AGA TC3 TC5 Ext Vent Users 11-15 EOPI 516443

PLEASE READ THESE INSTRUCTIONS
BEFORE USING THIS APPLIANCE.
Users Guide TC3 & TC5
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Contents
03
Warnings
28
Using The Zones of the AGA Total Control
05
A Brief Description - AGA TC3
29
The Boiling Plate
06
08
12
14
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18
20
22
24
26
27
27
27
Introduction
A Brief Description - AGA TC5
(Hotcupboard)
Equipment supplied with your
AGA Total Control
28
29
30
30
How To Use Your AGA Total Control
32
Powered Oven Venting
35
Handset
38
The Date/Time Setting Screen
41
Information (Home) Screen
41
Automatic Update
43
AGA Total Control Operating Modes
34
General Advice
37
Communication/Handshake
40
Auto/Events Program Screen
41
Power Cuts
41
The Hotplates
The Simmering Plate
The Top Plate
The Ovens
The Roasting Oven
The Baking Oven
The Simmering Oven
AGA TC5 (Hotcupboard)
Caring and Cleaning
Fitting and Removal of Oven Shelves
Servicing and Warranty
Error Codes
Serial Number
Health and Safety
AGA Basic Recipes
Changing Batteries
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Warnings
WARNING:
The appliance and its accessible parts become hot during use. Care should be taken to
avoid touching heating elements. Children less than 8 years of age shall be kept away unless continuously
supervised.
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The appliance can be used by children aged from 8 years and above and persons with reduced
physical, sensory or mental capabilities or lack of experience and knowledge if they have been given
supervision or instruction concerning use of the appliance in a safe way and understand the hazards
involved. Children shall not play with the appliance. Cleaning and user maintenance shall not be made by
children without supervision.
WARNING:
Unattended cooking on a hob with fat or oil can be dangerous and may result in fire. NEVER
try to extinguish a fire with water, but switch off the appliance and then cover flame e.g. with a lid or fire blanket.
WARNING: Danger of fire: Do not store items on the cooking surfaces.
WARNING: Accessible parts may become hot during use. Young children should be kept away.
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Introduction
Your new AGA Total Control gives you everything you love
about the classic AGA heat storage cooker, but with the added
convenience of touchscreen technology and the ability to turn
each cooking area on and off, as and when you want it.
Made in the heart of Shropshire, your AGA cooker, like the
generations of cookers before it, has been manufactured from
cast iron at the Coalbrookdale Foundry. Traditional iron-making
skills combined with industrial strength elements enable the
ovens and hotplates to heat up rapidly, so you can have them all
on, or just one on, depending on the time of day or the size of
your army.
The cooking excellence of the AGA cooker has been famous
since it’s inception in the 1920’s, and is renowned due to the
indirect radiant heat that its cast iron emits rather than just air
temperature. And, if you haven’t found out already, you’ll soon
discover that food that is cooked this way retains its natural
flavour and succulence, and simply just tastes just better.
So grab a cup of tea, have a read, and prepare to dig into
some of the tastiest dishes you’re ever likely to make.
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A Brief Description AGA TC3
Simmering plate
Boiling plate
Top plate
Control door
Roasting oven
Baking oven
Simmering oven
Hotplates
The two hotplates are at different heats; the boiling plate being
the hottest of the two and the simmering plate at a lower heat.
Each hotplate is individually temperature controlled.
Boiling Plate
The boiling plate is used for making toast, boiling a kettle,
stir-frying and cooking at a high heat.
Simmering Plate
The simmering plate is for cooking slower, such as sauces,
simmering pans and can also be used direct on for toasted
sandwiches, drop scones, non-fat fried eggs and quesadillas.
Roasting Oven
The hottest oven for high temperature cooking; pastries,
breads, roasting of meat, vegetables and poultry, grilling at the
top of the oven and frying on the floor. The oven, as the others,
is vented mechanically through an external wall, so the majority
of cooking smells are taken to the outside.
Baking Oven
A moderate oven for cooking cakes and biscuits, baking fish,
lasagne or shepherds pie, plus roasting meat and poultry at a
medium heat. Cooking sweets and savoury together is no
problem as the flavours do not mix.
Simmering Oven
Long, slow cooking in the simmering oven develops flavours
and makes the toughest meat tender. Its large capacity means
several pans can be stacked here; soup, casserole, steamed
rice, steamed carrots and poached pears all cooking
simultaneously, without any danger of burning.
The appliance is not intended for use by young children or infirm persons without supervision.
Young children should be supervised to ensure that they do not play with the appliance.
WARNING : Accessible parts will become hot when in use. To avoid burns and scalds children
should be kept away.
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A Brief Description AGA TC5 (Hotcupboard)
Boiling plate
Warming plate
Hotcupboard ON/OFF
Simmering plate
Slow cooking oven
Top plate
Warming oven
Control door
Roasting oven
Baking oven
Simmering oven
Hotplates
The two hotplates are at different heats; the boiling plate being the
hottest of the two and the simmering plate at a lower heat. Each
hotplate is individually temperature controlled.
Boiling Plate
The boiling plate is used for making toast, boiling a kettle,
stir-frying and cooking at a high heat.
Simmering Plate
The simmering plate is for cooking slower, such as sauces,
simmering pans and can also be used direct on for toasted
sandwiches, drop scones, no-fat fried eggs and quesadillas.
Warming Plate (Hotcupboard)
The warming plate is the ideal resting place for cooked food.
Slow Cooking Oven (Hotcupboard)
Warming Oven (Hotcupboard)
Used for warming plates and serving dishes. Can also be used for
resting joints before carving.
Roasting Oven
The hottest oven for high temperature cooking; pastries, breads,
roasting of meat, vegetables and poultry, grilling at the top of the
oven and frying on the floor. The oven, as the others, is vented
mechanically through an external wall, so the majority of cooking
smells are taken to the outside.
Baking Oven
A moderate oven for cooking cakes and biscuits, baking fish,
lasagne or shepherds pie, plus roasting meat and poultry at a
medium heat. Cooking sweets and savoury together is no
problem as the flavours do not mix.
Simmering Oven
Long, slow cooking in the simmering oven develops flavours and
makes the toughest meat tender. Its large capacity means several
pans can be stacked here; soup, casserole, steamed rice,
NOTE: Meat and vegetable dishes should be started on the
steamed carrots and poached pears all cooking simultaneously,
boiling plate or in the roasting oven.
without any danger of burning.
The appliance is not intended for use by young children or infirm persons without supervision.
Young children should be supervised to ensure that they do not play with the appliance.
Ideal for a broad range of long slow cooking applications, such as
leg of lamb, pulled pork, belly pork and celebration cake.
WARNING : Accessible parts will become hot when in use. To avoid burns and scalds children
should be kept away.
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Control Panel
This is situated behind the top left hand door. The control panel
contains touch sensitive buttons with a green or orange light
(LED indicator) to indicate which zone is activated. An audible
beep will confirm selection.
Handset
Your AGA Total Control cooker also comes with a Handset
which can be used to programme the ovens. It displays the
time, date and programme events. The hotplates work on
Manual only.
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Equipment supplied with your
AGA Total Control
This is designed to slide onto the oven runners without the need
for it to sit on an oven grid shelf. The roasting tin can be used
with the grill rack, in its high position, for grilling at the top of the
roasting oven. It can be used for roasting meat, or
poultry with or without the grill rack. Large quantities of roast
potatoes can be cooked in this tin. The roasting tin can also be
employed for making large traybakes or cakes. The grill rack is
useful on its own as a cake cooling rack. Can be used in any
oven but not recommended for hotplate use.
Half Size Roasting Tin and Grill Rack
This tin can be slid onto the oven runners width-ways or can sit
on an oven grid shelf. The half size roasting tin can be used
with the grill rack, in its high position, for grilling at the top of the
roasting oven. It can be used for roasting smaller joints of meat,
or poultry with or without the grill rack. Roast potatoes can be
cooked in this tin. The roasting tin can also be
employed for making traybakes or cakes. The grill rack is
useful on its own as a cake cooling rack. Can be used in any
oven but not recommended for hotplate use.
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Large Size Roasting Tin with Grill Rack
1 Floor Grid
This grid is used on the floor
of the ovens, in particular the
roasting and simmering
ovens to protect food
needing over 30 minutes
cooking from the intensity of
the heat from the base
element.
3 Oven Grid Shelves
These are for inserting in
each oven to provide a
surface for dishes and tins
which do not fit direct onto the
oven runners. They can be
used in any oven, as
required. See page 40 on
how to locate the oven
shelves correctly.
1 Cold Plain Shelf
Known as the cold plain shelf
because it is recommended
this shelf should be kept out
of the ovens when not in use.
It has two uses one as large
baking sheet for scones,
biscuits, pastry items and
meringues and the other use
as a heat deflector to cut off
the top heat if food is
overbrowning before it is
cooked through.
Roasting Oven
Perforated Baffle
A roasting oven perforated
baffle is positioned in the top
of the roasting oven, in order
to optimise cooking
performance. For best
results, please ensure it is in
place at all times, while the
oven is in operation, including
when grilling. The Installation
Engineer will fit this in place.
This can also be removed
for cleaning.
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This is for toasting bread on the boiling plate. AGA toast is
renowned for its excellence, crisp on the outside and soft in
the centre. Take thick slices of bread and place in the AGA
toaster - if the bread is very moist or very fresh, heat the toaster
beforehand to prevent sticking - lift the boiling plate
insulated cover and place the toaster direct onto the plate with
the handle at an angle from the handle of the cover.
Close the cover and wait for the bread to toast one side - this
will take 1-2 minutes dependent upon the variety of bread open the cover and turn the toaster over and repeat the process
to toast the other side. The toaster can also be used for heating
pitta bread, toasting teacakes and as a cake
cooling rack.
Wire Brush
This is for cleaning the raw
cast iron surfaces, keeping
them clear of crumbs and
burnt on debris – which would
otherwise affect the boiling
performance of pans and the
kettle. Use on the hotplates
and the ovens. Take care not
to touch the enamel surfaces
as the wire brush will scratch
the finish.
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Toaster
AGA Utensils and Accessories
To get the very best performance from your cooker we
recommend AGA saucepans with the thick tri-core bases and
stacking lids so that the maximum use of oven space is made
and an AGA kettle for boiling water. AGA Accessories can be
viewed at your AGA Specialist or online at
www.agacookshop.co.uk
Getting to know your AGA
If you have not already seen a demonstration, ask your AGA
Specialist for details. A demonstration will show you how to get
the best from your new AGA and will give you hints and tips.
You will also see a selection of AGA utensils and accessories
being used.
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How To Use Your AGA Total
Control
Getting started
When switching on the AGA cooker for the first few times,
there are two things you may notice, neither of which should
cause concern.
The AGA cooker will emit an odour for a short while, this is
simply due to the protective oil we put on the hotplates and
ovens burning off. Due to the newness in the first couple of
hours, it is advisable to open the kitchen window while this
takes place.
Condensation may occur on the top and front plate whilst the
AGA cooker is heating up, caused by the insulation
lagging and starch binder on the element insulation drying
out. The condensation should be wiped away as soon as
possible to prevent staining the enamel.
Your AGA Total Control has the external appearance of a
classic AGA heat storage enamelled cast iron cooker. However
its flexibility is almost unbounded because in place of a single
heat source each cooking zone has its own electrically heated
cast iron element(s). The separation of cooking zones, allows a
choice of control. You are able to select only those zones that
you want, or need, to use.
Standby/ON
Mode
Manual
selection
Slumber
AUTO
AUTO/Slumber
Boil (Boiling plate)
ON/OFF
Simmer (Simmering plate)
ON/OFF
Fan (Oven vent fan)
ON/OFF
Roast (Roasting oven)
ON/OFF or selected for AUTO or AUTO/Slumber
Bake (Baking oven)
ON/OFF or selected for AUTO or AUTO/Slumber
Simmer (Simmering oven)
ON/OFF or selected for AUTO or AUTO/Slumber
The control panel is situated behind the top left hand door. It
contains touch sensitive buttons with a green or orange light
(LED indicator) to indicate which zone is activated. An audible
beep will confirm selection. There are eight buttons:
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AGA Total Control Operating Modes
The appliance has 4 operating modes:
Standby Button
This button must be on i.e. green to operate any part of your
AGA Total Control, or for any Timed events.
Manual simply select what you require
Each heat zone (an oven or a hotplate) can be turned on or off as
required, just press the appropriate button, a green light will show
when a specific zone is in operation.
The green indicator light of the selected zone (s) will flash
slowly indicating that the zone (s) is warming up. Once the
selected zone (s) is at temperature and ready to use the green
light will stop flashing. It is normal for the green light to flash
slowly during cooking, this indicates that the heat zone is
requesting power. While in Manual mode any zone selected will
remain on indefinitely until switched off.
Slumber (ovens only)
In this mode, all three ovens are active, (the roasting and
baking oven are pre-set to approximately 120°C, the simmering
oven is pre-set to approximately 100°C).
When selected, the orange indicator light of the ovens will flash
slowly, indicating that the ovens are warming up, when
‘Slumber’ temperature is reached the orange light will stop
flashing.
No individual oven can be ‘OFF’. However any oven can be
switched from ‘Slumber’ to full heat by one press of its button.
When pressed once, the selected oven goes to ‘full heat’, there
will be a flashing green light, when at temperature the light will
stop flashing.
Pressing an individual oven button once more returns that oven
back to ‘Slumber’.
AUTO (ovens only) - brings selected ovens up to full
heat from OFF
The ovens can be selected to operate once or twice each day.
Each operation is termed an ‘event’, the start and finish time is
chosen by you unless you use the pre-set time.
The handset will have been set up by the engineer, it should
have the correct time of day set. Unless you have set your own
Auto programme, it will include the pre-set time (1 Event 7am 7pm).
See Page 24 to set your own Auto programme preferences.
Select ‘AUTO’ mode.
Select oven (s) for automatic operation, by pressing the
appropriate button (s).
The oven (s) selected is indicated by an orange light (unless
you have selected ‘AUTO’ during an ‘event’ period). During an
‘event’ period the light will be green.
The oven light will flash green while the oven is heating. When
at temperature the green light will stop flashing.
PLEASE NOTE:
•
Don’t forget to include time for warm-up.
•
Don’t forget if you have set the AUTO programme and have
selected the AUTO mode, an oven or ovens must be
selected
.
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The hotplates can only be operated manually.
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The last ‘AUTO’ oven selection is remembered and
re-called when ‘AUTO’ is next selected.
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DO NOT OPERATE WITH THE APPLIANCE DOORS
OPEN
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Mode Selection Button
Manual
Slumber
AUTO
AUTO/Slumber
selection can only be made when standby button is on.
AUTO/Slumber (ovens only) - brings selected ovens
up to full heat from Slumber.
The ovens can be selected to operate once or twice each day.
Each operation is termed an ‘event’, the start and finish time is
chosen by you unless you use the pre-set time.
See Page 24 to set your own Auto programme preferences.
Select ‘AUTO/Slumber’.
Select oven (s) for automatic operation, by pressing the
appropriate buttons.
The oven (s) selected is indicated by an orange light (unless
you have selected ‘AUTO/Slumber’ during an ‘event’ period).
During an ‘event’ period the light will be green.
The oven (s) selected is indicated by an orange light, the oven
light will flash orange until ‘Slumber’ temperature has been
reached.
The oven light will flash green while the oven is heating from
‘Slumber’ to full temperature during its Auto/Slumber event
period. When at full temperature the green light will stop
flashing.
PLEASE NOTE:•
Don’t forget to include time for warm-up.
•
Don’t forget if you have set the AUTO/Slumber programme
and have selected the AUTO/Slumber mode, an oven or
ovens must be selected
.
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The hotplates can only be operated manually.
•
All the selected ovens will remain at ‘Slumber’ between
‘events’.
•
The last ‘AUTO/Slumber’ oven selection is remembered and
re-called when ‘AUTO’ is next selected.
•
DO NOT OPERATE WITH THE APPLIANCE DOORS
OPEN
AUTO and AUTO/Slumber
Changing between any of the four operating modes, will cause
the hotplates to switch OFF if in use - this is a built-in safety
factor. They can be switched back on after the mode change if
required.
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Powered Oven Venting
The oven vent fan is used when you are cooking in the
roasting, simmering and baking ovens it aids the exit of
cooking odours and greasy vapours to the outside, via the
cooker’s vent pipe, so reducing smells in the kitchen. Moisture is
part of the cooking process, whilst the fan aids the exit of
cooking odours and greasy vapours some condensation and
steam will always be seen during cooking. It is advisable to
always cover casseroles and foods with a high moisture
content.
To make the best use of this facility the oven should be at a
stable cooking temperature, the green light is solid green,
before you activate the oven vent fan. Otherwise you will
extend the oven heat-up time.
After placing the food in the oven, press the oven vent fan
button on the control touch panel. The green light above the
button will illuminate.
PLEASE NOTE: The AGA Total Control ovens are
manufactured from cast iron, and can naturally rust especially if
the vent fan is not used when cooking.
Also ensure the vent fan is on if food is left in the AGA to keep
warm.
Please refer to Page 38 for Cleaning of the ovens.
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General Advice
Food SHOULD NOT be placed into any oven until it is up to
normal operating heat i.e. the green light of the selected oven is
solid and not flashing.
The oven doors should not be left open for long periods of time
during cooking and heating up.
Roasting Oven
The roasting oven takes approximately 35 minutes to reach
temperature from cold, and approximately 15 minutes to reach
temperature from ‘Slumber’.
Baking Oven
Store the cold plain shelf outside the cooker. Use it cold in the
roasting oven to deflect heat from the top of the oven, creating
a more moderate oven temperature underneath. It can also be
used as a baking sheet.
The baking oven takes approximately 22 minutes to reach
temperature from cold, and approximately 15 minutes to reach
temperature from ‘Slumber’.
When an oven or hotplate is at temperature, and is then loaded
with food or cold pans/trays, the zone light may flash as the
oven and/or hotplate calls for extra heat.
The simmering oven takes approximately 45 minutes to reach
temperature from cold.
Warm up times
When a zone is heating up it will be indicated by a flashing
green or orange light on the control panel. When a zone has
reached temperature a solid green or orange light will indicate it
has warmed up, AGA recommends that for full heat to
saturate the castings it is best to leave them for one hour for the
optimum cooking results.
Boiling Plate
The boiling plate takes approximately 11 minutes to reach
temperature from cold.
Simmering Plate
Simmering Oven
PLEASE NOTE: For optimum cooking performance, after the
temperature has been reached, we recommend leaving for
another 30 minutes for the castings to become heat saturated,
particularly relevant if you are cooking a large meal or baking.
PLEASE NOTE: The times are based on each zone being
operated individually. If a large combination of zones are
turned on simultaneously, it may slow down the individual warm
up times. If all zones are turned on at the same time it will take
approximately one hour for the whole appliance to reach
operating temperature.
These times are based on the cooker having a single phase
supply of 32 amps @ 230 V. For other power supply
configurations, these times may change.
The simmering plate takes approximately 8 minutes to reach
temperature from cold.
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Handset A Hand Held Control
The handset displays the time, date and events. Programming
is via eight push buttons. The information is displayed via a
back-lit LCD screen.
Button Operations
1. Communication or ‘Handshake’ button
used initially to synchronise the handset to the
AGA Total Control.
2. Clock button
Opens and closes the date and time settings screen.
3. Left/Back Button
Moves back and highlights the previous setting.
4. Plus Button
Screens
Increases the highlighted setting.
The handset has 3 main screens.
Decreases the highlighted setting.
2. The Date/Time screen
3. The Events Programming screen
The display will revert to ‘sleep’ mode after approximately 3
minutes. Simply press the required button to open up any
screen.
6. Right/Forward Button
Moves forward and highlights the next setting.
7. Copy Button
copies the time program from the current day to the
following day in the 7-day event calendar screen.
8. 7-day event Button
Opens and closes the 7-day event calendar screen.
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1. The Information Home screen (main menu)
5. Minus Button
Handset Advice
Operating Distance
The handset will only operate in the same room as the cooker
and up to a maximum distance of 4 metres from the appliance.
If out of recommended operating range, the handset may show
‘Standby’. If this happens move the handset back to within the
recommended distance and it should correct itself, see below.
Handset to AGA Total Control Signal Check
The
(Standby) symbol is shown when in the
following situations:-
Communication/Handshake
For details on initial Communication/Handshake, see Page 20.
Preview Mode
If the handset is out of range of the cooker or if the appliance is
switched off, Preview only mode is available. Changes cannot
be made to the programmed events. The
symbol is
displayed in the screen and the message ‘Preview only’ is
displayed briefly when the events program screen is first
entered.
2. If communications fail
When in Preview Mode you can review the days by using the
and
buttons. The
and
buttons become inactive and
you cannot make any changes.
3. There is a power cut
Handset Failure
1. In Standby mode
4. If the handset is out of range of the AGA Total Control
cooker
When transferring information from or to the controller always
operate the handset in front of the cooker, this gives the
strongest signal.
If the handset shows
Standby, when the cooker is on,
press the
button firmly for 1 second, this will activate
the communication link between the cooker and handset.
In the unlikely event of handset failure, the appliance would still
be operational with the last selected programme. The cooker
can also be changed to Manual mode from one of the auto
modes using the mode button on the control panel. If the
handset is damaged or lost, a replacement can be obtained
from AGA and re-programmed to suit your appliance.
DO NOT PLACE THE HANDSET ON ANY HOT SURFACES.
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Communication/Handshake
This process will be required on the original installation of the
AGA Total Control. If the handset is replaced for any reason the
new handset will need to be synchronised.
You will also need to set the time and date.
•
You will also be given the option to set your own Auto
programme preferences.
Step 1
Handshake can be activated 30 seconds after mains
power has been applied to the cooker. The Standby
button on the touch panel must be ‘ON’. It must then be
completed within 2 minutes, otherwise you will need to
repeat the process.
Step 2
Press and hold
button on the handset for 10 seconds
to open the communicate/synchronise screen.
The following screen message then appears.
Press
and
to synchronise
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•
Step 3
Step 5
Simultaneously press the
and
buttons, the serial
number will be ‘found’ by the handset.
Set the correct time and date see Page 22.
Step 6
The following screen message then appears briefly.
You have the option to set your own Auto programme at this
stage, see Page 22. If you wish to leave until later, then press
it will remain at the pre-set times: 1 Event 7am - 7pm (7 days).
Serial Number
found
Step 4
Use the
and
buttons to choose the language you want
the handset text to be in, then press
to confirm the
language choice required.
Once time and date has been set the Auto/Event program
screen will appear.
Notes
•
symbol appears in the top right hand corner of the screen,
if the handset is out of range with the cooker or the
communication/handshake process has not been completed.
When communication is OK then
symbol is displayed.
•
The
button can be used to force communication
between the cooker and the handset. This function is active
once successful initial communication has been made, and
the handset is in range.
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The Date/Time Setting Screen
Press and hold Clock button
until the screen is displayed.
In this screen the time, date, month and year can be altered/set.
Press the
or
buttons to alter the highlighted time,
date, month and year settings.
Press the
or
buttons to cycle between the time,
date, month and year.
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Press
button at any stage to save the settings and exit the
DATE/TIME screen.
‘Message sent OK’ will appear on the screen when the handset
is in range of the cooker.
‘Changes stored on handset only’ will appear on the screen,
when the controller handset is out of range of the cooker.
Notes
•
Even if no changes are made to the time, date, month
and year settings, a press of the clock button
is still
required, to return to the Home screen.
•
The day cannot be changed as the handset automatically
knows this information, when the date and year is set.
•
The Home screen will automatically appear after the
replacement of new batteries.
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Auto/Events Program Screen
This screen is opened by pressing the 7-day event button
.
In this screen, the number of events and the start and end time
of events can be set. Each day can have a different number of
events, and start and end times, or all seven days can be the
same.
There are pre-set times already programmed, to change to your
desired settings follow these instructions. Pre-set times are 1
event 7am - 7pm (7 days).
Stand-by icon will appear if in Preview Mode.
1
2
3
4
5
6
‘Twice’ will be shown if two events are set.
‘Once’ will be shown if one event is set.
‘No’ will be shown if no events are set.
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What you can do
1
2
The current day is shown on the display, this can be
changed to the day that you wish to edit by pressing
the
and
buttons.
This shows the number of events in that day.
This can be changed from no, once or twice by pressing
the
and
buttons.
3
This shows the start time of the first event. This can be
changed by pressing the
and
buttons.
4
This shows the end time of the first event. This can be
changed by pressing the
and
buttons.
5
This shows the start time of the second event. This can
be changed by pressing the
and
buttons.
6
This shows the end time of the second event. This can
be changed by pressing the
and
buttons.
How you do it
Press the
or
buttons to navigate through the
settings on the screen. When a setting is selected
it will be highlighted by a dark box. Pressing the
and
buttons. will change the information in
this highlighted box.
Press
to copy program settings to next day.
If you have made changes and wish to exit this screen,
press the
button. A ‘Save Changes’ - Yes or No?
message will appear on the screen.
Pressing the
and
buttons will highlight Yes or No.
Press the
button again to confirm your choice.
REMEMBER: After setting the Auto event that an oven
selection must be chosen on the touch panel
if you wish to
activate the programme you have just entered.
Notes
•
Even if no changes are made a press of the
button is still required, to return to the Home screen.
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Information (Home) Screen
This is the main screen, where information such as time, date,
battery life and connectivity is displayed. If you have
programmed either of the ‘AUTO’ modes and they are currently
in progress, the next change of event will also be displayed. The
information below explains this in more detail.
Press any button on the handset to open this screen, from
‘Sleep’ mode.
Symbol indicating the battery life.
If there is no communication between the AGA Total
Control and the handset because: the cooker is not
powered, in standby or the handset is out of range from
the cooker. The
symbol is displayed.
Communication/Handshake symbol indicates
communication between the cooker and handset is OK.
Symbols indicating the current time and day.
Warning triangle and error code is displayed if
an error occurs.
If either AUTO or AUTO/Slumber mode is active the
next event change will be displayed for that day with
the relevant symbols to show start and end times.
NOTE: If standby icon is shown then event indicator will
not be displayed.
Change of Event Symbols
(before AUTO event)
AUTO event OFF
(during AUTO event)
AUTO/Slumber event ON
(before AUTO/Slumber event)
AUTO/Slumber event OFF
(during AUTO/Slumber event)
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AUTO event on
Power Cuts under 10 minutes
When the power is restored, the AGA Total Control will resume
normal operation as was set prior to the power interruption.
Power Cuts over 10 minutes
Most functions will have turned OFF.
•
•
•
•
•
Vent Fan OFF.
‘Manual’ mode - all zones OFF.
‘Slumber’ mode - hotplates OFF, Slumber ON
‘AUTO’ mode - hotplates OFF, ovens continue with the set
programme.
‘AUTO/Slumber’ - hotplates OFF, ovens continue with the
set programme.
A ‘Power Cut’ message may appear on the handset screen,
confirm by pressing any button on the handset. Therefore the
cooker may not be at temperature when expected.
Automatic Update of Time
In the event of power cuts the handset will automatically
update the controls within the cooker to the correct time on
restoration of power. This is provided that the following criteria are
met:
1. The handset is sited within range of the cooker
2. The handset has good batteries
3. The handset contains the correct time itself
PLEASE NOTE: The handset time will need to be updated with
Spring and Autumn time changes B.S.T / G.M.T. See page 22.
Batteries
The handset is fitted with four ‘AAA’ batteries, which are packed
separately. Your Engineer will insert them when your AGA Total
Control cooker is installed. When replacing the
batteries, follow these instructions inconjunction with the
diagrams.
Remove the handset from its backplate, then remove the
battery cover plate from the rear of the handset (Fig. 1).
Carefully lever out the batteries commencing with the bottom
one first pushing and pulling out on the positive (+) end only
(Fig. 2). Repeat this procedure to remove the other batteries.
Always use long life batteries for replacements - rechargeable
batteries are not recommended.
Replace the batteries commencing with the bottom one
working to the top (Fig. 3).
Battery life will depend on usage. Replace the batteries when
the battery symbol on the handset is down to one bar.
Care and Cleaning
The handset should be wiped clean using a soft clean cloth.
Do not use abrasive cleaning products or submerge the
handset in water.
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The different zones of the AGA Total Control cooker are
described in the following pages individually. Recipe
suggestions are given for each area or zone with alternative
cooking methods - the choice is yours whichever is most
convenient to you. For instance you may prefer to use just the
hotplates for a quick dinner in the week or there can be a
choice of an oven alternative when you have the ovens on
during the colder weather or at weekends, when you are doing
more cooking.
The classic AGA heat storage cooker is famous for the gentle
warmth it emits, with the AGA Total Control you will get warmth
only when the cooker is on or warmth to a lesser degree when
only parts of it are on.
The Hotplates
The hotplates are operated manually, make sure the standby
button is on then just press the touch control panel of the
hotplate you need and a flashing green light will appear, when
the hotplate reaches its full preset heat it will become solid
green.
The boiling plate is on the left hand side and the simmering
plate is on the right hand side of the AGA Total Control. The
boiling plate is the hottest with the simmering plate being the
cooler of the two. They both have electric elements embedded
into the cast iron which heat up in approximately 11 and 8
minutes respectively. The hotplates can be used completely
independently from the ovens.
This means the AGA Total Control differs from the classic AGA
heat storage cooker in that they can be used for the entire
cooking time of appropriate dishes because the design keeps the
hotplates at a constant heat, whereas the classic AGA cooker
continues to cook on a falling heat so for these we
recommend starting on the hotplate(s) then transferring to the
ovens, this can be done with the AGA Total Control but is not
necessary. For instance, if making a pasta dish with sauce on
the AGA Total Control, it can all be done on the hotplates.
The whole hotplate area can be used for cooking and several
pans can be accommodated on a single plate at any one time.
The hotplates are set very slightly above the top plate to avoid
accidental scratching if the pans are pulled to one side. Do not
drag the utensils from one plate to another as the enamel will
suffer!
The stainless steel insulated covers are brought down over the
hotplates when they are not in use. When the hotplates are ‘on’
the insulated covers will be warm. We strongly advise not to put
anything such as kettles, saucepans or baking tins directly onto
the insulated covers because they will show any scratches –
invest in a pair of chef’s pads to protect the surface if the covers
are to be used as resting places!
Keep the hotplates clear of any burnt on food or crumbs by
brushing with the wire brush, supplied with your AGA. Cleaning
details can be found on page .38.
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Using the Zones of the AGA
Total Control
The Boiling Plate
The Simmering Plate
The hottest hotplate, the boiling plate is used for boiling, grilling,
stir-frying, making toast - indeed anything that requires a high
heat. Green vegetables keep their colour when boiled quickly
here, or use a steamer over the saucepan to cook more than
one vegetable at once.
The simmering plate is the cooler of the two hotplates and so is
used for recipes that require a lower heat such as, making sauces,
scrambling eggs, heating milk, slow frying, simmering soups and
root vegetables. In addition it can be used direct on as a form of
griddle - invaluable for toasted sandwiches, quesadillas, drop
scones, searing scallops and even a non-fat fried egg! Slow
cooked toast can be made on the simmering plate, no need here
to use the AGA toaster.
When stir frying or cooking anything that is inclined to splash
we would recommend using an AGA Splash Shield which will
protect the insulated cover from splatter, making cleaning a
doddle! Just wash the Splash Shield in hot soapy water or place
in a dishwasher between two dinner plates.
Please be advised the boiling plate is too hot to cook food
direct on it.
The same size as the boiling plate the simmering plate is also
machined flat to give the best all-over contact with the AGA
saucepans, grill pan, frying pan and kettle.
Cleaning details can be found on page 38.
For recipes ideas which can be used in this zone, see
separate recipe book.
For recipe ideas which can be used in this zone, see
separate recipe book.
11 | Eggs in fried bread
06 | AGA Porridge
24 | Speedy Chargrilled Chicken and Pesto Pasta
11 | No Fat Fried Egg
22 | Chunky Autumn Veg Soup
30 | Sesame Beef Stir Fry
32 | Quick and Easy Mushroom Risotto
34 | Pan Fried Sea Bass with Tangy Mango Salsa
36 | No Fuss Frittata
38 | Chilli Con Carne
40 | Good Old Sunday Roast
42 | Green vegetables
44 | Thai Green Curry
52 | Cosy Night in with Venison and Bramble Sauce
54 | Marcia’s Slow Cooked Pork and Butternut
Squash Casserole
64 | Fresh Raspberry and Chocolate Cheesecake
66 | Poppy Seed and Marmalade Traybake
68 | Steamed Banana Pudding drizzled in Butterscotch Sauce
82 | Quick Berry Jam
08 | Smoked Salmon Scramble
12 | Drop Scones
16 | Halloumi and Chargrilled Pepper Summer Salad
18 | Quesadillas
22 | Chunky Autumn Veg Soup
24 | Speedy Chargrilled Chicken and Pesto Pasta
44 | Thai Green Curry
51 | Poppy’s Spinach and Feta Flatbread
70 | Cheese and Ham Toasties
74 | Double Ginger Biscuits
78 | Pumpkin Seed and Cranberry Flapjack
80 | Quick and Easy Fishcakes
82 | Quick Berry Jam
94 | Dad’s Favourite Steak and Ale Pie
96 | Winter Warming Fish Pie
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The Top Plate
The Ovens
The top plate is the enamelled surface surrounding the
hotplates. It will become warm when the AGA Total Control
hotplates are in use. Although it is not a cooking surface you
can use the warmth for a number of useful activities, which
more often than not saves time and washing-up! These include
warming honey or syrup in the jar, or melting butter or
chocolate in a basin - so saving on melting over a saucepan do please put the basin on a cork mat or folded piece of kitchen
towel to avoid scratching the enamel. Although it is a durable
and hard-wearing surface vitreous enamel is glass and will
show scratch marks!
Your AGA Total Control has three ovens, each of which is
pre-set at a different heat, just like the classic AGA heat
storage cooker. They are named as:
for high temperature cooking
The Baking Oven
for moderate temperature cooking
The Simmering Oven
for long, slow cooking
DO NOT OPERATE THIS APPLIANCE WITH THE DOORS
OPEN, SINCE THIS CAN CAUSE A LOCK-OUT.
Each oven has the same capacity, (able to fit a 13kg (28 lb)
turkey) and the classic AGA heat-storage cooker techniques can
be used such as stacking of saucepans in the simmering oven.
This enables the steaming of root vegetables, rice, steamed
pudding, casserole, poaching fruit all in the one oven leaving the
hotplates free and reducing steam and cooking smells in the
kitchen.
You can have one, two or all three ovens on at their pre-set
heat or the roasting and baking ovens can also be at ‘Slumber’
mode, (the simmering oven is always at the same heat).
The ovens are made from cast iron, which cooks by a radiant
heat and this is the secret of the cooking excellence for which
the AGA cooker is renowned. An indirect radiant heat does not
dry food out, so it retains its natural moisture and flavour.
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The top plate when warm can also be used to rest a cup of
coffee or tea or dry off awkwardly shaped tins, peelers or food
mixer and processor parts.
The Roasting Oven
As each oven is vented to the outside, operation of the fan
when food is placed in the oven means cooking smells and
steam are directed to the outside rather than being evacuated
into the kitchen. Turn on the vent fan when food is placed into
the ovens - if the fan is turned on before the oven has heated
up it will increase heat-up time. The venting of the ovens also
means that you can cook sweet and savoury items together
without danger of flavours mixing - a delicate lemon sponge can
be cooked in the same oven as garlic mushrooms!
The recipes below can be cooked on slumber, see separate
recipe book
62 | Pears with Cardamom
68 | Steamed Banana pudding drizzled in
Butterscotch Sauce
88 | Fruity Celebration Cake
Slumber Mode
In Slumber mode, all three ovens operate like a simmering oven.
The simmering oven is always in Slumber, whereas the roasting
and baking oven can be set on Slumber mode for either cooking
at a low heat, or to generate gentle warmth into the kitchen, or in
readiness for turning up to their normal pre-set heat.
Cooking at Slumber in the roasting or baking ovens gives the
best results for making large rich fruit cakes and meringues as
they benefit from the gentle heat of top and base elements to
ensure thorough cooking. Other foods which benefit from
cooking at Slumber in these are ovens are steamed and
Christmas Puddings and slow cooking large joints of meat - start
the cooking process before placing the oven on Slumber.
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The Roasting Oven
•
When cooking on the floor of the roasting oven for long
periods of time (more than 30 minutes), place the floor grid
on the floor of the oven before putting the food into the
oven, this lifts the food away from the base element to
ensure best cooking results are achieved.
A note when cooking on the floor of the roasting oven……
•
Please leave 1 hour before cooking directly on the floor
of the oven, this is to ensure maximum temperature
stabilisation of the base element.
•
You can cook directly on the floor of the roasting oven for
short periods of time e.g. pizza, quiche, or foods that take
30 minutes or less.
NOTE: The roasting oven perforated baffle should be
positioned in the top of the roasting oven in order to optimise
cooking performance. It must be in place at all times, while the
cooker is in operation, including when grilling. (See diagram for
fitment of roasting oven perforated baffle).
The roasting oven is indirectly heated by two elements, one in
the base of the oven and the other in the roof. These elements
heat the air and the cast iron within to provide cooking results
consistent with the classic AGA heat-storage cooker, with the
flexibility of being able to turn it to Slumber or Off when not
required.
The roasting oven can be used for ‘grilling’ at the top and
‘shallow frying’ on the oven floor.
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The roasting oven is zoned in heat, meaning it is slightly hotter
towards the top than the centre and the oven grid shelf set on
the oven floor is slightly less hot than the centre.
The floor of the oven can be used as another cooking surface,
indeed it is often called a hidden hotplate - for food needing
longer than 30 minutes, such as roast potatoes, on the floor of
the oven you will need to use the floor grid for protection, so
they do not over brown.
Roasting Oven at Slumber
When the roasting oven is set at Slumber it can be used to
cook rich fruit cakes or slow cook roasts, casseroles and
curries. With the exception of meringues and rich fruit cakes,
food that is to be slow cooked should be brought up to heat
before placing in an oven at Slumber. The light will flash orange
when heating up to Slumber, then go solid orange when up to
temperature.
The beauty of the roasting oven is that any fat splashes are
burnt off when the oven is at full heat, just brush out
occasionally to get rid of carbon deposits.
For recipe ideas which can be used in this zone, see
separate recipe book.
The roasting oven is excellent for bread and pastries. Quiches
in ceramic or pies in Pyrex dishes need not be baked blind as
when they are placed on the floor of the oven the pastry cooks
from underneath and the filling will set and brown from the
all-round heat. As you are aware metal flan tins conduct heat
quicker than ceramic so always place them on the floor grid
placed on the floor of the oven to avoid over-base browning.
14 | Muffins
The specially designed roasting tins and bakeware slide
directly onto the runners, so almost every available square
centimetre of space can be used. Food can be protected by the
use of the cold plain shelf or shielded by means of the large
roasting tin, which means that you can cook food that requires
different temperatures at the same time. If food is browning too
quickly and you do not want to move it to another oven just
slide the cold plain shelf over the food to reduce the top heat.
10 | The Full English
16 | Halloumi and Chargrilled Pepper Summer Salad
20 | Broccoli and Goat’s Cheese Tart
26 | Late Night Cheese on Toast
28 | Hearty Veg and Sausage Bake
36 | No Fuss Frittata
40 | Good Old Sunday Roast
42 | Roast Potatoes
42 | Roast Parsnips
43 | Yorkshire Puddings
46 | Stuffed Mackerel with Roasted Mediterranean Veg
48 | Spatchcock Spring Chicken
50 | Moroccan Harissa Lamb and couscous
60 | Cherry and Almond Tart
72 | Homemade Burgers with Chunky Wedges
86 | AGA Loaf
90 | Classic Cream-Tea
92 | The Ultimate Roast Chicken
94 | Dad’s Favourite Steak and Ale Pie
96 | Winter Warming Fish Pie
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The Baking Oven
As with the roasting oven the specially designed roasting tins
and bakeware slide directly onto the runners, so almost every
available square centimetre of space can be used. Food can be
protected by the use of the cold plain shelf or shielded by
means of the large roasting tin, which means that you can cook
food that requires different temperatures at the same time. If
food is browning too quickly and you do not want to move it to
another oven just slide the cold plain shelf over the food to
reduce the top heat.
Baking Oven at Slumber
When the baking oven is set at Slumber it can be used to cook
rich fruit cakes or slow cook roasts, casseroles and curries.
This oven is set at a moderate heat, so is ideal for cakes,
biscuits; also anything that requires medium heat cooking such
as fish pie, lasagne, soufflés, crumble and roulades. Meat and
poultry can be cooked here indeed most things that can be
cooked in the roasting oven can be cooked in the baking oven
but for a longer time.
For the best results when cooking cakes do allow an hour heat
up time. Cook cakes together on one shelf if two shelves are
used interchange the food to achieve even colouration, as you
would with any oven which is zoned in heat.
For recipe ideas which can be used in this zone, see
separate recipe book.
14 | Muffins
52 | Cosy Night in with Venison and Bramble Sauce
53 | Potato Dauphinoise
56 | Dawn’s Damson Meringue Roulade
58 | Rhubarb and Ginger Crumble
64 | Fresh Raspberry and Chocolate Cheesecake
66 | Poppy Seed and Marmalade Traybake
73 | Potato Wedges
74 | Double Ginger Biscuits
76 | Cheeky Choc-a-lot Cupcakes
78 | Pumpkin Seed and Cranberry Flapjack
84 | The Victoria Sponge Cake
88 | Fruity Celebration Cake
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The baking oven is indirectly heated by two elements, one in
the base of the oven and the other in the roof. These elements
heat the air and the cast iron within to provide cooking results
consistent with classic AGA heat-storage cookers, with the
flexibility of being able to turn it to Slumber or Off when not
required.
With the exception of meringues and rich fruit cakes, food that
is to be slow cooked should be brought up to heat before
placing in an oven at Slumber. The light will flash orange when
heating up to Slumber, then go solid orange when up to
temperature.
The Simmering Oven
The simmering oven can be described as a continuation oven, it
continues to cook food that has been brought up to heat
elsewhere on the cooker with the exception of meringues which
are dried out rather than ‘cooked’. Therefore the
following recipes call for heating the food on the hotplates or in
the roasting oven before placing in the simmering oven.
For recipe ideas which can be used in this zone, see
separate recipe book.
06 | AGA Porridge
32 | Quick and Easy Mushroom Risotto
38 | Chilli Con Carne
42 | Steamed Carrots
50 | Moroccan Harissa Lamb and couscous
54 | Marcia’s Slow Cooked Pork and Butternut Squash
Casserole
62 | Pears with Cardamom
The simmering oven is indirectly heated by one element in the
base of the oven.
68 | Steamed Banana Pudding drizzled in Butterscotch
Sauce
94 | Dad’s Favourite Steak and Ale Pie
This element heats the air and the cast iron within to provide
cooking results consistent with the traditional simmering oven
of the classic AGA heat-storage cooker, with the flexibility of
being able to turn it to Off when not required. The simmering
oven is always at a simmer or Slumber mode ideal for long slow
cooking.
The floor grid is used here to protect items placed on the floor
of the oven such as vegetables for steaming, keeping sauces
warm or casseroles cooked for a long time. Always ensure this
is in place, before putting food into the oven.
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The Simmering Oven
User Guidance
Allow the oven to heat up fully, the longer the oven is on the
better, since this helps reduce the amount of moisture
created during simmering. Always operate the vent fan
during cooking period.
•
To get the very best performance, we recommend to use
AGA cookware with thick bases and stacking lids.
•
Do not place dishes directly on to the oven base. Always
place onto either a shelf or the floor grid.
•
Joints of meat and poultry should be brought up to heat
ideally in the Roasting oven for 30 - 45 minutes, then
transfer to the Simmering oven.
•
This method is unsuitable for stuffed meat and poultry.
•
Make sure that pork and poultry reach an internal
temperature of at least 75°C.
•
Always bring soups, casseroles and liquids to the boil
before putting in the oven.
•
Always thaw frozen food completely before cooking.
•
Root vegetables will cook better if cut into small pieces.
•
Adjust seasonings and thickenings at the end of the
cooking time.
•
Many dried pulses and beans for example, dried red kidney
beans must be boiled for a minimum of 10 minutes, after
soaking, and before inclusion in any dish.
PLEASE NOTE: DO NOT store anything in the simmering oven
and DO NOT use large cookware such as the cold plain shelf
until the oven has reached it’s operating temperature. Failure to
do this may cause the safety function to lock in the OFF
position. It is also advisable when using large cookware in the
simmering oven to push it to the back of the oven.
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•
AGA TC5 (Hotcupboard)
Slow Cooking Oven plus Warming Oven
These ovens are heated by a single element at the rear of the
oven cavity. It is operated by a single push ON-OFF button
located on the left hand side of the hotcupboard top plate and
can be turned ON and OFF when required. These ovens are not
cast iron on the interior.
ON/OFF
BUTTON
Slow Cooking Oven
This oven has similar characteristics of the simmering oven and
should be utilised in a similar manner. It delivers a gentler
convected heat making it better suited for longer cooking times
especially for overnight cooking, for example Rich fruit cakes
and Celebration cakes. The cooking of meringues may also be
better suited for this oven.
NOTE: These ovens vent into the room, mechanical venting to
the outside is not available.
Points to remember when Slow Cooking:
•
Pre-heat the oven for 30 minutes before starting to cook.
•
Bring casseroles, soups etc to the boil on the hob and
start meats in the roasting oven, before placing in the
slow cooking oven.
•
Make sure that casseroles have sufficient liquid, particuarly
when cooking over a long period.
•
Use lids on casseroles or foil to cover food whilst it is
cooking to retain moisture.
•
Make sure all dishes will fit into the oven before preparing
food.
•
Make sure that meat and poultry is piping hot before eating
and reaches 75°C internal temperature.
•
Always thaw frozen food completely before cooking.
You can also produce crisp, white meringues cooked in the slow
cooking oven.
Timings for cooking in the slow cooking oven will depend upon
the temperature, quantity and type of dish you are cooking, as a
guide for casseroles, a minimum of 2 hours cooking time is
recommended.
Keep an eye on the food until you are familiar with the oven.
The simmering oven can be described as a continuation oven, it
continues to cook food that has been brought up to heat
elsewhere on the cooker with the exception of meringues which
are dried out rather than ‘cooked.
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WARNING : Accessible parts will become hot when in use. To avoid burns and scalds children
should be kept away.
REMEMBER: BE CAREFUL OF THE HOT APPLIANCE.
DO NOT USE A STEAM CLEANER TO CLEAN
THIS COOKER.
DO NOT USE ABRASIVE PADS, CAUSTIC
CLEANERS, OVEN CLEANERS OR METAL
SCRAPERS TO CLEAN THE SURFACES OF THE
ENAMEL.
THE TOUCH CONTROL PANEL MAY BE CLEANED
WITH A DAMP CLOTH AND WARM SOAPY WATER.
DO NOT USE ANY POWER SPRAYS OR OVEN
CLEANERS ON THE CONTROL PANEL.
Top Plate and Front Plate
The easiest way to clean the AGA top plate and front plate is to
mop up spills as soon as they happen. It maybe useful to keep a
damp cloth handy to do this. Baked-on food is more difficult to
clean but can usually be removed with the AGA vitreous enamel
cleaner or mild cream cleaners using a damp cloth, or, if
necessary a nylon scouring pad. If milk or fruit juice or anything
containing acid, is spilt on the cooker, wipe it up immediately.
Also clean off any condensation streaks on the front plate
around the oven doors or the vitreous enamel maybe
permanently discoloured.
All that is usually needed to keep the vitreous enamel surfaces
of the cooker bright and clean is a daily rub over with a damp
soapy cloth followed immediately with a clean, dry cloth to avoid
streaks. The AGA E-cloths are excellent for this.
Remember the top plate and the polished covers will scratch if
pans or utensils are dragged across them.
Insulating Covers and Oven Door Linings
The best way to keep the linings clean is to wipe them over after
cooking so that splashes do not get baked on (being careful with
a hot cooker). Clean the linings when they are cool, the cooker is
off.
Linings of the Insulated Covers (lid interior) - the use of an AGA
splash shield is recommended to keep the lining free of fat
splashes (obtainable from your AGA Specialist or online at
www.agacookshop.co.uk). If the linings are marked these are
best cleaned when the hotplates are cold. Linings can be
cleaned with hot soapy water and /or a cream cleanser. If badly
marked then a soapy soap-impregnated pad can be employed this should be used in a circular motion. The first few times you
use a soap-impregnated pad you will see the circular marks but
these are reduced and the surface of the linings become shinier
each time of use. Do not use excessive water and make sure
the linings are dry before closing the covers.
Oven door linings - the linings can be cleaned with hot soapy
water and / or a cream cleanser. To deep clean the linings,
place a towel on the work surface and carefully lift off the oven
door (doors are heavy) and place it enamel side down on the
towel padding. Clean with a soapy impregnated pad to remove
stubborn marks. Do not immerse the doors in water as they are
packed with insulating material which will be damaged by
excessive moisture. Needless to say, do not put oven doors in a
dishwater! Dry off before carefully replacing on their hinges.
The tops of the insulated covers (lids) - these are stainless steel
and can be kept clean by wiping over with a damp cloth and
polished up - the AGA E-cloths are excellent for this purpose as
they are lint-free and eco-friendly. AGA Stainless Steel and
Chrome Cleaner are recommended to keep the insulated covers
clean and shining, which can be purchased from your local AGA
Specialist. To clean the oven doors, ensure the ovens are turned
off and allowed to cool before cleaning. They may be cleaned
with a cream cleaner or soap impregnated pad.
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Caring and Cleaning
To clean the insulating covers, ensure the hotplates are turned
off and allowed to cool before cleaning. They may be cleaned
with a cream cleaner or soap impregnated pad.
DO NOT IMMERSE THE DOORS IN WATER AS THEY ARE
PACKED WITH INSULATING MATERIAL WHICH WILL BE
DAMAGED BY EXCESSIVE MOISTURE.
DO NOT PUT OVEN DOORS IN A DISHWASHER.
Roasting Tins
The enamelled roasting tins supplied with the AGA Total
Control should be cleaned in hot soapy water, soaking if
necessary. A nylon scouring pad can also be used. They may
also be cleaned in the dishwasher, but with constant use, the
enamelled finish will become dull in appearance.
DO NOT use caustic cleaners or oven cleaners.
Ovens
The ovens are made from cast iron, and are very durable.
Under normal use they merely need to be brushed out
occasionally with the wire brush supplied.
The ovens will however rust if surface moisture is left on
regularly or the vent fan is not used during cooking. Light rust
marks can be cleaned off with the wire brush and season the
surfaces of the oven with a light vegetable oil if necessary.
Remember to always switch the ovens on, to dry them out after
cleaning. This is done by leaving them to heat up until the green
light on the control panel turns solid.
Heating up of the ovens periodically, will help burn off any
cooking deposits to aid cleaning within the ovens.
Hotplates
The hotplates are easy to care for, and regular maintenance will
ensure long-life. Should the hotplates become soiled, use a
sponge, cloth, scouring pad or wire brush to remove burnt-on
spills. Rinse off detergents or cleaning agents thoroughly.
Hotplates are made from cast iron, and are very durable, but they
will rust if surface moisture is left on them regularly. Remember to
switch on the plates for a few minutes to dry them after cleaning.
Every now and then, apply a thin coating of cooking oil when the
hotplates are cold.
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Fitting Of Oven Shelves
When using the oven shelves for the first time follow Figs. 4 - 7.
fig 4
fig 5
Removal Of Oven Shelves
fig 7
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fig 6
Servicing & Warranty
Serial Number
•
Make a note of your AGA Total Control Serial Number when it is
being installed. The serial number can be found behind the
magnetic plinth cover.
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•
•
In the event of your appliance requiring maintenance,
please contact AGA Service or your AGA Specialist.
Your cooker must only be serviced by a qualified engineer,
from an authorised AGA Specialist.
Do not alter or modify the cooker.
Only the spares specified by the manufacturer, are to be
fitted.
For continued efficient and safe operation of this appliance, it is
important that servicing is carried out at regular intervals as
recommended by your AGA Specialist. The cooker should be
turned OFF in advance of the service so that the appliance will
have cooled down sufficiently.
A HOT APPLIANCE CANNOT BE SERVICED.
Service intervals to maintain the appliance warranty are
as follows:
An interim service is due at two and half years (30 months) to
check and change consumable items, this includes the vent fan
and to undertake a safety check.
A full service is due at the end of year five (60 months).
The appliance warranty does not cover Commercial use
Error Codes
In the unlikely event an error occurs with your AGA Total Control
cooker, error codes may be displayed on your handset, for
example:
Health & Safety
Consumer Protection
As a responsible manufacturer, we take care to make sure
that our products are designed and constructed to meet the
required safety standards when properly installed and used.
This appliance is not intended for use by persons
(including children) with reduced physical, sensory or
mental capabilities, or lack of experience and
knowledge, unless they have been given supervision
or instruction concerning use of the appliance by a
person responsible for their safety.
Children should be supervised to ensure that they do
not play with the appliance.
IMPORTANT NOTICE:
PLEASE READ THE ACCOMPANYING WARRANTY
Any alteration that is not approved by AGA could
invalidate the approval of the appliance, operation of
the warranty and could also affect your statutory rights.
APPLIANCE
YOUNG CHILDREN SHOULD BE KEPT AWAY FROM
THE APPLIANCE AS SURFACES CAN BECOME HOT TO
TOUCH.
3.11
Please provide AGA Service with this information. It will assist
the service engineer with diagnosing your fault.
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Deep Fat Frying
IMPORTANT
• Use a deep pan.
• Never fill the pan more than one-third full of fat or oil.
• Never use a lid on the pan.
• Important: Oil is a fire risk, do not leave pans
containing oil unattended.
• In the event of a fire, cover the pan with a lid and turn OFF
the appliance.
When the oven(s) are on DO NOT leave any oven door
open for long periods, this will effect the temperature of
the oven and may allow controls to become hot.
A little smoke and some odour may be emitted when the
appliance is first switched on. This is normal and harmless
(from oven lagging and starch binder on the element
insulation) and will cease after a short period of use.
Smother the flames on the hob preferably with a fire
blanket, rather than attempting to remove the pan to the
outside.
Burns and injuries are caused almost invariably by picking
up the burning pan to carry it outside.
Do not hang clothes on the left hand side of the AGA
hand-rail. The electrical controls are behind the top
left hand door, blocking the air vent can cause
excessive control temperatures, and will prevent
easy access to the controls.
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•
AGA Basic Recipes
These are some fundamental recipes and methods to
compliment your first AGA cooking ventures. The real basics to
get you started and used to using your AGA Total Control cooker.
Relax, enjoy and then try some of our ideas in the Recipe
section of this handbook.
AGA Toast
Steaming Vegetables
AGA toast is renowned for its excellence, crisp on the outside
and soft in the centre. Take thick slices of bread and place in
the AGA toaster – if the bread is very moist or very fresh, heat
the toaster beforehand to prevent sticking – lift the boiling plate
insulated cover and place the toaster direct onto the plate with
the handle at an angle from the handle of the cover. Close the
cover and wait for the bread to toast one side – this will take
1-2 minutes dependent upon the variety of bread – open the
cover and turn the toaster over and repeat the process to toast
the other side.
Steaming of root vegetables can take place either on the
hotplates using a steamer over an AGA saucepan, alternatively
if you have the simmering oven, (or any oven at Slumber),
switched on then you can oven steam the root vegetables.
Oven steaming means saucepans of root vegetables can be
started on the hotplates, using a small amount of water, brought
to the boil for 3-5 minutes, the water drained and the saucepan
lid replaced. Put on the floor grid in the simmering oven for
20 -30 minutes until tender. 6-8 saucepans can be
accommodated in the simmering oven, leaving the hotplates
free for 6 more!
Serve piping hot with butter and marmalade. A great start to
the day!
Green vegetables benefit from quick boiling on the boiling plate
to keep their vibrant colour, or you can steam them over boiling
water.
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Quick White Sauce
Boiling a kettle
This is a coating sauce and can be used in a pasta bake, on its
own or flavoured to accompany vegetables. For a pouring
sauce reduce the quantities of butter and flour to 40g (1 1/2 oz)
retaining the same amount of milk.
When the boiling plate is switched on then it’s time for tea!
The AGA kettles are especially designed for maximum
performance on your cast iron hotplates, the kettle will boil
quickly on the hot boiling plate - if you have just turned on the
boiling plate obviously it will take longer to boil! Always use fresh
water, just enough in the kettle for your requirements and it’s a
good habit to always leave the kettle empty to minimise the
build up of limescale.
Makes 600ml (1 pint)
55g (2 oz) butter
55g (2 oz) plain flour
600ml (1 pint) milk
Salt and white pepper
Place all the ingredients into a saucepan.
AGA hotplate cooking: Place on the simmering plate and use a
silicone whisk to whisk continuously until the sauce has come to
the boil and thickened. Cook for 2 minutes, still whisking, check
the seasoning and use as required – for example over broad
beans, steamed baby beetroot, Jerusalem artichokes.
Place the kettle onto the boiling plate, giving it a slight twist as
you do so to ensure a perfect contact. Also check the
hotplates are clear of any burnt on spills or crumbs - just brush
over the cast iron with the wire brush, supplied with your new
AGA Total Control. Pointing the spout towards the lid lining will
help keep it clean, as the steam can loosen splashes. Give the
lining a quick wipe over after removing the kettle.
Variations
Cheese sauce
Whisk in 1 tsp mustard and 55g (2 oz) well-flavoured cheese.
Parsley sauce
Whisk in 3 tbsp chopped parsley, serve at once with cooked
gammon or fish.
Béchamel sauce
Before making the sauce infuse the milk to flavour it with a
quartered, peeled onion and a bay leaf, discard these and
continue as above.
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