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A baby blue Aga range cooker clean and restoration in Wales!

Pete should have gone to this one last week but thanks to a bout of tonsilitis it ended up in my calendar for today! It was a real challenge.

You don't see many all blue Aga range cookers these days and especially not a solid fuel one - not a conversion in sight!

The enamel was quite pitted, a common issue with solid fuels, but the overall effect was quite compelling I think.

I replaced door liners, lid liners, insulation and the thermometer but stuck with most things including the lid tops.

This AGA range cooker is from the 1950's and has a long history with the family so it was nice to keep as much original as possible.

Sadly I did not get a picture of Billy the 16 year old dog - still super sprightly! 

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!