How are AGA cookers the most environmental friendly range ever?
- Each Cast Iron AGA Cooker is made of at least 70% recycled materials.
- Your AGA Cooker is completely recyclable (should you ever lose your mind and want to do that).
- An AGA Cooker lasts at least 3 times longer than other premium ranges. That means they are multi‐generational, save money, as well as help the environment.
- AGA Cookers replace other energy draining appliances such as toasters, Panini grills, electric tea kettles, clothes dryers, crock pots, warming ovens, bread machines, dehydrators, griddles, and microwaves. (Just to name a few.)
- Skip the “Dry Cycle.” No need to dry your dishes in the dishwasher, just put them on your AGA and they’ll dry in a snap all without using any additional energy.
- No “Pre‐Heating.” The pre‐heat cycle of a conventional range uses the majority of the energy in a cooking session. Not so with an AGA Cooker; it’s a heat‐storage unit so it is up to temperature whenever you need it to be depending on your mode and model.
- The AGA uses less energy to hold its temperature than conventional ranges. AGA Cookers are heat-storage units powered by natural gas, electricity, propane, or wood. It creates a radiant heat that is then stored within the walls of the range. So it takes very little energy to maintain its heat and cook your food.
- The AGA is built in one location using parts from one location. Result: A very low carbon footprint.
- AGA Cookers don’t require a hood fan. Energy saved! Plus, you save money on heating and cooling because you don’t have an extractor fan pulling out your pre‐conditioned air (which is like money out your chimney.)
- Your AGA Cooker is air tight it keeps all of its heat within itself. It gently brings your kitchen up a degree or two from the warmth within. It’s not enough to turn the air conditioner up in the summer, but enough to turn the heat down a bit in the winter – which is never a bad thing for reducing those heating bills.
Why does burning wood equal an environmentally sound cooking choice?
- Wood is part of the carbon/carbon neutral cycle. While wood produces CO2, trees will absorb this CO2 and store it as carbon. If the wood was left to rot in the wilderness it would release the same amount of carbon. So you may as well put that fallen wood to good use.
- Don’t chop down trees! If you fuel your AGA with wood from felled trees you are getting a free energy source. Can you say “living off the grid”!
- There are companies out there providing wood from sustainable forests. Many times this wood is seasoned or kiln dried/air dried to extract the moisture from the wood for longer burn times.