Aga Range Cookers Explained
How does the Aga Range Cooker work?
The Aga Range Cooker has a cast-iron body which is a dense, strong and stable metal enabling heat absorption, storage and transmission. The heat is released in the form of radiant heat, it is this radiant heat that gives the cooker the ability to cook food all day and keep it warm for hours whilst preserving the flavour, moisture and texture of the food.
The cooker generates heat from a single burner which is controlled by a thermostat, and regulates fuel distribution in order that the cooker can maintain its heat in the cooking zones. The cooking zones consist of ovens and hotplates.
The Aga Range Cooker has two hotplates – simmering and boiling. The hotplate has a dome or lid which enables the cooker to retain its heat when you are not cooking. There are many variations of cookers but the two main types of cookers are the 4-oven and 2-oven. The four oven has roasting, baking, simmering and warming ovens whilst the two oven has a combined roasting and baking oven and combined simmering and warming oven. The ovens have varied temperature settings for different types of cooking. As you become more accustomed to using your Aga Range cooker you will find that most of your cooking will be done utilising the ovens.
John Wray Country Stoves has the 2 oven model available in solid fuel, oil fired and gas fuel types and in all colours. The 2 oven features a simmering plate (400 degrees Fahrenheit in the centre), boiling plate (800 degrees Fahrenheit in the centre), plus a roasting/baking oven (300-500 degrees Fahrenheit) and a combined simmering and warming oven (100-300 degrees Fahrenheit).
|2 Oven||Oil||Natural Gas||Propane||Solid Fuel|
|Cooker Only||40 litres||425 kWh||60 litres||47.5kg|
|HW 90 Boiler||60 litres||601 kWh||84 litres||70.5kg|
|HW 135 Boiler||65 litres||-||-||-|
John Wray Country Stoves has the 4 oven model available in solid fuel, oil fired and gas fuel types in all colours.
The 4 oven features a simmering plate (400 degrees Fahrenheit in the centre), boiling plate (800 degrees Fahrenheit in the centre),warming plate (140 degrees Fahrenheit) with an optional gas cook top plus a roasting (450 degree Fahrenheit) and baking oven (350 degrees Fahrenheit) and both a simmering (250 degrees Fahrenheit) and warming oven (150 degrees Fahrenheit).
|4 Oven||Oil||Natural Gas||Propane||Solid Fuel|
|Cooker Only||51 litres||527 kWh||75.5 litres||63.5kg|
|HW 90 Boiler||68 litres||718 kWh||101.5 litres||-|
All Aga Range Cookers must be connected to the flue when installed.
There are three different types of connections:
Standard or Open Flue – venting through chimney or a suitable flue.
Balanced flues: usually utilised when the cooker is installed on an exterior wall and there would be no visible sign of the vitreous enamel flue pipe as it would vent directly out of the back of the cooker and through the wall.
Power flues: used when exposed flue pipe is not pleasing to the eye or the cooker is installed on an island unit within the kitchen. The power flue runs off a small electric fan and can be vented under the floor or via cabinet units.
The Aga Range Cooker cleans itself internally by burning off any spillages and the external body of the Aga Range Cooker can be cleaned with a damp cloth. John Wray Country Stoves recommends that your Aga range Cooker is serviced once every nine months by one of our fully trained engineers.