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Why Basic Electric Conversions are a Bad idea!

 

Basic electric conversions essentially pop a heat element (like a huge spiral lightbulb filament) where the heat source of your cooker was before. Sometimes this is done retrospectively with no other or very little changes made to the build of efficiency of the cooker. 

They retain all the massive iron castings that hold the heat and work in exactly the same way as your cooker did before. This is done by heat transfer, one source passing heat throughout the range. 

Some conversions try to get around this by turning on and off more, manually or by programming. They reduce the temperature to a lower level and ramp up when you need it on a timer.

The problem is that as the castings are all so huge it takes a long time to heat up/cool down and the savings are marginal. You really need a decent gap of time between your points of use to benefit financially. 

We never have installed any of these basic systems known collectively as '13amp' systems; they do not make owners happy and we do not like unhappy customers! 

Aga UK stopped the supply of their basic 13amp retrofit product in mid 2021. 

It's not great business and we'd like happy customers buying hob covers and drying racks etc from us for many years to come!

Our 'Electrikit' conversions are completely different and yet keep the features you want. Sound good?

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