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How much oil does an Aga use per day?

How much oil does an Aga cooker use?

Averaging out the responses shows that oil Aga range cookers without water boilers use 2124 litres per year. This is ~41 litres per week.

How much does an AGA use?

Some examples of AGA running costs estimates for the AGA 3 Series and AGA 7 Series models***:

Mode kWh
Simmering plate on (heats up within 10-12 minutes) 0.24 / hr
Three ovens on in economy setting continuously. Hotplates off 53.9 per week
Three ovens on at full temperature continuously. Hotplates off 110.6 per week

How many Litres is an AGA oven?

Available on the 150cm, 160cm and 170cm models, a 90-litre conventional fan oven is perfect for times when you don’t want the cast-iron ovens on, need extra cooking capacity or want to cook a quick weekday meal. For event cooking, you have the best of all worlds and can make use of every oven.

What oil does an AGA use?

kerosene oil

Aga range cookers require 28 second commercial kerosene oil. This can also be know as ‘class 2 kerosene to BS 2869 standard’. Ask your supplier specifically if its suitable for a vaporising cooker!

How much oil does a boiler use?

Most oil boiler systems use kerosene and one litre of kerosene equals around 10 kWh. This means that in one year, you would use approximately 1,700 litres of oil to heat your home and to provide hot water.

Is an Aga a good idea?

Benefits of having an AGA

AGAs are made from cast iron and are therefore extremely good at efficiently storing heat, making them lovely and warm at all times and always ready to cook. When you do come to use your AGA, the heat is transferred throughout its ovens and hotplates at a steady rate.

How can I make my Aga more efficient?

It’s not a question of using less fuel for the Aga range cooker but about offsetting it by using less elsewhere.

  1. The fridge freezer is your enemy! …
  2. Tap water is cruel to your Aga range cooker! …
  3. Use the simmering oven to simmer things – that’s what it’s there for! …
  4. Use BIG pans on the hotplate! …
  5. Use hob covers!

Do Agas stay on all the time?

Most Agas are switched on all the time (although some have timers and can be turned down or off) which means they’re always ready to use and don’t need to be heated up, so hungry hoards (or husbands!) can be cooked for in minutes.

Is it worth converting oil AGA to electric?

By converting to electricity you will save money on both your annual service costs and everyday running costs of your aga. You’ll also avoid being stung by highly volatile oil prices. In addition to this, shifts in oil quality have meant heat-storage cookers are more high maintenance than ever.

What is the best fuel for an Aga?

There is a wide range of solid fuels available. The main fuel types used are coal, anthracite and peat briquettes. If you’re heating your home 24 hours a day, solid fuel is by far the most economical choice as it generates more heat than wood.

What is slumber mode on Aga?

slumber mode. Auto. This mode setting brings selected ovens up to full heat from off. The ovens can be selected to operate once or twice each day. Each operation is termed an ‘event’, the start and finish time is chosen by you unless you use the pre-set time.

How much does a new Aga cost?

Aga modules start from £3,450 and are available as electric or dual-fuel models.

How long does an AGA take to heat up?

It will take about 20-30 minutes for the burner to become hot before oil will vaporize properly.

How does an AGA work in summer?

You switch the AGA off completely as soon as the first hint of sun shines out in May. You’ve got a back up in the form of a small oven which does the ‘job’ when the AGA isn’t on. Or you bought an AGA with a module which is attached to the AGA and you use throughout the hot months.

Should I turn my Aga off when I go on holiday?

Firstly it does no harm at all to turn any range cooker on and off. The only reason not to is that it’s more efficient to leave it on or it’s a bugger to relight (all too possible!). Assuming your cooker restarts/relights easily I’ve addressed each fuel type below. Traditional oil range cooker…

Can you turn oil AGA on and off?

Using the control panel, a remote or even a mobile phone you can switch different parts of your Aga range cooker on and off, helping to save money on running costs (and being more environmentally friendly!)

Can you stir fry on an Aga?

The boiling plate of your AGA, or your AGA hotplate on boiling setting, is the perfect area to cook a quick and nutritious stir-fry.

How do you cook bacon in an Aga?

Grill the sausages at the top of the roasting oven for 12-15 minutes, turn the sausages over and add the bacon, return to the top of the roasting oven for 10 minutes. 3.

Can you put tin foil in an Aga?

Remove fat, score and apply desired glaze, stand in roasting tin, cover meat with tin foil, return to roasting oven for 10 – 20 minutes to form a golden glaze.

How do you fry chicken in an Aga?

Place each piece of chicken onto a cooling rack and allow it to air out for at least 10 minutes. If after 10 minutes your chicken looks damp, dip it again in the flour. Once the oil is ready, carefully place 3-4 pieces into the oil and fry for 12 minutes, flipping the pieces over halfway.

Can you cook frozen food in an AGA?

Pitta and various flatbreads can be frozen. Make cheese and chutney sandwiches and freeze. Cook from frozen on Bake-O-Glide on the Simmering Plate. Keep nuts in the freezer to avoid them going stale and rancid – they can be used straight from the freezer.

How long do roast potatoes take in an AGA?

Coat them in the hot oil, season with salt and pepper and zest the lemon over the top. 5. Place back into the oven, the floor of the roasting oven and cook until the potatoes begin to crisp on the underside (around 20-25 minutes).

How long does a chicken take to cook in an AGA?

Just put the chicken in a small AGA roasting tin or baking tray and season with garlic, lemon, rosemary or your favorite seasoning. We like to place the garlic and lemon under the skin. Put the chicken on the floor of the Roasting Oven for about 40 minutes.

How do you slow cook an AGA?


  1. Food must be heated first before it will cook in the simmering oven. …
  2. Cover food with a lid or foil to prevent a crust from forming on the surface, then transfer to the simmering oven to finish slow cooking for the designated time.

How do you make a roast dinner in an AGA?

Place the onion slices into the base of a large AGA Roasting Tin and the meat on top of the onion. 2. Slide the roasting tin onto the lowest set of runners in the roasting oven. Cook the ribs for 12-15 minutes per 500g plus 30 minutes – this size roast should take about 2-2½ hours.