Monthly Archives: April 2011

Apr 28

Cleaning AGA cooker doors and Tunnels.

By Graham Rogers | Uncategorized

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I've been asked twice by email this week "How do we clean AGA doors and Tunnels?" ( Tunnels are the shiny strip just inside the AGA oven) especially when they are encrusted with years of dirt/burnt on carbon.  Well if they aren't that bad,say the AGA is a just a year or so old you can most of it off just with a wet microfibre cloth and some astonish solution. This will ensure that the shine on the tunnels will stay mostly intact; that is it will be still be mostly shiny. If it is it is thicker you can probably get the doors close to 100% with a soap pad so a Brillo pad. If you use Brillo on the tunnels be aware that if you really scrub the factory shine is going to dissappear forever. You can restore some of the shine with dry steel scourer but obviously isn't going to look like the factory finish. So it's your call. If the.doors are really thick we have been taking them apart and dipping the linings which does a great job. You just have to be careful when putting the door back together that you get the seals in the right place and you do up the screws tightly. For really encrusted tunnels I use a scraper with sharp blades and back scrape, followed by a soap pad.

We do most of our jobs cold and I would recommend that you do the same or do try and do the doors hot take them off and let them cool before you try and clean them or else you'll burn yourself.

The other alternative is to buy replacement door liners or tunnels. I have noticed that the replacement tunnels are infact stainless steel which will make them easier to clean.

Also the engineer from Spillers who fixed my own AGA last year says that people put foil on the inner doors tied on with brown string to keep them clean!

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Apr 18

Oven cleaners big day

By Graham Rogers | Uncategorized

 

'I'm out cleaning ovens in Bristol today and have one standard single, two standard doubles and a double oven range to do. I've already done the single in an apartment and now I am sitting outside job number two which is the range'.

After I wrote this I went into the house but she wasn't there. A no show. This rarely happens these days as we tend to phone all our appointments up to confirm that the appointment before we finally schedule it.

So it was a case of bringing my two double ovens forward by three hours. I drove over to the other side of Bristol, to the east side in Warmley to clean one oven and then back to the North of Bristol to do the other. So in the end not a bad day. 

The pictures below are before and after of the first single oven in the apartment.

 

Apr 08

OvenGleamers Franchise Launch Middlesbrough

By Graham Rogers | Uncategorized

Well today we are at Middlesbrough Franchise Show at Middlesbrough Football Ground all set and ready to greet and inform potential.franchisees.  So if you are in Middlesbrough today and tomorrow we are in Njewcastle at Newcastle race course come and see us. Pictures of us my wife Catherine, son Christopher and me.