Cast Iron Overview
Enter the home of any AGA owner and you will find classic warmth. Imagine family and friends gathered around the kitchen… easy conversation fills the air, mingling with mouth-watering aromas. Wine glasses are full, smiling faces abound, and every person knows right where they belong.
The AGA Classic cast-iron range is truly the heart of the home where cooking differently and living exquisitely create the sort of home that draws everyone near.
Beneath the glossy enamel of every AGA beats the heart of quality heat-retaining cast iron. It is this cast iron which sets our ranges apart and exemplifies the AGA difference. The R7’s single electrical heat source gently transfers warmth out to each of its three ovens, while the eR7 has electrical elements embedded within each individual cast-iron oven for the ultimate in precise temperature control. Even the hotplates receive their own heating elements.
The efficient radiant heat and insulated design minimizes fuel consumption and creates optimal cooking conditions without the drying, direct heat used in traditional ranges. Gentle radiant heat locks in moisture of every ingredient, thereby preserving flavor, nutrients, and the integrity of the foods being cooked.
WITH THE AGA CLASSIC, YOU CAN TRULY COOK DIFFERENTLY AND LIVE EXQUISITELY.
Anatomy of a Classic
The distinctive hallmark of the AGA, the highly polished stainless steel insulated covers are brought down over the hotplates to contain the heat when on and protect the hotplate when off. Individually assembled by hand.
The enamel top surrounds the hotplates. It will become warm when your hotplates are in use. Although it is not a cooking surface it may be used to keep foods warm, melting butter, and dehydrating leafy herbs.
The hottest of the two hotplates - use for boiling, grilling, stir-frying, making toast and anything requiring very high heat. With electric elements embedded into the cast iron, this plate heats up in 12 minutes from cold.
As with the Boiling Plate, this hot plate offers constant heat throughout the cast iron in under 10 minutes. Large enough to hold three sauce pans and perfect for making pancakes, eggs or quesadillas directly on the griddle-like surface.
The AGA R7 and AGA eR7 100ranges feature a discreetly housed control panel for alloven operations.
Can be used for broiling at the top and shallow frying at the bottom due to its zone heating. Roast, bake or grill with perfect results.
A medium heat oven perfect for cakes, cookies, lasagna and pies, not to mention roasting meat and poultry. Cook sweet and savory dishes at the same time without the fear of flavors mixing.
Perfect for slow cooking casseroles, one pot meals and meats as well as steaming root vegetables and making rice. Cooking slowly and gently allow foods to retain their nutrients and goodness.
WHY CAST IRON?
Acclaimed as one of the most perfect mediums for great cooking, cast iron radiates gentle heat, providing even heat distribution to retain moisture in the foods being cooked.
A special Altrashell™ coating seals the surface of the cast iron ovens making them easier to clean. There's also new cooler-touch stainless steel door liners on the roasting, baking and simmering ovens. For ease of cleaning, these new patented door liners can be removed and placed right in the dishwasher.
AGA food tastes better simply because an AGA cooks better, using gentle, radiant heat to retainthe food’s natural goodness and flavor. The heat steadily radiates through the ovens andhotplates, creating dedicated cooking zones at pre-set temperatures for ease, convenience andstress-free use. Heat is transferred to the cast-iron ovens and released steadily from all theinner surfaces simultaneously. This radiant heat cooking is an altogether gentler process thanthe fierce hot air of conventional ranges and is thereason AGA cooking preserves more of the food’s moisture, flavor, texture and goodness.
AGA cast iron ranges offers multiple ovens with multiple temperature settings–a major benefit to any home cook. Any one of its 3 cast iron ovens will fit a 28-pound turkey with ease all the while making available additional ovens so you may simultaneously bake, slow cook or roast other dishes.
Finally, the high level of insulation within the outer casing and each hotplate lid ensures fuel isused wisely and economically. And, with our more recent electric models, you can choose tohave your AGA range on when you need it and off when you don’t.
Yes, you read that right... it does turn off. For many, the AGA Classic is synonymous with “beingon all the time”. Thankfully, with the introduction of the next generation AGA eR7, this is nolonger the case. Built with the 21st century lifestyle in mind, the AGA Classic Cast Iron RangeCollections allow their owner to have much more control over energy consumption includingthe ability to turn it off, ...or not. It’s all up to you.
At 24" wide, the AGA Classic 24 model is great for small, cozy spaces. The two ovens cook using radiant heat for great results. Plus, as one of our Everyday Radiant Heat models, the AGA 24 is designed to be on when you need it and off when you don't, offering flexibility to suit you.Learn More
As part of the 24/7 Radiant Heat collection, the AGA R7 100 models have ovens that are on all the time but with hotplates that can be switched on and off as required, to save energy, and heat up in 10-12 minutes. R7 models keep the kitchen cozy and are ready to cook the moment you are.
The AGA eR7 100 Classic Cast Iron Collection is fully electric, controllable, easy-to-use and offers a host of refined features for flexible radiant heat cooking. The eR7 is everything you love about the classic AGA Cast Iron range, but with the ability to turn each cooking area on and off, and the added convenience of touchscreen control to select from a range of cooking temperatures.