5-oven AGA Dual Control
Perfect for larger kitchens, the all-electric 5-oven AGA Dual Control has ovens which provide a gentle, useful warmth and cook using radiant heat, as well as hotplates that can be turned on and off as required and an AGA warming plate.
The new electric AGA Dual Control is everything you love about the AGA cooker, but with added flexibility and much reduced running and servicing costs.
The AGA Dual Control looks much like a traditional AGA cooker and - just like the traditional model - the cast-iron ovens are always available for use, creating that indefinable AGA warmth.
However, with an AGA Dual Control the ovens feature a new low heat setting and can also be switched off completely.
What's more, the two hotplates can be turned on and off independently. This means you can make a reduction in the overall heat input into the room from the cooker when desired and, in turn, reduce running costs.
HOW AN AGA DUAL CONTROL WORKS
HOW THE HOTPLATES WORK
Behind the top left hand door sits a small dial which operates either the boiling plate, the simmering plate or both. In each of the hotplates there is a powerful heating element. The boiling plate will be ready to use in around 12 minutes from cold. The simmering plate will be ready to use in around 10 minutes.
HOW THE OVENS WORK
As with all previous heat-storage AGA cookers, the cast-iron ovens are indirectly heated from a single small heat source, the heat being conducted across to each oven in exactly the correct proportions to provide the different cooking temperatures for roasting, baking and simmering. This provides kind-to-food radiant heat which locks in moisture and goodness. All three ovens have a new feature of a low heat setting, reducing the oven temperatures. This in turn gives a reduced heat output into the room and, naturally, a reduction in running costs. From this new low heat setting it is possible to reach full oven cooking heat in around two to four hours.
Low Energy Setting
The low heat setting is achieved through dropping the roasting oven to below 200°C. the temperature of the other ovens will also reduce accordingly.*
*Low heat setting does not apply to the slow cooking and warming ovens on the 5-oven model.
5-oven AGA Dual Control
W - Warming plate/Induction Hotplate
Warming plate - Rest plates and food on the warming plate to keep at a warm temperature, for a limited period of time.
Boiling plate - The boiling plate is the hotter of the two hotplates.
Simmering plate - The simmering plate is on the right-hand side. It is the cooler of the two hotplates.
Roasting oven - roasts and grills beautifully and is big enough to fit a 13kg (28lbs) turkey. Radiant heat means food keeps its natural succulence and flavour.
Baking oven - heated to an ideal moderate baking temperature - ideal for cakes, biscuits and bread.
Simmering oven - simmers perfectly by constantly maintaining the oven at just the right temperature for long, slow cooking. This develops flavours and will make even the toughest cut of meat melt-in-the-mouth tender.
Warming oven - designed to warm plates and serving dishes, to rest meat before carving and to keep food warm, prior to serving, for a limited period of time. Food should not be left in there indefinitely and certainly not for any longer than two hours.
Slow cooking oven - The slow cooking oven is ideal for dishes such as shoulder or leg of lamb, steamed puddings, casseroles and stocks.
INDUCTION HOTPLATE OPTION
Induction technology uses magnetic fields to create heat on the base of the pan used. This has significant benefits which include:
- High energy efficiency – the most energy efficient of any hob type.
- Fast response times – heat is quickly increased and decreased.
- Safe – The glass on an induction hotplate remains cooler than ceramic hobs – but does heat with the transfer from the pan.
- Child friendly – will only activate if a pan is in contact.
- Intelligent – can hold pans at pre selected temperatures.
- Minimal heat is lost to surroundings.
The Induction hotplate comes with a host of features:
Touch Control - The hotplate is controlled by touch control on the hob itself – this adds to the premium sleek design and keeps the clean hob line uninterrupted by control dials or switches.
Childlock - This function is activated by pressing and holding down the lock icon. Once locked the panel will not respond until the lock function is de-activated by pressing and holding down the lock symbol.
Pause function - When this button is pressed the cooking function is suspended – by pressing the pause symbol the power level previously selected is resumed, perfect for when the doorbell or telephone unexpectedly ring!
Timer - The timer function features an audible alarm to be sounded after a pre selected time – up to 5 hours 59 minutes. This can be used in conjunction with the Induction zone OR as a basic minute minder operated independently of the induction zone.
Automatic settings (L1 & L2) - Two pre programmed specific temperature settings. Selecting them will allow a pan etc to be held at either 40 degrees or 70 degrees respectively, they are ideal for melting chocolate or keeping cooked food warm ready to serve.
Slider Control - The power levels (1-9 with a boost function) are easily toggled between by sliding your finger along the power section on the control panel.
Air Gap - Please note that on the Induction variant there is an additional air gap directly beneath the hob in the front casting to allow air to circulate, this is necessary to keep the unit at peak operating temperature – this gap is not present on any other variant.
- Independently controllable hotplates
- Choice of Induction Hotplate or Warming Plate
- New low heat setting for the ovens
- 5-oven model includes a roasting oven, simmering oven, baking oven, warming oven and a slow cooking oven
- Reduced running and servicing costs
- Available in a range of beautiful colours
- Site anywhere in the kitchen, including an island unit
- All new AGA heat-storage range cookers come with a five-year parts warranty and one-year labour warranty
A large proportion of the energy is used via the hotplates on a Traditional AGA cooker, so by being able to turn them off, there is a significant saving to be made. The addition of the option to reduce the oven temperatures provides yet further potential energy savings.
Rigorous testing of the AGA Dual Control has been undertaken to assess the energy consumption under different conditions of use. We have commissioned an independent body - GASTEC at CRE to test the AGA Dual Control. Below is a table, which represents one week of typical usage. The data in these tables is however approximate and will depend on ambient conditions, mains voltage supply and variability in manufacturing assembly.
AGA Dual Control Energy Consumption
|Model||Mode||kWh per week||Cost*||Background kitchen warmth watts per hour (approx.)|
3-oven AGA Dual Control - Electric
The electric AGA Dual Control’s ovens are on all the time. The hotplates can be turned on and off independently. The ovens can also be turned down to an Economy mode to save energy.
|Boiling plate ON (heats up within 10-12 minutes)
Simmering plate ON (heats up within 10-12 minutes)
|Three ovens in continuous Economy (low), hotplates OFF||105||£14.70||625w|
Three ovens ON full temperature continuously, hotplates OFF
|Figures independently verified by KIWA.||Cooking the 7 day menu: Three ovens operated at full temperature & hotplates ON as required by menu. Ovens on Economy mode when not required||128.5||£17.99||650w|
LOW HEAT SETTING
The low heat setting is achieved through dropping the roasting oven to below 200°C. The temperature of the other ovens will also reduce.
ENERGY CONSUMPTION TEST PROCEDURE
Meals for a week for a family of four (2 adults/2 children):
|Day||Meal||Food Cooked||Zones used|
|Monday||Dinner||Left over meat
Jacket potatoes and vegetables
|Tuesday||Dinner||Chicken Enchiladas||Boiling Plate
|Wednesday||Dinner||Pizza and oven chips||
|Thursday||Dinner||Pasta with chicken sauce||Boiling Plate
|Friday||Dinner||Shepherds Pie and vegetables||Boiling Plate
Cooked breakfast plus kettle
Soup plus kettle
Curry, rice and Naan bread
Croissants plus kettle
Cheese on toast plus kettle
Boiling Plate and Roasting Oven
* Uncooked breakfasts and lunches for 5 days
The energy consumed over one week for this test was 128kW. When compared against a 13amp 3-oven AGA which uses 240kW, this represents a comparative reduction of around 46%. Clearly there are even greater savings to be made if only the top plates are used (during warmer periods of the year for example) with the ovens turned off.
NB - The 3-oven AGA Dual Control requires a 32amp connection.
- Depth including handles (mm) 698mm
- Height 913mm
- Width 1478mm
- Weight 554kg
- Boiling Plate Yes
- Flue Type N/A (In room or external venting)
- Induction Hotplate option Yes
- Number of Ovens 5
- Simmering Plate Yes
- AGA Classic Special Edition Yes
- Chrome Lids Yes
- Enameled Lids Yes
Slow Cooking Oven
- Slow Cooking oven depth 349mm
- Slow Cooking oven height 254mm
- Warming Oven Depth 530mm
- Warming Oven Height 254mm
- Warming Oven Width 349mm
- Baking Oven Depth 495mm
- Baking Oven Height 254mm
- Baking Oven Width 349mm
- Simmering Oven Depth 495mm
- Simmering Oven Height 254mm
- Simmering Oven Width 349mm
- Roasting Oven Depth 495mm
- Roasting Oven Height 254mm
- Roasting Oven Width 349mm
- Badge Type Classic Script Black, Contemporary