Classically styled heat storage cast-iron stove
The 4-oven AGA Classic stove emulates the iconic style of the 1930s AGA stove. Almost identical to its stylish predecessor, it has a decorative lever control, matching enamel hotplate covers and a period AGA script badge. And just as it was in the 1930s, it's only available in cream.
This model features a roasting and simmering oven, has the same baking oven and warming oven just like the 4-oven AGA stove - a feature that's ideal for warming plates, resting food or cooking delicate dishes such as meringues. There is also a warming plate which offers a constant, gentle heat that's ideal for 'parking' pans, resting meat and melting butter and chocolate, as well as keeping your cup of coffee warm and airing laundry.
This 4-oven AGA Classic has a choice of natural or propane gas, oil and 13-amp electricity with the appropriate flues.
How It Works
Every AGA heat-storage stove is made in exactly the same way it has always been: molten iron is poured into moulds to create cast-iron. It's this iron that brings the AGA stove's distinctive cooking performance and while most other stoves are spray painted in minutes, skilled AGA craftsman add multiple coats of vitreous enamel - a process that takes three days to complete
B - Boiling Plate
S - Simmering Plate
W- Warming Plate
H - Heat Source
1 - Roasting Oven
2 - Baking Oven
3 - Warming Oven
4 - Simmering Oven
Every AGA stove comes with a simmering oven and a roasting oven, a simmering plate and a boiling plate, each is always ready at the optimum temperature for each type of cooking. It's the cast-iron that makes this possible. It allows every AGA heat-storage stove to store heat and steadily radiate it through the ovens and hotplates at a constant temperature. Radiating the heat from all the oven surfaces simultaneously also ensures a kinder cooking process, unlike the fierce direct heat of conventional stoves. Finally the high level of insulation within the outer casting and each hotplate lid ensures fuel is used wisely and economically.
Slow cooking is rooted into the AGA philosophy; it allows your food to gently cook without the risk of burning. So you can throw a dish together first thing in the morning, ignore it for hours on end and pull out a delicious meal by teatime. >If you're in a rush, the high heat of the roasting oven is ideal for a pizza, or a grilled steak can be prepared using the boiling plate - even ready-meals can be cooked easily in an AGA stove.
Roasting oven - roasts and grills beautifully and is big enough to fit a 13kg (28lbs) turkey. Radiant heat means food keeps its natural succulence and flavour.
Simmering oven - Simmers perfectly by constantly maintaining the oven at just the right temperature for long, slow cooking. This develops flavours and will make even the toughest cut of meat melt-in-the-mouth tender.
Although the 2-oven AGA stove comes without a baking oven, you can still bake beautifully with the help of an AGA Cold Plain Shelf. The simple metal shelf is stored out of the AGA stove so that it is cold. When it is placed above food in the roasting oven it cuts off the top radiant heat, creating a moderate heat underneath, allowing up to 30 minutes of baking time.
What to expect
From a toasted sandwich to a perfectly risen soufflé, an AGA stove excels at every style of cooking. AGA cakes are fluffier, stir-frys wonderfully fast, roasts more succulent and pizzas perfectly crisp. There's nothing an AGA oven cannot do - and everything it does, it does better.
AGA ovens are easier to maintain
Choose an AGA heat-storage stove and you'll notice that the time you spend cleaning is greatly reduced. That's because the ovens and hotplates of an AGA stove are virtually self-cleaning. It's simply because they're always on - any spillages are carbonised, so all you have to do is give it the occasional brush out.
No lingering food smells
As you cook in your AGA ovens, food aromas are drawn away and extracted via the flue. This means if you're cooking something pungent like fish, the AGA stove will help keep smells to a minimum.
Depending on the model, different flue options are available - speak to the AGA shop for details.
For more details on how the AGA heat-storage stove works why not watch our video:
In terms of energy consumption, an AGA home shouldn't cost any more to run than any other. In fact, an AGA heat-storage stove could actually save you money on your energy bills. Here are some reasons why:
The lifespan of an AGA stove is much
longer than others
An AGA stove's longevity is at least three times that of a conventional stove. In fact, many AGA stoves across the UK are still working perfectly after 50 years or more of sterling service. It's well known that many AGA families pass their AGA stoves down from one generation to the next.
You'll rely less on radiators
An AGA stove gives off enough ambient heat to keep most kitchens warm, even in winter, which means you're likely never to use the radiator in the kitchen and perhaps in adjoining rooms. This will compensate for the energy an AGA stove uses and could save you even more.
Reduce the number of kitchen appliances you
An AGA heat-storage stove does more than cook food - it's a domestic workhorse that can >replace other kitchen appliances such as your tumble drier, iron, toaster, bread maker, microwave and kettle.
AGA ovens now operate on your
Every programmable AGA stove is ready to cook at any time. But, with AIMS - the> AGA Intelligent Management System, it can also power down while you're at work, sleep when you sleep and holiday when you holiday - making it cost effective and efficient.
1487mm (w) x 679mm (d) x 851mm (h)
Oil - kerosene
Gas - natural
Gas - propane
Conventional flue (oil and gas)
Power flue (gas)
Classic script - cream
Enamelled hotplate lid domes come as standard with this model
Domestic hot water **
*The AGA Intelligent Management System (AIMS) comes as standard with 13-amp electricity models and is available for selected gas models.
**An oil or gas fired AGA heat-storage stove can provide domestic hot water.
When you become an AGA owner we like to ensure you receive the best after care service possible and also give you peace of mind that if any issues arise with your new AGA heat-storage stove they are dealt with to no extra cost to you. All new AGA heat-storage stoves come with a five-year parts warranty and one-year labour warranty.
A fully comprehensive warranty booklet comes with the AGA stove.