Here at Traditional Cookers of Yorkshire Ltd we have successfully carried out oil conversions for many years.
To carry out a conversion of your solid fuel Aga Cooker to oil there are basically 2 methods:
1st. This method is the quicker and less expensive of the two. The solid fuel round riddling grate would be replaced with a 6" sleeved oil burner. This method is the most commonly used and will achieve comparable hot plate, simmer plate and top oven temperatures to solid fuel, but the bottom oven will be 20 - 30 degrees cooler. The oil float valve can be mounted up to 6 feet away from the cooker. I strongly recommend that all oil conversion flues be lined from top to bottom.
2nd. This method is costlier due to the fact the cooker has to be stripped down. The ashpit in the Aga is replaced by one which we lower. In effect the sleeve burner sits lower in the Aga giving a bottom oven temperature comparable with a purpose built Aga. The Aga will then function totally as a purpose built oil Aga would.
As mentioned we recommend that the chimney be lined. This is not mandatory, but it does give the Aga a stable flue draught. We can do this work.
The oil tank...from the bottom of the oil tank to the base of the Aga the tank must be at least 2 foot higher. The tank must be fitted in line with Oftec recommendations or local building authority regulations ie. siting of the tank and bundied or non-bundied tank. We supply and fit the tank if required.
A site visit is strongly recommended before any works commence.
Here at Traditional Cookers of Yorkshire Ltd., we have successfully carried out gas conversions for many years.
To carry out a conversion of your solid fuel Aga Cooker to gas there are basically 2 methods:
1st. The On Site Kit: The gas valve is fitted to either the left or right of the Aga. The pipes, being main burner and pilot, run along the front of the Aga, all being concealed by a black conduit.
2nd. This method involves the stripping down of the Aga and all pipe work is then run internally. The valve remains to the left or right hand side.
When converting to gas, the flue box to the top of the cooker has to be altered to a different diverter assembly. There must be at least 600 mm of straight lift in vitreous pipe off the Aga before a bend is introduced to the flue. Nearly always there is a bit of preparation to do in this area.
The flue has to be lined from top to bottom in accordance with gas regulations. This work must be carried out by a Gas Safe Registered fitter.
The basics of converting to gas are; firstly a gas supply is laid on to the left or right hand side of the Aga depending on personal preference or kitchen layout. It is then connected to a gas valve which is thermostatically controlled via a sensor to the top oven, which modulates the gas valve that is connected to a burner which works dependent on demand of the Aga.
A site visit is highly recommended before any works commence.
Currently we are able to offer 2 types of electric AGA, ensuring that all requirements are met. The 2 different types are detailed below and can be viewed in working order in our showroom. For any further information, please do not hesitate to contact the office or Martin direct.
13amp Electric Aga
This type of electric AGA looks and functions like a conventionally fuelled AGA, with a single heat source (in this case, an electric element) heating the cast iron components to ensure perfect cooking everytime. It is powered by a single 13amp supply and does not need to be vented to outside, enabling the owner to site it wherever they choose. As there is no flue for heat to escape from and the clever recirculation system inside, this AGA uses the generated heat to best effect, keeping running costs down and maintaining ideal cooking conditions.
The AGA is adjusted via a control box which will sit externally to either the left or right of the AGA. If you have cupboards directly adjacent to the AGA, this control panel can be placed within the cupboard.
13amp Electric delux AGA in Pearl Ash with matching lid bands
This AGA allows you to experience the traditional AGA way of cooking whilst minimising costs through the use of electric rather than oil or gas.
The Electrickit Aga
The Electrickit AGA allows you to have the traditional AGA look, with the ease of use of a normal electric oven. Its revolutionary design uses separate elements to heat the 2 hobs and the top oven. This creates a far more flexible approach to cooking, with the ability to control the 2 hobs and top oven independantly. Due to this setup and the reduction in the amount of cast iron to be heated in the AGA, this AGA heats up far more quickly than the standard electric AGA, from cold to 200C in the top oven in under 1hr 40min. The hobs can go from cold to boiling in just over 10 minutes.
All of this flexibility is operated by the control panel, housed behind the burner door
Electrickit delux AGA in Heather with black lid bands
You specify the temperature for the top oven (as shown on LCD display) and the bottom oven will run approximately 70-80C below this. Both hobs can be set to 7/8 and uses as boiling plates or you can set them so that one is a boiling plate and the other a simmer plate as per the conventional AGA. This AGA is able to adjust to nearly all scenarios, making it an ideal choice for a house where flexibility is key. The AGA requires either 2 dedicated 13amp supplies or one 32amp electric cooker wire but, as with the standard electric AGA, no flue is required. You are also able to install a timer to the AGA so that you can maximise the savings by only having the AGA running when you need it.