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Top Tips for AGA Spring Cleaning

Posted on March 23, 2021 in AGA, Top Tips

At last, Spring is in the air. The birds are singing and the daffodils have finally made their annual debut. It is these cheerful harbingers of early spring that bring much needed joy into our lives and yet, our homes can still feel stuck with the winter blues. The answer? Spring cleaning.

Spring cleaning is a tradition that is all about tackling the areas you forget about during the rest of the year. It is also a great opportunity to establish ongoing cleaning habits and how we can improve them. And what better way to start than with your AGA cooker? From polishing to scrubbing off stains, here are few top tips to make the most of your AGA this Spring.

Drying and Ironing

Did you know an AGA cooker isn't just for cooking? It can take place of other electrical items such as heaters, an electric kettle and a tumble drier which can save you money on your utility bills in the long term. By putting out your washing on a drying rack in front of the AGA overnight, everything is dry by morning due to the gentle radiant heat that your AGA emits. If you want to dry your trainers, all you need to do is to simply wrap your shoes in a towel and place it in the warming oven until completely dry.

Carefully folded bed linens and clothes can be placed on top of the Warming Cabinet which not only dries your laundry but it also means you don’t have to iron them! Magic!

Cleaning The Ovens

One of the benefits of AGAs is that the ovens require very little cleaning at all. However, if you’ve left items in the oven too long and they’ve baked onto your oven, then you should be able to remove these by brushing the carbonised pieces out. Make sure to use a soft brush to avoid damaging the coating on the walls of the oven.

If you switch off the ovens and are deep cleaning them, then rub corn oil over the oven surfaces to help prevent rust on the cast iron surfaces. After oiling the surfaces, turn the oven on full heat for around an hour. This will let the oil permeate through the surfaces.

Enamel Cleaner

While you shouldn’t use regular oven cleaner, the AGA enamel cleaner can work wonders in ensuring your range cooker is always sparkling. You can apply the AGA enamel cleaner with a damp cloth. It can even go directly on warm surfaces. The benefit here is you don’t have to turn off your AGA to get a good clean. Furthermore, the cleaner won’t smear either. Remember, however, that this cleaner is only for the enamel surfaces and is not suitable for any plastic, pewter or lacquered surfaces. So, by following these top tips, you can significantly reduce your cleaning time and ensure your AGA range cooker lasts for as long as possible.

The AGA Enamel Rubber also works wonders on your AGA cooker, it can remove scuff marks on enamel and ceramic surfaces without scratching. It provides effortless cleaning and is ideal for daily use. It's handy size makes it ideal for quick use.

Cleaning The Doors and Hard Surfaces

To make cleaning even easier, it is possible to remove the oven doors so you can get into every nook and cranny around the seals. Remember, you don’t have to soak the oven doors for a long period to get a good clean. In fact, soaking at all is not advised. Instead, use warm water and soap to get your oven doors gleaming and any residue in the seals removed.

To clean all hard surfaces, the AGA E-Cloth is perfect for the job. Using just water, it reduces the use of household chemicals by 80-90% and provides a better clean by leaving surfaces dirt and smear free.

Spillages

As your AGA oven is likely to be on a large proportion of the time, it is important to clear up any spillages as soon as you spot them. With the heat from the oven and the acidity in the foods and fluids of the spill, these can quickly leave a stain. So, promptly wipe these stains away with a soft, slightly damp cloth such as the Rangemaster E-Cloth.

If you're looking to prevent further spillages and splashes, use the reusable Bake-O-Glide AGA Splash Shield to protect your AGA lids. It stops the fat splashes burning onto the lid and is also easy to clean. Please note that due to high operating temperatures of the plates, the AGA Splash Shield must always be removed from the open lid before closing.

Alternatively you can use the AGA Splatter Guard which is a unique silicone shield that can be used over a frying pan, wok or a pan to stop oil or sauces splattering your hob - saving you time scrubbing away the stains.

Hot Plates and Chrome Lids

One of the best ways to care for your hotplates it to add a thin layer of cooking oil to them. Only do this when they are completely cool. Otherwise, brush off any carbonised residue and use a damp cloth to remove spillages (ensuring you remove any cleaning residue afterwards). Finally, also make sure your hot plates are left to thoroughly dry, so they do not build up any rust.

You can also use the AGA Ceramic Hob Cleaner which is perfect for cleaning ceramic and induction hobs. The advanced formula contains an anti-bacterial agent to kills germs and gently but effectively removes grease, grime and burnt-on food deposits from ceramic surfaces, providing fast and effective cleaning

Cleaning the AGA lids should just require a lightly damp cloth and a gentle AGA Chrome Cleaner to remove any stains. Please note that the Chrome Cleaner is not suitable for use on gold, pewter, silver, lacquered surfaces or polished plastic surfaces.


If you are interested in purchasing an AGA cooker, please give us a ring on 0118 939 3046 and ask to speak to Caroline or Ed alternatively please email sales@edwardsandgodding.co.uk

For more tips on AGA cleaning, please watch the video by Penny Zako below: