Buy Back

Designed for businesses experiencing a cash-flow crunch
Sell your eligible equipment to us and get an immediate cash injection
Keep using the equipment for a manageable, weekly rental amount

Get cash out of your commercial kitchen equipment and into your business.

HAVE YOU bought commercial kitchen equipment recently? And has cash flow become a challenge for your business?

If so, our ‘Buy Back’ offer may be the solution you’re looking for.

It can help ease your cash-flow pressures by enabling you to quickly access capital from a hidden source: The money tied up in your equipment. 

Not only do you get to continue using your equipment, you also receive a chunk of cash to help you pay for operating costs, settle debts, reinvest in your business, or provide a buffer against future financial challenges.

Enquire about selling your equipment to us

How it works

1. We buy your equipment

We buy your eligible equipment and pay you a lump sum of cash, which you can inject into your business.

2. You rent it back from us

You rent the equipment back from us under a 12-month Rent–Try–Buy agreement.

The affordable, weekly rental payments help preserve your cash flow.

3. You choose from several options

During and/or at the end of the agreement, you have lots of options, including upgrading the equipment, buying it, returning it, or continuing to rent it.

Equipment we'll buy from you

Looking to sell used commercial kitchen equipment? We’ll buy virtually any type, make and model of equipment from you that: 

  • has a market value of $1,000 or more
  • has a data plate, including a serial number
  • is unencumbered (i.e. free of debt)
  • if older than six months, is on our list of ‘Buy Back accepted brands’.

For more information, contact us.

What we'll pay for your equipment

If your equipment is this old...

We'll pay you this much of the original invoice amount...^

Less than 6 months


6-24 months

Up to 80%

More than 24 months

Up to 65%

^Subject to the condition of the equipment


Unlock the capital in your equipment



You apply for Rent–Try–Buy funding by calling us on 1800 337 153.

Send documents

Send documents

You send us:

  • your equipment supplier's original invoice
  • an invoice from your business billed to us, including your account details
  • photos of your equipment.
Get paid

Get paid

Once your Rent–Try–Buy funding is approved and we’ve confirmed the eligibility of your equipment, we buy it from you and deposit the cash into your nominated bank account.



You start paying affordable, weekly rental payments for the equipment under a 12-month Rent–Try–Buy® agreement.

Frequently asked questions

How does SilverChef calculate the amounts it pays for used equipment?

The prices we pay for used commercial kitchen equipment under our Buy Back scheme (see table above) are based on the equipment’s:

  • original invoice price
  • age
  • depreciation (using the Australian Taxation Office’s depreciation rates)
  • make and model
  • condition.

What must the equipment supplier’s original invoice have on it?

For us to accept the original invoice, it must include the:

  • supplier’s details (business name, ABN)
  • model number and/or item description
  • serial number
  • cost.

Which parts of my equipment do I need to photograph?

To help us identify the equipment and determine its condition, we need you to take photos of the equipment’s:

  • data plate, showing make, model, serial number, and date of manufacture
  • accessible sides
  • accessories
  • interior. 

If the equipment is more than six months old, we may also ask you to send us a 20-second video showing the equipment in use.

Do you inspect the equipment before buying it from me?

If the equipment is valued at more than $5,000 and we’re not sure of its condition, we may inspect it. Otherwise, we won’t.

Do I need to give you the equipment’s service records?

Depending on the equipment’s age and condition (as shown in the photos you’ve taken for us), we may ask you for its service records.

Another lender financed my equipment and I still owe them money — is it eligible for Buy Back?

No — we only buy equipment that is unencumbered, i.e. not being used as security or collateral for an outstanding loan.

Tell us about your equipment

So we can get an idea of your equipment’s market value, please tell us a bit about it.

We'll get back to you within one business day.