The 5 Oven AGA Dual Control Electric

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Key Features

  • Independently controllable hotplates
  • New low heat setting for the ovens
  • 5-oven model includes a roasting oven, simmering oven, baking oven, warming oven and a slow cooking oven
  • Reduced running and servicing costs
  • Available in 16 beautiful colours
  • Site anywhere in the kitchen, including an island unit
  • Hot cupboard available with induction hob option
  • All new AGA heat-storage range cookers come with a five-year parts warranty and one-year labour warranty
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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 heat 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 AN AGA DUAL CONTROL WORKS


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 heat 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 heat setting, it is possible to reach full oven cooking heat in around two to four hours.


LOW ENERGY SETTING

The low heat setting is achieved through dropping the roasting oven to below 200°C. the temperature of the other ovens will also reduce accordingly.*

*Low heat setting does not apply to the slow cooking and warming ovens on the 5-oven model.


5-OVEN AGA DUAL CONTROL

undefined W – Warming plate
B – Boiling plate
S – Simmering plate
C – Control panel
1 – Roasting oven
2 – Simmering oven
3 – Baking oven
4 – Warming oven
5 – Slow cooking oven

Warming plate – Rest plates and food on the warming plate to keep at a warm temperature, for a limited period of time.

Boiling plate – The boiling plate is the hotter of the two hotplates.

Simmering plate – The simmering plate is on the right-hand side. It is the cooler of the two hotplates.

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.

Baking oven – heated to an ideal moderate baking temperature – ideal for cakes, biscuits and bread.

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.

Warming oven – designed to warm plates and serving dishes, to rest meat before carving and to keep food warm, prior to serving, for a limited period of time. Food should not be left in there indefinitely and certainly not for any longer than two hours.

Slow cooking oven – The slow cooking oven is ideal for dishes such as shoulder or leg of lamb, steamed puddings, casseroles and stocks.


INDUCTION HOTPLATE OPTION

Induction technology uses magnetic fields to create heat on the base of the pan used.   This has significant benefits which include:

  •          High energy efficiency – the most energy efficient of any hob type.
  •          Fast response times – heat is quickly increased and decreased.
  •          Safe – The glass on an induction hotplate remains cooler than ceramic hobs – but does heat with the transfer from the pan.
  •          Child-friendly – will only activate if a pan is in contact.
  •          Intelligent – can hold pans at preselected temperatures.
  •          Minimal heat is lost to surroundings.

The Induction hotplate comes with a host of features:

Touch Control – The hotplate is controlled by touch control on the hob itself – this adds to the premium sleek design and keeps the clean hob line uninterrupted by control dials or switches.

Child lock – This function is activated by pressing and holding down the lock icon.  Once locked the panel will not respond until the lock function is de-activated by pressing and holding down the lock symbol.

Pause function – When this button is pressed the cooking function is suspended – by pressing the pause symbol the power level previously selected is resumed, perfect for when the doorbell or telephone unexpectedly ring!

Timer – The timer function features an audible alarm to be sounded after a preselected time – up to 5 hours 59 minutes. This can be used in conjunction with the Induction zone OR as a basic minute minder operated independently of the induction zone.

Automatic settings (L1 & L2) – Two pre-programmed specific temperature settings.  Selecting them will allow a pan etc to be held at either 40 degrees or 70 degrees respectively, they are ideal for melting chocolate or keeping cooked food warm ready to serve.

Slider Control – The power levels (1-9 with a boost function) are easily toggled between by sliding your finger along the power section on the control panel.

Air Gap – Please note that on the Induction variant there is an additional air gap directly beneath the hob in the front casting to allow air to circulate, this is necessary to keep the unit at peak operating temperature – this gap is not present on any other variant.

  • Independently controllable hotplates
  • Choice of Induction Hotplate or Warming Plate
  • New low heat setting for the ovens
  • 5-oven model includes a roasting oven, simmering oven, baking oven, warming oven and a slow cooking oven
  • Reduced running and servicing costs
  • Available in 14 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

Dimensions

  • Depth including handles (mm) 698mm
  • Height 913mm
  • Width 1478mm

Weight

  • Weight 554kg

Cooker Details

  • Boiling Plate Yes
  • Flue Type N/A (In room or external venting)
  • Induction Hotplate option Yes
  • Number of Ovens 5
  • Simmering Plate Yes

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. Below is a table, which represents one week of typical usage. The data in these tables is however approximate and will depend on ambient conditions, mains voltage supply and variability in manufacturing assembly.


LOW HEAT SETTING

The low heat setting is achieved through dropping the roasting oven to below 200°C. The temperature of the other ovens will also reduce.


ENERGY CONSUMPTION TEST PROCEDURE

Meals for a week for a family of four (2 adults/2 children):

Day Meal Food Cooked Zones used
Monday Dinner Left over meat
Jacket potatoes and vegetables
Boiling Plate
Roasting Oven
Tuesday Dinner Chicken Enchiladas Boiling Plate
Baking Oven
Wednesday Dinner Pizza and oven chips Roasting Oven
Thursday Dinner Pasta with chicken sauce Boiling Plate
Simmering Plate
Baking Oven
Friday Dinner Shepherds Pie and vegetables Boiling Plate
Baking Oven
Saturday Breakfast
LunchDinner
Cooked breakfast plus kettle

 

Soup plus kettle

 

Curry, rice and Naan bread

Boiling Plate
Boiling Plate and Simmering PlateBoiling Plate and Simmering Oven
Sunday Breakfast
LunchDinner
Croissants plus kettle
Roast DinnerCheese on toast plus kettle
Boiling Plate and Roasting Oven
Boiling Plate, Simmering Plate and Roasting Oven
Boiling Plate and Roasting Oven

* Uncooked breakfasts and lunches for 5 days

The energy consumed over one week for this test was 128kW. When compared against a 13amp 3-oven AGA which uses 240kW, this represents a comparative reduction of around 46%. Clearly there are even greater savings to be made if only the top plates are used (during warmer periods of the year for example) with the ovens turned off.

NB –   The 3-oven AGA Dual Control requires a 32amp connection.

Additional information

Weight 554 kg
Dimensions 698 x 1478 x 910 mm
AGA Colours

Blush Pink, Dove, Linen, Salcombe Blue, Slate Grey, Aubergine, Black, Cream, Dark Blue, Dartmouth Blue, Duck Egg Blue, Pearl Ashes, Heather, Pewter, Pistachio, White

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