Diana was happy to report that her engineer said that her Aga range cooker looked too new after a Blake & Bull DIY Refurb Kit was deployed! Good work Diana!...
And Richard was very happy with his results, although the cat wouldn't pose for him and his beloved, Lesley, says that it is TOO CLEAN to use!
"We thought we might end up needing some help with the replacement lids & doors of our peculiar, restored Aga range cooker bought some 16 years ago, but in fact, it turned out to be pretty straightforward. One old screw got stuck, but after lots of soaking in WD40 thankfully came out without having to resort to the most extreme measures! Sadly there are still some marks on the front of the Aga range cooker, but I'm sure these are acid, as they will simply not come out - anyway, as our engineer who came yesterday to de-coke & restart the Aga said: "too clean an Aga doesn't look properly used!" He was also very impressed with the kit. We are delighted with the results, and are even emboldened to get the under hob insulation in due course... Hopefully these changes will help our Aga range cooker from losing heat too quickly. Thank you, Blake & Bull." Diana, June 2019
The improvements that you have made will make a difference Diana, our customer Mr Harris measured his temperatures before and after. Your external temperatures will drop by an average of 18% on lids and door fronts. All that precious heat is then kept in hotplates and ovens, making for a more efficient machine!
Even more heat can be saved by upgrading your internal insulation, as you say, a task for next years big switch off maybe Diana? Great to have an engineers endorsement too!
Richard sent us some fab shots, and just for fun I have digitally popped his old lid next to his new!
"Waiting for the Broadband repair man so great chance to get on with the Aga clean up. Using the replacement lid liners and oven door kit soon had the replacements fitted. Then on to the mini-refurb kit - all went well until I wanted one of the cats to sit by the Aga range cooker for the statutory picture - they wanted none of it! Probably because it was warmer outside than in! Lesley says she will never use the Aga again as it is so immaculate." Richard, June 2109
Happiness is a lazy morning, a full tummy, a mug o'tea, a good book, cosy socks and your favourite chair. Even better when the Breakfast has been cooked for you!
If the dad, grandad, kids' dad in your life deserves all of the above then here are a few breakfasty tips to guide you through how to cook the ultimate father's day range cooker fry up!
First up is the traditional 'Fry up' with no hotplate frying required! Cooking with Aga range cookers often means low washing up, even cooking temps, and efficient use of energy - this dish is a perfect example of just that!
How about the perfect cross between a roast and breakfast?! A perfect brunch for the man in your life. Looks great served up in the prospector pan too, with it's brass rivet detailing. From oven to table with no need to 'plate up' - even less washing up!
The perfect breakfast for a sweet tooth, all balanced out with a sprinkling of cinnamon salt! Matthew's recipe for French toast with cinnamon salt cooked on range cooker. YUM!
This is the lovely Christine's recipe for Daily Bread - serve up some home made bread for an extra special breakfast !
Here are some Blake & Bull goodies that you might need for the perfect breakfast!
And all our breakfasty recipes for your enjoyment here!
More breakfast recipes -
We would love your feedback and contributions! Let us know how you get on!
Thank you Fiona for sharing your Pics and pup!
Fiona used our Heavy Duty Enamel Cleaning Kit (suitable for enamel on Aga & Rayburn range cookers), to get her glorious green cooker looking this good!
"The cleaning kit has transformed my Aga range cooker!!! It looks like a new oven. It took a bit of hard graft, however the instructions were amazing and it’s all turned out very nicely thank you. Wonderful customer care. Holly doodle is happy now it’s all warmed up again!"
Definitely needed in the current inclement weather! brrrrrr
Last night I found myself lighting the log burner, Wiltshire has been very wet and unseasonably cold - perfect drying rack weather!
I am missing the washing line this week, especially when my son returned from scouts after a triumphant night of climbing covered in mud & my daughter covered herself in celebratory ice-cream!
We have put together a new kit, saving you £10! Add the side rail and you save another £5 vs the cumulative value!
The *NEW* Mini Monty is not just a drying set, it is a compact, useful, half size drying set!
The Mini Monty Is Perfect for -
Not just for laundry! - We have thought of 11 ways to use your Blake & Bull drying racks. Here are our 'Drying Rack Top Tips' -
Reassuringly solid, always useful, and every one unique! A description that can be applied to fathers and our cast iron bakeware range!
To make sure that your Father's Day gift choice arrives in good time select our swift next day service and Jonathan will pack up your cookware delights with care!
Here are 10 reasons why we think this is a purchase that will last a lifetime -
Our current range includes -
I am grateful to the two diligent community members who have pointed out that I have missed off White from our Big Survey colour results.
My sincere apologies to all those who have a shiny, bright and classy white Aga range cooker!
The numbers have been re-calculated, re-crunched, checked, double checked and crunched again!
What would we do without our diligent community!
Alexandra chose a rainy day last week to give her Rayburn range cooker a clean..
She shared her "gleaming" cooker on Instagram, and a debate ensued about whether cleaning a cooker can be 'fun', as per Matthews instructions! Now, I am firmly in the 'happy while scraping' camp, it is a very satisfying job, also because you can see progress almost immediately, it spurs you on to complete the task in hand!
@cottage_lane_alexandra was a little nervous of the scraper at first, we have put together a guide on popping the blade into the nifty little tool if you feel the same way.
But after she got in the cleaning groove she was thrilled with the results, and gave us a top review when I asked her 'how it went?'
"Really great! Wish I'd taken better before photos to show the difference. It's absolutely gleaming! I was nervous about using the razor blade but I'd never have got it so clean without. There was a smear on the door we've been trying to get off for ages - but your kit did it!"
I spent a happy few minutes looking through our customer gallery this week, watch out, you may lose a few mins of your life too if you follow this link! Scroll down our homepage, grab a cuppa and have a happy look at all the lovely homes and furry creatures by range cookers!
I happened across this feline foto, perfect for caturday!
This is Jane's purrfect pet, resting by the Aga range cooker and her new Blake & Bull rail! Our rails allow your laundry to hang that bit further from the front surface of the cooker. This lets warm air circulate better around the linens, which stops hot air build up. If the front rail of your cooker is heavily loaded, heat can get trapped, causing your precious badge to melt!
Another tasty recipe perfect for a lazy Sunday Lunch, or lighter supper using roastie leftovers mashed? Yummy either way!