Don’t delay combi-cleaning, warns Rational

Rational iCombi Pro 1011E

Rational, a leading provider in hot food preparation equipment, is warning that it is essential for kitchen staff to follow the cleaning procedures recommended by their machine’s manufacturer in order to keep combi steamers operating safely and efficiently.

Typically, combi steamers should be cleaned every day as part of the kitchen routine. Most quality machines have self-cleaning programs.

On Rational’s new iCombi Pro, the iCareSystem tells operators when they need to run the programme to clean the combi. It minimises the use of chemicals because it only asks for a clean when it’s necessary.

The iCareSystem also deals with scale, so there’s no need for a separate water treatment system or for expensive professional descaling.

In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, some operators are choosing to delay cleaning in order to save money.

Deferring cleaning routines will lead to the build-up of dirt and scale, which may compromise cooking results, increase energy consumption and running costs and ultimately lead to equipment breakdown. If a descale becomes necessary, it could cost hundreds of pounds.

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