Retro Icon Aga Is Ideal For Energy Saving Home Design

New AGA Dual Control oven and stove

Households continue to search for ways to reduce their dependence on fossil-fuel generated electricity and continue to search for ways to live independently off the grid. Off-the-grid homes are self-sufficient and autonomous in that they do not rely on municipal services. A true off-grid home is able to operate independently. In the quest for this vision, a good place to start is to slowly wean off and reduce energy consumption – beginning with the heart of the home, the kitchen.

The new AGA Dual Control is everything the home cook loves 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 but the hotplates operate independently of the ovens, and – just like the traditional model – the cast-iron ovens are always available for use, creating that indefinable AGA warmth, and “ready to cook” convenience.

The boiling plate and simmering plate can be operated at the turn of a switch via the discrete control panel and are on when you need them, and off, when you don’t. What’s more, they 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.

This extra degree of flexibility means the AGA Dual Control can be used in a number of different ways.  For example, on a warm summer evening the home owner may choose to have the ovens turned down, on an electric model or switched off on either a gas or electric cooker. The cook could then simply use the hotplates to whip up a five-minute stir fry followed by some pancakes with ice cream and strawberries. When it’s cold outside, turn on the ovens at full heat and switch on the hotplates for some of the time. This is the unique feature of AGA Dual Control.

Not only does the AGA Dual Control cook employing the same principles as a traditional AGA – using indirect radiant heat – but it can also cost up to 50% less to run than the traditional AGA. In-room venting technology on the electric model now enables these AGA cookers to be placed anywhere in the kitchen, including within an island or peninsula unit.

Key Features

  • Independently controlled hotplates
  • New low energy setting for the ovens (electric models)
  • Reduced servicing costs
  • Available in 14 colours
  • External or in-room venting

The AGA is available in a number of colours and sizes.

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