AGA Running Costs

AGA running costs depend upon the model that you own, the fuel supply you use and how you use your cooker. 

 

The Everyday Radiant Heat range of AGA cookers, which includes the eR3 Series and the eR7, are much more controllable and are designed to be switched on and off as required. These newer AGA models can run from as little as £11.48 per week.

 

The 24/7 Radiant Heat collection are designed to always be on and ready to cook. Whilst the models may be more expensive to run, they also take the place of other electrical items such as heaters, an electric kettle and a tumble drier.

 

New AGA Models

 

The AGA eR3 Series and 7 Series models now provide increased flexibility and greater control, providing the opportunity to lower running costs significantly thanks to fast heat up times and the ability to allow individual operation of ovens and hotplates. In addition, adjustable temperatures and the ability to turn off functions when not required enables you to control how much energy you use. For example there is no need to leave hotplates on since they are designed to heat up in 10-12 minutes.

 

Some examples of running costs for the AGA 3 Series and AGA 7 Series models:

  Mode Cost Per Week*
AGA R3 Series Baking and simmering oven (e setting) £10.61**
AGA eR3 Series Both cast-iron ovens on £11.48*
AGA eR7 Three ovens on (economy setting) £7.55*
Three ovens on £15.48*
AGA R7 Three ovens on (economy setting) £14.70*
Three ovens on £19.99*

Boiling plate on full
(AGA 3 Series and AGA 7 Series Models)

Continuous operation  7.5p per hour*
Simmering plate on full
(AGA 3 Series and AGA 7 Series Models)
Continuous operation  3.4p per hour*

 

*Running costs for the new models are presently AGA estimates. 

**as tested by AGA March 2020 using the AGA R3 100-4i model. 

 

Each test excludes any cooking and is with all doors and lids closed.

The running costs displayed represent an appliance operating at temperature 24 hours per day. 

Full Running Costs


Select the model you are interested in to see a full breakdown of AGA running costs. 

The new AGA R3 Series models are fully electric heat-storage appliances, requiring only a low power supply via either one or two 13 amp connections. The AGA R3 Series is designed to remain on all day, like a traditional AGA cooker, however offering additional control and flexibility as it enables ovens and hotplates to be controlled individually. This model also features a useful 'e' setting for reduced energy consumption and lower running costs. 

Model kWh per week Cost per week* Background kitchen warmth watts per hour (approx)
Hotplate on full (heats up in 40 minutes) 0.52 / hr 7.5p / hr  
Hotplate on simmer (heats up in 20 minutes) 0.26 / hr 3.7p / hr  
Baking and simmering ovens on (e setting) 73.9 £10.61 440w
Roasting oven on continuously 73.5 £10.56 440w
Lower oven on continuously on baking setting 71.9 £10.33 420w
Lower oven on continuously on simmering setting  36 £5.17 200w
Warming oven on continuously 17 £2.38 100w

 

*As tested by AGA March 2020 using an AGA R3 100-4i model.

Average cost for electricity 14.37p kWh (UK Power, March 2020)

Each test excludes any cooking and is with all doors and lids closed.

The running costs displayed represent an appliance operating at cooking temperature 24 hours per day. 

Model kWh per week Cost per week* Background kitchen warmth watts per hour (approx)
Hotplate on boil (heats up in 10 - 12 minutes) 0.54 / hr 7.5p / hr 500w
Hotplate on simmer (heats up in 10 - 12 minutes) 0.24 / hr 3.4p / hr 220w
Both cast-iron ovens on full temperature continuously. Hotplate off. 82 £11.48 490w
Roasting mode on continuously 63 £8.82 375w
Baking mode on continuously 50 £7.00 300w
Simmering oven on continuously  20.5 £2.87 122w
Warming oven on continuously 17 £2.38 100w


*as tested by AGA Based on the AGA eR3 Series, a 3-oven electric range cooker with a two-zone induction hob. Each oven and hotplate can be switched on and off as required. 

Mode kWh per week Cost per week* Background kitchen warmth watts per hour (approx)
Hotplate on boil (heats up within 10 -12 minutes) 0.54 / hr 7.5p / hr 500w
Hotplate on simmer (heats up within 10-12 minutes) 0.24 / hr 3.4p / hr 220w
Both cast-iron ovens on full temperature continuously, hotplate off 82 £11.48 490w
Roasting mode on continuously 63 £8.82 375w
Simmering oven on continuously 20.5 £2.87 122w

Based on the 2-oven, 60cm wide AGA cooker with two cast-iron ovens and one hotplate. The ovens can be switched on and off independently. 

*as tested by AGA.

 

Mode kWh per week Cost per week* Background kitchen warmth watts per hour (approx)
Boiling plate on (heats up within 10-12 minutes) 0.54 / hr 7.5p / hr 500w
Simmering plate on (heats up within 10-12 minutes) 0.24 / hr 3.4p / hr 220w
Three ovens on in economy setting continuously. Hotplates off** 53.9 £7.55 320w
Three ovens on at full temperature continuously. Hotplates off** 110.6 £15.48 650w
Cooking the 7 day menu***. Ovens and hotplates on only when required 34.5 £4.83 100w
Cooking the 7 day menu***. Ovens and hotplates turned up from economy mode for cooking 74.1 £10.37 300w

 

Based on a 3-oven AGA Total Control with independently controllable hotplates and ovens. Each oven and hotplate can be turned on and off as required. There is also an economy mode (slumber) for the ovens to save energy.

*as tested by AGA.

**Figures independently verified by KIWA.

***7 day menu detailed below. 

 

Mode kWh per week Cost per week* Background kitchen warmth watts per hour (approx)
Boiling plate on (heats up within 10 - 12 minutes) 0.54 / hr 7.5p / hr 500w
Simmering plate on (heats up within 10 - 12 minutes) 0.24 / hr 3.4p / hr 220w
Three ovens in economy setting. Hotplates off** 105 £14.70 625w
Three ovens on at full temperature continuously. Hotplates off** 142.8 £19.99 850w
Cooking the 7 day menu***. Three ovens operated at full temperature and hotplates on as required. Ovens on economy when not required**. 128.5 £17.99 650w

Table based on the 3-oven AGA Dual Control. The electric AGA Dual Control's ovens are on all the time, but can be turned down to economy setting to save energy. The hotplates can be turned on and off independently.

*as tested by AGA.

**Figures independently verified by KIWA.

***7 day menu detailed below.

Model Mode kWh per week Cost per week*
AGA R5 Series 2-oven Natural Gas Ovens and hotplates on 24/7 425 £11.98
AGA R5 Series 3-oven Natural Gas Ovens and hotplates on 24/7 425 £11.98
AGA R5 Series 4-oven Natural Gas Ovens and hotplates on 24/7 527 £14.86
AGA R5 Series 2-oven Electric 13 amp (Model discontinued) Ovens and hotplates on 24/7 220 £30.80
AGA R5 Series 3-oven Electric 13 amp (Model discontinued) Ovens and hotplates on 24/7 240 £33.60
AGA R5 Series 4-oven Electric 13 amp (Model discontinued) Ovens and hotplates on 24/7 270 £37.80
AGA R5 Series 2-oven Oil Ovens and hotplates on 24/7 40 litres £20.00
AGA R5 Series 4-oven Oil Ovens and hotplates on 24/7 51 litres £25.50

Traditional heat storage AGA cookers are designed to remain on continuously so that the ovens and hotplates are always ready to use. To conserve energy, we would recommend adopting AGA recommended cooking methods which utilise the ovens as much as possible. When not in use, always close the insulated hotplate lids and doors.

*As tested by AGA. 

This average weekly menu utilises the most efficient method of cooking. The cost per kWh is dependent on your energy provider. All figures are typical and can vary depending on cooking methods, ambient temperatures and the use of the product.

Cooking the 7 day menu on the AGA Total Control with ovens and hotplates turned up from economy mode for cooking costs £10.37*.

Cooking the 7 day menu on the AGA Dual Control with three ovens operated at full temperature and hotplates on as required by menu, ovens on economy when not required, costs £17.99*.

 

 

Day Meal Ovens / Hotplates
Monday Dinner - Leftover meat with jacket potatoes and vegetables

Boiling plate
Roasting oven

Tuesday Dinner - Chicken enchiladas

Boiling plate
Baking oven

Wednesday Dinner - Pizza and oven chips Roasting oven
Thursday Dinner - Pasta with chicken sauce Boiling plate
Simmering plate
Baking oven
Friday Dinner - Shepherds pie and vegetables Boiling plate
Baking oven
Saturday Breakfast - Cooked breakfast plus kettle Boiling plate
Lunch - Soup plus kettle Boiling plate
Simmering plate
Dinner - Curry, rice and naan bread Boiling plate
Simmering oven
Sunday Breakfast - Croissants plus kettle Boiling plate
Roasting oven
Lunch - Roast dinner Boiling plate
Simmering plate
Roasting oven
Dinner - Cheese on toast plus kettle Boiling plate
Roasting oven

 

*Figures independently verified by KIWA.