Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Aga Angst!!

I have always wanted an AGA range!!  This is ridiculous; I know. But ever since I saw a picture of one in an old Gourmet magazine, I have coveted an AGA. There is something about the aesthetics of their design that goes beyond the functional. Then, there are the 2, 3, even 4 ovens. Really what would I put in them and all at once, as well!!

I know that I would cook too much and then eat too much. I would also have to take up baking, roasting and ultra slow cooking to make use of all their amazing features - sigh!! Some how just boiling an egg on an AGA would be a bit like using an elephant gun to kill a fly. Maybe not the best analogy, but you get the idea!!

However convincing these arguments may be, they haven't stopped the wanting, the lusting, the salivating. I guess that I'll just have to get my cast iron fix from my ancient frying pan. Well really, how many people actually need a cast iron fix to begin with and do you smoke it, snort it, not inject it, I hope - gives a whole new meaning to the term Iron Man.

Have a wonderful day!!


  1. I used to cook on an Aga. It is joyful...and food kind of cooks itself...you just cook on the top then bung it in the bottom oven to slow cook -bliss!

  2. I love my aga (actually mine is a Rayburn). My first (also Rayburn) was solid fuel and though it was a pain to keep going it was the most brilliant oven I have ever used. This one is oil and as such is turned off over the summer to keep the kitchen cool and save on fuel. It and our two wood burners both have back boilers so we are never short of hot water. I can cook/keep warm/dehydrate/dry clothes/save poorly poultry/have instant hot water from the kettle and it serves as a seat for my daughters (I think they have asbestos bottoms). I wouldn't be without it.