A Warrington-based catering equipment hire specialist – 5 Star Catering Equipment Hire – is benefiting from the 2019 festival season, the highlights of the British sporting calendar and the final arrival of summer, all with the help of its Cinders ‘Classic’ barbecues.
The catering equipment hire company has worked with Cinders for the past 30 years and has no qualms about continuing to hire out its renowned workhorse of a barbecue. It knows it will not let down those caterers using it to maximise their earnings during the summer months, or others entertaining guests or customers.
5 Star has recently had Cinders ‘Classics’ on hire at iconic Glastonbury, at the Wimbledon tennis championships, various other festivals and at a weekend amateur football tournament.
As a hire company, it is essential for 5 Star to supply robust barbecue equipment that can cope with being trundled over fields, transported hundreds of miles, continually put up and down at events and asked to perform in most weather conditions.
Cinders ticks all boxes, being solidly constructed from quality materials that ensure longevity and resilience and boasting patented technology that enables it to carry on barbecuing when other barbecues have thrown in the towel.
Another advantage for 5 Star’s rental customers is the very simple operation of the barbecue – just a matter of connecting it to an LPG canister and allowing its unique grill surface to warm up within minutes.
The ease of cleaning is another plus. The Cinders barbecue has internal self-cleaning, which means food particles can be burnt off for a few minutes after service, with the residue then simply brushed off of the grill or emptied out of the base.
It was whilst seeking more knowledge on how to help educate customers into the correct clean-down processes that 5 Star uncovered another big benefit of supplying Cinder Barbecues – the fact that they are British.
5 Star director, Adrian Taylor, says: “Rather than trying to get instructions over the phone from other foreign manufacturers in China, I was invited to the Cinders Barbecues factory in High Bentham and shown the whole facility, learning so much about how the barbecues are built, how all the components work and the shortcuts that can be used to make life as simple as possible. It was absolutely brilliant and I came away with all the knowledge I needed, equipped to brief my customers in an expert fashion and make their lives easier.”
Cinders’ marketing director, Karen Swift, says: “Summer is finally here and we have Cinders hire barbecues heading out all over the country, to be the al fresco forces of nature that we know they are, whether they are deployed at music festivals, private parties or top sporting venues like Wimbledon.
“Orders from those seeking to buy barbecues are also coming in from dealers, with this barbecue season being a later one than others, due to the poor weather to date. The beauty of a Cinders barbecue is that it takes just minutes to master and can be put up on an impromptu basis too, thanks to its almost instant heat-up, should a day turn out to be sunny. Pubs, restaurants, hotels, leisure venues and schools can pretty much unbox their barbecue, swiftly learn how to attach it to an LPG canister and start barbecuing very quickly. It really isn’t too late to make money from outdoor spaces, if you have no learning curve to go through with your barbecue.”