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All About Aga Cookers and Why They Are the Best

When it comes to cooking, you have several options to choose a cooking system. These include AGA cookers, conventional ovens (electric and gas operated), microwave ovens, and toaster ovens. The versatility of AGA cookers can hardly be matched by any other cooking system. They have been around for many years and are loved by the people of the UK. They are costly, but they also offer multiple benefits. They are chic and classy while providing great utility to households.

AGA Cookers
AGA Cookers

AGA Cookers

AGA cookers were invented in 1922 by Gustaf Dalen, a Swedish physicist and noble prize winner. Two factors triggered this invention. Gustaf was homebound after he was blinded while experimenting on an earlier invention. The second and most important reason was his wife. After realizing his lady was tired of cooking, he dedicated himself to developing a stove that was easy to use and could employ various culinary techniques. The result was the AGA or Swedish oven. A combination of two ovens, two hotplates, and a heat source, all in one unit and employing the fundamental principles of heat storage. The AGA was introduced to the people of the United Kingdom in 1929 and immediately became a commercial success. It has since remained a favorite of countless households and culinary specialists.

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AGA Mode of Operation

The AGA is a constant source of heat. Its cast iron construction is perfect for absorbing and retaining heat. Food is cooked through radiation instead of convection. Cooking activities such as frying, roasting, baking, and heating can all be carried out with an AGA. You can get a two, three, four, and five oven model. The last two are much wider compared to the others. Traditional AGAs have no temperature control and run continuously. Some of the latest AGA models have a slow cooking oven as well. Although the classic models are always on, the latest ones allow you to turn off hotplates and ovens to prevent energy wastage.

Culinary Delights

The AGAs have been around for over 80 years and have become the favourite of households and world-class chefs. They all agree that no other cooking unit delivers results like the AGAs. There is no taste comparison between food cooked in the AGA and conventional ovens. As the stove can employ various cooking methods, it allows you to cook both traditional and modern food. Another outstanding advantage of the AGA is that you can cook several food items simultaneously, making it perfect for large families and special occasions such as Christmas. You can perform several cooking activities and serve an entire crowd.

A Heat Radiating Source​

The AGAs have been around for over 80 years and have become the favourite of households and world-class chefs. They all agree that no other cooking unit delivers results like the AGAs. There is no taste comparison between food cooked in the AGA and conventional ovens. As the stove can employ various cooking methods, it allows you to cook both traditional and modern food. Another outstanding advantage of the AGA is that you can cook several food items simultaneously, making it perfect for large families and special occasions such as Christmas. You can perform several cooking activities and serve an entire crowd.

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AGA Cookers
AGA Cookers

Highly Aesthetic & Exotic

Many people love the AGA for its aesthetics. They are considered luxury ovens and enhance the interior of your kitchen. It has a high emotional value for many who grew up with the AGA. They are expensive and can cost you more than £4,000, therefore are considered highly exotic. They can be found in different colours, designs, and finishes

Eco-friendly

AGAs are primarily made from recycled materials, and it is estimated that 70 % of the parts are constructed from raw materials which are recycled. Moreover, when it comes to emissions, they are friendly to the environment. No unburnt gas and no risk of electric shocks make them one of the safest options for cooking.

Conventional Ovens​

Modern ovens are of different types, including conventional gas ovens, conventional electric ovens, convection ovens, microwave ovens, and toaster ovens.

Gas Ovens​

Conventional gas ovens can be found in many households. They come in a large variety of options and are usually affordable. Compared to AGAs, conventional gas ovens cannot produce the same quality and taste of food. They are known for uneven baking and cooking. They are also much smaller; you can expect to bake/cook only one thing at a time. Some varieties offer double cooking options, heating from beneath and above. They consume much less gas and do not act as a constant heat source like the AGAs. You can obviously not keep your clothes on a gas oven or use it as a cosy spot.

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Electric Ovens

Electric ovens use electricity instead of natural gas. Just like their gas counterparts, they come in various colours, sizes, and finishes. They can offer you multiple options, such as grilling, baking, roasting, etc. The latest ones come with one or two fans, i.e. single convection and double convection. They are more convenient than gas ovens but have a higher running cost as they use electricity. Despite the convection system, cooking can be uneven at times. Compared to AGAs, they offer convenience but not taste. You cannot perform more than one task in an electric oven simultaneously. They also suffer from the problem of overheating.

Microwave and Toaster Ovens

Microwave ovens and toaster ovens can only cook small size meals. They are highly unsuitable for large families or for cooking culinary specialities. They can be convenient when cooking comfort food or making snacks for children and can also come in handy for making appetizers. However, as far as cooking good recipes is concerned and that too for guests, they are a big no.

Building the Best Combination

As we have mentioned, all ovens have advantages and disadvantages. However, your kitchen should be fully equipped depending on your usage and whether you are passionate about cooking. You should ideally have an AGA oven, an electric oven, and a microwave oven. You can use the AGA oven throughout the winter. That way, you will benefit from not only cooking delicious food but also be able to heat your home and save your heating costs. An electric oven can come in handy during the summers and when cooking ordinary food for your family. However, the AGA oven can also be used for warming food. A microwave oven may be quicker and help you prepare snacks for friends and family.

Which is the Right Size AGA Cooker for You?

AGA cooker comes in several sizes. Some of the latest models include AGA eR7, AGA R7, AGA R5, AGA R3, and AGA 60. The AGA eR7 is the replacement of the old model of AGA “Total Control”. You can control the ovens and the hot plates independently. It is equipped with an LED panel which enables you to use nine different temperature settings. It also has a remote control. It is either available in a three-oven or a five-oven variant. The R7 is the latest version of the earlier Dual control model. It comes in three and five oven variants. The former allows baking, simmering, and roasting, while the latter has additional options of slow cooking and warming. The R5 is a more traditional model of the AGA with the choice of 2,3 or 5 ovens. They are available in all three types, including oil, gas, and electricity. The electric model can be modified to provide you with some control, while the gas variety has the option of dual control. The AG 60 is the most compact model. It is ideal for small kitchens. Based on the classic three series AGA cooker, it offers radiant heat and cast iron ovens. It has one hotplate and two ovens. Another variant includes four gas burners. All these models are available in various colours such as pearl ashes, dark blue, black, white, aubergine, and many more. You can also customize the colour if you want to match your decor.

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