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

Warming

If you need to keep and serve food hot at your event, then our warming hire will be what you need. Choose from Bain Maries, Chafing Dishes and Hot Cupboards to get your perfect solution.

Full Size Chafing Dish Hire   Chafing Dishes
£10.00 exc-Vat
Plain Top Hot Cupboard Hire   Hot Cupboards
£70.00 exc-Vat
Round Chafing Dish Hire   Chafing Dishes
£10.00 exc-Vat

Whether it’s for a buffet or a kitchen, warming hire is essential for keeping food warm. We have various options available to help you with what you need.

What do I need to know about warming hire?

There are a few solutions available for warming hire, depending on what you need to keep warm and for how long.

If you’ve got a buffet, then our bain maries and chafing dishes are just what you need. Both work on the same principle; using a container with heated water to keep your container of food warm. The only difference is the fuel used to keep the water warm; the bain maries use electricity while chafing dishes use tins of chafing fuel. As a general rule, two chafing fuel burners are needed for each rectangular chafing dish.

What can hot cupboard hire be used for?

Hot cupboard hire is essential for busy kitchens which need extra space to keep food warm. They’re also very useful for one-off events which aren’t normally set up for extended food service.

There are essentially two kinds of hot cupboards for hire available on our website. Standard hot cupboards are great for keeping plates warm ready for service and can come with bain marie and heated gantry options for keeping food hot. Our mobile hot cupboards are particularly useful for spaces which aren’t normally commercial kitchens.

These hot cupboards are typically counter sized and can be used for serving food as well as keeping it warm.

Hot holding cupboards are designed to keep food warm ready for service and are designed to hold either gastronorm containers or plated meals. They can also offer different modes, such as proofing which is great for any kitchen which makes lots of dough-based products.

Holding cabinets are generally upright and can come with glass doors to make it possible to see what is inside without opening the door and affecting the temperature.

Do you need to order chafing fuel?

All of our chafing dishes are hired without chafing fuel. Please order separately if you need it.

  • Chafing fuel is available in 2 hour and 6 hour burn times
  • Multipacks of fuel are available
  • Standard rectangular chafing dishes need two pots of fuel per dish
  • Non-standard sizes will have differing requirements. Please check when ordering

Does warming hire need to be cleaned before collection?

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 warming hire work?

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.

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.