Choosing the right pie warmer for busy canteens and cafes

Everyone loves a good pie. It is somehow even more delicious when you have it warm, but you already knew that. What you may not know is how you can choose the best pie warmer in the market, seeing as there are so many of them.

If you have a canteen at the football ground or at a stadium, then you will feel that it is your Australian duty to feed the game lovers and players. And of course, there is money to be made. However, you will only make this money if you have great pies and great catering equipment to warm the classic Australian food and to keep everything fresh.

The good thing is that Alpha Catering Equipment have the best pie warmers and cabinets in the market. Your search for the best commercial pie warmer, especially if you run a canteen, stops right here.

What brand of pie warmer is the best for you?

With so many different kinds of pie warmers available, it’s difficult to know which one to choose. Alpha Catering Equipment believes in offering you variety so that you can find something specific to your needs and budget, that will also give you the best value for money. The good thing about some of the cabinet warmers that we have here is that they can be used to keep pies and other baked foods warm for a long time.

A commercial kitchen needs a good and reliable pie warmer – we have a large range of products that are just the kind of items that you need to keep food warm to feed an entire stadium of people as you can be sure you will have many hungry mouths to feed.

Cafes look for equipment that can last a long time on a small budget. Alpha Catering Equipment also offer a "rent, try and then buy" option through financing with Silverchef or FlexiCommercial. This means that you will not be buying blindly because you will have an opportunity to try any of the catering equipment before you make a purchase. If you like it, you can then buy it. That way, you will buy with the full knowledge of what the equipment can do for your business.

Even though they are called pie warmers, they are not just limited to pies because they can be used to warm just about any kind of baked food. A well-displayed, fresh and warm food cabinet– that is the key to success if you are in the food business. Baked food looks good, but it looks even better when you have a great display for it. We bring you some of the best display cabinets for buns, cakes, pies and other baked goodies that will also keep the food warm for your customers.

If you are looking for the very best product for your pie warming needs, look no further and contact Alpha Catering Equipment. We not only sell at an affordable price but also to ensure that our customers come back again and again.

Types of pie warmers available at Alpha Catering Equipment

There are many types of pie warmers for you to consider. However, we are going to look at just a few of them going by the finish and the shape.

What to look for when buying a pie warmer

You will be surprised that price is the last factor that people consider when they come to buy pie warmers. On the contrary, many people just want to know that they will get value for the money they pay. Thus, they consider things like:


How many pies, buns, cakes and so on can the pie warmer hold? The more, the better, especially if you have a canteen or café located near an football ground where you will be serving many people at a go.


This is very important because the sturdier the build, there longer it will last. Some of the pie warmers are made of solid doors and sides, while others are made of glass doors. Glass sides and doors are great for a better display, but even if it is enforced safety glass, it will still look fragile. Solid doors and sides, on the other hand, may be able to stand more handling, but then they may not display your baked goodies as well as you would like them to. Some of the pie warmers come with fixed shelves; others come with removable shelves and crumb trays for easy cleaning, while still others come with angled shelves for easier display.


Although it is not really a basic consideration for many café and canteen owners, it is still important because you can only buy what you can afford. Good news is you will enjoy the rent-try-buy package so that you can be sure that you like what you are getting. As for your budget, there is a pie warmer for everyone and for every budget. For example, some are as cheap as a few hundreds of dollars while others are as expensive as a few thousands of dollars.


This is very important too. However, in most cases, it depends on the manufacturer. If there is an extended warranty available on a certain pie warmer, you can check with Alpha Catering Equipment first and we will extend the same to you.