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Aga DON burner range cookers

'DON burners' are the generic name for converting solid fuel Aga range cookers into oil burners by way of a simple burner in place of the grate in solid fuel cookers. Some say the idea came from a Cambridge DON, hence the name. True? Maybe!

Original conversions have a shallow well burner controlled by, usually, a BM valve. The oil level in the valve need to be level with the burner well so its mounted to the side of the Aga range cooker normally. 

Matthew Bates

Matthew Bates

Matthew is from a farming family near Bath and a graduate of King's College London who decided not to follow the 'standard' path into banking or the law. He has been working with these fabulous cookers in some form or another since 2003. Matthew runs Blake and Bull from beautiful Bradford on Avon, near Bath. Alf the golden retriever makes sure the working day finishes at 6pm sharp - dog walk time!