How to clean your Aga range cooker's flue shroud

The image below shows one type of flue shroud but there are more depending on fuel type age of the Aga range cooker. They are mostly similar though and almost all simply lift off the cooker, sometimes with a little wiggling required! 

Should you be unable to get the shroud looking good, or if it heavily chipped or stained, sometimes flue effluent is acidic and marks the enamel, then we sell replacement flue shrouds

flue shroud

Once you have the shroud off then cleaning it is very simple - pop it in the dishwasher! Dishwasher tablets are mildly caustic which is fine for enamel and it will usually do a very good job. For mild leftover bits try using our cleaning kit and for really stubborn deposits soak the shroud in a strong solution of soda crystals (available from supermarkets) overnight and use a sponge scourer and warm water in the morning to remove the softened muck! 

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!