1. Your AGA will become part of the family
No one can resist an AGA – they’re drawn to its gentle warmth and, as soon as they enter the kitchen, they feel the need to lean on it. Sometimes they’ll even jostle for the best spot. AGA owners consistently tell us their cooker is part of the family and they couldn’t imagine life without it. It’s impossible to think of any other household object that inspires this level of devotion. At AGA demonstrations, too, attendees regularly joke they’d rather do without their partner than contemplate life without their beloved cooker. The combination of gentle warmth and solidity make the AGA not just part of the kitchen, but a member of the family too.
2. There’s an AGA colour to suit every kitchen
There are 12 great colours to choose from in the AGA palette, so you’re sure to find one perfect for your kitchen. From the classic Cream, through to sleek Pewter and the latest colour, Pearl Ashes, there’s something right for your space, whether you have a traditional or contemporary kitchen.
3. An AGA can do it all…
From quick stir-fries through to elaborate soufflés, the
AGA excels at every style of cooking. AGA cakes are lighter, roasts are more succulent, chips crunchier, Yorkshire puddings rise more, steaks are juicier and pizzas are always crisp to perfection. There is nothing the AGA cannot do and everything it does it does better. It’s even a whizz at ready meals for those more hectic days.
4. It’s a design classic
Voted in a BBC survey one of the top three design icons of the 20th century and widely written about for almost 90 years, the AGA offers the perfect marriage of design genius and peerless performance.
5. Big is beautiful with the huge ovens in the AGA
The AGA is known for its large ovens. The roasting oven is big enough, in fact, to fit a 13kg (28lb) bird – perfect for Sunday lunch for a crowd and it definitely eases the strain over Christmas. Interestingly, though, these huge ovens cook in such a way that flavours don’t merge, meaning you can cook a garlicky dish in the same oven as a delicate lemon tart and each will come out perfectly.
6. Gentle-heat cooking means finer food
The AGA treats food differently. It doesn’t blast food with drying direct heat. Instead, radiant heat from the cast-iron ovens gently cooks food, locking in flavour, moisture and goodness.
7. A model to suit every lifestyle
Whether you choose a 2-oven, 3-oven or 4-oven AGA you’re guaranteed to love it. Whatever the size of your kitchen, there’s definitely an AGA for you. You can even choose one that comes with a Freestanding or Integrated Module – essentially a conventional oven with integral grill and hob, all wrapped up in a cast-iron package. It can be attached to the AGA or left freestanding in another part of the kitchen.
8. It’s made by skilled craftsmen in Britain
The AGA is made in Shropshire at the company’s foundry in Coalbrookdale, a World Heritage site and the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution. How reassuring – at a time of decline in the UK’s manufacturing industry – that the iconic AGA is still made here, using skills passed down from one generation of craftsmen to the next.
9. 70% of every AGA is made from recycled materials
Unlike other types of cooker, every AGA is almost completely recyclable. Since the very first model was made almost 90 years ago, 70% of each AGA has been made from used material. Car gearboxes, guttering, old machinery, cookers, door fittings, drain covers, lamp-posts and much more can all be found in the world’s most famous cooker. As green credentials go, that’s pretty impressive.
10. AGA offers a choice of fuel options perfect for your way of living
An AGA can run on a number of fuels – oil, natural and propane gas, or electricity, either on a 13-amp supply (just like a kettle) or from a 30- amp supply, which takes advantage of cheaper, overnight electricity. And if you have an electric AGA, you can even use it in conjunction with micro-generation projects.