Commercial bakery equipment

Whether you’re obsessed with the perfect macaron or the ultimate sourdough, we understand that being a baker is a labour of love. We’re here to help your capital stretch further, while making sure you have the right commercial bakery equipment to make magic for your customers every day.

Flexible finance solutions for bakeries
so you can choose what suits your venue best


Rent-Try-Buy® is a 12-month rental agreement, allowing you to try quality commercial bakery equipment before committing to buying it. Enjoy unrivalled flexibility when it comes to owning and managing your bakery equipment.

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With Lease-to-Keep™ you get the commercial bakery equipment you need now, with low monthly payments spread over four years. At the end of the term, the bakery equipment is all yours. Simple.

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Is your bakery a franchise?

SilverChef has finance options designed specifically for bakery franchises so you can limit your upfront costs while setting up your all-important commercial bakery equipment. The ultimate flexibility for your bakery franchise.

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Making your dream a reality

Tamera Clark had a vision for her new business, BjornBar Bakery. Having found the perfect location, Tamera needed to transform the ‘empty shell’ into her dream bakery. ‘I went to SilverChef for just about everything,’ she says. ‘I needed an oven, a mixer, the display fridges, ended up being around $30,000 worth of equipment.'

Tamera was impressed with how simple and easy it was with SilverChef. Before long, she had transformed the warehouse-style space into a homely yet modern destination. Looking ahead, Tamera has big plans with another two or three locations in Vancouver in the pipeline.

- Tamera Clark, BjornBar Bakery

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Bakery equipment - frequently asked questions

What equipment do I need to start a bakery?

Starting a bakery is a big deal. You want to start on the right foot so you are producing the yummiest baked goods and building your customer base as quickly as possible. This is only achievable with quality commercial bakery equipment that will help your workflow.

If you are looking for bakery equipment for sale, SilverChef provides good quality, stringently tested, used bakery equipment to get you started without massive upfront costs.

Some crucial commercial bakery equipment includes commercial freezers and fridges; stand and planetary mixers; pass through and under counter dishwashers, pizza fridges, display cases and prep benches to name a few. Browse our extensive range of bakery equipment for sale and see for yourself the choice you have to start enticing customers to buy your baked treats.

How to finance a bakery

So, you’ve decided to take the plunge and open your bakery. The first thing to do is talk to a financial institution of your choice and secure a business loan for covering operating costs, renovating and wages. SilverChef can help alleviate the financial strain by taking the cost of commercial bakery equipment off the initial capital outlay.

Our Rent-Try-Buy product offers the flexibility of upgrading or purchasing your rented bakery equipment during the first 12-month term. After the first 12 months you have further flexible options, including the ability to return, continue renting or work towards ownership.

Lease-to-Keep is a great way to finance commercial bakery equipment when you’re sure you want to keep the equipment; you’re financing more than $10,000 in equipment or refurbishment, and you’ve been trading for more than 12 months. It’s a straightforward lease and at the end of the term, the bakery equipment is yours to keep.

What are the benefits of renting equipment?

Renting commercial bakery equipment can be a good alternative to buying outright for a number of reasons. Firstly, there are a lot of costs involved in setting up and running a commercial bakery, so choosing to rent commercial bakery equipment can leave you more money for running your business and other expenses.

Secondly, there may be tax benefits to renting bakery equipment – it’s important you discuss these with a qualified tax advisor before making any decisions.

Finally, with SilverChef’s Rent-Try-Buy you get additional flexibility over typical bakery rental products. You can decide to upgrade your bakery equipment in the first 12 months if you need something bigger and better (in the same equipment category e.g. upgrade rented fridge to a bigger fridge); you can also decide to purchase it and get a 60% net rental rebate on your payments so far (up to 12 months).

At the end of your 12-month contract, you can decide whether to keep renting your commercial bakery equipment, work towards ownership, or return. Please note that if you decide to purchase your bakery equipment after the end of your 12-month term, the net rental rebate drops to 25% after 12 months.

What is the difference between leasing and renting equipment?

The difference between leasing and renting has to do with the length of term – with the length of a lease typically being longer. SilverChef offers a rental product -Rent-Try-Buy, and a finance lease product – Lease-to-Keep. They are different in several important ways.

With Rent-Try-Buy, you rent your commercial bakery equipment and make weekly rental payments for a 12-month term, while retaining the option to purchase your bakery equipment or upgrade it during the term.

At the end of the 12-month rental term, you have the additional options to return, continue renting or work towards ownership with our Easy Own® product.

With Lease-to-Keep you sign up for a 48-month or 60-month term, make monthly lease payments and at the end of the term you own the commercial bakery equipment*.

*providing the last payment has been made and customer is not in breach of the agreement.

Can I return my equipment before the end of the 12-month contract?

When you choose Rent-Try-Buy to finance your bakery equipment, it’s a good idea to be sure that you’re happy to rent it for the full initial 12-month contract (with the option to upgrade or purchase during the term). This is because, if you decide to return your bakery equipment before the end of the term, you will still be required to pay all the unpaid rental payments up to the end of contract term.

Who is responsible for servicing, maintenance and insurance of the equipment?

As the renter or lessee of the commercial bakery equipment, you are responsible for properly insuring it, and arranging and paying for all servicing and maintenance on the bakery equipment. If the bakery equipment breaks down this is a manufacturer warranty issue and you will need to contact the manufacturer to arrange repair or replacement as per their terms and conditions.