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Commercial Kitchen Equipment – Why Buy Second Hand?

In all of our kitchen equipment auctions, we have a vast array of household names and trusted brands. With BPI Auctions buyers can bid and buy with confidence that the equipment being sold is value for money and presented properly.

A great deal of our catering equipment customers are repeat buyers. As well as highlighting trust in our service, it also highlights a great deal of confidence in the items customers buy through us.

We sell high-quality catering equipment that has come in stock as a result of liquidation or from companies who have upgraded their equipment. As a result, we have the likes of industrial freezers, mixing and baking equipment, ovens and chillers available to buy in an auction today.

Benefits of Buying Used Catering Equipment

In general, we believe that purchasing used restaurant equipment presents better value in both the short and long-term. Most items available through auction are in excellent, working condition and are a fraction of the price of a new model. When you purchase used commercial kitchen equipment, depreciation is FAR less dramatic. This equipment already loses its initial value when the original purchaser/seller purchased or sold the equipment … as a result, you're scoring a better overall value.

Many manufacturers have problems with transporting equipment and damaging it, albeit residual, in most cases this lowers the value. Costs of repair outweigh its true worth. As a result, we see a very high turnover for equipment in our used restaurant equipment auctions that is still in great working condition and classified as B grade. Although there is no condition report, most non-working equipment can be repaired by the buyer and still save money over the cost of new.

On top of this, purchasing second-hand catering equipment in any of our auctions is a form of recycling. By saving money, you're also helping the environment!

Not only will you be benefiting from helping the environment, but you will also benefit from avoiding the vast expenses that it takes to fill up a kitchen. We all know saving money is such a great feeling but also a way of life, in most cases. 

All the catering equipment for inside a domestic or commercial kitchen that are simply must-haves can come at a cost. That’s why you’ll be benefiting from looking into our used catering equipment auction. It’s a fantastic way to get your commercial kitchen in the shape you’re looking for.

Here at BPI auctions, we have you covered and we do our very best in providing you with a smooth and pleasant auction.

What equipment can I expect to see in an online catering auction?

Establishing your kitchen has never been easier. Are you looking for good quality, long-lasting commercial ovens, catering equipment or fryers? You can expect to see all kinds of catering equipment made available through our auctions. 

Here’s a good rundown of stock we generally come across:

  • Fryers and Fast Food Equipment
  • Catering Equipment - commonly from restaurants, fast food chains and hotels.
  • Commercial Ovens
  • Industrial Microwaves
  • Fridges and chillers
  • Freezers
  • Bain Maries
  • Pizza Ovens
  • Grills
  • Dishwashers
  • Sinks 
  • & More

Do you have catering equipment you are looking to sell? Sell with BPI.

Do you have catering equipment to sell? If they’re any catering equipment you want to get rid of you can take a look at our auctions.

Why sell with us? BPI Auctions are one of the UK’s market leaders in selling and providing used catering equipment from companies both large and small, as well as private individuals throughout the UK.

With all of our online auctions, it’s vital to ensure that our clients have a full understanding of both the auction and purchasing options before committing to selling with us.

For more information on selling with us, get in touch with our team today or create an account on our website to get started via the button below.

Catering Equipment Auctions FAQs

Read our FAQs on catering equipment auctions below.

Buying any equipment at auction comes with its own risks. We endeavour to ensure that the product listings are as accurate as possible with the necessary information.

Please bear in mind at auction that it is important to take into account the age of the catering equipment alongside what you feel the value of that equipment should be, understanding what you are buying to make sure it is what you are looking for. The equipment varies from franchises such as KFC, Subway, Premier Inn and other catering specialists who deal with surplus and removal of kitchens etc

Catering Auctions offer a variety of equipment, both brand new and used. Our catering equipment auctions contain commercial equipment used in the like of restaurants, other commercial kitchens and some domestic kitchens.

Many brands who sell catering equipment at auction vary from Patisserie Valerie, to Subway, to Premier Inn.

Expect to see the likes of fryers, fast food equipment, catering equipment, commercial equipment and more.

In short, the answer is no. Usually, if it's commercial then they have to be kept up to hygiene standards so they are more likely to be reasonably clean but by no means ready for use as is. We recommend professional cleaning prior to installation in their new environment.

No, all items within sales cannot guarantee to be PAT tested as this depends on the previous owner's maintenance schedule.

It is best to assume that this has not been completed but would be best completed once installed at the new property.

All catering equipment sold via the BPI Auctions website are predominantly collections only due to the nature of the items. We can ship equipment from our HQ but other locations are collected in person. It is always recommended to collect in person though as you aren't covered for damages in transit.

You can find more information on our collections page here - If you require shipping to Europe, our collections details and our terms and conditions.