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?

Setting up any kind of kitchen requires some careful choices to make sure equipment is not only right for the food to be cooked but also for the setting it is being used in.  Oven hire is one of the bigger components of any kitchen and getting that wrong can be an expensive mistake.

At Expo Hire London we offer the choice of both LPG and electric ovens for hire; each of which are designed for different usage. Electric ovens for hire are for indoor areas where they can be used to bake, roast and grill food easily. However, because electric ovens need lots of power to run they cannot be used outdoors. The wattage required by electric ovens can easily trip temporary power supplies such as generators and extension leads. The portability of LPG bottles make LPG ovens the perfect choice for usage outside; even an oven with powerful burners like our six burner oven can happily run off an LPG bottle. However, LPG ovens are not designed to be used indoors due to the potential lack of ventilation of exhaust fumes.

Offering 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?

Keeping drinks and food chilled does not need to be a difficult or expensive proposition. We work with a variety of commercial kitchens as well as with events and functions throughout Southampton and Hampshire to help them with their fridge hire needs. Our expert drivers frequently deliver fridges for hire to venues in the south coast region, helping to make sure that drinks and food are kept cold at events throughout the year.

We offer a wide selection of fridges for hire at Expo Hire Solent. For example, our upright glass-fronted display fridges are one of the most frequently hired products we have, going out on hire to a variety of places from retailers to small functions. We also have in stock double door bottle coolers which are often used as an under-counter fridge by pop-up bars. For those who require more specialist products, we also have wine fridges, countertop fridges and chilled drink dispensers available.

We understand from experience that commercial kitchens need space to chill and prepare food. To meet this demand, we offer counter fridges with integrated workspaces which can be moved 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?

Cooking food at a big outdoor event like a fayre or a festival is very easy with the right equipment in place. While a garden party can make do with just a small bbq, we know that for our commercial customers, commercial barbecue hire is going to be essential.

The barbecues for hire we have available have been chosen with large outdoor events in mind and are readily capable of feeding hundreds of guests. The Cinders barbecue is an industry standard barbecue which has features such as two separate cooking areas, allowing for both meat and vegetarian menus to be cooked simultaneously without any 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.

Do you need to order gas?

All of our LPG equipment is supplied without gas bottles. Please order separately if you need them

  • 13kg LPG Bottles are suitable for patio heaters
  • 19kg LPG Bottles are suitable for all other LPG equipment we stock
  • 30mm wrench required to attach bottles to equipment - can also be hired separately
  • If unsure about connecting bottles to equipment utilise a Gas Safe Engineer

What do I need to know about catering equipment hire?

At Expo Hire Solent, we specialise in the hire and supply of high-quality electrical appliances. We know this as we thoroughly clean, check and PAT test all of our products prior to delivery. What's more, our products are fitted with a standard 3 pin UK plug for compatibility. We advise that you check the limitation of your venue's wiring circuit prior to use, to ensure it does not become overloaded.

All of our LPG products at Expo Hire Solent include a hose and regulator, allowing them to be connected directly to the bayonet fitting on a standard LPG gas bottle. What's more, we take pride in inspecting all equipment prior to delivery, and with our LPG products, there's no exception.

All items undergo a regular and thorough inspection and testing by a qualified Gas Safe engineer (evidence of this can be provided upon request, once your order is confirmed).

Please be aware that our delivery team are unable to connect or set up equipment for you. If you are not comfortable doing this, please consult a gas safe engineer.

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Do I need to clean catering equipment hire before it is returned?

Are you worried about cleaning your catering equipment hire read for collection after your event or occasion? Washing up isn't the nicest of jobs at the best of times and with time and energy potentially on the short side, our "send it back dirty" service might be just what you need.

We know that catering equipment hire can be hard to clean after a hire period of full usage; our experience in cleaning ovens and barbecues alone is testament to that. Rather than worrying about scrubbing off those stubborn stains, for just 25% of the hire price you can leave it all to us. All you need to do is select the "send it back dirty" service in the checkout, and then simply wipe off any food debris or liquid before collection; we’ll sort the rest.

How does delivery of catering equipment hire work?

Finding out how much your delivery of event hire cost is easy. Simply tap the Expo Hire Solent logo anywhere on the website to be taken to the homepage where you will find the carriage calculator button. This clever widget will not only give you the exact costs to your venue postcode, it will also confirm which website is closest so you don’t have to worry about overpaying.

We also list all possible surcharges on that page. If any of these are applicable, they are confirmed in the checkout once you have reconfirmed your delivery address and dates, and are itemised in full so there are no nasty surprises before you pay.

Want to know when your delivery is coming? You can track your driver using our real time maps on the day of delivery and collection. Simply tap the link in the automated text we send you and you can find out where they are - no need to call for updates.