|AGA Dual Control|
• Independently controllable hotplates
• New low energy setting for the ovens
• 3-oven includes a roasting oven, simmering oven and a baking oven
• Reduced running and servicing costs
• Available in 12 beautiful colours
• Site anywhere in the kitchen, including an island unit
• All new AGA heat-storage range cookers come with a five-year
• parts warranty and one-year labour warranty
Cream, Aqua, Aubergine, Black, British Racing Green, Dark Blue, Duck Egg Blue, Pearl Ashes, Pewter, White, Heather, Pistachio
How It Works
The new electric AGA Dual Control is everything you love about the AGA cooker, but with added flexibility and much reduced running and servicing costs. The AGA Dual Control looks much like a traditional AGA cooker and - just like the traditional model - the cast-iron ovens are always available for use, creating that indefinable AGA warmth. However, with an AGA Dual Control the ovens feature a new low energy setting and can also be switched off completely. What's more, the two hotplates can be turned on and off independently. This means you can make a reduction in the overall heat input into the room from the cooker when desired and, in turn, reduce running costs.
HOW THE HOTPLATES WORK - Behind the top left hand door sits a small dial which operates either the boiling plate, the simmering plate or both. In each of the hotplates there is a powerful heating element. The boiling plate will be ready to use in around 11 minutes from cold. The simmering plate will be ready to use in around 8 minutes.
HOW THE OVENS WORK - As with all previous heat-storage AGA cookers, the cast-iron ovens are indirectly heated from a single small heat source, the heat being conducted across to each oven in exactly the correct proportions to provide the different cooking temperatures for roasting, baking and simmering. This provides kind-to-food radiant heat which locks in moisture and goodness. All three ovens have a new feature of a low energy setting, reducing the oven temperatures. This in turn gives a reduced heat output into the room and, naturally, a reduction in running costs. From this new low energy setting it is possible to reach full oven cooking heat in around two to four hours
A large proportion of the energy is used via the hotplates on a Traditional AGA cooker, so by being able to turn them off, there is a significant saving to be made. The addition of the option to reduce the oven temperatures provides yet further potential energy savings. Rigorous testing of the AGA Dual Control has been undertaken to assess the energy consumption under different conditions of use. We have commissioned an independent body - GASTEC at CRE to test the AGA Dual Control.
LOW ENERGY SETTING - The energy saving is achieved through dropping the roasting oven to below 200°C. The temperature of the other ovens will also reduce.
Weight – 560kg
Appliance Dimensions H 913mm × W 1478mm × 698mm
Oven Dimensions H 254mm × W 349mm × D 495mm (All Ovens)
Oven Temperatures at Full – Roasting 240C/ Baking 180C/ Simmering 120C/ Slow 100C/ Warming 70C
Oven Temperatures on Low – Roasting 190C/ Baking 150C/ Simmering 100C/ Slow 100C/ Warming 70C
1 × 32amp Supply – 230V Connection (Minimum 6 mm supply cable required)
1 × 13amp – 230V Plug (hot cupboard)
Approx. Weekly Fuel Consumption: 183 KW/hrs (based on a standard menu)
Approx. Weekly Running Cost: £22 per week (assuming 12p per KW hour)
Heat Output to the room when Oven and hotplates on = 1.5KW
Heat Output to the room when Ovens only on = 1 KW
Heat Output into the room when hot cupboard only on = 0.5KW
Four Energy Settings for Ovens
Hot Cupboard has separate isolation switch
Hot plates now have larger surface area
The 5 oven R7 - 150 Aga is the top of the range heat storage appliance available on the market today. The ovens are heated by two heat sources – radiating heat round all three highly insulated cast iron ovens and the two left hand hot cupboard ovens.
The hotplates meanwhile are invidually controllable and can be switched on in 7 minutes. This means that when you are asleep at night or out all day the hotplates can be turned off, thus reducing both the running costs and the heat into the kitchen. But because the ovens are always on, the cooker feels warm to touch and stand next to – just like an Aga should.
In addition, the two left hand hot cupboard ovens can be switched off separately from the main cooker in the summer months and only take an hour to come back up to full temperature.
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