Now is the Time to Clean Your AGA Oven

Now is the Time to Clean Your AGA Oven

By on 12th September 2011 (updated: 1st June 2023) in Blog

With the summer drawing to a close, the warm temperatures (well, relatively warm temperatures) will start to dwindle. For some it’s time to switch the heating back on, for others it’s time to switch their AGA Oven back on.

That’s what’s so good about AGA’s, amongst a multitude of cooking and operational benefits, they also give off a lot of heat, perfect for creating a warm and cosy atmosphere as well as heating your kitchen and adjacent rooms. But before you switch your AGA back on this autumn, consider cleaning it professionally to ensure it performs perfectly, leaving your home cooking tasting even better.

At Ovenu, we clean AGA cookers when they have been switched off and are cold. This is for a variety of reasons, but mainly revolves around health and safety, which means we can perform our professional oven valeting service far more effectively. So, now is the perfect time to take advantage, as most AGA’s would have been switched off over the summer months.

Don’t compromise the effectiveness of your AGA. If you want outstanding results, where your food will just taste even better on a freshly cleaned AGA, then you need to ensure that it is cleaned professionally.

You won’t get the same results if you clean it yourself. Even AGA themselves advocate the use of only approved cleaning products on their ovens. So what are the approved cleaning products? Well AGA only use Vitreous Enamel Association (VEA) approved cleaning products on their ovens, and they do this for a variety of reasons.

Your AGA oven is coated in vitreous enamel or porcelain enamel, this is a specific material made up of powdered glass which is burned down to melt over the metal. Once it cools and hardens it creates a smooth and durable coating over the metal. It’s crucial that when cleaning this material you use a product which is sensitive to its demands.

This means that you shouldn’t go out and purchase any oven cleaner that you’ve seen on the high street. These contain a chemical known as caustic soda which can literally ruin any oven over time. Your trims, seals, and heating elements are all affected by caustic soda, so make sure you don’t use a cleaning product that contains it.

Now is the time to advantage of your cold AGA and give it a good clean and service with VEA approved cleaning products. Before you put it to good use over the winter months, make sure you use Ovenu as your oven valeting service.

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Rik Hellewell is the Founder & Managing Director of Ovenu and a member of the Approved Franchise Association. He established Ovenu in 1993, cleaning 4,000 ovens and proving his concept over five years before starting the franchise business. Since then he has helped over 200 franchisees achieve their dreams of running successful businesses of their own. Established for over 25 years, the Ovenu concept has proven successful across the UK, New Zealand, Australia and the USA.