Aga flue diverter and stand

Pre-74 Aga 'Deluxe' cookers were often solid fuel when sold. You can tell if your cooker has an air wheel like the one shown below; its located in the top left hand corner of the front.

Aga air wheel control flue air flow

If your cooker was subsequently converted to gas then it will have a diverter stand that looks like the picture below.

Aga flue diverter stand

On top of this is the diverter itself. This is often black plastic and they are ugly and impossible to clean. They were of course cheaper than the proper enamelled ones! It looks like the below. 

Aga flue diverter

Together they look like this...

Aga flue diverter and diverter stand

When we re-enamel cookers like this we need to remove both to replace the main hob. We can replace with the originals but always prefer to use new ones. Our new diverter stands look like this.

Aga diverter stand new

And our lovely, proper!, enamelled diverters look like this. Easy to clean and gorgeously long lasting.

Aga enamel diverter flue

 


Matthew Bates
Matthew Bates

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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 Aga's 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!