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Do I need an additional cooker, as well as an AGA cooker?

An AGA cooker can do everything a conventional cooker can do, and better. In the past, an AGA owner with a smaller or south facing kitchen may have wanted the option of turning their AGA off for the hottest weeks of the year, in which case a second cooker may well have been required.

If the AGA adding heat to the kitchen in the Summer is a concern to you, there is an AGA designed especially for you. The AGA Dual Control has a higher level of insulation than some of our traditional models and the ovens and top are controlled separately; meaning you can turn one part off and still use the other, reducing the heat coming into the kitchen.

The AGA Total Control is designed so that each oven and plate can be turned on just when you need it. With fast heat up times, it means minimal heat coming into the kitchen in Summer if you need that. At other times of the year, you can either leave the cooker on Slumber to give a continuous gentle background heat or leave various zones on full for longer periods to ensure you are immediately ready to cook.

Both these models can also enjoy lower running costs than the equivalent traditional model but still produce the great tasting food AGA owners rave about.

Of course, we understand that you have to choose the cooker that best fulfils the demands of your family life. If you have a very busy kitchen and would like the added versatility of additional cooking space, you can choose a matching AGA Module to complement your AGA cooker, either integrated or freestanding.

Cooking on an AGA cooker takes a little getting used to, therefore before making a decision on whether to choose an additional cooker, why not visit one of our AGA Demonstrations? It'll give you a better understanding of just what you can achieve on your AGA cooker.

From quick stir-fries through to elaborate soufflés, the AGA excels at every style of cooking, including grilling, roasting and simmering. Find out about the AGA cooking methods here.

How big are the AGA cooker's ovens?


All ovens in an AGA range cooker are not only deceptively big, but you can use virtually every square centimetre. This is because you can slide tins onto the runners, stack up to seven pans in the simmering oven and cook on the floor of the oven. The AGA cooker’s ovens are big enough to hold a 28lb turkey. Although the doors look small- the oven is likely to be much bigger than anything else you have experienced; look at one of our large Roasting tins in your local AGA Shop if you have any doubt about the oven sizes.

With a number of ovens and two hotplates at your fingertips cooking for a large group of people isn't a problem with an AGA cooker – and here's an idea of the number of people you can feed with each cooker: 

2-oven AGA cooker – up to 8 people

3-oven AGA cooker – up to 8-10 people

4/5-oven AGA cooker – up to 12-14 people

Every experienced AGA owner will tell you how conservative these numbers are and will tell you tales of catering on occasion for dozens of people from their AGA, no matter what the size!

Can I air my washing on my AGA heat-storage cooker?

WashingYes. The AGA heat-storage cooker radiates a gentle warmth that dries your clothes beautifully, reducing your reliance on a tumble dryer. To do this, use an airer or clothes horse – be careful never to drape clothes or sheets over the ventilation holes on the burner door.

Another job the AGA cooker makes light work of is ironing items such as folded pillow slips or t-shirts simply place on the simmering plate cover over night to be 'AGA ironed'.

If you want to learn about the other domestic chores an AGA heat-storage cooker can help you with, visit your dedicated AGA shop.

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