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 AGA eR3 Series and the AGA eR7 Series, are much more controllable. 

 

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, toaster 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.

The AGA eR7 Series range has been designed to heat up quickly and the programmer can be used to conserve energy overnight, or when you are out at work or on holiday and enable you to lower your running costs.

 

Mode Heat up time Energy used to heat up Cost to heat up at 24.50p per kWh kW per hour Estimated cost per hour  Estimated heat in to the room per hour
Hotplate ON Full  10 - 12 minutes     0.6 kW/h 14.7p 600w
Hotplate ON Simmer 10 - 12 minutes     0.24 kW/h 5.88p 220w
Roasting oven heat up 35 minutes 2.10 kW 51.45p      
Roasting oven only ON       0.45 kW/h 11p 450w
Baking oven heat up 25 minutes 1.20 kW 29.4p      
Baking oven only on       0.3 kW/h 7.35p 300w
Simmer oven heat up 45 minutes 1.00 kW 24.5p      
Simmer oven only on       0.15 kW/h 3.67p 150w

Average cost for electricity 24.50 p/kWh  (Source: Price based on OFGEM, April 2024).

As tested by AGA. Each test excludes any cooking and is with all doors and lids closed. 

Full AGA Running Costs


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

Mode kWh per week Background kitchen warmth watts per hour (approx) Estimated Cost per week* at  24.5p /kWh
Hotplate on boil (heats up within 10 -12 minutes) 0.54 / hr 500w 13.23p / hr
Hotplate on simmer (heats up within 10-12 minutes) 0.24 / hr 220w 5.88p / hr
Both cast-iron ovens on full temperature continuously, hotplate off 82 per week 490w £20.09 per week
Roasting mode on continuously 63 per week 375w £15.43 per week
Simmering oven on continuously 20.5 per week 122w £5.02 per week

Based on the 2-oven, 60cm wide AGA cooker with two cast-iron ovens and one hotplate. 

*as tested by AGA. Each test excludes any cooking and is with all doors and lids closed.

Average cost for electricity 24.5p/kWh  (Source: Price based on OFGEM, April 2024).

Find out more about the AGA 60 here.

Mode kWh Background kitchen warmth watts per hour (approx) Estimated Cost per week* at  24.5p /kWh**
Hotplate on boil (heats up in 10 - 12 minutes) 0.54 / hr 500w 13.2 p/hr
Hotplate on simmer (heats up in 10 - 12 minutes) 0.24 / hr 220w 5.8 p/hr
Both cast-iron ovens on full temperature continuously. Hotplate off. 82 per week 490w £20.09 per week
Roasting mode on continuously 63 per week 375w £15.43  per week
Baking mode on continuously 50 per week 300w £12.25 per week
Simmering oven on continuously  20.5 per week 122w £5.02 per week
Warming oven on continuously 17 per week 100w £4.16 per week


*as tested by AGA Based on the AGA eR3 Series, a 3-oven electric range cooker with a two-zone induction hob. 

Average cost for electricity 24.5p/kWh  (Source: Price based on OFGEM, April 2024).

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

Find out more about the AGA eR3 Series range here

Mode Heat up time Energy used to heat up Cost to heat up at 24.5p* per kWh kW per hour Estimated cost per hour  Estimated heat in to the room per hour
Hotplate ON Full  10 - 12 minutes     0.65 kW/h 15.9 p  
Hotplate ON Simmer 10 - 12 minutes     0.325 kW/h 7.96 p  
Roasting oven heat up 30 minutes 1.4 kW 34.3p      
Roasting oven only set to  R8       0.50 kW/h 12.25 p 500w
Fan oven only set to R8       0.55 kW/h 13.47 p  
Simmer oven only on       0.20 kW/h 4.9 p 200w
All zones ON   4.5 kW £1.10 1.6 kW/h 39.2p  
Slumber (cast ovens only)       0.30 kW/h 7.3 p  

 

As tested by AGA. Each test excludes any cooking and is with all doors and lids closed.

Average cost for electricity 24.5p/kWh  (Source: Price based on OFGEM, April 2024).

Find out more about the AGA ERA Series here.

Mode Heat up time Energy used to heat up Cost to heat up at 24.5p* per kWh kW per hour Estimated cost per hour  Estimated heat in to the room per hour
Hotplate ON Full  10 - 12 minutes     0.6 kW/h 14.7 p/hr 600w
Hotplate ON Simmer 10 - 12 minutes     0.24 kW/h 5.88 p/hr 220w
Roasting oven heat up 35 minutes 2.10 kW 51.4p      
Roasting oven only ON       0.45 kW/h 11 p 450w
Baking oven heat up 25 minutes 1.20 kW 29.4p      
Baking oven only on       0.3 kW/h 7.3 p 300w
Simmer oven heat up 45 minutes 1.00 kW 24.5p      
Simmer oven only on       0.15 kW/h 3.6 p 150w

 

As tested by AGA. Each test excludes any cooking and is with all doors and lids closed.

Average cost for electricity 24.5p/kWh  (Source: Price based on OFGEM, April 2024).

Find out more about the AGA eR7 Series here.

 

Mode kWh Background kitchen warmth watts per hour (approx) Estimated Cost per week* at 24.5p /kWh
Hotplate on full (heats up in 40 minutes) 0.52 / hr   12.7p per hour
Hotplate on simmer (heats up in 20 minutes) 0.26 / hr   6.3p per hour
Baking and simmering ovens on (Economy setting) 73.9 per week  440w £18.10 per week
Roasting oven on continuously 73.5 per week  440w £18.00 per week
Lower oven on continuously on baking setting 71.9 per week  420w £17.61 per week
Lower oven on continuously on simmering setting  36 per week  200w £8.82 per week
Warming oven on continuously 17 per week  100w £4.16 per week

 

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

Average cost for electricity 24.5p/kWh  (Source: Price based on OFGEM, April 2024).

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. 

Find out more about the AGA R3 Series range here.

Mode kWh Background kitchen warmth watts per hour (approx)

Estimated Cost per week*

at 24.5p /kWh

Boiling plate on (heats up within 10 - 12 minutes) 0.54 / hr 500w 13.2p per hour
Simmering plate on (heats up within 10 - 12 minutes) 0.24 / hr 220w 5.8p per hour
Three ovens in economy setting. Hotplates off. 105 per week 625w £25.72 per week
Three ovens on at full temperature continuously. Hotplates off. 142.8 per week 850w £34.98 per week

*As tested by AGA. Each test excludes any cooking and is with all doors and lids closed.

Average cost for electricity 24.5p/kWh  (Source: Price based on OFGEM, April 2024).

Find out more about the AGA R7 Series here.

Mode kWh Background kitchen warmth watts per hour (approx) Estimated Cost per week* at 24.5p /kWh
Hotplate on full (heats up in 40 minutes) 0.45 / hr   11p per hour
Hotplate on simmer (heats up in 20 minutes) 0.21 / hr   5.1p per hour
Baking and simmering ovens on (Economy setting) 61.15 per week  360w £14.98 per week
Roasting oven on continuously 73.5 per week  440w £18.00 per week
Lower oven on continuously on baking setting 53.8 per week  320w £13.18 per week
Lower oven on continuously on simmering setting  27.6 per week  160w £6.76 per week
Warming oven on continuously 17 per week  100w £4.16 per week

 

Average cost for electricity 24.5p/kWh  (Source: Price based on OFGEM, April 2024).

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. 

Find out more about the Rayburn Ranger (R) here.

Mode kWh per week Estimated Cost per week* 24.5p /kWh Background kitchen warmth watts per hour (approx)
Boiling plate on (heats up within 10 - 12 minutes) 0.54 / hr 13.2p per hour 500w
Simmering plate on (heats up within 10 - 12 minutes) 0.24 / hr 5.8p per hour 220w
Three ovens in economy setting. Hotplates off** 105 per week £25.72 625w
Three ovens on at full temperature continuously. Hotplates off** 142.8 per week £34.98 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 per week £31.48 650w

Table based on the 3-oven electric AGA Dual Control. The electric AGA Dual Control 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.

Average cost for electricity 24.5p/kWh  (Source: Price based on OFGEM, April 2024).

*as tested by AGA. Each test excludes any cooking and is with all doors and lids closed.

**Figures independently verified by KIWA.

***7 day menu detailed below.

Find out more about the AGA Dual Control here or the new AGA R7 Series range here.

 

Mode kWh per week Estimated Cost per week* 24.5p /kWh Background kitchen warmth watts per hour (approx)
Boiling plate on (heats up within 10-12 minutes) 0.54 / hr 13.2p  per hour 500w
Simmering plate on (heats up within 10-12 minutes) 0.24 / hr 5.8p per hour 220w
Three ovens on in economy setting continuously. Hotplates off** 53.9 per week £13.20 320w
Three ovens on at full temperature continuously. Hotplates off** 110.6 per week £27.90 650w
Cooking the 7 day menu***. Ovens and hotplates on only when required 34.5 per week £8.45 100w
Cooking the 7 day menu***. Ovens and hotplates turned up from economy mode for cooking 74.1 per week £18.15 300w

 

Based on a 3-oven AGA Total Control with independently controllable hotplates and ovens. There is an economy mode (slumber) for the ovens to save energy.

Average cost for electricity 24.5p/kWh  (Source: Price based on OFGEM, April 2024).

*as tested by AGA. Each test excludes any cooking and is with all doors and lids closed.

**Figures independently verified by KIWA.

***7 day menu detailed below. 

Find out more about the new AGA eR7 Series, which replaces the AGA Total Control, here.

Model Mode kWh per week Estimated Cost per week*
AGA R5 Series 2-oven Natural Gas (Model discontinued) Ovens and hotplates on 24/7 425 £25.67
AGA R5 Series 3-oven Natural Gas (Model discontinued) Ovens and hotplates on 24/7 425 £25.67
AGA R5 Series 4-oven Natural Gas (Model discontinued)  Ovens and hotplates on 24/7 527 £31.83
AGA R5 Series 2-oven Electric 13 amp (Model discontinued) Ovens and hotplates on 24/7 220 £53.90
AGA R5 Series 3-oven Electric 13 amp (Model discontinued) Ovens and hotplates on 24/7 240 £58.80
AGA R5 Series 4-oven Electric 13 amp (Model discontinued) Ovens and hotplates on 24/7 270 £66.15
AGA R5 Series 2-oven Oil** (Model discontinued) Ovens and hotplates on 24/7 40 litres £26.98
AGA R5 Series 4-oven Oil**(Model discontinued) Ovens and hotplates on 24/7 51 litres £34.39

*as tested by AGA. Each test excludes any cooking and is with all doors and lids closed.

Average cost for electricity 24.5p /kWh and natural gas 6.04p/kWh Source: OFGEM.gov.uk. April 2024.

Average cost for Home Heating Oil (UK)  67.44p per litre inc VAT @5% (Source: Boilerjuice.com as at 01.04.24).

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.

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

Cooking the 7 day menu on the AGA Total Control with ovens and hotplates turned up from economy mode for cooking costs £18.15.


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 £31.48.


Average cost for electricity 24.5p/kWh  (Source: Price based on OFGEM, April 2024).