Cooking equipment rentals rise
New research has revealed that online cooking equipment rentals are up by over 40%.
In addition, baking lessons and catering events have seen an increase.
Online equipment rental site Rentuu has seen a monthly increase of 15% for cake stands, with London leading the way as cake shows and baking competitions take over.
This increase in baking activity has been put down to the new series of the Great British Bake Off.
In some areas of the UK, demand has caused a shortage of ovens, with areas such as north London and Birmingham fully booked for the next six weeks.
Andrea Guzzoni, Tech Entrepreneur and CEO of Rentuu, said: “We have directly seen the effect of Great British Bake Off on the UK over the last three weeks, with October and November’s record rentals for cooking equipment and catering requests.
"With the upsurge in rentals, Rentuu allows customers and clients a hassle-free renting service, so they don’t have to worry about storage and they can get what they need when they need it.”