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Top Tips For Our AGA Owning Customers

heating oil fired AGA

If you’re gearing up to cooking a nice Christmas dinner on your oil fired AGA you’ll definitely want to make sure it’s in good working order.

Here’s some information to help ensure your oil fired AGA is ready to cook AGAin and AGAin and AGAin!!

The cast iron construction of an AGA means that it will run for years to come but it needs a little bit of input to keep it looking great and in good working order.

Servicing

AGA cookers require a regular service at set intervals to maintain efficient running and overall good health of the cooker. Servicing is recommended around every 6 months for Oil Fired AGAs (frequency may vary depending on oil quality).

Servicing should be carried out by a competent and suitable trained & qualified engineer.

AGA Service Plan

AGA offer a complete service plan covering your AGA, not only for routine servicing of your cooker but also for mechanical breakdown and any parts & labour to rectify a problem.

For more information or to register, call the AGA service team on 0800 093 0302.

Cleaning your AGA

Just like cleaning your oven, there are a number of reasons as to why you need to keep on top of AGA cleaning. Not only is a dirty AGA unhygienic, but it can be hazardous too – spilt food often produces an unpleasant smell and the taste of charcoal, which can sometimes smoke and turn into a fire. Furthermore, a build-up of residue in your aga can also clog the mechanisms in the oven, making it less efficient at reaching higher temperatures.

We’ve put together some AGA cleaning tips on how to clean your AGA and keeping it looking clean.

Cleaning the Enamel Top or Front of your Aga

A top AGA cleaning tip for maintaining a clean AGA is to mop up any spills immediately with a damp, soapy cloth, particularly with acidic AGA cleaning products such as orange juice as this causes stains. Due to the AGA top being hot, spills can often become baked on if they’re not mopped up straight away and may need to be scraped in order to be removed, meaning that you could scratch the enamel. After you have wiped the spills with a cloth, buff the surface with a dry cloth. The chromed lids can also be cleaned in the same way or polished using a stainless-steel polish. Carrying out this AGA cleaning tip every day should be enough to keep it looking clean.

However, every 6-12 months (depending on usage) your AGA will be in need of a deep clean to remove the accumulated fat and grease, which can be achieved with a professional AGA clean or AGA cleaning products. AGA specifies that only recommended cleaning products should be used on their ovens as approved by The Vitreous Enamel Association (VEA), this is because the vitreous enamel surface requires special care when cleaning.

The good news is that our Ovenclean specialists are fully trained in cleaning agas and use a unique range of no added caustic-soda cleaning products for AGA cleaning. We will restore your cooker, whilst also working to protect and enhance its enamel finish.

How to Clean inside AGA Doors

Something to remember when cleaning your AGA is to make sure you clean the oven doors, Usually, the doors can be lifted off an AGA so you are able to clean them more easily. Simply wipe the doors down with a damp soapy sponge, and this will prevent the build-up of food and grease.

How to Clean your AGA Oven

When cleaning your AGA oven you must make sure that the oven is completely cool, then use a wire brush on the cast-iron components in order to remove stubborn stains. If you are still finding baked-on stains difficult to remove after completing this step, then just go over the grates with a damp sponge and some warm, soapy water.

How to keep your AGA Clean

Now you have a perfectly clean AGA, you want to keep it clean for as long as possible.

  • Always have a damp cloth to hand when cooking on an AGA cooker and wipe up spillages immediately, this will ensure you keep a clean AGA.
  • Invest in AGA approved cleaning products. Using the wrong product can cause expensive damage to any enamel surface.
  • Care for your AGA flue by clearing away any dust or dirt on the burner, this will keep your AGA clean and safe.
  • Have an specialist deep clean your AGA cooker every 6 months to keep your AGA clean.

If you wish to use cleaning products on your AGA, before beginning your AGA oven cleaning, remember to check that The Vitreous Enamel Association (VEA) approve the AGA cleaning product that you wish to use.

Source: Twyford CookersOven Clean

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