How To

How to Create the Perfect Retro-style Kitchen

Marmalade Rayburn Ranger Kitchen Roomset

Over the years, kitchen designs have evolved, reflecting the changing tastes and lifestyles of homeowners. Yet, among the modern, sleek and minimalist designs, there's a style that has stood the test of time and is making a grand comeback - the retro kitchen.

With their vibrant colours, quirky patterns and classic appliances, retro kitchens transport us to a bygone era. We’ll be taking a journey into the world of retro kitchens, exploring their timeless appeal, distinctive elements and how you can create your very own vintage-inspired space. 

A Step-By-Step Guide On How To Clean A Stove Top

Green Kitchen with AGA eR3 Series

 Let’s be honest, no one really looks forward to cleaning the top of their stove. Things do tend to get a little messy around what, in most homes, is a well-used area, especially if you do a lot of cooking. Just think of all those spilt sauces and oil splatters.

We’re all aware that an unclean stove top is not only unhygienic, but it could also prevent your appliance working at maximum efficiency. And, aesthetically, it could mar the overall look of an otherwise spotless kitchen.  

How to Cook a Turkey in your AGA

Raw turkey

The large AGA cast-iron ovens can fit a turkey up to 10kg or 22lbs and we would recommend allowing for 450g (1lb) per serving or 225g (8oz) for boned and breast-only roasts. 


Streaky bacon
1 onion, halved
Bunched of fresh herbs (parsley, thyme, rosemary)

Before Cooking Your Turkey

To prepare your turkey ahead of cooking in your AGA cooker follow these easy steps:

How to clean your kitchen extractor fan filter

AGA eR3 Series 90 in Salcombe Blue with complementary AGA Slab Cooker Hood

The metal grease filters in a range cooker hood work hard to rapidly clear your kitchen of steam, fumes and odours when cooking, especially when you’re frying, sautéing or using a wok.  

As the filters are out of sight on the underside of the kitchen hood, it’s all too easy to forget about them. But, while cleaning hood filters may not be everyone’s favourite task in the kitchen, not doing so could affect the performance of your extractor fan.

Top Tips on Cleaning Wood Burners

Relaxing by an AGA Hanwood wood burning stove

With temperatures already dropping, it’s getting towards that time of the year when you’ll be using your wood burner more and more.

Before winter really sets in, now’s the time to give your wood burner a good clean. It obviously needs to be cool before you do this, so tackle the job before it’s on permanently.

So, how to clean a wood burning stove. Well, there are many branded cleaners available for wood burners, as well as plenty of DIY methods.