new standards.

Combination of Steam & Convection Heat

The hot, moist cooking environment prevents food from drying out, minimises cooking losses, and ensures even browning on roasts, gratins or casseroles. You give your customers unforgettable culinary experiences, and your cooking times are significantly shorter than with conventional cooking appliances.

The cooking system with real intelligence.
More than just an ordinary combi-steamer.

It’s the first (and, so far, the only) cooking system with real intelligence, and it’s revolutionising the way food is prepared. You no longer have to set temperatures, moisture levels or air circulation speeds, and then continually adjust them. All you need to do is specify the results you want. It doesn’t matter whether you want your food to turn out rare, medium or well-done, lightly browned or dark, with or without a crust.
It always comes down to one simple formula for perfect cooking results - select a product, load it, and that’s it — no matter who’s operating the unit.