conventional stoves, that most of us in the USA grew up with, evolved
in an age of inexpensive and abundant fuels. Mass manufactured of
thin metal and lightweight insulation, they are dependent on direct
heat from a gas flame or electric element.
they are always "cycling" to try and maintain the desired
temperature, they require constant monitoring and frequent adjustments.
The results of this is dry, direct heat that removes the food's
moisture, flavor, nutrition.
the AGA works on the principle of stored heat, your food's moisture,
flavor, texture, nutrients, and appearance are retained.
castings that make up the combustion unit, ovens, doors and hotplates
act as accumulators, storing just the right amount of heat in that
"station" for its intended function, consistently and
without cycling, day and night. The AGA is always ready when you
are. Yet due to superb insulation, this ingenious cooker loses very
minimal heat into your kitchen, making it infinitely cooler to work
at than any other conventional stove or oven.
cast iron stores heat so effectively, it takes very little fuel
to maintain its temperature. Even though the AGA is on 24 hours
each day, it is remarkably fuel efficient, often using less fuel
than an ordinary stove that is constantly turned on and off, repeatedly
heating up and then quickly losing its heat. Theoretically, the
more you use your AGA, the more economical it becomes!
control is fully automatic, no knobs or dials. How then, would you
get high or low heat, fast or slow cooking? Quite simply, the AGA
is a combination of several different cooking zones or stations,
each with different heat levels. Instead of constantly adjusting
the settings of the burners and ovens to individual foods, you simply
move the foods to the appropriate hotplates or ovens. The result
is fully automatic, carefree cooking of multiple dishes at one time.
You can slow things down or speed them up simply by moving the food
to a "slower or faster" oven. The AGA will take care of
many cooking functions simultaneously while you are free to use
your valuable time elsewhere, be it with your guests or simply a
is extraordinary. It is no wonder why this easy to use, do everything,
virtually mistake-proof cooker is considered by top cooking professionals
and discriminating cooks to be the definitive stove.