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 Post subject: Re: Food & cooking
PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 13:50 
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Just ordered an AGA cooker to replace our conventional range cooker, which basically means learning to cook all over again (not that my skills were, ahem, too much to shout about, but still). Should be an experience.... old dog new tricks etc.

AgaRangemaster are cunts - didn't bother to try and deliver on arranged date with no notice, then were annoyed when they were outside our house also without notice and we weren't in. Very few fucks given at any point.

John Lewis were even worse, claiming it was nothing to do with them because it came straight from aga.

80 quid compo out of a pair of companies like that, for a lost day holiday on a stupidly priced oven.

It's bloody good though.


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 Post subject: Re: Food & cooking
PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 14:07 
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My parents have an Aga - in a rather snazzy dark green - and they love it. Getting the bloody thing into their kitchen through the hallway was a bloody nightmare though, as they weigh a chuffing ton and are huge.


I love the dark green ones, it's hard to imagine anything more homely. We bottled it and went pure white, but it is going into a dark grey island, so should look ok.

Yeah they weigh a blinking tonne, even the little 2-oven one weighs in at half a tonne I think. Basically it's a solid chunk of iron.

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 Post subject: Re: Food & cooking
PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 14:11 
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Cavey wrote:
Just ordered an AGA cooker to replace our conventional range cooker, which basically means learning to cook all over again (not that my skills were, ahem, too much to shout about, but still). Should be an experience.... old dog new tricks etc.

AgaRangemaster are cunts - didn't bother to try and deliver on arranged date with no notice, then were annoyed when they were outside our house also without notice and we weren't in. Very few fucks given at any point.

John Lewis were even worse, claiming it was nothing to do with them because it came straight from aga.

80 quid compo out of a pair of companies like that, for a lost day holiday on a stupidly priced oven.

It's bloody good though.


Sounds crap mate, cheers for the heads-up. We're buying direct from Aga and it's scheduled to be ready for delivery before the kitchen's completed, so I'm hoping it will be alright on that score. Good luck to them if they're stupid enough to turn up here unannounced with a 2-tonne chunk of metal to wheel in, methinks Eric and Ernie will likely intervene and not in a good way. :D

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 Post subject: Re: Food & cooking
PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 14:18 
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Cavey wrote:
methinks Eric and Ernie will likely intervene and not in a good way. :D


Have you named your fists Eric and Ernie?


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 Post subject: Re: Food & cooking
PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 14:25 
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Squirt wrote:
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methinks Eric and Ernie will likely intervene and not in a good way. :D


Have you named your fists Eric and Ernie?


Rottweilers :)

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 Post subject: Re: Food & cooking
PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 14:27 
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Oh yeah, and no-one bothered to mention we ordered just in time to be shafted by the two week summer shutdown.

It took 2 bloody months in the end.

Still, you won't be affected by that.


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 Post subject: Re: Food & cooking
PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 14:28 
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Aren't AGAs horrifically inefficient and bad for the environment?

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 Post subject: Re: Food & cooking
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My parents have a Rayburn, which I think is the Lidl to Aga's Waitrose. They used to have a coal one, which was always entertaining.

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 Post subject: Re: Food & cooking
PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 14:33 
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Aren't AGAs horrifically inefficient and bad for the environment?


Yes. Good eh? :)

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:D No, actually they're very good. Mine's almost 100% made from recycled scrap iron and is itself entirely recyclable; it's the "total control" model which is only on when you want it to be, not all the time like old school ones, and each of the 5-ovens and two hot plates (and induction hob) are all individually controllable, programmable and even from your iPhone lol. Me and Mrs C plan on wearing our reversible AGA caps with pride; get us.

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 Post subject: Re: Food & cooking
PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 15:02 
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So what makes that better than a normal "control when you want it on/off" oven, then?

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 Post subject: Re: Food & cooking
PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 15:04 
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Cavey wrote:
Squirt wrote:
Cavey wrote:
methinks Eric and Ernie will likely intervene and not in a good way. :D


Have you named your fists Eric and Ernie?


Rottweilers :)

That makes a lot more sense :D


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 Post subject: Re: Food & cooking
PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 15:07 
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GazChap wrote:
So what makes that better than a normal "control when you want it on/off" oven, then?


An AGA has no fan and is radiant heat from all five sides, per oven. Food can be cooked without foil, doesn't dry out anywhere near as readily, and (apparently) tastes a lot better. It's the closest thing to a baker's brick oven as well, so makes awesome bread, rolls, cakes (and Tandoori).

It looks great (IMO) as well, in a 500-year old cottage setting, so aesthetics count for a lot as well. It's a beautiful piece of kit.

Anyway, do remind me Gaz, how environmentally friendly was that old V10 M5 of yours again? (Or your current 7-series behemoth diesel come to that) Very Ouch, huh. ;)


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 Post subject: Re: Food & cooking
PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 15:54 
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Wasn't having a dig dude, was genuinely curious.

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 Post subject: Re: Food & cooking
PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 16:06 
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A little AGA bargie was to be expected.

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 Post subject: Re: Food & cooking
PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 16:06 
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Hey no worries. :)
Just seemed a little odd, but that's probably just me. Anyway, looking forward to giving it a go. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Food & cooking
PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 16:08 
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Zardoz wrote:
A little AGA bargie was to be expected.


You're on fire Z :D
No escaping your rapier wit... in fact I feel AGAraphobic. :D

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 Post subject: Re: Food & cooking
PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 16:09 
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Good to see the AGAment has now been defused.

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 Post subject: Re: Food & cooking
PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 16:34 
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I guess it AGAs well for the future

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 Post subject: Re: Food & cooking
PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:14 
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My parents have had Aga's for years, the current on is oil and I think does some of the heating. My dad spent a fortune on some sort of wireless device for it better control the heating.

Can't see us ever getting one really, the expense is the main thing, always leave a house with one in thinking it would be nice to have one though!


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 Post subject: Re: Food & cooking
PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:28 
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Given how insecure many IoT devices are, I'm not sure I'd want to potentially offer up control of my home's heating systems to ne'er-do-wells.

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