Questions to ask before buying a renovated AGA cooker
Before you purchase a reconditioned AGA cooker, we recommend that you ask the following questions.
- Has the cooker been converted to burn a different fuel?
- If converted, does the cooker have automatic thermostatic control?
- Have genuine AGA parts been used to replace worn parts?
- Has the AGA cooker and flue got the appropriate mandatory approval?
- Have the installers added any asbestos components?
Be aware: the insulation may not be up to specification as there may be a loss through leakage or settlement. Loss of insulation means that the AGA cooker will be hotter to the touch and more heat will be emitted into the kitchen.
Why buy new? All new AGA cookers have been made to order with genuine components, which have been approved and tested to the latest British and European standards.
- How has the enamel been renovated?
- What is the finish? Is it painted or vitreous enamelled?
- Have parts been replaced or just cleaned up and painted?
Be aware: If the enamel has been dipped in acid and there are small chips in the enamel the acid gets under them and within a few months the enamel may chip off.
Why buy new? All new AGA cookers have a high gloss vitreous enamel finish, which takes up to three days to complete. This is hygienic, durable and easy to clean.
- What choice of models is there?
The new, controllable AGA Total Control, AGA Dual Control and AGA 60 have much reduced running costs from as little as £5 per week. These models are ONLY available through AGA shops and distributors.
- What warranty do you get?
- What cooking accessories or equipment, if any, are supplied with the cooker?
- Does the dealer service AGA cookers?
- Are the installers fully AGA trained?
- Are the engineers GAS SAFE / OFTEC registered? This is a legal requirement.
- Is there a charge for delivery?
- Do you deliver into the kitchen?
- Is there a charge for assembly?
- Is there an extra charge for different colours?