Why we love Aga range cookers

Matthew of Blake and BullThere is no denying it, we love AGA range cookers. Very often we'll visit customers who have 'inherited' an AGA range cooker with a new house and want to start afresh with a restored and smart AGA range cooker. Mostly they are unsure about their new cooker and need quite a bit of reassurance. Invariably though, by the time we return a year or two hence, these very same customers are madly in love with 'their' AGA range cooker! They will have been on courses and invested in all the accessories and wax lyrical about their new love - we can never resist saying "I told you so!".

So why on earth do we develop such an attachment to what is after all a very large piece of metal? Our theory, for which we have precisely no evidence!, is that we anthropomorphise our AGA range cookers thanks to their warmth. We know, rationally, that our cooker is warm only because we put energy into it but our instinct is that things that are warm are 'alive' in some way. In this way we begin to see the AGA range cooker akin to a family pet or even a member of the family.

On a winters day, halfway through a wet and wild dog walk, would you ever say "I can't wait to get home to my dining table"? Probably not. But you may, just may, say "I can't wait to get home to my nice warm AGA range cooker.". This is the essence of why we love these cookers. They are home, warmth, comfort and satisfaction all at once - loyal, faithful and capable. J'taime AGA range cookers!