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Clean & Upgrade Service - Makes the best of the heritage and character whilst bringing back the shine!

Peter is {in our humble opinion} one of the most fastidious chaps you'll ever meet! He is our Clean & Upgrade technician, and with the best part of 1/2 a decade of experience in the trade, he works carefully and methodically to deep clean and upgrade Aga range cookers made from 1941. 

Here is a 4 oven Standard model that we were invited to clean up after the owners inherited it with a move. For the geeks out there {yes that includes me!}, these models were made from 1941 up until 1972. The word 'standard' does not mean that these models are basic or simple, it was the name given as it was the design that 'standardised' production design of Aga range cookers. We think that they are rather special!

'Deep Clean & Upgrade in Wales. Lovely customers - new to the world of Aga range cooking, & new to Wales! So it was great to be able to share what I know and improve the efficiency of their oven. And smarten it up ready for its new owners.' Peter

We like taking a 'before' photo, just for the warm fuzzy proud feeling that it gives us when we compare!

Here is what the customer thought - 

   'Having recently acquired a 13amp electric Aga range cooker for the first time in our new home we quickly fell in love with it. When we realised however how much it was costing us in electricity we had a massive shock. This would not have been sustainable in the long term so we sincerely hoped that a refurbishment and upgrade of insulation, etc, would help bring the cost down to a manageable level. I'm glad to say that this has proven to be the case and our Aga is now (just about!) financially viable. The cosmetic improvement was also amazing and Peter was an invaluable source of information and advice for us, not only on maintenance/cleaning but also for money/energy saving tips. We would not hesitate to recommend this service and your company in general, thank you so much. - Justina M.'

Clean & Upgrade service suitable for Aga range cookersThis model has been converted to a simple 13amp system historically {not by us}. The insulation upgrades that we provided alongside the deep clean will help improve heat loss for this model. We re-insulate the lids & doors, and make sure all seals are up to date. Under hob insulation is checked and upgraded on request too. Long term this model would benefit from a more sophisticated electric conversion.

The after reveal.. 

psst! Badge digitally removed, it's a trademark after all!

clean and upgrade service suitable for Aga range cookers
Katy Boys

Katy Boys

Katy is a rural girl at heart. She loves long walks, home cooking, paddling in rivers, warm fires and socks and stomping in leaves with her children. After studying ‘drawing stuff’ at university in Bath, Katy spent 10 years selling wares and managing folk at Habitat in Bath. Welcoming children into her world prompted her to return to drawing things, people and places from home. This led her to us at Blake & Bull and the rest is history. She draws our stuff, provides cuddles for the office dog, and is here to chat to you lovely lot.