The short answer is yes! What defines an Aga? Two things I'd say...
- The main thing is the method of cooking. In Aga cookers the heat stored in the castings of the ovens is radiated into the whatever you place in the oven. Its a gentler method of cooking than the forced air convection in a normal oven. In our conversions your ovens cook in exactly the same way as they did before, it's still an Aga!. The only difference is that by moving the heat source (the elements) closer to the oven castings they can be heated up quicker.
- The second thing that defines an Aga is the background heat it provides. This is otherwise known as the 'can you warm your bum on it?' question. Happily the answer is yes! Running the ovens on normal heat, or even at half heat, will provide a nice warm perch for your bum; even with the hotplates off entirely. You can still dry washing on it too using our drying racks! It will give off less heat than an old oil or gas (especially if the insulation is poor!) so you may need to turn the kitchen radiator back on. Rest assured this is a good thing. Using your Aga to heat your kitchen is just about the most expensive way of doing it!
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Matthew is from a farming family near Bath and a graduate of King's College London who decided not to follow the 'standard' path into banking or the law. He has been working with Aga's in some form or another since 2003. Matthew runs Blake and Bull from beautiful Bradford on Avon, near Bath. Alf the golden retriever makes sure the working day finishes at 6pm sharp - dog walk time!