Rational (Luton, Beds) claims perfect bake-off results are easier than ever with its SelfCooking Center. The user selects the food to be baked and pushes a button; the oven selects the programme and controls the bake-off climate.

The SelfCooking Centers monitor and adjust the oven cavity’s moisture/heat balance, enhancing food quality by baking products from croissants to cakes in their ideal environment. Rational says they are ideal for baking and bake-off applications in high street outlets and in-store bakeries.

The company has included new technologies to make the Centers more reliable and easier to operate, including CalcDiagnosis, for monitoring scaling, and CleanJet, a fully automatic cleaning system. The Centers are available in a range of sizes to suit all applications, and in electric and gas-powered versions.