April 29, 2018


An Aga range cooker re-assembled and converted to electric in Devon!

Sarah in Devon (hi!) had bought this cooker 4 years ago second hand but never quite got around to installing it! We reassembled it yesterday and converted it to our 'Electrikit' at the same time. We arrived to a pile of bits and left behind a functioning lovely golden yellow cooker! Not entirely normal but very satisfying. There is more info on each pic and as always we have digitally removed the badge as it's a trademark.

On the left was the cooker 4 years ago and on the right the sorry state it had sunk to in the garage! Enter Philip the Blake & Bull wizard!

Aga range cooker in bits!

All the parts we are going to need are laid out neatly here and the basic structure of the cooker is visible rear left. The base plate is in, side panels and rear panels along with the insulation base that goes under the ovens.

Aga range cooker parts laid out on floor

The ovens are assembled! You can see two spirit levels in this pic - got to make sure its level! These oven castings are shot blasted refurbished ones that we have brought with us. Other than the electric system they are the only refurbished cast iron parts we used. The new aluminium shiny 'tunnels' have already been attached. These join the oven castings to the front plate. No loose vermiculite insulation is used in our conversion. Everything that needs it is hand insulated with high performance mineral wool.

Cast iron ovens in Aga range cooker

The front is on, love this colour (its golden yellow in case you are wondering!). Again you can see spirit levels to keep an eye on the alignments and the control box for the 'Electrikit' is visible. The two dials control the hotplates (from off '0' to max '8') and the digital controller to their left controls the top oven temp highly accurately.

Golden yellow Aga range cooker front

Finished and with some of our 'Hare today' hob covers too! The enamel was in very good condition really - a good purchase all those years ago!

Golden yellow electric converted Aga range cooker


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 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!