Where do you get your second hand Aga cookers from?
We buy our cookers from the original owners who are either upgrading to a new Aga cooker moving house or who are carrying out kitchen renovations that call for larger Agas or more conventional cookers. All our Renovated Aga cookers are retained as a whole throughout the renovation process and parts are not mixed and matched with other cookers.
Are your cookers properly enamelled using the standard techniques?
All of our renovated Aga cookers are vitreous enamelled at a high quality plant in Birmingham. The vitreous enamel is the same as that carried out on new Aga cookers – it is hard, enduring, and will stand the test of time. The enamelling process is highly skilled and results in lustrous and rich colours. Each Renovated Aga cooker is hand built in our workshops before being dismantled ready for delivery and subsequent rebuild on site. Renovated Dual and Total Control Agas are tested by our engineers but are then delivered in one piece as per AGA’s own practice.
What colour Renovated Aga cooker can I order from you ?
We offer a very large range of colours and samples may be requested from us in advance of ordering. If you have a very special colour in mind to match an interior or kitchen cabinetry we can create that colour for you, but there may be an additional charge. There is a huge selection of enamel colours available, not all of which are shown on our website – if you do not see the colour you would like, please do give us a call.
Are your cookers all retained as the original fuel type or can they be converted models?
Generally our renovated Aga cookers are retained with their original fuel type ( known as Purpose Built Models ). However, we also offer upgraded models that have been professionally altered from Gas or Oil to work on 13 amp electric. We only use the very best conversion system which we helped to design many years ago and to which many thousands of our past customers will attest. Our system is simple, very effective and trouble free.
Do you use branded parts and are they all new?
All our renovated Aga cookers are fitted with many new parts and returned to showroom condition. Many parts are replaced with new components and these are Aga branded wherever possible. All the internal cast iron parts receive specialist shot-blasting before pre assembly to ensure they are clean. Whilst being pre-assembled, the cooker is fitted with new lids, lid liners, door backs, rope and ceramic seals. Oil fired models are also fitted with new oil controls and fire valves.
What about the environmental impact?
If you purchase a renovated Aga cooker from us you are doing you bit for recycling. Whilst some parts are replaced for new the main body of the Aga remains intact. Unlike many other forms of cooker, the Aga will last for many years (we regularly see and work on Aga cookers up to 80 years old). Our extensive and careful renovation will mean that your Aga will last for many years to come.
What cookware comes with my renovated Aga cooker?
All our renovated Aga cookers are supplied with a grid shelf plus a cold shelf for use in the main ovens.
Does my renovated Aga cooker require a plinth?
Most models (except the Dual and Control Models) will require a plinth of some sort. You can either build your own plinth or we can supply a steel plinth at an extra cost of £175 for a 2 or 3 oven Aga cooker, or £200 for a 4 or for cookers with modules.
Our plinths are constructed from steel and are adjustable for level they can allow you to bring the cooker up to work top height and away from any combustible flooring..
What is the difference between buying a new Aga and a renovated one ?
Price is the big difference. Our renovated models are a lot less expensive than new, yet the cookers are brought back to showroom condition. We are pleased that we are able to recycle these great cookers and contribute in a small way to help save the planet.
Are Agas difficult to use and how do you learn to cook on them ?
Once mastered, using an Aga is very easy and presents you with a stress free mode of cooking. We offer one to one or one to a group cooking demonstrations via our resident chef who is also a cookery writer and has years of practical experience.
Where do you deliver to?
We deliver across the UK and delivery charges are included in our price unless otherwise agreed. We may make an additional charge for Scotland and for offshore islands. We have exported to many countries around the world and we are happy to quote international shipping costs upon request
Will my cooker be delivered in one piece or will it be built on site from component parts ?
Most Renovated AGAS are carried into your property piece by piece and built in your kitchen. This is the proper method and has always been used by Aga themselves. The latest control series AGAS like the dual and total control models are actually delivered in one piece and we will carry out the site inspection prior to these deliveries to insure that the Aga can be successfully brought into the kitchen.
What is the waiting time from order to delivery?
For fully refurbished models processed to your specification we normally like around 6 to 8 weeks for preparation, however this may be reduced in the Summer season. For models that are part refurbished or sold as seen delivery will be in the range of 2 to 3 weeks depending on our installation schedule.
Unless otherwise agreed in writing at time of order, our standard terms of business are a reasonable deposit at time of order followed by the balance of the cooker price less the installation charge 7 days prior to the agreed delivery date. The final fitting charges are payable on the day of satisfactory completion Payments are preferred by credit or debit card but can also be made by Bank Transfer or via Pay Pal. We do not accept cheques.
We will often accept trade in Agas and the allowance given will depend on the age, model and condition
With so many models, fuel types and flue differences we would suggest that you call us to discuss site preparation in detail. If required we will be happy to arrange a site inspection prior to ordering. A charge may be made for this service but it will be refunded if a subsequent order is received.
We install many renovated Aga cookers ourselves, but we also have well trained qualified, experienced and dedicated engineers available across the country who will install and service your renovated Aga cooker. We also have technical staff on hand available to answer any questions you may have before and after your cooker is installed.
On our fully renovated cookers we offer a 5 year guarantee ( 1 year parts and labour followed by 4 years parts ). On our partly renovated Agas we offer a 12 months parts and labour guarantee. If service or repair work is required after your guarantee ends, we will be here to assist you and will either work with you directly or put you in contact with a qualified and certificated local engineer.
What will an OIL fired Aga cooker cost to run?
A 2 oven OIL fired Aga will consume approximately 40 litres of oil per week based on the cooker running 24 hours a day and with ovens and hotplates on.
A 4 oven OIL fired Aga will consume approximately 51 litres of oil per week based on the cooker running 24 hours a day and with ovens and hotplates on.
What will a GAS fired Aga cooker cost to run?
A 2 or 3 oven GAS fired Aga will consume approximately 425 kWh of natural gas per week based on the cooker running 24 hours a day and with ovens and hotplates on.
A 4 oven GAS fired Aga will consume approximately 527 kWh of natural gas per week based on the cooker running 24 hours a day and with ovens and hotplates on.
What will an ELECTRIC Aga cooker cost to run?
A 2 oven ELECTRIC (13 AMP ) Aga will consume approximately 220 kWh of electricity per week based on the cooker running 24 hours a day and with ovens and hotplates on. However these are normally run at a lower setting ( say 75% of full power ) and this results in a saving of around 20%.
A 3 oven ELECTRIC (13 AMP ) Aga will consume approximately 240 kWh of electricity per week based on the cooker running 24 hours a day and with ovens and hotplates on. However these are normally run at a lower setting ( say 75% of full power ) and this results in a saving of around 20%.
A 4 oven ELECTRIC (13 AMP ) Aga will consume approximately 270 kWh of electricity per week based on the cooker running 24 hours a day and with ovens and hotplates on. However these are normally run at a lower setting ( say 75% of full power ) and this results in a saving of around 20%.
Newer Dual Control and Total Control models working on 32 amp electric can give lower running costs but are more costly to purchase and less frequently available second hand.
How much heat will an Aga put out into the room ?
An Aga cooker running at full power with all ovens on and hotplates on will give up to a maximum of 1000 Watts Per Hour of warmth into the kitchen. Obviously this figure will vary depending on the controllability of the model in question.
What else can I use my Aga for to make savings in energy costs ?
An Aga can be used very successfully as a toaster and to boil your kettle. It is excellent for drying clothes and of course the ambient heat means less use of your conventional central heating system in the kitchen and adjacent spaces.
What are the servicing requirements for an Aga ?
|Oil Fired Aga||Service every 6 months|
|Gas Fired Aga||Service every 12 months|
|Electric 13 Amp Aga||No service required (Safety Check every 5 years)|
|Dual & Total Control Aga||No service required (Inspection every 2 years )|