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Become a Cafeideas VIP shopper and receive 24/7 access to our discounted prices!

The following industry groups are eligible to become a vip shopper:
  • Catering & Function Establishments
  • Churches, Community Centres & Hospitals
  • Colleges & Educational Institutions
  • Construction & Development Companies
  • Designers & Architects
  • Government Organisations
  • Night Clubs & Bars
  • Other Establishments
  • Patisseries & Bakeries
  • Restaurants & Cafes
  • Sport & Recreational Clubs
  • Wineries & Fresh Produce / Food Establishments
  • Hotels, Motels, Pubs, Taverns & Lodges

Silverchef Rent-Try-Buy

silver chef rental

Cafeideas is a proud member of the SilverChef Diamond Dealers Club.

A new Club has been formed with selected Hospitality Industry Dealers that will work together with SilverChef to ensure our customers continue to benefit and receive a great service experience from start to finish.

When you sign up for a SilverChef Rent-Try-Buy solution you can expect a faster and more efficient approval process. As a Diamond Dealer Cafeideas is able to pre-approve applications up to $12,000 and process Rent-Try-Buy applications up to $25,000 including GST. (*Terms & Conditions Apply and applications are subject to a full credit check). Therefore, with Cafeideas as your single point of contact, we can ensure you get a more personal service and greater purchase experience when you deal with us.

Looking to purchase something from us? Why not ask about how SilverChef can assist you and your next purchase by calling us on 1300CAFEIDEAS today.




Funding Solutions

Silver Chef offers funding for all types of Commercial Restaurant Equipment and Commercial Catering Equipment through its Standard Option. And now, with the launch of its SWIFT Option, you can also fund a complete fit-out* - everything from stainless steel benches and shelves, to custom-made equipment andexhaust hoods.

Silver Chef supports business big or small, old or new, Australia wide. It offers funding for a variety of industries within the hospitality including but not limited to:

  • Franchises
  • Hotels
  • Restaurants
  • Cafes
  • Takeaways
  • Hospitality Schools & Colleges


*Please note: Silver Chef does not fund tabletop items.


How Does It Work

The Silver Chef Rent-Try-Buy® Solution is perfect for restaurateurs and caterers who want to keep their options open. With the Rent-Try-Buy® Solution, you aren’t locked into a long-term contract. Instead, it offers a 12-month agreement, so your business has the flexibility to:

  • Purchase equipment at any time during the first 12 months and receive a 75% rental rebate.
  • Return equipment at the end of the 12-month agreement if it is no longer required.
  • Continue to rent – and we’ll simply continue to reduce your purchase price.
  • Upgrade should you decide your business has outgrown the original equipment.

On this Master Agreement you are free to add additional equipment anytime, up to your approval limit. There's no need to pay any extra documentation fees or fill out a new agreement.

Example - Standard Option

Just say you rent assets valued at $10,000. By choosing the Rent-Try-Buy® Solution, you could look forward to:

**Nett rent after-tax savings plus purchase price

A refundable security bond of an amount equal to 6 weeks is required with the signed agreement. 

Total asset value on each contract must be a minimum of $1500.



Benefits of the Silver Chef Rent-Try-Buy® Solution include:

  • Low weekly rental repayments.
  • The chance to free up your valuable working capital.
  • The ability to try before you buy.
  • Peace of mind from knowing you’re not stuck with equipment that isn't perfect for your needs.
  • The ability to add further equipment as your business grows.
  • A 12 month agreement – don’t get locked into a long term lease.
  • The nett cost of funding after tax deductions is 7%.
  • No directors’ guarantees, so you don’t have to put your house on the line!
  • Rental payments are 100% tax-deductible.
  • Renting is off ‘balance sheet’, meaning it doesn't affect your capacity to borrow for future expansion.
  • Furthermore our application process is simple and obligation free.


Renting vs Leasing

If you’ve made the smart decision not to tie up capital in Catering Equipment, you now must weigh the option of renting against the more common financing option: leasing.

While leasing may look like a good idea at first glance, you need to take into account the full impact leasing Kitchen Equipment will have on your business.

Leasing Silver Chef Rent-Try-Buy®
×Four-year fixed contract -Off-Balance Item
×On-balance item -No Director’s guarantee required
×Director’s guarantee required -Buy with 75% rebate on the rent you’ve paid
×No discounted purchase option -Return or continue renting (& lower the purchase price)
×Stuck with the equipment 


A lease is a balance sheet item – which reduces your equity, your ability to borrow and, accordingly, your availability of working capital. Rent is an 'off-balance' sheet item (like salaries or electricity). This means that rental contracts have no impact on your equity, or on your ability to borrow.

A lease requires a lot of paperwork and binds you into a four year contract. This contract makes it difficult to trade or sell your equipment when it comes time to upgrade your kitchen.

A Silver Chef Rent-Try-Buy® agreement involves minimal paperwork, meaning you can get the equipment you need immediately – and enjoy the flexibility to upgrade whenever it suits.


This flexibly comes at a very low cost, check out the rent calculator below.




 Download >>> Rent-Try-Buy Application Form

To apply for the Silver Chef Rent-Try-Buy Solution, please download our easy one-page application form and fax to (02) 9690 2146.

 Download >>> Rent-Try-Buy Application Form (Clubs & Multi-site Applicants)

Get the right funding for your Club - simply download our Rent-Try-Buy form for Clubs and enjoy the benefits.

 Download >>> The Silver Chef Rent-Try-Buy Solution

Learn more about the Silver Chef Rent-Try-Buy Solution - please click on the link to download.

 Download >>> The Silver Chef Buy Back Program

Learn more about the Silver Chef Buy Back Program - please click on the link to download.