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Users Guide To Getting The Best Out Of Your AGA Cooker

Owning an AGA can be very convenient. Let’s take a look at what you can do with your AGA and how you can cook the best meals. 


Basic Cooking Instructions for Your AGA Range Cooker

Your AGA range cooker can be a great help in the kitchen. We have also included a few great tips that you can use to get the best cooking experience from your AGA.

You can cook a range of meals with your AGA. From chicken and beef, you will be able to prepare a variety of specialist recipes. 

Knowing how to use your AGA effectively is important to get the best possible value. 

Chicken

If you want to cook chicken, you can use a small AGA roasting tin. Simply season your chicken with spices, garlic and other ingredients and put in the oven for 40 minutes. You can cook a variety of chicken dishes too. This includes breasts, roast chicken and more. 

Beef

You can also cook beef with your AGA. A tenderloin piece will take around 40 minutes to complete. You can simply remove the meat and place on a warming tray. You’ll have delicious beef, cooked the way you want.

Pasta

You can also cook pasta and rice dishes with ease. Simply bring it to the boil with the right amount of water and cook until ready. You can place it in the warming oven too.

Fish

Fish will be quicker to cook. You can bake fish in the oven for around 15 to 20 minutes. You can use a variety of seasonings too. 


10 Top Tips for Cooking with Your AGA

Your AGA can cook a variety of delicious dishes. It’s a very convenient way of cooking too. Let’s take a look at a few great tips on how to use your AGA effectively. 

For long cooking, use the ovens

The top should only be used for quicker meals. It can be used as a hotplate for starting fruits and keeping it warm. If anything takes longer than 5 or 6 minutes, use the roasting oven.

Use the right cookware

If you want the fastest cooking time, it's important to use the right cookware. We recommend thick cookware with flat bottoms. Some cookware is specifically designed for AGA use. It ensures that it will stay full contact with a hotplate. It will also make the most of your available oven space.

Always time your food effectively

One benefit of using your AGA is that you can effectively time all your foods. Since your oven won't allow any smell inside your home, the timer can be a great way to know when your food is done.

Make instant coffee

If you purchase a French place, you can bring water to the boil on the boiling plate. Simply pour water over your ground coffee and leave it for a minute or two. Use the plunger, and you have an instant cup great coffee. You can also keep it on the warming tray.

Create toast on the simmering plate

With the simmering plate you can toast on both sides. It will allow you those to be soft insight and toasted all the way. You can also use the oven baking tray prepare your toast.

Mind the heat! 

Always be careful when you handle pots and pans. They can be extremely hot when they come out of the oven. You should use of pot holder or pan handle cover. Plates can also be when you put them in the cookware to keep them warm.

A simmering tip for the oven

It is always advisable to cover the complete bottom part of the oven with your pans. You do this rather than placing them on the lower runner.

When removing food

When you remove food from the oven, always open the door all the way. Make sure that you have a set of oven gloves and cover your entire arm. This will ensure that you are safe and well insulated.

Energy conservation

When you finish cooking, remember to keep the lids of the hotplate down to conserve energy.

Loosen jar lids

To loosen the lid of a jar, simply place it lid-down on the simmering plate for about 30 seconds. Then cover it with a cloth and unscrew easily.


Cleaning an AGA Cooker

If you own an AGA cooker, you need to know how to get the most value from it. Here are a few tips on how you can effectively clean your AGA cooker. 

Cleaning is always important when it comes to maintaining your cooker. Your AGA is very easy to keep clean, and it's very versatile too. This is why these cookers or so popular and cost-effective.

Your roasting and baking oven can easily be cleaned. Simply brush them out occasionally with clean wire brush. The slow cooker and hotplates can be cleaned with a damp cloth and a stiff brush. Your hotcupboard and integrated module can be cleaned with soapy, damp cloth. Be careful not to use oven cleaners.

If you have spilled food onto the enamel, is easy to clean. Use a soap filled pad that is not too rough, so that you avoid scratching the enamel. Simply rub the enamel daily with a damp cloth people stay clean. It can sometimes use the little soapy water, but do not use a steam cleaner.

Any doors and insulated covers can be cleaned with a soap pad. You can lift the doors to cleaning easier but remember not to mix them up. Do not immerse the door in water. You can also clean the insulated lids and handrails with a damp soapy cloth.

If you spill liquids around the hotplates, it will evaporate without damage. Especially if it disappears under the top plate. You can clean these cast-iron hotplates with a stiff wire brush and a damp cloth.


Caring for Your AGA

When you have an AGA, caring for it is important. Here’s how you can care for your AGA effectively and enjoy your cooker for years to come. 

Your AGA is made from cast iron and that will mean that it will last for many years. But it needs a little maintenance to make it look as good as possible and always working. It is always recommended that you service each part of your cooker at specific intervals. 

If you have an oil fired AGA, you should service it once every six months. 

If you use gas, you should service it once every 12 months. 

If you use an electric AGA or a dual control system, it should be serviced once every five years.

If you have a 30-amp electric system, you should service it once every 12 months.

You can also get a professional AGA service plan from a reputable service provider. This will ensure that your cooker always well maintained and complete working order. 

This will come in handy when your cooker experiences mechanical problems. You will always have someone available to look at your cooker and have all the parts available to fix any problems.

Cleaning your AGA cooker is also important. There are specific cleaning guidelines for different types of materials that you should keep in mind. Always avoid harsh oven cleaners. Most part of your cooker can be cleaned with a stiff brush and a damp cloth.


Buying a Second Hand Refurbished AGA Cooker

A second hand refurbished aga cooker offers the benefits of traditional cooking at a fraction of the price. Reconditioned Ranges specialises in high quality ranges and stoves. The company has a showroom with a variety of products to choose from. Choose your reconditioned range and save up to 75% on buying a new range.

We want to offer our customers the opportunity to own their own customised range stove for an affordable price. Our reconditioned stoves and ranges have been refurbished to standards as good as new. We are happy to discuss your individual requirements. We deliver ranges throughout the UK and further if required.