AGA Dual Control
AGA Dual Control
AGA Dual Control
AGA Dual Control

100% AGA, Up To Half The Running Costs

The new electric AGA Dual Control is everything you love about the AGA cooker, but with added flexibility and much reduced running and servicing costs.

The AGA Dual Control looks much like a traditional AGA cooker and – just like the traditional model – the cast-iron ovens are always available for use, creating that indefinable AGA warmth.

However, with an AGA Dual Control the ovens feature a new low energy setting and can also be switched off completely.


HOW IT WORKS


The electric AGA Dual Control explained

The AGA Dual Control has hotplates (a boiling plate and a simmering plate) that can be turned on and off via an integral control panel. The roasting, baking and simmering ovens can be dropped down to a low energy setting, which saves on energy costs while still providing a comforting warmth and allowing full cooking temperature to be reached in just a few hours.The AGA Dual Control gives you a huge amount of flexibility. If you decide you don’t want to use the ovens for a period of time, you can just turn them off and the hotplates can be used independently.

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The AGA Dual Control has been designed to be simple to use. There’s one control to operate the hotplates, and a single control for the roasting, baking and simmering ovens and, on the 5-oven model, a separate button operates the additional two ovens and warming plate.

How the hotplates work

Behind the top left hand door sits a small dial which operates either the boiling plate, the simmering plate or both. In each of the hotplates there is a powerful heating element. The boiling plate will be ready to use in around 11 minutes from cold. The simmering plate will be ready to use in around 8 minutes.

How the ovens work

As with all previous heat-storage AGA cookers, the cast-iron ovens are indirectly heated from a single small heat source, the heat being conducted across to each oven in exactly the correct proportions to provide the different cooking temperatures for roasting, baking and simmering. This provides kind-to-food radiant heat which locks in moisture and goodness. All three ovens have a new feature of a low energy setting, reducing the oven temperatures. This in turn gives a reduced heat output into the room and, naturally, a reduction in running costs. From this new low energy setting it is possible to reach full oven cooking heat in around two to four hours. On the larger five oven model, the left-hand ovens are a slow-cooking oven and warming oven. This part of the cooker has its own separate heat source; this section of the cooker is brought to temperature when required with a separate on-off button.

Low Energy Setting

The energy saving is achieved through dropping the roasting oven to below 200C. The temperature of the other ovens will also reduce accordingly.

* Low energy setting does not apply to the slow cooking and warming ovens on the 5-oven model


ENERGY CONSUMPTION


A large proportion of the energy is used via the hotplates on a Traditional AGA cooker, so by being able to turn them off, there is a significant saving to be made. The addition of the option to reduce the oven temperatures provides yet further potential energy savings.

Rigorous testing of the AGA Dual Control has been undertaken to assess the energy consumption under different conditions of use. We have commissioned an independent body – GASTEC at CRE to test the Dual Control. Below is a table, which represents one week of typical usage. The data in these tables is however approximate and will depend on ambient conditions, mains voltage supply and variability in manufacturing assembly.

Low Energy Setting

The energy saving is achieved through dropping the roasting oven to below 200°C. The temperature of the other ovens will also reduce.

Energy Consumption Test Procedure

Meals for a week for a family of four (2 adults/2 children):

Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Monday * * Left over roast meat, jacket potatoes and vegetables
Tuesday * * Chicken Enchiladas
Wednesday * * Homemade pizza and oven chips
Thursday * * Pasta with chicken sauce
Friday * * Shepherds pie and vegetables
Saturday Cooked Breakfast, Kettle Soup and bread, kettle Curry, rice and Naan bread
Sunday Croissants, Kettle Roast beef, roast potatoes, Yorkshire pudding, vegetables. Apple pie and custard Cheese on toast, Kettle

* Uncooked breakfasts and lunches for 5 days

The energy consumed over one week for this test was 128kW. When compared against a 13amp 3 Oven AGA which uses 240kW, this represents a comparative reduction of around 46%. Clearly there are even greater savings to be made if only the top plates are used (during warmer periods of the year for example) with the ovens turned off.

NB – The 3 Oven AGA Dual Control requires a 32amp connection.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

3-oven dimensions (cm)

Height Width Depth
Roasting Oven 25.4 34.9 49.5
Baking Oven 25.4 34.9 49.5
Simmering Oven 25.4 34.9 49.5

Height: 910mm

Width: 987mm

3-oven AGA Dual Control: 32-amp input

 

5-oven dimensions (cm)

Height Width Depth
Roasting Oven 25.4 34.9 49.5
Baking Oven 25.4 34.9 49.5
Simmering Oven 25.4 34.9 49.5
Slow Cooking Oven 25.4 34.9 53
Warming Oven 25.4 34.9 53

Height: 910mm

Width: 1478mm

5-oven AGA Dual Control: 32-amp and a 13-amp input

A fully comprehensive warranty booklet comes with the AGA Cooker.

Please contact us if you need further information.

BUYING AN AGA


BUYING AN AGA

The only way you can fully appreciate an AGA cooker is to see one for yourself. Visit us at Country Warmth and you’ll able to see one in action and with one of our demonstrations, you could even try some delicious AGA-cooked food.

Our friendly and knowledgeable staff will happily guide you through the options available to you from flues and fuel to enamel colours. And once you’ve fallen in love with your AGA cooker, arrange an appointment for a home survey and we’ll take it from there.


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