The AGA R7 is an update on the all-electric AGA Dual Control Cooker, adding extra settings and more accurate electronic temperature control for the ovens with some cosmetic tweaks and updates.
Just like its predecessor there are two controls; one for the ovens (which work together and are normally on all the time, like the Dual Control and traditional AGAs) and another for the hotplates which are normally off and are turned on when you need them.
Extra Temperature Settings
You can select one of four temperature settings for the ovens:
Three-quarter / Slumber - this is a lower setting, not officially for cooking but since the ovens are at three-quarters of their normal heat it is possible if you're crafty with which oven you use (the roasting oven, usually 240C is then about 190C, and the others are also proportionately lower).
It's most likely to use this setting when you don't need to cook but do want some warmth to the room - whilst you're away in winter, or if you're not using the cooker for a day or two but don't want to have a cold AGA in the kitchen.
Heating from three-quarter / slumber to normal - about three and a half hours.
Low - a reduced setting with the ovens about 10 degrees celsius lower than 'Normal'. As long as you adjust your cooking times it's fine for cooking in this mode.
Heating from low to normal - about two and a half hours.
Normal - as you'd think! The ovens are at standard AGA cooking temperatures. This is the mode to use for day to day cooking and is what all the recipes in the AGA Cookbook are based on.
High (or Boost) - heats the ovens by an extra 10 degrees celsius. It adds extra stored heat to the cast-iron ovens so if you have a big day of cooking planned you're starting at a higher point, plus, it gives you some extra heat for things like bread or Yorkshire Puddings that cook better this way. (Quick tip - if you're doing a big meal do your Yorkhsire Puddings first, whilst the oven's hottest, then reheat in the simmering oven before serving).
Heating from normal to high / boost - about two hours.
Cooling from high / boost to normal - about two and a half hours.
The ovens are controlled manually (not programmable) and since they're all heated by one element (with cast-iron conduction plates to direct the heat in the correct proportions to the different ovens) make sure to allow time (see above) when you change the setting.
The hot-plates heat up very quickly - 8 minutes for the simmering plate and 12 minutes for the boiling plate.
As a general recommendation - if you're not going to use a hot plate for an hour or longer then turn it off. If you'll be using it again within an hour then leave it on and put the insulating lid down.
The AGA R7 is a simple to use, adaptable cooker. Great for adding the gentle 'AGA' warmth to the room with the flexibility to reduce the heat-output (and running costs).
- Three oven ('R7 100') or Five oven ('R7 150')
(All AGA 7 Series cookers are all-electric models)
- Optional external oven vent kit for the cast-iron ovens
(The ovens are 'room vented' as standard.)- Single-zone induction hob ('R7 150i')
(Instead of the warming plate on the five oven / 150 model's hotcupboard.)- Colours - Integrated Module
Two hot-plates: on the left a fast boiling plate (12 minute heat-up from cold) and on the right a simmering plate (8 minute heat-up from cold).
Three ovens: at the top right, a roasting oven and below that is a simmering oven. The third oven is at the bottom left and the fourth door at the top left is for access to the controls.
Two hot-plates: on the left a fast boiling plate (12 minute heat-up from cold) and on the right a simmering plate (8 minute heat-up from cold). There's also a warming plate on the top of the 'hotcupboard'.
Five ovens: at the top right, a roasting oven, below that is the simmering oven. Top left is a slow cooking oven and bottom left is the plate-warming oven. The baking oven is in the middle at the bottom and above it is a sixth door for access to the controls.
Independent of the main AGA, the hotcupbard has a slow-cooking oven at the top, a plate-warming oven below, and a warming plate on top. It has just one switch - so it's either all on, or all off.
There's the option to have a single-zone induction hob instead of the warming plate on the top.
The AGA 7 Series doesn't need a plinth - it is approximately 913mm high (to the hot-plate), which is just right for a standard kitchen worktop height of 900-910mm.
1 year labour and 5 year parts.
Some clearances are required for installation - please contact us for more information
The manufacturers say that regular servicing is not required.
AGA 7 Series 100
A 32amp cooker circuit
Note: External Oven Vent Kit
If you specify the external oven vent kit for either model [100 or 150] this is fed from within the AGA at extra-low voltage [24V].
AGA 7 Series 150 / 150i
A 32amp cooker circuit.
An additional 13amp socket for the hotcupboard to plug in to. **Socket MUST be to the left side**
Ideal Solution: Install a 45 or 50 amp cooker control with integral socket outlet - the 'main' cooker can use the cooker supply and hotcupboard can plug in to the socket. This MUST be to the left side of the hotcupboard.
The 7 Series AGAs are all-electric and don't have a flue or chimney.
As standard they all have 'Room Vented' ovens.
If it's practical to do so you can specify the external oven vent kit (at extra cost).
This consists of a 28mm diameter copper pipe that runs horizontally from the back of the cooker to a small stainless steel fan box (switched from inside the AGA's control door) that mounts on the wall outside.
There are limits and restrictions to the route of the pipe - generally a maximum of 4-6m depending on the number of bends and the pipe can't go up at all, it needs to gently fall to outside but not go so low that it falls below the base of the cooker.
Note Only the cast-iron ovens that are vented to outside and it's not a high powered system - if you open the oven door during cooking the steam will still come in to the room, and, if you're cooking something with a very high moisture content, or is very 'fatty' and spits a lot you might still get some cooking smells or steam in to the room even with the fan on.
The external vent does not extract from the top of the AGA nor from the hotcupboard's two ovens.
All AGA 7 Series cookers are recommended to have an extractor above the cooker.
Ovens only (excludes hotplate use):
AGA 7 Series R7 with Electric Ovens
Electricity: approximately 170kWh/week
(at the 'low' setting)