Is 2-oven Aga CF any good?

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Is 2-oven Aga CF any good?

Postby Stonehouse on Thu Jul 26, 2018 9:43 pm

Aga Living is currently offering (summer offer) this model (either gas or oil) for £2k less than the retail price.

Is this a good deal? I still haven't bought an Aga as my house is still undergoing a major restoration. I was considering a 3-oven a few months ago but this would be nice money saving.

Does 2-oven cook well?
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Re: Is 2-oven Aga CF any good?

Postby john on Fri Jul 27, 2018 9:14 am

In my opinion it is better than the 3 oven . I have had both
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Re: Is 2-oven Aga CF any good?

Postby Stonehouse on Fri Jul 27, 2018 4:51 pm

Thanks for the reply.

How do you bake in a 2-oven Aga if there's no baking oven?
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Re: Is 2-oven Aga CF any good?

Postby john on Sat Jul 28, 2018 10:17 am

It is fiddly but maybe depends on how much baking you do or indeed what you are baking.
Turning the cooker down for a baking day, using cold sheet to shield the project, maybe some of the cooks could help me here ????

I had a two oven gas converted cooker which I had refurbished and converted myself and I do believe it performed better than my current 3 oven .
I do believe that the temperature of the third oven is too close to that of the roasting oven at times , but maybe less consistent .

I wonder what others feel.
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Re: Is 2-oven Aga CF any good?

Postby berby on Sun Jul 29, 2018 7:22 am

While still researching an electric conversion for a 3 oven, Johns comment about the baking oven being too hot is fairly typical, most only use this oven for storage.
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Re: Is 2-oven Aga CF any good?

Postby john on Sun Jul 29, 2018 11:39 am

Do you have an elelectric kit for 3 oven Berby
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Re: Is 2-oven Aga CF any good?

Postby john on Sun Jul 29, 2018 11:40 am

berby wrote:While still researching an electric conversion for a 3 oven, Johns comment about the baking oven being too hot is fairly typical, most only use this oven for storage.

We do use ours at xmas when the top oven is barely big enough
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Re: Is 2-oven Aga CF any good?

Postby berby on Mon Jul 30, 2018 4:46 am

Not yet John, waiting for a nearby donor to trial on. The control box is slightly smaller than the Electrickit One and would need a slight fettle. I have played with a 2 oven and turned it into a 3 oven quite successfully with the control box now on the side . With this version the bottom right becomes a controlable baking oven and the bottom left a plate warmer.
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Re: Is 2-oven Aga CF any good?

Postby john on Mon Jul 30, 2018 9:03 am

Will watch out for it .
Should maybe offer mine as a testbed. I also have a spare 3 oven gas which is intended to be installed at daughters which might be an option.
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Re: Is 2-oven Aga CF any good?

Postby Stonehouse on Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:30 am

berby wrote:I have played with a 2 oven and turned it into a 3 oven quite successfully with the control box now on the side . With this version the bottom right becomes a controlable baking oven and the bottom left a plate warmer.

Are you saying you converted a 2 oven Aga to a 3 oven by taking out the controls in the bottom left space and used it as an oven?

What do you mean by plate warmer? What's happened to the simmering oven?
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Re: Is 2-oven Aga CF any good?

Postby berby on Wed Aug 01, 2018 4:45 pm

I had a prefabricated oven made up for the bottom left, with a booster element in the bottom right, this could become a baking oven or even second roasting oven to an Electrickit 2 oven conversion. The new bottom left oven would warm up to about 40deg c and so would be ideal for a plate warmer. The controls were on the side panel just like we have done for the 30 Amp to Electrickit conversion.
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Re: Is 2-oven Aga CF any good?

Postby Stonehouse on Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:26 pm

I went to a cooker shop today to look at the several different cast iron cooker models and brands. What I didn't know before was that the Aga brand has two different types of hotplates. The traditional models like gas have an outer ring that is separate from the inner round plate, whereas models like dual control and total control have a larger one-piece round hotplate without the outer ring. I think one-piece is easier to clean.

What are your thoughts?
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Re: Is 2-oven Aga CF any good?

Postby john on Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:02 am

Not sure on that . The expansion lings are light and lift out for cleaning leaving the enamel accessible .
solid plates will be heavier and I presume connected to electricity.
A trick for cleaning the expansion rings ( the Right hand side gets mucky quicker ) is to swap them over so that the muck burns off.
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Re: Is 2-oven Aga CF any good?

Postby Stonehouse on Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:46 pm

Thanks for the tip. :D
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