Electric AGAs

AGA Three Oven in Black

We now sell more electric AGAs than any other fuel - their flexibilty and economy make them the first choice for most situations, particularly where there's no mains gas - electric is cheaper to run and more straight forward to install than both oil and propane (bottle) gas.

Several different models!

Economy 7

(Two oven or Four oven)

13amp

(Two, Three or Four oven)

Dual Control

(Three or Five oven)

Total Control

(Three or Five oven)

AGA 60

(Two oven)

AGA 3 Series *New for 2018*

(Three oven)


AGA Three Oven in Heather

The Electric AGA: a Brief History

The Beginning (Mid-1980s) - Economy 7
(Now also known as The '30amp' or 'Night Storage' AGA)

[Note: low sales numbers in comparison to the 'New Generation' models mean the Economy 7 will be discontinued as a new model in mid-2018.]


The first electric AGA was the Economy 7 model, launched in the mid-1980s and still available today (also known as 'The 30amp AGA'. (There was a model called the EL2 in the 1970s but that didn't have the classic AGA look and never really caught on.)


It is cheap to run (a little bit less than an oil one, and with lower maintenance costs) and works well. Not needing a chimney or flue helps as it can be installed in more varied locations than the oil one (which is tied to a chimney/flue).


It works very much like a night storage heater - charging a bank of heat-storage bricks in the overnight cheap-rate period of the Economy 7 tariff, then using a small heat transfer fan to distribute the heat to the cast iron ovens and hot plates throughout the day.


Available as a two or four oven model, it's designed to be fully up to temperature all day - cooking beautifully and warming the room at the same time.


It's still the cheapest electric AGA to run but other models may be more suited to properties that don't need as much warmth in to the room.


Originally known as 'The Electric AGA' (it was the only one fuelled by electric after all, so this made perfect sense!) It is often now referred to as 'The 30amp' or 'Night Storage Electric AGA' to distinguish it from the other electric models.


See info on the Economy 7 electric AGA here. AGA Four Oven Economy 7 Electric in Cream

New Millennium, 'New' 13amp Electric AGA (and AIMS)

It took around 20 years for the next model to come along - the 13amp Electric AGA in early 2004.


This went back to the roots of the cast iron AGA: it's essentially very similar inside to an oil or gas model, only instead of a burner it has an electric element (2.5kW - or about 13amps, hence the name). The heat is distributed round the castings by a hot air circulation and cast iron heat conduction system.


The more simple construction made it cheaper to buy than the Economy 7 version, but it does cost more to run as it uses power through the daytime, and not the cheaper overnight tariff.


Initially available as a two oven, the four oven followed in October 2004, then the new three oven in November 2005 (three oven also became available in gas fired too).


'AIMS' (AGA Intelligent Management System) became available for the 13amp electric AGA in June 2007 (and was discontinued in 2015). This added the ability to programme the cooker to lower its temperature to one of two pre-set levels when it's not in use (much like you'd programme your central heating, the difference to the AGA being that it was low to high rather than off to on with the heating). AIMS reduces fuel consumption (and heat output to the room) by 10-25% depending on how it is used.


AGA 13amp Electric in White

See info on the 13amp Electric AGA here.

AGA Total Control

Then, in May 2011, the AGA Total Control was launched.


AGA recognised that modern houses (and refurbishments) are better insulated than older properties and the heating requirements are lower. Whilst an 'AIMS' AGA on its lower setting helps, sometimes it's handy to be able to run the cooker at a really low background temperature and only heat it up just before it's needed.


The AGA Total Control makes this possible - the ovens (still cast iron - there's no compromise on the AGA cooking!) are heated directly by elements embedded in the floor and roof of the oven itself, and the hot-plates are similarly heated by elements within them too.



This also allows for separate control over each 'cooking zone' (oven or hot-plate) and quick heat-up times (hot-plates less than 15 minutes and ovens in less than an hour). Its ovens are programmable too so you can set them to be 'normally off', then rising to full heat when you need them, or at a 'slumber' temperature for background heat, then rising to full heat when needed. (Hot-plates are always manual control.)


AGA Total Control in Black

AGA Total Control page

AGA Dual Control

July 2013 saw the launch of the AGA Dual Control - a mix of the 13amp AGA's ovens and AGA Total Control's hot plates.


The ovens (which all work together) can be off, three-quarter or full heat.


The hot-plates can be switched separately to the ovens and to each other (left-hand on, right-hand on, both on or both off).


Control is simple - two dials, one for the ovens, one for the hot plates and a simple heat indicator to tell you when it's up to working temperature.


It's not programmable and is available as a three or five oven model, like the AGA Total Control.


(From October 2014 the Dual Control AGA has become available with gas-heated ovens and electric hot-plates.)


AGA Dual Control in White

AGA Dual Control page

AGA 60

Next, in 2014, came the AGA 60 - heating the ovens with elements in the roof and floor of the oven (like the Total Control but with two fixed temperature settings for the top oven) meant the cooker didn't need to accommodate a separate heat-source and the whole machine can be made smaller, ideal when space is limited.


Initally named the AGA 'City60' (now renamed the 'AGA 60' - it's great for anywhere, not just city-living) it's a popular model for kitchens where space is at a premium and can be fitted wherever there's a 60cm cooker aperture.


AGA cast-iron top oven

The AGA cast-iron top oven, showing the floor grid used in the AGA Total Control, AGA 60 and AGA Everyday models.


AGA 60 Cooker

The AGA 60 has a single hotplate with two settings - simmer or boil, its top oven can be set to either 'bake / slow roast' (approx. 190C) or 'Roast' (approx. 240C) and the bottom oven 'Simmer' (110-120C). Both ovens and the hotplate are switched separately so you can have any or all on at any time.

AGA Everyday Cooker

(eR3 100-3 and 100-4)

AGA Everyday Cooker 100-4i with induction hob in Linen

New for 2018 AGA 3 Series 'Everyday' 100. A new AGA for those who want a bit more than the AGA 60; a bigger cooker with all the flexibility of the 60 but more presence in the room.


Just under 1000mm wide and about 60cm front to back, to match a standard worktop, it's the same width we've all become used to as a 'full size' two or three oven AGA.


There are two cast iron ovens to the left (essentially the same as in an AGA 60) - the upper one can be set to either full roasting heat (240 C) or baking / slow roasting heat (190 C), and the bottom is a simmering oven (120 C). Both are controlled separately to each other and the hotplate(s).



There's a warming oven at the bottom right and if you choose the 100-4 this has an additional handy storage cavity behind the upper right-hand door.


Hotplate (left side)


Both models have a large cast-iron hotplate on the left (again, it's the same as the AGA 60) which can be set to either boilng or simmering temperature.

Switched separately to the ovens (and induction hob where fitted) it also has the large and durable outer surround designed to be used when you need to move your pan slightly off the heated area to lower the temperature and slow the cooking.


Heat-up time from cold is 8 minutes to simmering and an extra 4 minutes (12 in total) to boiling.

AGA 3 Series Cooker

Hob Options (Right-hand side)

Warming Plate

AGA Everyday Cooker 100-4 with warming plate

The non-induction models (100-3 and 100-4) have a warming plate (no lid) to the right-hand side. It's not a cooking surface but is great for keeping things warm whilst you plate-up and serve.



Induction Hob

AGA Everyday Cooker 100-4i with induction hob

The induction models (100-3i and 100-4i) have a modern, high efficiency two-zone induction hob (no lid) at the right-hand side. This has the popular 'bridging' feature allowing the two zones to be combined for larger pans, griddle plates or a fish kettle.

Fuels / Models Available

Economy 7

13amp

Dual Control

Total Control

AGA 60

AGA 3 Series

Two Oven

Yes No Yes No

Three Oven

No Yes No Yes

Four Oven

Yes No

Five Oven

No Yes No

AIMS Programming

No Discontinued No

Timed Operation

No [See AIMS] No Yes On top oven only

Separate Controls for Ovens and Hotplates

No Yes

Control For Individual Ovens

No Yes

Low '3/4' Oven Setting

No Yes No

Low 'Slumber' Oven Setting

No Yes No

Oven Heat-up Time
(From Cold)

24hs 12-24hrs 8-12hrs 1-2hrs

Hotplate Heat-up Time
(From Cold)

24hs
(with the ovens)
12-24hrs
(with the ovens)
8-12min

Oven Vent Options

External only External or room vent Room vent only

Hot Water Heating

No

More Information

Electric AGA Efficiency

The electric AGA is pretty much 100% efficient (all the energy is used to heat the food or the room - there's no 'waste' heat).

Since there is a direct relationship between the cooker's setting, temperature, fuel consumption and running cost. To lower the running cost the cooker needs to run a lower setting, which also means it will have a lower oven temperatures and less heat-output to the room. Unfortunately physics won't allow any different - you can't have full heat in the ovens and hot plates in the lower heat-output mode!

Running costs

Please see the AGA Running Cost page.


Hot Water Heating

The electric AGA isn't available with a hot water boiler - it's better to use an immersion heater in the cylinder instead.
This avoids the complexity of a boiler in the cooker and the pipework between it and the cylinder. (After all, it's the same fuel doing the same job so the heating costs are the same but without the extra componentry and additional heat-loss from the circulating pipes.)

Have more questions on installation requirements?

AGA Installation FAQs