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We own an ancient oil-fired 2-oven Aga. Its cooking-performance is sensational, save that the equally-ancient floor under it long ago ceased to be horizontal. Its thirst for fuel is also sensational...We are therefore wondering about replacing it with an electric equivalent.Any suggestions or advice ?
I've got a Falcon range electric cooker and it has a gas hob, although they do all sorts of combinations. At one time they were part of the Aga company. Rangemaster are similar and a friend of mine has just bought one, which she is delighted with. Both have linings in the oven that don't get dirty!
Thank you, most helpful. But does your range cooker in fact do what an Aga does in terms of cooking-performance and at the same time keep the room warm ? What about cost ?
I've never owned an Aga so can't help you there. You wouldn't keep an electric cooker going continually, as with an Aga, so it won't heat the kitchen as such.
But the word "range" presupposes continuous heat, does it not ?
"a very large cooker, usually with two or more ovens and six or more burners"That's a dictionary definition of a range cooker.Nothing about continuous heat - as EG said, you wouldn't keep an electric or gas stove going continuously.
But surely some of these -- the EverHot,for example -- are kept continuously hot.
I think in this context 'range' just means it has a range of cooking sources, that is several ovens and more than the conventional four hotplates. Just put 'range cookers' into a search engine and see what you come up with.If you want continuous heat - expensive to run nowadays - then you do need a Rayburn or similar.
There's nothing like an AGA. Not better for everything but different cooking entirely. I found it hard to convert back to normal cooking when I lost the AGA. We now have an electric/gas Rangemaster Classic 90 that 'came with the house'. Very inferior quality, poor gas control, inconvenient grill.... Rangemaster UK will NOT service cookers. They will fix them, but not service them. You have to phone with the fault, which they will fix for an agreed price.There is a new AGA available that is not continuously on. Might be worth seeing your dealer? It was introduced only a year or so ago, I believe.
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