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05/20/2022

NRA Show News: iVario Makes U.S. Debut

The iVario is an intelligent multifunctional cooking system that exceeds the capabilities of conventional tilting skillets, kettles and deep fryers. NRA Booth 4454.
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iVario learns cooking patterns, alerts the user when items need attention and adjusts cooking paths to achieve desired results. The intuitive screen display allows kitchen staff, at any level, to easily boil, simmer, sauté, braise, pan fry, deep-

Rational is introducing the iVario product line in the United States and Canada at the National Restaurant Association Show booth 4454.  The iVario is an intelligent multifunctional cooking system that exceeds the capabilities of conventional tilting skillets, kettles and deep fryers.

New to North America and now available from Rational dealers, the iVario debuts a powerful new performance class in foodservice equipment defined by faster cooking times, extraordinary flexibility, and acute precision. It also is up to four times faster, and uses up to 40% less electricity when compared to conventional equipment. 

Built with intelligence, the iVario learns cooking patterns, alerts the user when items need attention and adjusts cooking paths to achieve desired results. The intuitive screen display allows kitchen staff, at any level, to easily boil, simmer, sauté, braise, pan fry, deep-fry, and more, at a press of a button. 

Fast, even and precise heating is accomplished via patented heating technology . The iVario uses ceramic heating elements attached to a durable heat-conductive, scratch-resistant pan base designed to withstand extreme temperature swings and heavy everyday use. The iVario pan base reaches 400°F in less than three minutes, and can reduce the temperature with similar speed. Numerous sensors measure the pan base every second to adjust temperatures for consistent results and energy efficiency.