AGA Running Costs

The AGA's gentle warmth in the spring / autumn (and some British summers) may mean reduced overall heating costs for the whole house - you'll use your central heating less by heating the main living area with the ambient warmth from the AGA.


It's also possible with modern AGA 7 Series and Total Control AGAs to run the cooker at lower temperatures (or even be off) for parts of the day when they're not in use. (eR7 and Total Control are programmable, R7 and Dual Control have manual controls.)


This reduces the warmth to the room, fuel consumption and running costs.


By how much?


Well, it's difficult to say - there are so many variables (and it just wouldn't be practical to test each one and report the results): it depends on how the cooker is set and used as to how much of a saving you'll make. Generally, the lower the setting and the longer it is at the lower setting then the lower the fuel consumption.


The table below shows the running costs for an AGA based on the settings described (figures from AGA, some in-house testing and some independently verified by 'KIWA').


We've also shown the costs for the AGA 7 Series (the new evolution of what was the AGA Total Control and Dual Control models), 3 Series and AGA 60 when set at various lower settings and only turned up to cook when needed. (Cooking AGA's 'Standard menu', which is shown separately below - AGA had the cookers tested by an indepedent testing company and these are the consumption figures they reported back when using the menu.)


Please note that costs are based on the prices shown - this might be higher or lower depending on what you pay for your fuel. They also don't include any maintenance or servicing (oil - six-monthly, gas - annually, 13amp electric, Total Control and Dual Control - 30 monthly. The AGA 7 Series and Economy 7 models are 'as and when needed').

Weekly Running Costs - AGA Cookers

(Fuel only - excludes servicing / maintenance)
Figures from AGA's testing, some in-house and some by 'KIWA'.

Fuel / Model 2 Oven 3 Oven 4 Oven Cost/unit
Traditional Models
Natural Gas £14.40
425 kWh
£14.40
425 kWh
£17.86
527 kWh
3.39p / kWh
E7 Electric £25.30
224 kWh
n/a £30.74
274 kWh
11p / kWh
13amp Electric £33.00
220 kWh
£36.00
240 kWh
£40.50
270 kWh
15p / kWh
Oil £18.00
40 Litres
n/a £23.00
51 Litres
45p / litre
LPG £36.60
60 Litres
£36.60
60 Litres
£46.061
75.5 Litres
61p / litre
AGA 7 Series R7 (Dual Control)
R7 (Dual Control)
(Ovens at '3/4', hotplates off)
n/a £15.75
105 kWh
n/a 15p / kWh
R7 (Dual Control)
(Ovens at 'full', hotplates off)
n/a £21.456
143 kWh
n/a 15p / kWh
R7 (Dual Control)
(3/4 setting + Menu)
n/a £19.35
129 kWh
n/a 15p / kWh
AGA 7 Series eR7 (Total Control)
eR7 (Total Control)
(Ovens at Slumber, hotplates off)
n/a £8.10
54 kWh
n/a 15p / kWh
eR7 (Total Control)
(Ovens at full heat, hotplates off)
n/a £16.65
111 kWh
n/a 15p / kWh
eR7 (Total Control)
(Slumber + Menu)
n/a £11.10
74 kWh
n/a 15p / kWh
eR7 (Total Control)
(Menu only, off when not in use)
n/a £5.25
35 kWh
n/a 15p / kWh
Hotplates for 7 Series (and Dual / Total Control), AGA 60 AGA R3 Series and AGA eR3 Series
Boiling Plate 0.54 kW/h (8.1p per hour / £1.94 per day) 15p / kWh
Simmering Plate 0.24 kW/h (3.6p per hour / £0.86 per day) 15p / kWh
Hotcupboard for 7 Series (and Dual / Total Control) Five Oven Models
Slow-cooking and plate-warming ovens 0.32 kW/h (4.8p per hour / £1.15 per day) 15p / kWh
AGA 60 and eR3 Series Cost per Week Heat to room Cost per unit
AGA eR3 Series and AGA 60
(both cast-iron ovens on full)
£12.30
82 kWh
0.5kW 15p / kWh
AGA eR3 Series and AGA 60
(Roast oven only)
£9.45
63 kWh
0.375kW 15p / kWh
AGA eR3 Series and AGA 60
(Bake oven only)
£7.50
50 kWh
0.3kW 15p / kWh
AGA eR3 Series and AGA 60
(Simmer oven only)
£3.08
20.5 kWh
0.12kW 15p / kWh
AGA eR3 Series and AGA 60
(Off + Menu)
Independent testing underway, results here when available.
AGA R3 Series Cost per Week Heat to room Cost per unit
AGA R3 Series
('e' Setting [both ovens on, upper 'bake' and lower 'simmer'])
£11.08
73.9kWh
0.44kW 15p / kWh
AGA R3 Series
(Upper Oven - Roast Setting)
£11.03
73.5 kWh
0.44kW 15p / kWh
AGA R3 Series
(Lower oven - Bake Setting)
£10.79
71.9 kWh
0.42kW 15p / kWh
AGA R3 Series
(Lower oven - Simmer Setting)
£5.40
36 kWh
0.2kW 15p / kWh
AGA R3 Series
(Warming Oven)
£2.55
17 kWh
0.1kW 15p / kWh

Prices updated October 2020 from local suppliers (oil and LPG) and from uswitch.com (our postcode, BD23 6DR for natural gas and electricity).


Prices don't include servicing - this adds to the overall running cost (6 monthly for oil AGAs, 12 monthly for gas and a safety check every 30 months for electric). See AGA Servicing for more information.


Fuel consumption figures are those produced / published by AGA in past and present brochures. We've found them to be quite accurate but we can't guarantee that they are definitive.

Models with an internal hot water boiler (where possible, they're not available with all cookers) will use approximately 50% more fuel than the non-boiler models shown here.

Meals for a week, family of two adults and two children (assumes breakfast and lunch Monday to Friday are not cooked).

PLEASE NOTE: Actual energy consumptions will vary greatly dependent on demand, weight of food cooked and even how 'well done' the food is required to be. The boiling of kettles on the hotspots will also affect total energy used, but the weekly menu covers limited boiling of a kettle.