Wicks on Aga range cookers

What does an wick on an Aga range cooker do? There seems to be a lot of confusion over this! The wick is really only used to get the Aga range cooker started. Some people imagine the wick burning all the time, like a candle, but actually once the cooker is up to temperature the oil vaporises and it is this vapour that ignites/burns. If the wick was burning directly you would need to replace them a lot! Hope that answers any questions you have about wicks for an Aga range cooker!

wicks for aga range cookers

Matthew Bates
Matthew Bates


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 these fabulous cookers 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!