Why Choose an AGA Range Cooker
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If you are looking to invest in a cooker, a range cooker is an ideal choice because it has numerous benefits. There are range cookers that have bigger ovens, but you can choose two-oven models for small homes. We look at reasons why you should choose an AGA range cooker.
The two ovens can be used on a range of applications including fan, grill, defrosting, and fan-assist as well as a quick response for fast heat up times.
A range cooker is only 30cm wider than a standard built-in cooker but provides additional features. For instance, with a range cooker, you will decide the choice of fuel, choice of hobs, a high powered grill and storage.
What Makes an AGA Unique?
AGA ovens are the heart of many a home and homeowners. While they may lack the convenience of a conventional cooker, they are unique because they are different. You cannot control the temperature of the ovens and hotplates of an AGA.
The cast iron used transfers heat from the core of the cooker to the oven and hotplates. Some AGA range models have the temperature pre-set, so you need not do any alterations and often have three ovens. It has the hottest roasting oven, baking oven in the middle, and low and slow cooking; the last is simmering.
You can find two hot plates on the top; on the right is a hotplate specifically for steaming, and on the left is a boiling plate.
How Much Does an Aga Cost?
Most AGA modules have starting prices from £3,450. They are available as dual-fuel, or electric models, that include a slow-cook oven and grill. They come with a choice of ceramic electric or gas four-ring hobs and a fan oven.
Costs base heavily on the AGA's standard energy usage that they provide for cooking a weekly menu. A traditional three-oven AGA of 13 amps often starts at £7,245 and costs around £33.60 to run as ovens and hobs are on all the time.
Smaller models of the AGA range at 60cm wide, made for much smaller kitchens and homes, are usually around £5,695. Dual control is much more flexible than a classic version of the AGA.
It's available in dual-fuel and all-electric. You may control or turn off its hot plates individually instead of the traditional AGA, overall helping to reduce any constantly running costs or bills. Dual-control starts at £10,595, and Total-Control starts from £11,595.
Most AGA modules have starting prices from £3,450. They are available as dual-fuel, or electric models, that include a slow-cook oven and grill.
A traditional three-oven AGA of 13 amps often starts at £7,245 and costs around £33.60 to run as ovens and hobs are on all the time.
Dual-control starts at £10,595.
Total-Control starts from £11,595.
Can You Buy a Secondhand Aga?
There is a highly active second-hand market for AGA's due to their high cost and their durability. Many second-hand stores can renovate an AGA to look brand new for far more affordable prices.
However, if you decide to take this route, you must consider the dismantling and reconstruction, delivery, and installation costs, which may slightly expand the costs.
History of AGA Cookers
In 1922, Dr Gustaf Dalén, world-renowned physicist and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, lost his eyesight during a critical experiment and invented the AGA cooker.
He was highly determined to create a functioning cooker capable of a large variety of culinary techniques that would also be easy to use. Thus, the AGA was born. The birthplace of the AGA is Telford in Shropshire. It is one of the most cherished of England's manufacturers of all British brands.
Does an AGA Cook Better?
AGA's and Rayburn models, built with their cast-iron ovens, produce delicious and succulent food. Cast-iron ovens enhance cooking through radiant and indirect heat storage.
Radiant heat cooking is very gentle and works hard to lock in the moisture, warmth, texture, and flavour of the food to preserve all the goodness from the nutrients and the taste.
The Iconic Rayburn and AGA cookers can many culinary techniques such as roast, bake, grill, roast, simmer, and much more. Whether you're cooking up a 5-star worthy meal or a simple dish, your AGA or Rayburn cast-iron oven will promise a delicious outcome every time.
AGA always has a wide variety of designs and is always seeking innovations when developing new independent products or fresher models. While staying true to its history, AGA is continuously evolving and ever-changing in minor aspects to please and complement customers' busy lives and the modern-day.
AGA cookers provide a safe, energy-efficient, and responsive way to cook due to their state-of-the-art induction hobs. Its design includes several innovative features; the new AGA eR3 series range offers induction hobs and a conventional fan oven that takes the flexibility of cooking to new heights.
Fuel Options Available
AGA model runs entirely on electricity as of their commitment to introducing more efficient and environmentally friendly models. They offer the choice between natural gas, oil, propane gas alongside Rayburn oven models.
These allow for solid fuels and wood got from manufactured smokeless fuel or MSF, or peat briquettes.
Built From Recycled Materials
The renowned durability and longevity of AGA and Rayburn cooker mean old and retired models almost always go on to produce and help create something new, so you'll never find them demolished on landfill sites.
AGA and Rayburn oven models are entirely recyclable. The very first model made 90 years ago was predominantly made of recyclable materials. You can find drain covers, lamp-posts, old machinery, guttering, car gearboxes, cast-iron cookers, door fittings, and much more all inside any AGA model, the world-famous cooker.
Range Of Colours
AGA and Rayburn oven models offer sixteen beautiful, vibrant enamel colours. From striking, energetic, bright colours to contemporary neutral shades, you can guarantee a shade of AGA ovens to compliment your home and kitchen design perfectly.
The factory in Telford Shropshire individually enamels each cooker, giving it layers of coating to ensure a stunning finish every time. The vitreous enamel takes up to three days to set, and it is hard-wearing, resistant to high temperatures in the air, and firm and durable.
What is a Rayburn?
The Rayburn is a cooker with its very own built-in boiler. The boiler provides hot water, and specific models can assist in heating multiple radiators in and around the rooms of your household.
They look very similar to the AGA models with their cast-iron, enamelled finish, as they produce them at the same factory in Shropshire. Complete with a lidded hotplate and two ovens, one for warming and the other for cooking. Models are also available with two cooking ranges.
Use Your Aga Rayburn For Heating And Cooking
Rayburns offer a classically beautiful exterior, sitting beautifully in any home. However, underneath its surface, it is highly efficient, complete with the mechanisms to provide a heat source to your home, allowing piping-hot water and cosy radiators and cooking delicious dishes of any size or difficulty level.
The added convenience of having both of these elements in one appliance is the space it provides for many others. For any home size, Rayburn offers a range of boilers that can power the whole household. If you intend on only having a cooking appliance, Rayburn company models also sell that if you already have a functioning boiler or heating system.
How To Choose Between an Aga or a Rayburn
If you are primarily concerned with cooking, search for an AGA, which is likely the best option for you. AGA provides a variety more cooking options and is likely to be more detailed and cater to the culinary techniques, as that is its main focal point. With AGA, you have the option of a four-oven model cooker.
Already existing heating systems within your household will mean that you may likely prefer an AGA if you are happy with your modern boiler. If you require wood to burn, hot water, or cheap coal or peat, you may wish to check out the Rayburn. If you desire both central heating and an oven system, Rayburns include the two elements all in one appliance.
Why choose a range cooker?
i. They look great in any kitchen
There is a variety of styles, sizes, and colours you can choose to suit your needs. Whether you have a traditional or a contemporary kitchen, a range cooker is an ideal choice.
ii. They are cost effective
With a range cooker, you don’t have to buy other cooking necessities because it contains everything you need when it comes to preparing a meal, saving you a considerable amount of money.
iii. Multifunctional ovens
Multifunctioning ovens can be used to perform different functions at once. You can use such ovens for browning your dish or even crisping the base of your pizza among other things.
iv. Range cooker ovens are larger in size
The ovens of a range cooker are often about 20% bigger than a standard oven. Therefore, you can cook more food without worrying about timing or keeping it warm.
v. Range cookers can have two ovens
If you want to cook a lot of food, these cookers are ideal because there is plenty of cooking space. This will not only save you time but also resources because you will take less time to cook a lot of food.
vi. The cookers are available in a range of colours
Even though most kitchens have stainless steel cookers, you don’t have to be limited when choosing the colour of a cooker. Range cookers are available with numerous colour choices, so you are bound to find one which matches the theme of your kitchen or your preferences.
vii. Range cookers reduce odours when cooking foods
Your food emits smells depending on your method of cooking and the appliances you use to cook it. Range cookers vent via the rear side, removing odour and steam from within the oven or through the cooker hood, reducing the chances of your food having bad tastes or smells.
viii. They have storage space
Some range cookers have drawers that can be used to store roasting dishes and baking trays.
ix. Most range cookers have wok burners
Some foods should be prepared by the use of power, for instance, stir-fries. With a wok burner, you will save time and produce an authentic taste of such foods.
x. They have more burners
With the average range cooker measuring 90 cm to 100 cm, you can have five burners. A 110 cm range cooker can have seven burners, making cooking easy and flexible.
Regardless of the size of the kitchen you have, you can have the perfect range cooker because they are available in a range of different sizes. For example, they start from 90 cm in width, which includes 2 ovens, 5 burners, and a separate grill.
xii. Dedicated grills
Most range cookers have a high powered grill that can be used to brown or grill your dishes.
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