Every AGA Cooker is made in exactly the same way it has always been: molten iron is poured into molds to create cast-iron. It's this iron that brings the AGA cooker's distinctive cooking performance and while most other cookers are spray painted in minutes, skilled AGA craftsman add multiple coats of vitreous enamel - a process that takes three days to complete.
Every AGA range cooker comes with a slow cook oven and a roasting oven, a simmering plate and a boiling plate, each is always ready at the optimum temperature for each type of cooking. It's the cast-iron that makes this possible. It allows every AGA Cooker to store heat and steadily radiate it through the ovens and hotplates at a constant temperature. Radiating the heat from all the oven surfaces simultaneously also ensures a kinder cooking process, unlike the fierce direct heat of conventional cookers. Finally the high level of insulation within the outer casting and each hotplate lid ensures fuel is used wisely and economically.
Slow cooking is rooted into the AGA philosophy; it allows your food to gently cook without the risk of burning. So you can throw a dish together first thing in the morning, ignore it for hours on end and pull out a delicious meal by teatime. If you're in a rush, the high heat of the roasting oven is ideal for a pizza, or a grilled steak can be prepared using the boiling plate - even ready-meals can be cooked easily in an AGA cooker.
Roasting oven - roasts and grills beautifully and is big enough to fit a 28lb turkey. Radiant heat means food keeps its natural succulence and flavour.
Slow Cook oven - Simmers perfectly by constantly maintaining the oven at just the right temperature for long, slow cooking. This develops flavors and will make even the toughest cut of meat melt-in-the-mouth tender.
Although the 2-oven AGA Cooker comes without a baking oven, you can still bake beautifully with the help of an AGA Cold Plain Shelf . The simple metal shelf is stored out of the AGA Cooker so that it is cold. When it is placed above food in the roasting oven it cuts off the top radiant heat, creating a moderate heat underneath, allowing up to 30 minutes of baking time.
What to expect
From a toasted sandwich to a perfectly risen soufflè, an AGA Cooker excels at every style of cooking. AGA cakes are fluffier, stir-frys wonderfully fast, roasts more succulent and pizzas perfectly crisp. There's nothing an AGA oven cannot do - and everything it does, it does better.
AGA ovens are easier to maintain
Choose an AGA Cooker and you'll notice that the time you spend cleaning is greatly reduced. That's because the ovens and hotplates of an AGA Cooker are virtually self-cleaning. It's simply because they're always on - any spillages are carbonized, so all you have to do is give it the occasional brush out.
No lingering food smells
As you cook in your AGA ovens, food aromas are drawn away and extracted via the flue. This means if you're cooking something pungent like fish, the AGA Cooker will help keep smells to a minimum.
Depending on the model, different flue options are available - speak to your local AGA dealer for details.