For almost 100 years AGA or Rayburn cookers have been at the heart of many homes. Here are the reasons why these cast-iron cookers are a staple in so many kitchens.
Our story began in 1922, when Dr Gustaf Dalén - a world renowned physicist and Nobel Prize winner - lost his sight during an experiment. Although blind, he was determined to develop a cooker capable of every culinary technique, which was also easy to use. He did exactly that and the AGA cooker was born.
Over the years, the AGA cooker's design has evolved and over 75 years ago, the Rayburn was created, offering a highly efficient heating and cooking system in one appliance. The AGA is a cooker steeped in heritage and brings with it a unique style and warmth that together means it occupies a special place in the hearts of owners.
We are hugely proud that each and every model is built here in Britain.
Every AGA and Rayburn range cooker comes with a sense of history built in and continues to be designed and manufactured, at our factory in Telford in Shropshire, the birthplace of the industrial revolution, to the same exacting standards that have ensured the AGA cooker's place as one of our most trusted and cherished British brands.
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Built with cast-iron ovens, AGA and Rayburn models produce amazing, succulent food thanks to their cast-iron ovens which cook using the principle of indirect, radiant heat.
This gentle, radiant heat cooking works to lock in the moisture, goodness and flavour of food to preserve its nutrients, texture and taste.
Master of all culinary styles, AGA and Rayburn range cookers can grill, bake, roast, boil, simmer, toast and more, so whether you're cooking a simple dish or the most complex of modern recipes, you can rely on your cast-iron AGA or Rayburn to perform beautifully.
Our attitude to design and functionality is fresh and builds on a century of history. We are constantly seeking innovation and developing our products to complement the increasingly busy lives of our customers.
Many of our cookers feature state-of-the-art induction hobs, which provide a safe, responsive and energy efficient way to cook.
The brand new AGA eR3 Series range has also been designed with a host of innovative features, including induction hobs and a conventional fan oven, to take flexibility to a whole new level.
Due to their renowned longevity, you'll never find an AGA or Rayburn cast-iron cooker on a landfill site and retired models almost always go on to help create something new.
That's because AGA and Rayburn models are almost completely recyclable. Since the very first model was made over 100 years ago, a large proportion of each AGA cooker has been made from used materials.
Car gearboxes, guttering, old machinery, cast-iron cookers, door fittings, drain covers, lamp-posts and much more can all be found in the world's most famous cooker.
The new generation AGA models run solely on electric as part of our commitment to creating more environmentally friendly and efficient models.
We also offer the dual fuel AGA Dual Control with ovens that run on gas with electric hotplates.
Cast-iron Rayburn models are fuelled by oil, renewable HVO (95% Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil) or gas and the Rayburn Ranger® is an all-electric appliance.
AGA and Rayburn models are available in 16 beautiful, vitreous enamel colours, from contemporary neutrals to striking brights, so you're sure to find a shade to suit your home.
Individually enamelled at our factory in Telford, each cooker is given multiple coats of vitreous enamel, taking up to three days, to provide a beautiful finish that is hard-wearing, strong and resistant to high temperatures.
Beneath the classically beautiful exterior of a Rayburn lies a highly efficient combined heating and cooking system that creates mouth-watering dishes, a wonderfully warm home and piping hot water, just when you need it.
What's more, with the added convenience of having your heating, hot water and cooking in one, you can use valuable additional space for other appliances.
We offer a wide range of boilers to power any size of home, and the Rayburn Ranger® provides an all-electric cooking only option, if you already have a home heating or boiler system.