Total Control AGA

OVERVIEW

The AGA Total Control cooker has the same cast-iron good looks for which the classic AGA heat-storage cooker is famous.Cooking on the AGA Total Control cooker is a pleasure and produces amazing results. Its cast-iron ovens are gentle on food and lock in moisture, flavour, texture and, importantly, goodness – meaning the food you serve tastes delicious.From the exterior, the AGA Total Control appears to be just the same as the AGA cooker we know and love. But open the door to the touchscreen control panel and it’s a whole new picture…
State-of-the-art technology changes everything. It enables you to programme your AGA cooker to be on when you want to cook. Or off when you don’t. Each hotplate and oven operates independently.You can still enjoy that indefinable ambient AGA warmth while managing the amount of energy used. And in the summer months, you can choose to turn the AGA cooker off when it’s not needed.From weekdays to high days and holidays – whatever the season – you can tailor your AGA Total Control to suit you and your family’s lifestyle.

HOW IT WORKS


CONTROL AT THE TOUCH OF A BUTTON

At the heart of the electric AGA Total Control cooker is a touch-screen control panel which puts you in charge of how and when the cooker is used.

Discreetly housed behind the top left door, the nerve centre of the AGA Total Control cooker can be accessed directly or programmed via a remote control handset. Using the control panel, the hotplates and ovens can be turned on manually when needed. It’s so flexible – you can heat only one hotplate or both. You can opt to heat only the roasting oven, the baking oven or the simmering oven – or all three.

…but the touch-screen panel does so much more

Alternatively using the remote control handset, you can even programme the cast-iron ovens to come on automatically for one or two cooking cycles per day, seven days a week. You can set the AGA Total Control cooker to provide the constant ambient warmth to the kitchen for which the AGA cooker is renowned.

AUTOMATICALLY READY

Manual (you choose)
Each zone (an oven or a hotplate) can be operated individually in manual mode. Any zone selected will remain on until switched off.

Slumber (ovens only)
In this mode all three ovens are active, pre-set at a simmering heat. Slumber setting is ideal for slow cooking and giving a gentle heat into the kitchen, creating that unmistakable ambient AGA warmth. When the ovens are in slumber mode, they take less time to reach full heat.

Auto (ovens only)
Selecting the auto function brings selected ovens up to full heat from off automatically when a programme is set. The ovens can be selected to operate once or twice each day, with the start and finish time of the ‘cooking cycles’ set by the user.

Auto slumber (ovens only)
Choosing this setting automatically brings the ovens up to full heat from slumber mode.

THE HOTPLATES

Each of the hotplates on the AGA Total Control cooker – the boiling plate and simmering plate – can be turned on or off independently as required simply by pressing the appropriate button on the control panel. Both hotplates are operated manually.

There are other innovations too. The patented engineering technology behind AGA Total Control means each hotplate is independently heated by its own element (International Patent Pending PCT/GB2011/050978). This means constant heat when the hotplate is on. This also means that using the hotplates does not affect the heat in the ovens, as each zone is independently heated.

Boiling plate – The boiling plate is on the left-hand side. It is the hotter of the two hotplates. From cold, the boiling plate takes approximately 11 minutes to reach its operating temperature.

Simmering plate – The simmering plate is on the right-hand side. It is the cooler of the two hotplates. From a cold start, the simmering plate will achieve its operating temperature in about 8 minutes.

THE OVENS

The AGA Total Control cooker represents an important breakthrough in heat-storage engineering. Patented technology (International Patent Pending PCT/GB2011/050978) developed within our own research and development facility means that, for the first time, each oven has its own heat source. The result is increased programmability, more even heat distribution and more consistent oven temperatures. What hasn’t changed is that this next generation AGA cooker still works on the principle of radiant kind-to-food heat, meaning that – just like the classic AGA heat storage cookers, food tastes better cooked on an AGA.


ENERGY CONSUMPTION


ENERGY CONSUMPTION

With AGA Total Control, the energy needed to cook can be reduced to under a fifth of that for the classic AGA heat-storage cooker; usage depends of course on how much of the time you choose to have it on or have it in slumber mode (from which the AGA has shortened heat-up times).

The amount of energy used in the summer compared to the winter may vary significantly due to use of the slumber mode and perhaps the type of food cooked in the winter compared to the summer months.

To enable some comparisons on running costs we have provided the following ‘typical’ energy consumption based on a weekly standard menu (see table below for details).

A kitchen with an AGA Total Control cooker benefits from gentle residual heat when the cooker is turned off, as cast iron retains energy and only cools down over several hours to ambient temperatures.


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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