We can convert your Aga range cooker by radically re-engineering the inner construction without taking away the benefits you love.
By introducing your iconic Aga range cooker to the 21st century with the ELECTRIKIT we are able to:
- Reduce running costs by up to 80%
- Enable it to be fume free
- Make it flexible to operate
- Give it easy to use controls (now able to switch oven ON & OFF remotely with Wemo APP and mobile phone )
- Reduce requirement for servicing
- Have no flue requirements
- Control comfort levels – warm in winter / cool in summer
- Reduce ”heat up” and improve ”recovery” times
What AGA range cooker’s can be converted?
2 OVEN OIL *
2 OVEN GAS *
2 OVEN SOLID FUEL *
4 OVEN OIL *
4 OVEN GAS *
4 OVEN SOLID FUEL *
2 OVEN NOBEL
2 OVEN HYBRID + WARMING CUPBOARD
13 Amp, 2 & 4 OVEN
30 Amp, 2 OVEN
*if the Aga range cooker currently provides hot water either an immersion will be needed or the hot water cylinder plumbed into the central heating boiler.
CONVERSION COMING SOON
Wall mounted, side panel mounted or in cupboard control panel.
Reasons to Convert
- Total flexibility
- Highly volatile oil prices
- Poor quality of oil
- Increased frequency of oil servicing
- No gas / carbon monoxide leaks
- Ability to install anywhere in the kitchen as no gas or oil flue requirement
- High cost of flue / oil tank replacement
- Customers with PV / wind turbine can make use of their electricity
- Ability to use in summer without constant oppressive heat – yet will keep you warm in winter when you want it
- Holiday / second home owners are able to simply switch on and off / no oil levels to monitor
- Improved heat up times
HOW IT WORKS
“…if you want you can run your converted AGA range cooker or other range just as you used to BUT you have so much more flexibility available to you now…”
1. Independent cooking
The hobs work independently of each other as does the top oven. They can all be independently heat controlled meaning you can be frying on one hob, simmering on the other while roasting in the oven or just have on whatever you need when you want it.
“…so in summer you don’t need to suffer oppressive heat from the ovens if all you want is to use the hob…”
2. Improved Heat up times
Heat up times are vastly improved –
• Frying on either hob takes 10 minutes from a cold hob
• Baking at 200 deg c takes the top oven 1 hour 35 minutes from cold to be ready
“… cooking is so much easier as you have more precision with temperatures…”
3. Control Panel
No longer do you need the mercury readout – you control each hob and the top oven from simple and easy to operate controls behind the bottom left hand door (2 door cooker).
The hobs have several settings ranging from simmering to boiling temperatures.
“…you can select a specific temperature in your top oven insuring baking etc is so much more accurate…”
4. Timing your oven to come on
You can choose to operate the oven by timer, again to suit yourself, by switching the oven on 1 hour 35 min’s before you need to e.g.
1. Getting up to a warm kitchen
2. Cooking the family meal in the evening
3. Cooking your porridge overnight to be ready for when you get up
5. Remote operation
You can switch the oven ON & OFF remotely using the WEMO switch and App on your mobile phone. Great if you are away from home and want the oven up to temperature for when you arrive back. Simply switch ON with the App when 2 hours away from home.
6. Money saving
As you are only switching on and using energy to cook when you need it you are not paying unnecessarily for the oven to be hot when you are asleep, at work etc
…so how does it work…
…by converting the heat source to electric we are now able to apply the energy where it is needed and do away with the large cast mass of the combustion chamber and flue ways.
One element powers the ovens (2 door) and the hobs are independently controlled by their own thermostats and separate elements. By removing a large part of this unwanted mass of cast we have radically improved the heat up times i.e. oven from cold takes 1hour 35 min’s to reach 200 deg c. The hobs are now totally independent of the ovens and the reduced mass means you can be frying within 10 minutes from switching either hob on to suit.
The oven temperature is now able to be controlled by a system used on commercial ovens and kilns which is much more robust. You are now able to cook with pinpoint temperature control and as a result with much improved efficiency.
The temperature you set for the top oven is the temperature you get within a few degrees. This is a big improvement on the old operating system where differences have been recorded of up to 20% of the set temperature due to the slow recovery times of the conduction method and the drag tolerance of the thermostat.
The LED readout shows the temperature of the top oven and the mercury is no longer needed for temperature monitoring.
For 4 oven range cookers an extra element with its own control is added.
You can chose to use 1 or 2 timers, one for the ovens and a second for the hobs if required. These are available on the open market from a large selection to suit your preferences. If you are going away unplug the timer on the oven and insert the WEMO switch if required.
This can be purchased as an extra online.
Each household will use their converted Aga range cooker differently so it is hard to estimate costs of usage.
However, based on 2 working adults using a converted 2 oven cooker over 12 months, using it efficiently (i.e. only running when required) the average daily running cost was found to be less than a £1 per day. The electric unit cost of 15p including vat was used in this calculation.*
The converted Aga range cooker was used as follows:
AUTUMN 3 months
timed operation on times 06:00 – 09:00 / 16.00 – 21.30 – 454Kw used
WINTER 3 months
with oven on 24 hours a day – 708Kw used
SPRING 3 months
timed operation on times 06.00 – 09.00 / 16:00 – 21.30 – 615Kw used
SUMMER 2012 3 months
switched on when needed for cooking – 287Kw used
The hobs were used only when required, this gave a total annual usage of 2064KW used.
At a rate of 15p* per KW this equated to £310.
From cold to 365 deg c, 30 minutes, .7KW usage
From cold to 200 deg c, 1 Hr 35 minutes, 2.7KW usage
From cold to 235 deg c, 2 Hr 2 minutes, 3.6 KW usage
Cost to Convert your Aga range cooker to electric Conversion
We will undertake a site survey either by visiting your premises or by receiving photos. We will then be able to provide an estimate of costs.
Currently our 2 oven cooker clients will expect to see a 2 ½ year payback if used to its maximum benefits e.g. as per 2011 data above.
The conversion works in such a flexible way, unlike any other conversion or alternately fuelled range, that it cannot really be compared like for like. If you did run the conversion at manufacturers recommended temperatures it would still work out far cheaper to operate.
*the price of electricity does vary and the figures are based on average prices at the time of running the experiments.
Detailed Engineering Information:
- The ELECTRIKIT is manufactured in the UK by Oilwarm Limited in Devon.
- Electricity Supply: 2 x 13 amp 3 pin plugs are required.