Please Note: Our first available delivery or collection date is now Monday 11th July.

Cooking

Having the right cooking hire for your kitchen is essential if your event or occasion is to go smoothly. Whether using electricity or LPG as fuel, we've sourced the right kitchen hire equipment for you.

Catering equipment such as cooking hire is the cornerstone of what we do at Expo Hire Solent. We’ve made it our aim to source equipment which can be relied upon even in the busiest kitchen.

What cooking hire is there on offer?

We have a diverse cooking hire range, which is fuelled by both LPG and electricity, designed for inside and outside use. When sourcing our kitchen hire we've made every effort to get industry standard equipment, so that our customers have the utmost peace of mind. We work with venues throughout Southampton, Portsmouth, Bournemouth, Hampshire, Dorset and Wiltshire, providing catering equipment hire not only for one-off events but to help cover breakdowns and issues.

All of our LPG equipment can be run on LPG bottles with standard bayonet fittings, while our electric equipment can all be run from a standard UK three pin plug. However, we do recommend checking the wattage of electric equipment as it can trip extension leads and generators. LPG products are designed for use outside, where they can provide lots of power without fear of tripping generators or extension leads.

Oven Hire in Southampton and the South Coast

The most frequently hired range within our catering equipment offering is oven hire. We rent ovens out to all kinds of venues across Southampton, Portsmouth, Bournemouth, Hampshire, Dorset and Wiltshire, from comercial kitchens where a breakdown has occurred to weekend pop up events. Unlike many of our competitors, we continuously source new ovens for hire to ensure that we offer the best quality at all times.

We have both LPG and electric ovens available. Our LPG six burner ovens are suited to outside events where a lot of power is required such as pop up kitchens and large outdoor events. These ovens for hire run off LPG bottles, which we hire out separately. Connection is relatively simple to do but we do recommend that any customer who does not feel comfortable hooking these up to utilise the services of a Gas Safe engineer.

The electric Blue Seal Turbofan Ovens for hire are best used in indoor kitchens due to the large amount of power that they draw. These ovens are perfect for any kitchen that needs to bake, roast or grill lots of items, and are gastro tray compatible. We rent ovens like this frequently, and in the summer demand can be particularly high; as availability is limited we recommend booking early.

Our other Kitchen Hire available

Ovens are not the only items we have available in our cooking hire selection. We have a wide range of catering equipment hire available from barbecues to toasters, and griddles to grills.

One of our most popular products are LPG Fryers. Our LPG fryers for hire are great for pop up kitchens outdoors and offer lots of power and capacity which is just not achieveable by a comparable electrical product. These often go to streetfood stalls at food markets in Southampton and the South Coast, where they can be used safely and with confidence.

There is also a selection of other equipment available for more specialised cooking such as rice cookers, rotisserie ovens and conveyor toasters.

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

Do kitchen hire items need to be cleaned?

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 cookery hire work?

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.

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.