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Kitchen

Get the best catering equipment hire for your kitchen. All of our electric equipment is PAT tested while our LPG equipment is regularly certified by a Gas Safe engineer

Choosing the right catering equipment hire can be tricky but we’ve tried to make it as easy as possible for you with our selection.

How do I know which kind of oven hire I need to choose?

If you are cooking food at your next event or special occasion then oven hire is something that you may wish to consider. As one of the more powerful pieces of catering equipment hire we offer, it’s important to know what ovens for hire we offer and what is right for you.

We offer both LPG and electric ovens for hire, which are suitable for different situations. Electric ovens are great for indoor events and commercial kitchens, where they can be used to cook all kinds of food. These ovens draw huge amounts of power and as such they’re not suitable for use at outdoor events as generators and extension leads can trip out easily while using them. LPG ovens like our six burner oven are what is needed outdoors, as they can use LPG bottles to fuel the powerful burners both inside the oven and on top.

Unlike many other event hire companies, we frequently replace our ovens with new stock so that our customers can expect the highest quality from us. This is especially important with ovens which are often the workhorse of a kitchen and allows our customers to order from us with peace of mind.

What kind of fridge hire is there?

From commercial kitchens to popup events and occasions, fridges are one of our most popular products. Our expert drivers deliver fridge hire across the country, helping ensure event organisers can quickly set up their chilled storage areas.

We offer many different kinds of fridges for hire at Expo Hire. Our upright display fridges are perfect for everything from retailers at exhibitions to large functions where guests need to help themselves. We also offer double door bottle coolers which fit snugly under counters and are perfect where space needs to be conserved. We have specialist fridges for hire in stock too, such as wine fridges and counter top fridges.

If it’s a busy kitchen you are running then you’re going to need plenty of space to not only store food but also to prepare it. Our counter fridges with integrated work space are great for exactly this purpose, and can be moved quickly into position to help you get going with speed. On the other hand, our extra large double door fridges are just what is needed if there are large amounts of food to be chilled.

Is there commercial barbecue hire available?

Warm spring evenings and lazy summer days are the perfect time for eating outdoors. A small garden party can get away with a standard bbq set but for commercial situations a much bigger option is needed.

Our barbecues for hire have been selected with large events in mind and can feed literally hundreds of guests without an issue. The Cinders barbecue is an industry standard, featuring two cooking areas which means cooking vegetarian food and meat at the same time is possible. We also stock gas bottles and wrenches so customers can be sure they have everything they need to get grilling.

What do I need to know about catering equipment hire?

Regardless of what catering equipment you hire, there are some important things to take into consideration before hiring.

The most important consideration is power. All of our electrical items use a standard three pin UK plug and have been PAT tested prior to dispatch. Please check the wattage required as more powerful products can trip extension leads and generators. As a rule, electric equipment is designed to be used indoors.

Our LPG equipment is all regularly certified by a Gas Safe Engineer as being safe to use, and certification is available on request. All of our equipment uses standard bayonet fittings and can be attached to 19 or 47kg gas bottles. We cannot do this for you on delivery – if you’re not sure how to do it please ask a Gas Safe engineer to connect it for you. LPG equipment is designed to be used outdoors in the main.

I'm ordering a large amount of catering equipment hire. Can I put down a deposit?

At Expo Hire we’ve got lots of experience of dealing with events at the larger end of the spectrum. We know that they take months of planning, and sometimes budgetary constraints can prevent early ordering. If your hire charge is over £500, you can now book your hire equipment with just a 25% deposit, paying the remainder up to 28 days prior to delivery. Full details are available in our terms and conditions.

How does delivery of catering equipment hire work?

Working out delivery costs is easy with Expo Hire. On the home page of this website is our carriage calculator; tap your postcode into that and our website will confirm not only whether we cover that postcode or not, but also which of our 11 branches is closest to you and the cost for delivery from that branch, as well as the list of possible extra charges.

Once you have filled your basket and confirmed your delivery dates and postcode in the checkout, we will show you an itemised cost for delivery so you know exactly what you’re paying for before you place your order.