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How much will my new AGA cooker cost to run?

Posted on January 05, 2021 in AGA Cookers

One of the most frequently asked questions for our customers is, how much will it cost to run my new AGA cooker?

The answer is your AGA cooker running costs depend upon the model that you own, the fuel supply you use and how you use your cooker.

However, we are here to help break it down. Here is our summary:

The Everyday Radiant Heat range of AGA cookers, which includes the AGA eR3 Series and the AGA eR7 Series, are much more controllable and are designed to be switched on and off as required. These newer models can run from as little as £11.48 per week.

The 24/7 Radiant Heat collection are designed to always be on and ready to cook. Whilst the models may be more expensive to run, they also take the place of other electrical items such as heaters, an electric kettle and a tumble drier.

New AGA Models

MODECOST PER WEEK*

AGA R3 SERIES

Baking and simmering oven (e setting)

£10.61**

AGA ER3 SERIES

Both cast-iron ovens on

£11.48*

AGA ER7

Three ovens on (economy setting)

£7.55*

Three ovens on

£15.48*

AGA R7

Three ovens on (economy setting)

£14.70*

Three ovens on

£19.99*

BOILING PLATE ON FULL
(AGA 3 SERIES AND AGA 7 SERIES MODELS)

Continuous operation

7.5p per hour*

SIMMERING PLATE ON FULL
(AGA 3 SERIES AND AGA 7 SERIES MODELS)

Continuous operation

3.4p per hour*

The AGA eR3 Series and 7 Series models now provide increased flexibility and greater control, providing the opportunity to lower running costs significantly thanks to fast heat up times and the ability to allow individual operation of ovens and hotplates.

In addition, adjustable temperatures and the ability to turn off functions when not required enables you to control how much energy you use. For example there is no need to leave hotplates on since they are designed to heat up in 10-12 minutes.

Some examples of running costs for the AGA 3 Series and AGA 7 Series models:

*Running costs for the new models are presently AGA estimates.

**as tested by AGA March 2020 using the AGA R3 100-4i model.

Each test excludes any cooking and is with all doors and lids closed. The running costs displayed represent an appliance operating at temperature 24 hours per day.

THE AGA R3 Series

The new AGA R3 Series models are fully electric heat-storage appliances, requiring only a low power supply via either one or two 13 amp connections. The AGA R3 Series is designed to remain on all day, like a traditional AGA cooker, however offering additional control and flexibility as it enables ovens and hotplates to be controlled individually. This model also features a useful 'e' setting for reduced energy consumption and lower running costs.

MODEKWH PER WEEKCOST PER WEEK*BACKGROUND KITCHEN WARMTH WPH (APPROX)

Hotplate on full (heats up in 40 minutes)

0.52 / hr

7.5p / hr

Hotplate on simmer (heats up in 20 minutes)

0.26 / hr

3.7p / hr

Baking and simmering ovens on (e setting)

73.9

£10.61

440w

Roasting oven on continuously

73.5

£10.56

440w

Lower oven on continuously on baking setting

71.9

£10.33

420w

Lower oven on continuously on simmering setting

36

£5.17

200w

Warming oven on continuously

17

£2.38

100w

*As tested by AGA March 2020 using an AGA R3 100-4i model.

Average cost for electricity 14.37p kWh (UK Power, March 2020)

Each test excludes any cooking and is with all doors and lids closed.

The running costs displayed represent an appliance operating at cooking temperature 24 hours per day.

AGA R7 Series

MODEKWH PER WEEKCOST PER WEEK*BACKGROUND KITCHEN WARMTH WATTS PER HOUR (APPROX)

Boiling plate on (heats up within 10 - 12 minutes)

0.54 / hr

7.5p / hr

500w

Simmering plate on (heats up within 10 - 12 minutes)

0.24 / hr

3.4p / hr

220w

Three ovens in economy setting. Hotplates off**

105

£14.70

625w

Three ovens on at full temperature continuously. Hotplates off**

142.8

£19.99

850w

Cooking the 7 day menu***. Three ovens operated at full temperature and hotplates on as required. Ovens on economy when not required**.

128.5

£17.99

650w

Table based on the 3-oven AGA Dual Control. The electric AGA Dual Control's ovens are on all the time, but can be turned down to economy setting to save energy. The hotplates can be turned on and off independently.

*as tested by AGA.

**Figures independently verified by KIWA.

***7 day menu detailed below.

AGA ER7 Series

MODEKWH PER WEEKCOST PER WEEK*BACKGROUND KITCHEN WARMTH WATTS PER HOUR (APPROX)

Boiling plate on (heats up within 10-12 minutes)

0.54 / hr

7.5p / hr

500w

Simmering plate on (heats up within 10-12 minutes)

0.24 / hr

3.4p / hr

220w

Three ovens on in economy setting continuously. Hotplates off**

53.9

£7.55

320w

Three ovens on at full temperature continuously. Hotplates off**

110.6

£15.48

650w

Cooking the 7 day menu***. Ovens and hotplates on only when required

34.5

£4.83

100w

Cooking the 7 day menu***. Ovens and hotplates turned up from economy mode for cooking

74.1

£10.37

300w

Based on a 3-oven AGA Total Control with independently controllable hotplates and ovens. Each oven and hotplate can be turned on and off as required. There is also an economy mode (slumber) for the ovens to save energy.

*as tested by AGA.

**Figures independently verified by KIWA.

***7 day menu detailed below.

Find out more about the new AGA eR7 Series, which replaces the AGA Total Control and contact us today.

This average weekly menu utilises the most efficient method of cooking. The cost per kWh is dependent on your energy provider. All figures are typical and can vary depending on cooking methods, ambient temperatures and the use of the product.

Cooking the 7 day menu on the AGA Total Control with ovens and hotplates turned up from economy mode for cooking costs £10.37*.

Cooking the 7 day menu on the AGA Dual Control with three ovens operated at full temperature and hotplates on as required by menu, ovens on economy when not required, costs £17.99*.

7 day menu plan as below:

DAY MEALOVENS / HOTPLATES

MONDAY

Dinner - Leftover meat with jacket potatoes and vegetables

Boiling plate
Roasting oven

TUESDAY

Dinner - Chicken enchiladas

Boiling plate
Baking oven

WEDNESDAY

Dinner - Pizza and oven chips

Roasting oven

THURSDAY

Dinner - Pasta with chicken sauce

Boiling plate
Simmering plate
Baking oven

FRIDAY

Dinner - Shepherds pie and vegetables

Boiling plate
Baking oven

SATURDAY

Breakfast - Cooked breakfast plus kettle

Boiling plate

Lunch - Soup plus kettle

Boiling plate
Simmering plate

Dinner - Curry, rice and naan bread

Boiling plate
Simmering oven

SUNDAY

Breakfast - Croissants plus kettle

Boiling plate
Roasting oven

Lunch - Roast dinner

Boiling plate
Simmering plate
Roasting oven

Dinner - Cheese on toast plus kettle

Boiling plate
Roasting oven

*Figures independently verified by KIWA.

All information supplied by AGA Cookers.

Our expert sales team are on hand to help advise you on the best AGA cooker for your needs. Please give us a call on 01189 393 046.