By converting the heat source to electric, the old cast iron conduction routes are removed, and you are now able to direct the energy where it is needed via 3 electric elements (4 elements in a 4 oven conversion).
The oven temperature is controlled by a very robust system used on commercial ovens and kilns. You are now able to cook with greater temperature accuracy and with much improved efficiency.
The temperature you set for the top oven is the temperature you get within 5 degrees.
The LED readout on the new control panel shows the temperature of the top oven. The old mercury thermometer on the front panel is no longer needed for temperature monitoring, though it is kept for cosmetic purposes.
For 4 oven agas, an extra element with its own control is added for the warming ovens.
- Power supply – 2 separate 13 amp fused spurs, or a split 30 amp electrical supply are required, the specification for which we detail in the estimate for your conversion.
- Timers – We recommend installing two digital timers, one for the ovens and one for the hobs. These control when power is available to the hob or ovens, so that you choose when you want to cook or have heat from the aga, and only use the energy you want to meet your requirements. This helps reduce the running costs massively.
Heat up times
One element powers the ovens (2 oven aga), and the hobs are independently controlled by their own thermostats and separate elements. By removing a large mass of unnecessary cast iron during the conversion, the heat up time for the ovens and hobs are radically improved e.g. top oven from cold to 200 deg. C. takes 1 hour 35 mins
The hobs are now totally independent of the ovens (and each other) and the you can be frying within 10-15 minutes from switching either hob on.