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.
Each of the hotplates on the AGA Total Control cooker - the boiling plate and simmering plate - can be turned on or off independently as required simply by pressing the appropriate button on the control panel. Both hotplates are operated manually.
There are other innovations too. The patented engineering technology behind AGA Total Control means each hotplate is independently heated by its own element. This means constant heat when the hotplate is on. This also means that using the hotplates does not affect the heat in the ovens, as each zone is independently heated.
The boiling plate is on the left-hand side. It is the hotter of the two hotplates. From cold, the boiling plate takes approximately 11 minutes to reach its operating temperature.
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.
The 3 Oven cooker - TC3
The AGA Total Control cooker represents an important breakthrough in heat-storage engineering. Patented technology developed within our own research and development facility means that, for the first time, each oven has its own heat source. The result is increased programmability, more even heat distribution and more consistent oven temperatures. What hasn't changed is that this next generation AGA cooker still works on the principle of radiant kind-to-food heat, meaning that - just like classic AGA heat-storage cookers - it cooks beautifully, locking in flavour and moisture. This is the first AGA cooker to be part-assembled on a production line, meaning exceptional build quality and adherence to the highest production standards. Rest assured, however, that our skilled engineers finish the assembly in your home, maintaining our commitment to the very highest levels of customer care.
Powered oven venting - The AGA Total Control features an oven vent fan used when you are cooking in the roasting, simmering or baking oven to take cooking odours and grease vapours directly outside the house. Alternatively where this is not practicable there is a Room-Venting model available.
Each oven has its own heat source, meaning consistent oven temperatures.
Simmering oven - The AGA Total Control simmering oven is ideal for slow cooking, allowing flavours to develop and making even the toughest meats tender. Its large capacity allows several pans to be stacked and a number of dishes to be cooked simultaneously. From a cold start, the simmering oven takes around 45 minutes to reach its operating temperature.From the slumber setting, heat-up time is zero.
Baking oven - A moderate oven for baking cakes and biscuits cooking fish, lasagne or a shepherd's pie, the AGA Total Control baking oven is truly flexible. And cooking sweet and savoury dishes together is no problem as the flavours do not mix. From a cold start, the baking oven takes around 22 minutes to reach its operating temperature. From the slumber setting, this is reduced to approximately 15 minutes.
Roasting oven - The roasting oven on the AGA Total Control grills, roasts and bakes bread beautifully and is big enough to fit a 13kg (28lbs) turkey. Radiant heat means food keeps its natural succulence and flavour, but new technology means it is possible to use only the roasting oven or to use it alongside either or both of the other two ovens. From a cold start, the roasting oven takes around 35 minute to reach its operating temperature. From the slumber setting, this is reduced to approximately 15 minutes.
The 5 Oven cooker - TC5
In addition the 5 oven cooker has the following:
Slow cooking oven - The slow cooking oven is ideal for dishes such as shoulder or leg of lamb, steamed puddings, casseroles and stocks.
Warming oven - Creates just the right temperature for safely warming plates and serving dishes and for keeping cooked food hot until ready to serve.
Warming Plate - Really useful as a place to put down pans and dishes whilst keeping food warm.
The slow cooking oven and the warming oven operate together via a switch on the front of the cooker.