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How environmentally friendly are AGA cookers?

Each new AGA heat-storage cooker is made in Shropshire in the UK from 70% reclaimed iron, including old cast-iron cookers, drain covers, old machinery, door fittings etc and, in turn each old AGA is 90% recyclable, meaning you'll never find one on a landfill site.

An AGA heat-storage cooker can also do the same jobs as many of your domestic appliances more efficiently. That means you can give your toaster, electric kettle, bread maker and even your tumble drier a break, which could help you reduce your domestic energy usage. Another thing to keep in mind is that the AGA heat-storage cooker is built to last for generations.

We're also dedicated to developing more efficient energy sources. This includes programs using micro-generated electricity such as wind, solar power and heat pumps. 

 

How much does it cost to run an AGA heat-storage cooker?

Because the AGA heat-storage cooker is always warm, it's not uncommon for people to have the misconception that it's expensive to run. The truth though, is when at normal heat the AGA cooker doesn't need to use a lot of energy thanks to its cast-iron, fully insulated body. Cast-iron retains heat and then transfers it throughout its ovens and hotplates at a steady, efficient rate. 

Another thing to consider is that an AGA heat-storage cooker does more than just cook delicious food. It's a domestic workhorse and can do the work of a toaster, electric kettle and bread maker, meaning you spend less on kitchen appliances and minimise your energy consumption. 

How big are the AGA heat-storage cooker's ovens?

All ovens in an AGA heat-storage range cooker are not only deceptively big at 85.1cm in height and 98.7cm in width for a 3-oven model or 91cm in height and 147.8cm in width for a 5-oven model, but you can use virtually every square centimetre. This is because you can slide tins onto the runners, stack pans in the simmering oven and cook on the floor of the oven. That's big enough for each oven to hold up to 4 chickens.

And not only are the ovens nice and roomy, as the ovens are vented, you can cook different dishes simultaneously without the flavours merging. For instance, you can cook a garlicky chicken in the same oven as a delicate lemon tart and each will come out cooked to perfection.

With a number of ovens and two hotplates at your fingertips cooking for a large group of people isn't a problem with an AGA heat-storage cooker – and here's an idea of the number of people you can feed with each cooker:

  • 3-oven AGA cooker – up to 8-10 people
  • 5-oven AGA cooker – up to 14-16 people
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