Monthly Archives: February 2010

Feb 27

AGA Cleaning and Stanley Cooker Cleaning Review

By Graham Rogers | Uncategorized

Aga Oven Cleaning by OvenGleamImage by Ivydale via Flickr

This week we have cleaned a Stanley cooker. We don't do many of these, I'm not really sure if it's because not many people have them in the South West or because they don't need cleaning.

The one we cleaned was quite new and had lovely chrome lids and was black. We spent a couple of hours cleaning it and found it a lot easier to clean than an AGA. For instance it didn't have any aluminium strips, or door panels to clean. The inside of the doors on the Stanley Cooker were enamel and cleaned up quickly and easily, unlike the AGA where you need to really scrub them for a while to get them shining like new. The only downside to the clean was that we discovered that the handles on the lids had plastic support brackets, unlike the AGA where they are enamelled cast iron. Also we found a badge on the Stanley that on first look looked like chrome but later on closer inspection we saw that it was in fact just a bit of stuck on plastic. Also the door handles were plastic whereas the doors on the AGA are all cast iron and I also noticed this week that on the Rayburn cooker the handles are a better quality plastic that looks very much like the old plastic that you used to see. Also on the Stanley we noticed some very small springs on the door handles which didn't really look up to the part of an expensive cooker. The central heating panel really looked the business though really high tech with a digital display which gave away the real Stanley advantage: a cooker that looks like an AGA cooker but a cooker that also has the central heating boiler contained with its compact form.

We cleaned the whole of the Stanley cooker including inside the two ovens. We also cleaned the detail on it with a toothbrush and with our special gleaming cloth it came up looking like one in a showroom, a beautiful gleaming Stanley cooker.

So overall I know that the Stanley orginates from Waterford in Ireland but the company is now owned by the AGA group and AGA have built it to compete at a price and in doing so have put on some poor quality bits on what otherwise is a quality cooker.

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Feb 17

AGA Cleaning And Switching AIMS Off

By Graham Rogers | Uncategorized

I'm off to clean some more AGAs tomorrow, so an AGA Cleaning day. I'm cleaning two AGA cookers in Gloucestershire. So wish me luck. I've got a four oven one to start off with in Wickwar and then a two oven one in Amberley. So fingers crossed they aren't too dirty as dirty ones especially the four oven AGAs where we clean the inside of ovens 3 and 4 can be particulary tough.

Here is another video from James McIntosh which he did before Christmas. Here he goes through a quick check on the AGA cooker to make sure that it is ready for a day of cooking.  Here he swiches off the AIMS (Aga Intelligent Management System) and puts the AGA onto manual and then gives his little saying 'Doors to Manual, Cross Check the Mercury'. He gives details of how to go about getting AIMS retro fitted to your AGA.

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Feb 16

AGA Cleaning After the AGA Cooking is Done

By Graham Rogers | Uncategorized

I've been out AGA cleaning today and whilst there I gave the clients some AGA cleaning tips. Bascially you need to clean up after yourself and don't let it build up especially on top of the AGA cooker. I usually give clients some cooking tips too and I am currently recommending James McIntosh's AGa cooking videos that he did a couple of months agao. So here is another one: t looks like a great recipe and I can't wait to try it, all that Mango chutney will make it just fab. From this video I learnt that you need to put stuff at the top of the roasting oven to get it to brown.

After the cooking there's the AGA cleaning and with the pan  as it's going to get sticky you need to clean it straight away. Don't just leave it or else that grease will carbonise and it makes an oven cleaner's job that much harder. Also of course you need to wipe the AGA too, any splashes on the sides need cleaning up straight away and be careful not to burn yourself.

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Feb 09

Cooking on the AGA Gas Range Cooker

By Graham Rogers | Uncategorized

Here is another great video of James McIntosh cooking something really special on the AGA cooker which I'm guessing is a gas cooker as in another video of this series of videos he plays with the AIMS (AGA Intelligent Management System) and it's the same cooker. Again it is a video that was done for Christmas a couple of months ago. But the quality is fabulous. Watch and learn…

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Feb 08

AGA Cooking Demonstration by James McIntosh – Potatoes

By Graham Rogers | Uncategorized

I have just found this video by James McIntosh which obviously was done for the Christmas run up but is really well done and worth a view at any time of year. I have been to an AGA demonstration at The AGA Shop in Bath with James as the demonstrator so know from first hand that he is the person who really knows what he is doing when it comes to cooking with the AGA.

The AGA he is using in this video seems to be cold when he puts the potatoes in, I'd never be able to be so casual with my AGA, but perhaps I am wrong and James is so experienced at AGA cooking that he can really be that casual and multi task without worrying about burning himself!

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Feb 08

Oven Cleaning Monmouth

By Graham Rogers | Uncategorized

Coat of arms of the Diocese of MonmouthImage via Wikipedia

We regularly clean ovens in the Monmouth area. So if you are looking for an oven cleaning service to come to your home and clean your oven, AGA cooker, range cooker, extractor, hob and microwave then please give us a call and we will make an appointment for you.

Please give us a ring on 0800 45 82 357 or 01275 370571 and we gladly book your oven in to be cleaned. We offer a satisfaction guarantee and will be able to offer you an immediate appointment for your oven to be cleaned.

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Feb 08

Oven Cleaning Marlborough

By Graham Rogers | Uncategorized

Photographer: User:Ballista TalkImage via Wikipedia

We tend to clean lots of ovens in the Marlborough area especially range cookers and AGA cookers that really need our expertise to clean.

So if you have an AGA cooker, a range cooker or any kind of other oven we will be able to help you clean it until it gleams the OvenGleam way.

Please give us a ring on 0800 45 82 357 or 01275 370571 to book your oven in for a clean today. We will answer your call promptly and will be able to arrange an immediate booking.

via www.theovencleaningbusiness.co.uk

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Feb 08

Oven cleaning Bath

By Graham Rogers | Uncategorized

Bath CityImage by shapour bahrami via Flickr

We have been cleaning oven and AGA cookers in Bath for over five years and can offer you an efficient oven cleaning service in Bath and surrounding areas. We clean ovens, range cookers, AGA cookers, hobs, extraction units and also commercial ovens too.

Please contact us for a pompt service where we will book you in for your oven clean today. 0800 45 82 357 or 01275 370571

via www.theovencleaningbusiness.co.uk

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