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?

Whether it’s a temporary or permanent commercial kitchen that is being set up, it’s important to get the equipment involved right. Oven hire is one of the bigger components of any kitchen and getting that wrong can be a very expensive mistake.

At Expo Hire Birmingham we offer a choice of LPG and electric ovens for hire; each of which are suitable for different settings. Electric ovens for hire are used in indoor areas where they can bake, roast and grill food easily. However, because electric ovens need lots of power to run they are not suitable to be used outdoors. The wattage required by electric ovens to run can easily trip temporary power supplies such as generators and extension leads. The portability of LPG bottles mean that LPG ovens are 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 allowed 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?

In need of extra refrigeration space to keep your food and drinks cold at your next event or occasion? We work with lots of commercial kitchens as well as with events and functions throughout Birmingham and the Black Country to help with fridge hire needs. Our expert drivers frequently deliver fridges for hire to venues throughout the West Midlans, helping to make sure that drinks and food are kept cold at events and occasions throughout the year.

We have a wide selection of fridges for hire in stock at Expo Hire Birmingham. For example, our upright glass-fronted display fridges are one of the most frequently hired catering hire products we have on offer. They go out on hire to a variety of places, from exhibitions at the NEC to restaurant kitchens and small functions. For those running pop-up bars, we stock double door bottle coolers which are great as an under counter fridge. If more specialist products are required, we also have wine fridges, countertop fridges and chilled drink dispensers available.

We know from experience that commercial kitchens often have little space to chill and prepare food. To solve this problem, 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?

Spring evenings and summer days are a popular time for big outdoor events, and serving food at them is always a must. While your average garden party can make do with just a small bbq, we know that when it comes to our commercial customers, commercial barbecue hire is what is needed.

The barbecues for hire we have in stock have been chosen with large outdoor events in mind and are readily capable of feeding a large number of guests at once. The Cinders barbecue is an industry standard and has features such as two separate cooking areas, allowing for both meat and vegetarian menus to be cooked at the same time without any worry about 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 Birmingham, we pride ourselves on high standards. That's why we thoroughly clean, check and PAT test our electrical appliances prior to delivery. All equipment is supplied with a 3 pin UK plug, meaning it's widely compatible in all venues. Please Note: You may need to check your venue's wiring does not become overloaded. We can also provide proof of PAT testing should you require it.

All our LPG products at Expo Hire Birmingham undergo regular inspection and testing by Gas Safe engineers, meaning we can ensure high standards and safety.

These products come supplied with a hose and regulator, allowing you to connected them directly to a standard bayonet fitting on an LPG bottle.

It should be noted that our delivery team are unable to connect or set up equipment for you. If you need support with this, we recommend consulting a Gas Safe engineer.

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

Are you concerned about cleaning your catering equipment hire after using it at your event or occasion? If time is a factor while packing up or you know you’ve got too much else to get done, then you should definitely consider using our send it back dirty service.

Catering equipment hire can be hard to clean after a hire period, especially if it's been in constant usage. Ovens and barbecues in particular can require a good amount of elbow grease to get them clean. Rather than cracking out the scourer, for just 25% of the hire price you can add our "send it back dirty service" in the checkout. Just wipe off any food debris or liquid and we’ll sort the rest.

How does delivery of catering equipment hire work?

We’ve made it easier than ever to work out how much it will cost to get your event hire order delivered. Simply tap the Expo Hire Birmingham logo anywhere on the website to take you to the homepage, where you will find our carriage calculator button. Enter your postcode into the clever widget and it will confirm not only what the costs for delivery and collection are, but confirm which of our websites is closest to you so you don’t need to worry about overpaying.

We’ve also listed every possible extra charge on the carriage calculator page. If applicable, these charges are confirmed in the checkout once you have confirmed your delivery dates and address and are itemised in full so that there are no nasty surprises.