One of the large stainless-steel ovens in the hospital kitchens, still in-situ. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Last Thursday I drove up to Wilmslow. I wanted to go as I’d never seen a Wolf Range Cooker in a house before. I had seen one in the local kitchen shop for sale for £15K (just for the cooker) but not in a house before and I wanted to do some filming and try out my new toy – I show you it when I get the film done! 🙂 I left home here just outside Bristol at 0530 with the sat nav saying 2 hours 35 minutes and with a fairly straight forward run I got to the house, where I was meeting Peter Richardson our Manchster South OvenGleamers franchisee, at 0835 – the traffic at roadworks on the M6 and just outside Wilmslow slowed me down a bit. Not bad as I was in the “Jelly” (what our guys call my van the Daihatsu Extol which is still 100% reliable after six years but really isn’t a motorway van – it gets blown around too much!). As he wasn’t there and I needed a coffee I drove down the road and got some sandwiches and a Costa Xpress Coffee (even though it takes forever to come out the machine), and then drove back. By this time it was 0850 and Peter was there with a very nice gleaming van outside the really large modern’barn conversion’ style house.
We had to wait to get in as there wasn’t any answer at the door, the cars were outside but the phone went to answer phone, and we didn’t get into the house until about 0915 when one of the children happened to see us through the glass front door. The Wolf range wasn’t as bad as I thought it was going to be. I was expecting from the photos, I had seen online, a double range cooker with two huge 90cm ovens. But it had a 90cm wide oven and a 60 cm oven. The ovens weren’t that bad as they were self cleaning Pyrolytic so really they were pretty clean expect for the the fans being dirty and a few bits of burnt on carbon on each of the surfaces. The work was, however, in the hob, the splash back and the extractor which were all very greasy. So we got cracking and took it all apart, as I had my van, still hot from the overnight charge, we were able to get most of the bits dipped and I went out and rotated the rest whilst Pete did the main cleaning bits. I also did some filming and the results should look good when I get time to put them together. We finished the job at 1400 so with both of us it took five hours, so if I hadn’t been there it really would have taken close to 8 hours. The difficult bits were the splash back I had to go over it a couple of times and the extractor had heavy stainless steel plates which were difficult to get out and put back in. The hob had a proper gas grill in the middle of it, more like a barbeque set up, and on this the carbon was very burnt on; even after dipping I had to do some work to get it off and we didn’t get it 100%. So for Oven Cleaning Manchester South contact Peter on 0161 850 8899.
In the photos below you can see the finished range, note the blue colour of the oven, the bigger oven on the right had two fans and the back plate was a right so and so to get off and then to get back on – just four screws but they were difficult to get to.The extractor and splash back photo looks like it was a before photo, not the after photo, but it shows you the layout of the top hob stands on the range, the barbeque like grill was under the stainless steel cover plate.161 850 8899