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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?

Finding the right kitchen equipment for a commercial or temporary setting on a budget can be very difficult. One of the chief decisions to get right is oven hire; get that wrong and it can be disastrous.

At Expo Hire Bristol and Avon we offer a choice of LPG and electric ovens for hire; the right one to order depends on the situation it is being hired into. Electric ovens for hire are the right choice for indoor kitchen areas where they can be used to bake, roast and grill food with ease. However, because electric ovens need huge amounts of power they cannot be used outdoors. The wattage required by electric ovens to run is far too much for temporary power supplies such as generators and extension leads and these will trip out easily while trying to use them in this way. The right choice for outdoor kitchens are LPG ovens like our six burner oven as they use LPG bottles to fuel the oven’s powerful burners. However, LPG ovens are not designed to be used indoors due to the potential lack of ventilation of exhaust fumes.

Having high quality stock has always been something that we pride ourselves upon and because of this we frequently replace our ovens with new ones. This is particularly important with ovens which are often the main workhorse of a kitchen and allows our customers to order from us with peace of mind.

What kind of fridge hire is there?

Whether it’s a big outdoor festival or a busy commercial space, if cold food and drinks are being served fridge space is a necessity. We work with various events and occasions along with commercial and pop up kitchens throughout Bristol, Avon and Somerset to help with fridge hire needs. Our expert drivers deliver fridges for hire to venues throughout the South West, helping to make sure that event organisers have all the fridge space they need.

We offer a wide variety of fridges for hire at Expo Hire Bristol and Avon. Our upright display fridges are one of our most frequently hired products we have on offer, being hired by people as diverse as retailers, exhibitors and event organisers. We also stock double door bottle coolers which are perfect for spaces such as bars as an under-counter fridge. For those customers who need more specialist stock we also have wine fridges, countertop fridges and chilled drink dispensers in stock.

We know that commercial kitchens need space to not only store and chill food but also for food preparation. To help meet this demand, we offer counter fridges with integrated workspaces which meet this need and which can be wheeled quickly into position with ease. At the other end of the spectrum, our extra large double door fridges are just what is needed for kitchens with large storage requirements.

Is there commercial barbecue hire available?

There isn’t much better than the smell of food cooking outside at a big outdoor event or occasion. While a smaller party can easily make do with a standard bbq, we know that our commercial customers are going to need commercial barbecue hire.

The barbecues for hire we have available have been selected with large outdoor functions in mind and can happily feed hundreds of guests. The Cinders barbecue is an industry standard barbecue which features two separate cooking areas, allowing for meat eating and vegetarian menus to be served at the same time without fear of cross-contamination. We also stock gas bottles and wrenches so customers can be sure they have everything they need to get going quickly.

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 Bristol and Avon we know how important it can be to secure event hire bookings early, particularly for large events. 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?

It’s easier than ever to find out the delivery and collection costs to and from your venue for event hire. Tap the Expo Hire Bristol & Avon logo from any page on the website to be taken to the homepage where you will find our carriage calculator button. Enter your postcode into the clever widget and not only will it tell you what the carriage cost is to that venue but also which of our websites is closest so that you don’t pay any more than you should.

You’ll also find a list of all our possible extra surcharges on that page. If applicable, these are confirmed in the checkout once you have confirmed your delivery address along with dates of delivery and collection. They’re itemised in full before you make payment so that there are no nasty surprises, and you know exactly what you are paying for.