April 07, 2018


Re-seasoning iron cookware in Aga range cookers

We reccommend always re-seasoning your iron cookware in the ovens - not on the hot or simmering plate of your cooker. It gives a much better finish - just remember to remove the wooden parts of pans etc! Saucepans and frying pans will need re-seasoning much more frequently than baking trays and pizza peels as they are exposed to oils less frequently. The full process is below; do get in touch if you have any questions.

  1. Wash in hot soapy water and dry thoroughly.
  2. Remove any rust spots with fine wire wool or sandpaper.
  3. Cover every surface with a thin coating of cold pressed flax seed oil using a cotton cloth. Leave no 'pools', just an oily layer on the metal.
  4. Place one of our full oven baking trays on the lowest runners in your simmering/lower oven to catch any oil drips.
  5. Place the item you are seasoning on the oven shelf above the tray in the lower/simmering oven.
  6. After 15 minutes move tray and shelf with item to the roasting/upper oven.
  7. After 80 minutes (20 minutes more than for conventional cookers) move the tray and shelf with item back to the lower/simmering oven to 'cool'.
  8. After 15 minutes remove the item from the lower oven and allow to cool to room temperature. 

Pizza peel shown on floor of Aga range cooker oven


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 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!