The AGA City60 is everything you would expect from a traditional AGA cooker, packed in to a smaller 60cm wide unit. This model has been designed for those who are not so blessed with space to allow a traditional AGA and will fit into the space that a standard 60cm cooker would normally occupy or in place of a standard width kitchen unit.
The AGA City60 is available in an all electric or dual fuel model. Both feature cast iron ovens and a 4-ring gas hob (dual fuel model) or a cast iron hotplate heated by an electric element (all electric model).
With cast iron ovens, the AGA City60 cooks food using radiant heat from all directions within the cast iron oven – a cooking method which is kind to food, producing great tasting food with moisture & goodness locked in, for which the AGA cooker is famous. The ovens can be set to be on together or individually on the following settings;
This control over the ovens can also achieve the well known and loved AGA warmth, heating the kitchen in the same way as a traditional heat-storage AGA cooker. The oven heat up time from cold is approximately 40 minutes (though for best performance allow 1 hour). The roasting/baking oven can be programmed to turn on automatically with up to 3 heat-up times per day.
On the all electric AGA City60, the cast iron hot plate can be set to off, boil or simmer. The heat up time for the hot plate from cold to boiling is approximately 11 minutes and approximately 8 minutes from cold to simmering. The AGA City60 Dual Fuel features a 4-ring gas hob with 1 x wok burner (3.6kW), 1 x rapid burner (3kW) and 2 x semi-rapid burners (1.75kW).
The AGA City60 Electric is available in two styles – traditional & contemporary. The City60 Dual Fuel is available as Traditional style only.
The City60 requires a 32amp supply for installation. In addition, a mains gas or LPG supply is required for the dual fuel City60.
Depth All Electric: 623mm
Depth Dual Fuel: 640mm
Rigorous testing of the AGA City60 Electric has been undertaken to assess the energy consumption under different conditions of use. Below is a table, which represents one week of typical usage. The findings from this testing are approximate and will depend on ambient conditions, mains voltage supply and variability in manufacturing assembly.
|Monday||*||*||Left over roast meat, jacket potatoes and vegetables|
|Wednesday||*||*||Homemade pizza and oven chips|
|Thursday||*||*||Pasta with chicken sauce|
|Friday||*||*||Shepherd's pie and vegetables|
|Saturday||Cooked breakfast, kettle||Soup and bread, kettle||Curry, rice and Naan Bread|
Roast beef, roast potatoes, Yorkshire pudding, vegetables. Apple pie and custard
|Cheese on toast, kettle|
The energy consumed over one week for this test was around 35kW. Clearly there are even greater savings to be made if only the top plates are used (during warmer periods of the year for example) with the ovens turned off.