What is an AGA and what are the alternative options?

grey four oven AGA in dark blue shaker kitchen
(Image credit: AGA)

Despite being around for decades, people still ask 'what is an AGA?' While we may all instantly recognise their timeless design, the way in which they cook food and work remains something of a mystery for many people at the kitchen design stage of their project.

For example, many people often confuse AGAs with Rayburn cookers, which can be used as a method of heating the home, while others might not be aware of how much things have changed when it comes to the design and operation options that are now available when it comes to AGAs.

Natasha Brinsmead

Natasha is Homebuilding & Renovating’s Associate Content Editor and has been a member of the team for over two decades. An experienced journalist and renovation expert, she has written for a number of homes titles. Over the years Natasha has renovated and carried out a side extension to a Victorian terrace. She is currently living in the rural Edwardian cottage she renovated and extended on a largely DIY basis, living on site for the duration of the project. She is now looking for her next project — something which is proving far harder than she thought it would be.