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Electric Renewed Aga Range Cooker - 'Cakes are better!'

'Cakes are definitely better!' ..'hard to imagine that anyone else could have done a better job.' These are the kind of words that inspire a big communal whoop from the HQ team at Blake & Bull. Thank you Jacqui!

Jacqui invited us to restore and convert this sweet 2 oven post '74 that she inherited with a move. We adore the brick surround which is flanked by characterful wooden beams.

Anthony faced quite the challenge with the dismantle {no half measures here, we rebuild from the base plate} when the walls on the fringe of this OIL Aga crumbled and collapsed once the security of the Aga bulk was temporarily removed.

We suspect that the sides were poured up to the Aga, what you see here is a mix of vermiculite insulation and wall. The sides were plastered up to the sides of the Aga, which survived the facade removal, but the internal structure was a different matter. There was no expansion gap between the Aga and the walls, no means for the intense heat to escape. 
Anthony worked methodically, and being the fastidious chap that he is, had the site fully cleared down before the day was out! This is another reason to choose Blake & Bull. We dedicate a full day to every client, sometimes it simply is not conceivably possible to fit two conversions into a working day! 
Good work takes time! Anthony removed all the dust and debris, and we brought it back to HQ.

'We are very happy with the Aga. It looks brand new, and although it has taken a bit of getting used to with the electric conversion, I am enjoying the fact that the ovens are adjustable in temperature. Cakes are definitely better! We're still getting used to the fact that the Aga is not gushing out as much heat as before, so the kitchen is a bit chilly, but I guess that is the point really.

Anthony was fantastic! We couldn't believe he did such a great job, with real attention to detail and cleaned up the kitchen afterwards! Considering the work involved, it was also amazing to get the whole thing completed in less than a day. We are very glad that we switched to Blake and Bull to get this done. It is hard to imagine that anyone else could have done a better job.' Jacqui

psst! Badge digitally removed, its a trademark after all! but thats ALL we remove, the cooking residue is painstakingly removed by hand!

We love hearing about 'better cakes',our clients regularly tell us that they have had the best bakes ever from their converted Aga range cooker!

We asked Lousie {@louiselovescakes} for her top tip for baking in a converted Aga range cooker - remember its still radiant cast iron cooking!. Here is one of her many fabulous cakes!

'The Aga { a Blake & Bull renewed Aga range cooker} will be set to 180 degrees and will be put on at least 3 hours before I plan to cook to ensure an even heat distribution. A shelf runner will be put on the 3rd rung down. I’ll put both sponge tins in on the same shelf at the same time for 20 minutes. After this I’ll open the oven and place the cold shelf in just under the cake tins and bake for a further 10-15 minutes.' Louise

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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.