Thanks to the Porter family for this pic of our 'Good dog!' hob covers on their cooker. Their, now sadly departed, Labrador 'Bryn' used to snuggle up in front of the Aga range cooker as all dogs do! You can see a gorgeous painting of him above the wall.
"...the very smart 'Good Dog!' pads...help us remember him and make us smile."
Thanks to Emily for taking the time to post these pics and reply to all the questions!
I re-enamelled this cooker in Dorset back in May. It was alone in the kitchen then but has now been surrounded by a brand new and lovely looking kitchen - dog looks very happy! Thank you Susannah!
"Just thought I'd send you a picture of how good the Aga looks now post-facelift and with the kitchen finished. I'm thrilled, as is the dog! It's working so much better as well. We're so pleased with what you did so thank you very much indeed."
I hope you are all well! This week I've written some blog posts on mini DIY jobs you can do to improve the look and efficiency of your Aga range cooker. All are easy and quick! I've also updated my 'About us' page - do have a read if you'd like to know more about Blake & Bull and our other businesses!
I've had lots of people send me pics of their range cookers and our products recently. I've been putting these on Facebook (4100 'likes'!) but also have a collection page too - 'Real Aga range cookers' - please send me yours and I'll add and share them!
Finally I have had a lot of stock deliveries this week. All our kitchen scents (melts, candles and diffusers) are now in stock ready to go. The new scent 'Lily of the Valley' is particularly lovely! In addition I now have stock of the 'stacker' doubler units for our drying racks. I know it's summer and hanging the washing out becomes possible but if you are still using the Aga range cooker no reason to not dry washing on it!
Have a lovely Sunday! Matthew
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.
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!
Aga range cooker hob caps are the 4 shiny discs (more if you have a 4 oven cooker) in each corner of your hob. The screw into the hob screws which in turn are attached to the 'tie rods' that hold your cooker together. The hobs screws are just decorative to 'finish' everything smartly but they can become chipped and are always dirty! Follow the instructions below to remove and replace them with new hob caps.
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Another 'real Aga' range cooker image, send me more! Thanks to Diane for the words and picture, Aga range cooker perfection!
"Thank you for the chefs pads that arrived today. They are lovely. I thought I'd send you a picture of them sitting pretty on my AGA range cooker lids. I'm very OCD when it comes to colour coordination and these compliment my kitchen superbly. Thank you so much."