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 scared by the thought of cleaning catering equipment hire after your occasion or event? Whether it's a hatred of washing up or a simple lack of time during cleanup and breakdown, our "send it back dirty" service can be of help.

Our experience has shown us just how hard it can be to clean catering equipment hire after a hire period of full usage; especially products like ovens and barbecues. Rather than breaking out the scourer, for just 25% of the hire price you can leave it all 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 supplying safe and reliable electrical equipment hire at Expo Hire Yorkshire. All of our products are cleaned, checked and PAT tested prior to delivery. If for whatever reason you need evidence of PAT testing, we can provide you with this prior to delivery. It's worth noting that all of our electrical products are powered by a standard three-pin UK plug, meaning they're widely compatible with power supplies in all major venues. Please Note: you'll need to check your power requirements prior to use and ensure they are not overloaded.

We’ve made it easier than ever to find out how much it is to get event hire delivered. Tap the Expo Hire Yorkshire logo from any page to be taken to the homepage, and once on there tap the carriage calculator button. This clever widget will not only work out what the cost of delivery is to your postcode, but also check which of our branches is closest to you so you don’t pay more than you need to.

We also list all of our possible surcharges on the carriage calculator page; when all details are entered into the checkout every applicable charge is itemised before you before you make payment so 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.