Perfect for passionate cooks, large families or those with bigger kitchens, the brand-new 5-oven AGA Total Control series cookers feature roasting, baking, simmering, slow cooking and warming ovens.
Available as a standard Total Control model or with iTotal Control technology, the 5-oven AGA cooker occupies the same footprint as the 4-oven AGA and offers the same peerless cooking performance you would expect from AGA. The new slow cooking oven is perfect for dishes such as shoulder or leg of lamb, steamed puddings, casseroles and stocks.
At the heart of the electric AGA Total Control cooker is a touch-screen control panel which puts you in charge of how and when the cooker is used.
Discreetly housed behind the door, the nerve centre of the AGA Total Control cooker can be accessed directly or programmed via a remote control handset. Using the control panel, the hotplates and ovens can be turned on manually when needed. It's so flexible – you can heat only one hotplate or both. You can opt to heat only the roasting oven, the baking oven or the simmering oven – or all three. The Warming Oven, Slow Cooking Oven and Warming Plate are operated via the button on the front of the top plate.
Alternatively using the remote control handset, you can even programme the cast-iron ovens to come on automatically for one or two cooking cycles per day, seven days a week. You can set the AGA Total Control cooker to provide the constant ambient warmth to the kitchen for which the AGA cooker is renowned.
HOW AN AGA TOTAL CONTROL WORKS
Manual (you choose)
Each zone (an oven or a hotplate) can be operated individually in manual mode. Any zone selected will remain on until switched off.
TCA Touch Screen Control Panel Slumber (ovens only)
In this mode all three ovens are active, pre-set at a simmering heat. Slumber setting is ideal for slow cooking and giving a gentle heat into the kitchen, creating that unmistakable ambient AGA warmth. When the ovens are in slumber mode, they take less time to reach full heat.
Auto (ovens only)
Selecting the auto function brings selected ovens up to full heat from off automatically when a programme is set. The ovens can be selected to operate once or twice each day, with the start and finish time of the 'cooking cycles' set by the user.
Auto slumber (ovens only)
Choosing this setting automatically brings the ovens up to full heat from slumber mode.
5-OVEN AGA TOTAL CONTROL
W - Warming plate / Induction hob
B - Boiling plate
S - Simmering plate
C - Control panel
1 - Roasting oven
2 - Simmering oven
3 - Baking oven
4 - Warming oven
5 - Slow cooking oven
Warming plate - Rest plates and food on the warming plate to keep at a warm temperature, for a limited period of time.
Boiling plate - The boiling plate is the hotter of the two hotplates. From cold, the boiling plate takes approximately 11 minutes to reach its operating temperature.
Simmering plate - The simmering plate is on the right-hand side. It is the cooler of the two hotplates. From a cold start, the simmering plate will achieve its operating temperature in about 8 minutes.
Roasting oven - Roasts and grills beautifully and is big enough to fit a 13kg (28lbs) turkey. Radiant heat means food keeps its natural succulence and flavour.
Baking oven - Heated to an ideal moderate baking temperature - ideal for cakes, biscuits and bread.
Simmering oven - Simmers perfectly by constantly maintaining the oven at just the right temperature for long, slow cooking. This develops flavours and will make even the toughest cut of meat melt-in-the-mouth tender.
Warming oven - Designed to warm plates and serving dishes, to rest meat before carving and to keep food warm, prior to serving, for a limited period of time. Food should not be left in there indefinitely and certainly not for any longer than two hours.
Slow cooking oven - The exciting addition of a slow cooking oven makes this new model perfect for those with a large family or anyone who simply loves to cook. The slow cooking oven is ideal for dishes such as shoulder or leg of lamb, steamed puddings, casseroles and stocks. The slow cooking oven and the warming oven operate together via a switch on the cooker. And as well as the two hotplates, there is a useful warming plate.
INDUCTION HOB OPTION
Induction technology uses magnetic fields to create heat on the base of the pan used. This has significant benefits which include:
- High energy efficiency – The most energy efficient of any hob type.
- Fast response times – Heat is quickly increased and decreased.
- Safe – The glass on an induction hotplate remains cooler than ceramic hobs – but does heat with the transfer from the pan.
- Child friendly – Will only activate if a pan is in contact.
- Intelligent – Can hold pans at pre selected temperatures.
- Minimal heat is lost to surroundings.
The Induction Hob comes with a host of features:
Touch control - The hotplate is controlled by touch control on the hob itself – this adds to the premium sleek design and keeps the clean hob line uninterrupted by control dials or switches.
Childlock - This function is activated by pressing and holding down the lock icon. Once locked the panel will not respond until the lock function is de-activated by pressing and holding down the lock symbol.
Pause function - When this button is pressed the cooking function is suspended – by pressing the pause symbol the power level previously selected is resumed, perfect for when the doorbell or telephone unexpectedly ring!
Timer - The timer function features an audible alarm to be sounded after a pre selected time – up to 5 hours 59 minutes. This can be used in conjunction with the Induction zone OR as a basic minute minder operated independently of the induction zone.
Automatic settings (L1 & L2) - Two pre programmed specific temperature settings. Selecting them will allow a pan etc to be held at either 40 degrees or 70 degrees respectively, they are ideal for melting chocolate or keeping cooked food warm ready to serve.
Slider control - The power levels (1-9 with a boost function) are easily toggled between by sliding your finger along the power section on the control panel.
Air gap - Please note that on the Induction variant there is an additional air gap directly beneath the hob in the front casting to allow air to circulate, this is necessary to keep the unit at peak operating temperature – this gap is not present on any other variant.
AGA ITOTAL CONTROL
The very latest technology is put to good use with the AGA iTotal Control. Owners who buy the iTotal Control model of the 5-oven AGA can switch their AGA ovens on and off wherever they are by using a smartphone app, PC or tablet or via a simple text message.
It's perfect for those times when plans change or in the type of household where people come and go and want to eat at different times. This is the 21st century cooker and is made for lovers of both great tasting food and new technology.
The warming oven, slow cooking oven and warming plate can only be operated via the button on the front of the top plate and cannot be remotely operated via the remote access function.