February 25, 2018

Green Aga range cooker re-enamelled to dark pewter

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This is a power flue gas cooker that Philip re-enamelled completely on Wednesday. It was 'British Racing Green' and finished up 'Dark Pewter'. Its a very dark grey that in these pictures is probably indistinguishable from black. In real life though it has a softer tone that I love. The top is still black as it's harder wearing and more acid resistant than any colour. A little more info is included with each pic as usual!

Here is the inevitable 'before' pic! Power flues have an electrically powered fan to assist the combustion gases in their mission to leave your kitchen! It's housed between the lids in the shroud you can see but there are numerous power supplies and the like that take up more room - they live in the raised shrouds behind the lids. You'll notice none of these pics shows the badge - it has been digitally removed as its a trademark not owned by us!

Green Aga range cooker with lids up

The naked cooker! You can see the electronics panel propped out of the way to the rear - we don't need to mess with any electronic or gas parts to do this job amazingly!

4 oven Aga range cooker disassembled

The newly re-enamelled front is back on and the vermiculite is in!

4 oven Aga range cooker with hob removed showing vermiculite

This shows Phil's working environment very well I think! The hose to the right is coming in the window from the 'Big Brute' vacuum that lives in the van!

4 oven Aga range cooker in kitchen with vacuum

A thick final layer of mineral wool insulation and we are ready for the hobs and lids!

Mineral wool insulation blanket on Aga range cooker

And here it is, dark pewter and black. Looking very smart I think!

4 oven Aga range cooker re-enamelled in dark pewter

Everything is replaced that is visible bar the hot and simmering plates. We even use proper enamel towel rail brackets in place of the painted aluminium ones that were there before.

Dark pewter 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!