Agas.are to cooking what the Italians are to combat effectiveness.
Get rid of it. There was an oil fired Aga in our house when we moved in. Nice for drying the washing and making toast, useless for cooking. Replaced it with a Rangemaster double oven thing with an induction hob.
Agas are a total anachronism now, though when we move, hopefully soon-ish, I tempted by a wood fired oven with a back boiler for radiators. See them advertised in Farmers Weekly.
You can afford it.It blows again and I’ve wasted 300 quid?
...who the hell has the money and the lack of sense to buy one... especialy one in PINK ffs!
Chavs.After his minted parents snuffed it and pool was scooped, sister in law got her dream house in the Cotswolds and obligatory dream kitchen complete with obligatory BFO electric AGA.
Cost a fortune and despite trying really, really hard to convince themselves otherwise, both she and husband absolutely detested it.
So out it went into the hands of an outfit which gave them a pittance for it. Which went in small part towards full remodelling of kitchen, coventional double oven and hob.
He reckons if he looks at an AGA now filled with a sense of self loathing for being such a mug.
I can picture the course content now:@Ravers once it's fixed, book yourselves on a course. The Aga dealerships do them, plus there are some good Independent trainers, Sarah Whittaker for one. Learn why it was designed, how it works and how to get the best out of it. Or invite Mary Berry to stay
In fact, there's a business opportunity for you. Host the courses in your kitchen. Join the 'I love my Aga' fb page and see the number of yummy mummies who would attend!
Edited to add - or invite me to stay. For a drive in a Ferrari I will teach you!!!
The 208 was a dog. Basically a 308 with a shitter engine and a dodgy turbo to meet Italian emission regulations.Many moons ago an ex-work colleague decided to buy a Ferrari (a 208 IIRC). At the time he was working out in the Middle East in the middle of the oil boom doing 2 months out there and a month back home.
Almost every time he got home this bloody thing would refuse to start and have to be fettled at great cost before it could be coaxed into life. It also went through 8 spark plugs every 6 months, which had to be fitted by the dealer at some ridiculous cost as well as needing the 4 twin choke Webers adjusted at the same time.
As a Ferrari owner, @Ravers should perfectly understand the minor tribulations behind owning a unique and classic piece of engineering....
TBH - we just whack things into the oven and let them cook - quickly. Our 'ping machine' remains unused The key to the Aga is to do cooking in the ovens and not the hob. The right-had hob makes perfect drop-scones and pancakes. Which I am making when 'working from home'.Or you could have a normal cooker and not need to spend your spare time doing an OU degree in Aga.