Introducing the NEW iVario 2-XS – The intelligent Space Saver by Rational for Smaller Kitchens

Rational is now revolutionising smaller kitchens with the new iVario 2-XS. The two-pan cooking system, which works with contact heat and takes on routine tasks is extremely productive even in small spaces. The cornerstone is iVarioBoost the first intelligent energy management system, which regulates the heat over the entire surface and has sufficient reserve capacity to sear 4.5kg of casserole meat in 6.5 minutes including the preheating phase. The cooking intelligence iCookingSuite detects the condition and size of the food and regulates the cooking path so that you only need to intervene if the cooking system calls. The iVario 2-XS consists of two pans each with a 2/3 GN base surface and a 17-litre capacity. The unit comes with a full package of accessories, so that excellent results are achieved from the very first minute.

“Boiling, pan-frying and deep-frying on a small surface, powerful, precise and flexible, that was our objective in the development of the iVario 2-XS,” explains Simon Lohse, Managing Director, Rational UK.  “For businesses with small kitchens on a limited budget that want to serve high quality results that their customers require, the iVario intelligent technology will provide a solution,” he continues.

RATIONAL iVario 2-XS (002)The small unit with iVarioBoost heats up to 200° in less than 2 minutes and has enough reserve capacity to sear even larger quantities without the release of liquids. The heat is distributed so evenly and it is regulated so quickly that even delicate foods such as rice pudding do not stick or boil over. iVarioBoost consists of patented ceramic heating elements, which are firmly attached to the scratch-resistant pan base and evenly distributed. This makes the iVario 2-XS 4 times faster and consumes 40% less electricity compared to conventional technology.

The iCookingSuite, which is the cooking intelligence, is responsible for ensuring consistent cooking results. Sensors detect the quantity and condition of the food, and regulate the cooking parameters accordingly so that the desired result can be achieved without the user having to do much. “The iVario Pro eliminates the need for checking and monitoring,” explains Lohse. One example is the AutoLift, the automatic raising and lowering mechanism, which automatically raises and lowers the food from and into the cooking liquid.

To guarantee maximum flexibility on a small surface, the iVario 2-XS has two pans which can be heated differently. The display in the middle of the cooking system is clearly arranged so that the user can view both pans at the same time. In addition to the operating modes for meat, fish, poultry or side dishes, the user can now select cooking methods such as frying pan or deep-fat fryer.

RATIONAL iVario 2-XS in kitchen (002)Its ergonomy is also revolutionary. With the corresponding stand, the iVario 2-XS is height-adjustable, the corners are rounded and the pan edge stays cold. Since nothing sticks, it is easy to clean, in approximately two minutes. Various setup variations such as integration in a kitchen line, on the worktop or the stand make the cooking system extremely adaptable.

The iVario 2-XS comes with a full package of accessories including the arm for the automatic raising and lowering function, boiling and deep-frying basket, spatula, pan base grid and sieve.

Anyone who would like to discover more about the new cooking system can now convince themselves of its performance in the online webinar More Tour 2020. Interested parties will soon be able to experience the iVario 2-XS also live at the More Tour 2020, the dates will be available on