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?

Getting a kitchen right for a big event or occasion is all about ensuring the right catering equipment hire is ordered. One of the most important decisions to make is what kind of oven hire to get as the wrong choice can prove costly and potentially even sabotage the day.

At Expo Hire Chiltern we stock both LPG and electric ovens for hire; knowing the right one to choose depends on the context there are being used in. Electric ovens for hire are the correct choice for events and kitchens which are indoors, where they can be used to bake, roast and grill food. However, because these ovens draw large amounts of power they’re not suitable for use at outdoor occasions. The wattage required by these ovens is too much for exterior power supplies such as generators and extension leads and they will trip out easily while using them. LPG ovens like our six burner oven are what is needed outdoors, as they use LPG bottles to fuel the powerful burners without a problem.

The quality of our stock has always been important to us and because of this we frequently replace our ovens with new ones. This is especially important with ovens which are often the 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 drinks cold in any space whether it be a pop up event or a commercial kitchen requires refrigeration of some kind. We work with events and occasions of all kinds along with commercial and pop up kitchens throughout Northamptonshire, Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire to help with their fridge hire needs. Our expert drivers deliver fridges across the region often, helping to ensure that event organisers can quickly set up without worry.

There are various different fridges for hire on offer at Expo Hire Chiltern. Our upright display fridges are our most frequently hired fridge, going everywhere from retailers to event hosts offering chilled drinks. We also have double door bottle coolers which are perfect for places such as bars, fitting snugly under counters. For those who need something a bit more specialist in nature we also have wine fridges, counter top fridges and chilled drink dispensers.

We know that commercial kitchens need space to not only store chilled food but also to prepare it. With this in mind, we have counter fridges with integrated workspaces which are designed for this specific need and which can be wheeled quickly into position ready for use. 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?

Big outdoor festivals and fayres often feature a barbecue style set up to feed guests quickly and effectively. Although a small garden affair can make do with a standard bbq set, we understand that our commercial customers need more substantial barbecue hire.

The barbecues for hire we have available in stock have been selected with large outdoor events in mind and can easily keep hundreds of guests fed. The Cinders barbecue is an industry standard and features two cooking areas which allows for event organisers to have separate menus without worry 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 take pride in our products at Expo Hire Chiltern, which is why we inspect, clean and PAT test all of our equipment prior to delivery. Evidence of PAT testing can be also provided. Please Note: All of our electric products are powered by a standard three-pin UK plug. You will need to check your power requirements prior to use to ensure, to ensure they are compatible and will not be overloaded.

At Expo Hire Chiltern, we specialise in the supply and hire of LPG equipment for events and exhibitions throughout the Milton Keynes and Northampton area.

All LPG equipment is frequently cleaned, inspected and tested by a Gas Safe Engineer. We can provide evidence of this on request, once booking is confirmed.

The gas-powered appliances that we hire are supplied with a hose and regulator, allowing them to connect directly to an LPG bottle via a standard bayonet fitting. Please be aware that our drivers cannot attach or set up equipment for you. If you do not feel comfortable doing this, we recommend consulting a Gas Safe engineer.

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

Does the idea of cleaning catering equipment hire after your event give you nightmares? If time is a factor or you just don't want to do it, then our "send it back dirty" service is what you need.

It's a fact that catering equipment hire can be hard to clean after an event, especially things like ovens and barbecues. Instead of having to crack out the marigolds, for just 25% of the hire price you don't need to worry about it. Simply select the "send it back dirty service" in the checkout, and all you need to do is to wipe off any food debris or liquid and we’ll sort the rest.

How does delivery of catering equipment hire work?

It’s easy to find out the cost of getting your event hire delivered and collected from us. Simply tap the Expo Hire Chiltern logo from any page to be taken to the homepage, where you will find the carriage calculator button. Enter your postcode to not only find the carriage charge to that postcode, but to check which of our websites is based closest so you don’t pay more than you have to.

You can also see what extra charges your order might incur on that page. This is all calculated in the checkout; once you have confirmed your delivery address and dates of delivery and collection, if any are applicable these will be itemised for you before you pay so that there are no hidden 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.