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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?

There is no need to worry about cleaning your catering equipment hire after your event. We know how time can be a factor and energy levels can be low after an event, and with this in mind we offer a "send it back dirty" service to help resolve this problem.

It's a fact that catering equipment can be hard to clean after a hire period of full usage; from experience we know ovens and barbecues in particular can build up with grime from usage very quickly. Rather than sweating with a scourer, for just 25% of the hire price you can leave it all to us. Simply select the "send it back dirty" service in the checkout, wipe off any food debris or liquid before collection and we’ll sort the rest.

How does delivery of warming hire work?

At Expo Hire East Midlands, we are particular about supplying equipment that is of good quality and condition. That's why all of our electric products are cleaned, checked and PAT tested prior to delivery and can provide evidence of this for your records if required. All of our electric products are powered by a standard three-pin UK plug. With this in mind, please be sure to check your power requirements prior to use, to ensure that you have not overloaded the circuit.

We’ve made it easier than ever to find out quickly the cost of delivery and collection of your event hire. Tap the Expo Hire East Midlands logo from any page on our website to be taken to the homepage, where you will find our carriage calculator button. All you then need to do is to enter your delivery postcode to find out not only how much carriage will cost, but also which website is closest to you, so you don’t pay any more than you need to.

There is also a list of all possible extra charges on that page. If applicable, these are confirmed in the checkout once you have confirmed all address and date details. This way you can see exactly what you are being charged for before you make payment.