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?

Putting together any kind of kitchen, commercial or temporary can be a stress. Getting the right oven hire is one of the big decisions to make as the wrong choice can be disastrous in some cases.

At Expo Hire South Wales we offer both LPG and electric ovens for hire; the choice of which is the right one to hire depends on the situation it is being hired into. Electric ovens for hire are the right choice for those events and kitchens which are indoors, where they can be used to bake, roast and grill food with ease. However, because electric ovens need large amounts of power they’re not at all suitable for use outdoors. The wattage required by electric ovens 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 with electric ovens. The correct choice for outdoor kitchens are LPG ovens like our six burner oven as they use LPG bottles to fuel the oven’s powerful burners. LPG ovens are not designed to be used indoors due to the lack of ventilation of exhaust fumes.

Having high quality stock has always been of importance to us 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 food and drink cold does not need to be a hassle or an expensive problem to have. We work with all kinds of events and occasions along with commercial and pop up kitchens throughout Cardiff, the Vale of Glamorgan and the surrounding area to help with fridge hire needs. Our expert drivers deliver fridges to venues throughout the South Wales region, helping to ensure that event organisers don’t need to worry about keeping things cold.

We have a wide variety of fridges for hire in stock and available at Expo Hire South Wales. Our upright glass-fronted display fridges are one of the most frequently hired products we have on offer, going to all kinds of events everywhere to people such 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 are after something a little bit more specialist we have wine fridges, countertop fridges and chilled drink dispensers in stock.

Commercial kitchens need space to not only store and chill food but also for food preparation. To solve this problem, 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?

The taste of food cooked outside on a warm spring evening or lazy summer day is difficult to be beaten. While a private party can easily make do with a small bbq, we understand that our commercial customers need commercial barbecue hire.

The barbecues for hire we have in stock have been selected with large outdoor events 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 differing 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.

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?

We pride ourselves on delivering equipment that is of good quality and condition at Expo Hire South Wales. To ensure these standards are met, we clean, inspect and PAT test all equipment prior to delivery. We can also provide evidence of this should you require it. it. All of our electrical products use a 3 pin UK plug, for compatibility. We advise that you check the limitations and requirements of your power supply, to ensure you do not overload the circuit.

All LPG products from Expo Hire South Wales are delivered with a hose and regulator which connect directly to a standard bayonet fitting on an LPG gas bottle.

You should be aware that our delivery team cannot connect or set up any equipment for you. If you are not comfortable doing this, we advise that you consult a Gas Safe engineer.

When dealing with us, you can rest assured that all equipment is cleaned, inspected and tested prior to delivery, with regular inspection completed by a qualified gas engineer. Proof of this can be supplied upon request upon booking confirmation.

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

Are you worried thinking about cleaning catering equipment hire after your occasion or event? If you think time, energy or willpower will be a factor in how much you can do before you items are collected then our "send it back dirty" service might be what you need.

From our long experience in cleaning catering equipment hire, we know just how hard it can be. Products like ovens and barbecues in particular can get very greasy, very quickly. Instead of cracking on with the Marigolds, for just 25% of the hire price you can leave all the cleaning to us. Simply add the "send it back dirty" service in the checkout, and then wipe off any food debris or liquid before we collect and we’ll sort the rest.

How does delivery of catering equipment hire work?

There is no need to be surprised by delivery and collection charges before you check out. Tap the Expo Hire South Wales logo from anywhere on the website to be taken to the homepage where you will find our carriage calculator. Tap the button to take you to the calculator page and enter your postcode to not only find out the cost of delivery and collection to your venue, but also which of our websites is closest to you. This way you do not need to worry you are paying any more than you should.

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.

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.