We simply love AGA ovens. Beyond the design values that have made the AGA cooker a cherished design icon lies cast-iron magic. Founded on the principle of radiant heat, every AGA model is crafted to make cooking a delight and engineered to take care of itself for generations to come.
These are the 10 reasons we fell in love with AGA:
1. A model to suit every lifestyle
Whatever the size of your kitchen there’s definitely an AGA for you. Whether you choose a 2-oven, 3-oven, 4-oven or 5-oven AGA, you’re guaranteed to love it. Plus with the latest models there are switch on/switch off hotplates and programmability to produce additional flexibility and reduce using energy unnecessarily, ensuring that whatever your lifestyle there’s an AGA cooker to suit you.
2. Gentle-heat cooking means finer food
The AGA treats food differently. It doesn’t blast food with drying hot air. Instead, indirect radiant heat from the cast iron ovens gently cooks food, locking in flavour, moisture and goodness.
3. It’s a design classic
The AGA was voted in a BBC survey one of the top three design icons of the 20th century.
4. There’s an AGA colour to suit every kitchen
There are 15 colours to choose from in the AGA palette, so you’re sure to find one perfect for your kitchen. From the classic Cream, through to sleek Pewter and the latest colours, Rose and Lemon, there’s something right for your home, whether you have a traditional or contemporary kitchen.
5. Big is beautiful with the huge ovens in the AGA
The AGA is known for its large ovens. The roasting oven is big enough, in fact, to fit a 13kg bird which is perfect for Sunday lunch for a crowd and it definitely eases the strain over Christmas. Interestingly, though, sweet and savoury dishes can be cooked at the same time with no confusion of flavour.
6. An AGA really can do it all
From quick stir-fries through to elaborate soufflés, the AGA excels at every style of cooking. AGA cakes are lighter, roasts are more succulent, chips crunchier, Yorkshire puddings rise more, steaks are juicier and pizzas are always crisp to perfection. There is nothing the AGA cannot do and everything it does it does better. It’s even a whizz at ready meals for those more hectic days.
7. Your AGA will become part of the family
No one can resist an AGA – they’re drawn to its gentle warmth and, as soon as they enter the kitchen, they feel the need to lean on it. Sometimes they’ll even jostle for the best spot.
8. It’s made by skilled craftsmen in Britain
The AGA cooker is made in Shropshire at the company’s foundry in Coalbrookdale, a World Heritage site and the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution. How reassuring that the iconic AGA is still made here, using skills passed down from one generation of craftsmen to the next.
9. 70% is made from recycled materials
Unlike other types of cooker, every AGA is almost completely recyclable. Since the very first model was made 90 years ago, 70% of each AGA has been made from used material. Car gearboxes, guttering, old machinery, cast iron cookers, door fittings, drain covers, lamp-posts and much more can all be found in the world’s most famous cooker. As green credentials go, that’s pretty impressive.
10. Green Issues are top of their agenda
The AGA is unlike any other household appliance. Because of its renowned longevity (there are thousands of AGA cookers across the UK still working perfectly after 30 years or more of sterling service) you’ll never, for example, find an AGA cooker on a landfill site and retired AGA cookers are recyclable. Choice of fuel is becoming increasingly important. That’s why models in the AGA collection are available with several fuel options. These include propane or natural gas, kerosene heating oil, and electricity, which has in recent years led the way as a cleaner, lower-cost energy source. The introduction of the AGA City60, AGA Total Control and Dual Control, mean ease of installation and lower maintenance costs. And if you have an electric AGA, you can even use it in conjunction with micro-generation projects.