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Can an AGA run the central heating?

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.

Where is the wood burning model of AGA cooker I was expecting to see?

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.

How environmentally friendly are AGA cookers?


Each new AGA cooker is made from a large proportion of claimed iron, including old cast-iron cookers, drain covers, etc. We actively encourage AGA owners to trade in their old AGA cookers so every new AGA contains cast iron from old AGA cooker!

The AGA Total Control , AGA 3 Series and AGA 60’s ovens and hotplate(s) can be switched on and off independently, meaning the AGA only works hard when you want it to. The AGA Dual Control also features hotplates that can be turned on and off as required. All of which means you can reduce the running costs of your AGA should you want to.

An AGA cooker can also do the same jobs as many of your domestic appliances more efficiently, which could help you reduce your domestic energy usage. Another thing to keep in mind is that the AGA cooker is built to last for generations. AGA is dedicated to developing more efficient energy sources including programs using micro-generated electricity such as wind, solar power and heat pumps. 

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