Yes. 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.
These days the AGA cooker focuses on what it does best - which is being the best cooker in the world so no, an AGA will not run central heating.
A number of years ago we made a separate attached boiler that could run a home's central heating alongside the main AGA cooker. As homes began to require bigger capacity boilers and kitchens themselves were often smaller, we decided to stop producing our boiler to focus on the AGA cooker. That was more than 20 years ago so an AGA has not provided central heating for some considerable time! If required, certain models can still provide background heat into the kitchen- but these days you can also choose not to have that option, should you not feel background heat is desirable in your kitchen.
Should you want to investigate the possibility of a cast iron cooker that runs central heating then our sister brand Rayburn is worth investigating.
These days an AGA cooker can be fuelled by Electricity, Gas, Oil or LPG. The solid fuel AGA has not been produced since the 1990’s and we believe our current range of products are the most efficient we have ever made and are much less demanding than the original solid fuel AGA that needed to be fuelled twice a day. Often though, a lot of our earlier owners had domestic staff who would load the cooker with coke for them!
Whilst we believe we have the best options for the modern home, should you want to investigate the possibility of a solid fuel or wood burning range cooker, look at our sister brand, Rayburn.