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Classy Cookers - reviews?

Postby TroopyGirl on Tue Mar 13, 2018 1:26 pm

Can anyone review the reconditioned Agas sold by Classy Cookers for me? They do what looks like a very good range of reconditioned models with an equivalent electric technology to the Aga Dual Control but I am keen to hear from anyone who has one. I'm told they're better suited to those who want to turn their Aga on and off all the time whereas I plan to have it on constantly in the winter, just as with a traditional Aga, but would appreciate the chance to save money by turning it off at night in the summer. I am also told that they do not emit quite so much heat into the house as a traditional Aga - can anyone comment on the above, and generally as to how they find their reconditioned Aga with Classy Cookers? Thank you so much.
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Re: Classy Cookers - reviews?

Postby john on Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:18 pm

My opinion is that there are some some highly suspicious claims in their homepage , yet without any indication of the principals involved in the company it is hard to advise .
It is fair to say that the Cheshire area has been a known hotbed for dubious Aga companies in the past . They may well be fine , but until they have a sound track record maybe best to tread warily.
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Re: Classy Cookers - reviews?

Postby agacleaning on Mon Mar 19, 2018 3:11 pm


Classy Cookers act a brokerage as well as selling reconditioned AGAs. They don't seem to have any reviews. But they may not be asking for any.

For the brokerage the prices seem to be higher than on eBay. And you need to find out how much it is going to get the AGA dismantled transported and re-assembled. Also it may need a clean.
And you've got to ask yourself why is it being sold? For example 13 amp - has it high running costs?, or has the PCB board kept going wrong?

So you may pay out a whole lot of money for a second hand cooker and then once you add it all up, you've spent a lot of cash and don't really have the AGA that matches the cost.

So a reconditioned AGA might be the thing to look at, but you need to ensure that it has some warranty in place. I'm not sure if I'd get a reconditioned 13 Amp AGA (that is AGA's own 13 amp cooker) as they do seem to have problems of high running costs and problems with the PCB board going wrong. So you'd look at a converted to electricity AGA - reconditioned AGA with electric conversion kit.

There are two kits. One that works like the TC, and one that works like the 13 amp AGA but without the electronic bits that go wrong. I have recently read some horror stories about running costs of these though (not the TC kit the other one). So it needs to have the correct set up. You need to find someone who has bought one and find out running costs before buying.

I'd recommend a reconditioned 30 Amp AGA though. They do have their faults, mine does get through fans (3 in 10 years) and I've had to replace elements, about 4 in all. But low running costs about £15 a week for a 2 oven. You need a specialist company to fit it.

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Re: Classy Cookers - reviews?

Postby john on Mon Mar 19, 2018 5:30 pm

I do hear that the 13 amp Newton conversion kits have troubles too due to very high temperatures affecting the connecting "tails "
The Electrikit is similar in some ways to the TC and is certainly economical, but may not suit everyone due to the fact that it does not give the same Ambient heat in winter.
The main advocate of these kits drops in here frequently. Maybe you could PM him . His website is
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