AGA DUAL CONTROL
Model No’s: DC3G & DC5G
Users
Instruction
PLEASE READ THESE INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING THIS APPLIANCE
IMPORTANT : SAVE INSTRUCTIONS FOR FUTURE REFERENCE
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For use in USA/Canada
09/14 EOPI 516913
My AGA Details
AGA Dual Control (DC3G and DC5G)
Serial No
AGA Service No
Date of Installation
DATA PLATE LOCATED
BEHIND REMOVABLE PLINTH
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Contents
Product Safety
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Important Safety Instructions
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Serial Number
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Helalth and Safety
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Introduction
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A Brief Description - AGA DC3G
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A Brief Description - AGA DCG5
(Hotcupboard Option)
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Equipment Supplied with your AGA Dual
Control
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Operating the AGA Dual Control
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The Heat Indicator
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The Roasting Oven
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The Baking Oven
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The Slow Cook Oven
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AGA DC5 (Hotcupboard Option)
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The Top Plate
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The Hotplates
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Hotplate Control
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The Boiling Plate
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The Simmering Plate
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Burner Controls
18 - 19
General Advice
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Guide to AGA Cooking
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Fitting of Oven Shelves
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Removal of Oven Shelves
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Caring and Cleaning
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Enamelled Cast Iron
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Enamelled Cookware
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Cast Iron Ovens and Hotplates
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Lid and Oven Doors/Lids Linings
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Servicing and Warranty
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PRODUCT SAFETY
MEANING/DESCRIPTION
SYMBOL
SIGNIFICATION/DESCRIPTION
WARNING/CAUTION
AVERTISSEMENT
An appropriate safety instruction
should be followed or caution to a
potential hazard exists.
Une consigne de sécurité
appropriée doivent être suivies
ou garde d’un danger potentiel
exists.
DANGEROUS VOLTAGE
TENSION DANGEREUSE
To indicate hazards arising from
dangerous voltages.
Pour indiquer les dangers
résultant des tensions
dangereuses.
PROTECTIVE EARTH (GROUND)
TERRE DE PROTECTION
To identify any terminal which is
intended for connection to an
external conductor for protection
against electric shock in case of
a fault, or the terminal of a
protective earth (ground)
electrode.
Pour marquer bornes destinées à
être raccordées à un conducteur
de protection extérieur contre les
chocs éclectiques en cas de
défaut d’isolement, ou pour
marquer la borne de la terre de
protection.
HEAVY
LOURD
This product is heavy and
reference should be made to the
safety instructions for provisions
of lifting and moving.
Ce produit est lourd et doit être
fait référence auc consignes de
sécurité relatives aux dispositions
de soulever et déplacer.
DISCONNECT MAINS SUPPLY
APPAREIL À LASER DE
CLASSE 2
Disconnect incoming supply
before inspection or
maintenance.
Alimentation d’entrée Débrancher
avant inspection ou d’entretien.
REFER TO MANUAL
ATTENTION, SURFACE TRÉS
CHAUDE
Refer to relevant instructions
detailed within the product
manual.
Reportez-vous aux instructions
applicables, indiquées dans le
manuel du produit.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
INCORRECT USE OF THIS RANGE CAN INCREASE THE RISK OF FIRE, ELECTRIC SHOCKS OR
INJURY TO PERSONS.
PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING PRECAUTIONS TO REDUCE THESE RISKS.
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.
ALWAYS
Always make sure children are never left alone or unsupervised when the range is on.
Always be aware that range surfaces will be hot during and after use and can cause burns.
Always teach children that the range and utensils can be hot.
Always allow heavy and hot utensils to cool in a safe place and out of reach of small children.
Always be aware hot grease is flammable. Wipe off any grease deposits on the range top and front.
In the event of a grease fire, do not remove the pan, cover the pan to extinguish the flame.
Always turn utensil handles inwards but not cover adjacent heated surfaces, to prevent accidental spillage
and burns.
Always when opening an oven door, allow hot air and steam to escape.
Always use dry pot holders. Moist pot holder will cause steam burns. Do not use towels or other cloths
near the heated plates.
Always clean ventilation hoods frequently. Grease should not be allowed to accumulate in hood and filters.
Always make sure cabinet and work surface are capable of supporting heavy cooking utensils used on
your range.
Always make sure cooking utensils are suitable for range top service. Only certain types of glass, glass
ceramic earthenware/glazed utensils with stand sudden temperature changes without breaking.
Always make sure your appliance is properly installed and grounded by a qualified technician.
Always make sure your appliance is serviced by a qualified technician.
NEVER
Never store items of interest to children above the range.
Never allow children to climb on, sit or stand on any part of the range.
Never allow children to play with the controls or any part of the range.
Never wear loose fitting clothing or other flammable materials that could contact hot surfaces on the range.
Never leave boiling pans unattended, boil over causes smoking and greasy spillovers may ignite.
Never store gasoline or other volatile liquids in the range or in cabinets above or near the range, which can
catch fire or explode.
Never use water on grease fires. Smother fire or flame or use a dry chemical or foam type extinguisher.
Never use your appliance for warming or heating the room.
Never repair or replace any part of the appliance unless recommended in this manual. All other servicing
should be carried out by a qualified technician.
Never cover or restrict the air flow to the controls compartment.
Never install cabinets (shelves) or similar above the range with a depth greater than 13” (330mm).
Never heat unopened food containers. Pressure build-up may cause the container to burst and cause
injury.
Never reach directly into a hot oven to add or remove cooking utensils. Instead pull the grid shelf out to its
maximum projection.
Never use a steam cleaner to clean your range.
Never use a power spray or oven cleaners on the control panel.
Never use caustic cleaners, abrasive pads or metal scrapers to clean enamel surfaces.
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A little smoke and some odour may be emitted
when the range 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.
Serial Number
Make a note of your AGA Dual Control Serial Number
when it is being installed. The serial number can be
found behind the magnetic plinth.
Health & Safety
Consumer Protection
As a responsbile 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.
Deep Fat Frying
IMPORTANT
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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.
Smother the flames on the range top 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.
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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.
When the oven (s) are on DO NOT leave any oven
door open for long periods, this will affect the
temperature of the oven and may allow controls to
become hot.
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Introduction
Your new AGA Dual Control gives you everything you
love about the AGA heat storage range, but with the
added convenience that the two hotplates can be turned
on or off, as required.
Made in the heart of Shropshire in the United Kingdom,
your AGA range, like the generations of ranges before it,
has been manufactured from cast iron at the
Coalbrookdale Foundry. Traditional iron-making skills
combined with industrial strength hotplate elements
enable the hotplates to heat up rapidly, so you can have
them both on, or just one on, depending on the time of
day or the size of your family.
The cooking excellence of the AGA range 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 better.
So grab a cup tea or coffee, 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 DC3G
Simmering plate
Boiling plate
Top plate
Control door
Roasting oven
Baking oven
Slow cook oven
The AGA DC3G has the traditional cast iron ovens with
independently controlled hotplates.
Roasting Oven
The hottest oven for high temperature cooking; pastries
breads, roasting of meat, vegetables and poultry, broiling
at the top of the oven and frying on the floor.
Hotplates
The two hotplates are at different heats; the boiling plate
being the hottest of the two and the simmering plate is a
lower heat. Each plate is individually controlled.
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 sweet and savoury
together is no problem as the flavours do not mix.
Boiling Plate
The boiling plate is used for making toast, boiling a
kettle, stir-frying and cooking at a higher heat.
Slow Cook Oven
Long, slow cooking in the slow cook oven develops
flavors and makes the toughest meat tender. It’s 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.
Simmering Plate
The simmering plate is for slower cooking, such as
sauces, simmering pans and can also be used to cook
on directly for toasted sandwiches, drop scones, no-fat
fried eggs and quesadillas.
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A Brief Description AGA DC5G (Hotcupboard Option)
Boiling plate
Warming plate
Hotcupboard ON/OFF
Simmering plate
Simmering oven
Top plate
Warming oven
Control door
Roasting oven
Baking oven
Slow cook oven
The AGA DC5G has the traditional cast iron ovens with
independently controlled hotplates.
Warming Oven (Hotcupboard)
Used for warming plates and serving dishes. Can also
be used for resting joints before carving.
Hotplates
The two hotplates are at different heats; the boiling plate
being the hottest of the two and the simmering plate is a
lower heat. Each plate is individually controlled.
Roasting Oven
The hottest oven for high temperature cooking; pastries,
breads, roasting of meat, vegetables and poultry, broiling
at the top of the oven and frying on the floor.
Boiling Plate
The boiling plate is used for making toast, boiling a
kettle, stir-frying and cooking at a high heat.
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 Plate
The simmering plate is for slower cooking, such as
sauces, simmering pans and can also be used to cook
on directly for toasted sandwiches, drop scones, no-fat
fried eggs and quesadillas.
Slow Cook Oven
Long, slow cooking in the slow cook oven develops
flavors and makes the toughest meat tender. It’s 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.
Warming Plate (Hotcupboard)
The warming plate is the ideal resting place for cooked
food.
Simmering Oven (Hotcupboard)
Ideal for a broad range of long slow cooking
applications, such as leg of lamb, pulled pork, belly pork
and celebration cake.
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Equipment supplied with your
AGA Dual Control
Large Size Roasting Pan with Broiling Rack
Half Size Roasting Pan and Broiling Rack
This pan can be slid onto the oven runners width-ways
or can sit on an oven grid shelf. The half size roasting
pan can be used with the broiling rack, in its high
position, for broiling at the top of the roasting oven. It
can be used for roasting smaller joints of meat, or
poultry with or without the broiling rack. Roast potatoes
can be cooked in this pan. The roasting pan can also be
used for making brownies or cakes. The broiling rack is
useful on its own as a cake cooling rack. Can be used in
any oven but not recommended for hotplate use.
This is designed to slide onto the oven runners without
the need for it to sit on an oven grid shelf. The roasting
pan can be used with the broiling rack, in its high
position, for broiling at the top of the roasting oven. It
can be used for roasting meat, or poultry with or without
the broiling rack. Large quantities of roast potatoes can
be cooked in this pan. The roasting tin can also be used
for making large brownies or cakes. The broiling rack is
useful on its own as a cake cooling rack. Can be used in
any oven but not recommended for hotplate use.
2 Floor Grids
These grids are used on the base
of the ovens to protect the food
from the heat of 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 22 on how to
locate the oven shelves correctly.
1 Cold Plain Shelf
This 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.
DO NOT STORE IN THE OVENS
WHEN NOT IN USE.
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Toaster
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.
AGA Utensils and Accessories
To get the very best performance from your range 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.aga-ranges.com.
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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.
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.
Operating the AGA Dual Control
The different zones of the AGA Dual Control range are described in the following pages.
The traditional AGA heat storage range is famous for the gentle warmth it emits, with the AGA Dual Control you will get
warmth only when the ovens are on or warmth, to a lesser degree, when the hotplates are on.
Hotplates control knob
Oven heat
indicator
Oven gas
control knob
Oven
thermostat
Viewing
window
Thermostat Control - Oven
Your AGA Dual Control has three ovens, each of which
is pre-set at a different heat. They are named as:The Roasting Oven
for high temperature cooking
The Baking Oven
for moderate temperature cooking
The Slow Cook Oven
for low temperature cooking
The Simmering Oven (DC5G only)
for long slow cooking
Warming Oven (DCG5 only)
for warming plates and serving dishes
DO NOT OPERATE THE APPLIANCE WITH THE
DOORS OPEN.
Each oven has the same capacity, able to fit a 28lb
(13kg) turkey. The AGA heat storage range techniques
can be used such as stacking of saucepans in the slow
cook oven. This enables the steaming of root
vegetables, rice, steamed pudding, casserole, poaching
fruit all in the one oven leaving the hotplates free.
The ovens are made from cast iron, which cooks by
radiant heat, and this is the secret of the cooking
excellence for which the AGA range is renowned. An
indirect radiant heat does not dry food out, so it retains
its natural moisture and flavour.
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The Oven Heat Indicator
The oven heat indicator is a guide to the stored heat within the AGA, and does not directly relate to the oven
temperature of the roasting oven.
An AGA is designed to work continuously at an optimum heat setting.
The optimum performance is usually achieved when the indicator displays the color green. For best cooking
performance wait until the AGA contains the full amount of stored heat, which is indicated by the windows being
completely filled with the colour green (Fig. 1). This may take some time to achieve and can take approximately 2 - 3
hours between use for full recovery.
NOTE! Because of the temperature cycling, the green band will move and only be partially visible at all times. This is
perfectly normal (Fig. 2 - 4). Cooking can be started during this part of the cycle but it may take longer to achieve this
desired result.
Fig. 1
Full green indicates ‘ready to use’
Fig. 3
Fig. 2
Fig. 4
Fig. 3
Normal movement during cycling
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The Roasting Oven
The Baking Oven
The roasting oven can used for ‘broiling’ at the top and
‘shallow frying’ on the oven floor.
This oven is set at a moderate heat, so is ideal for cakes,
biscuits and also anything that requires medium heat
cooking such as fish pie, lasagne, soufflés, crumble and
roulades. Meat and poultry can be cooked here in fact most
things that can be cooked in the roasting oven can be
cooked in the baking oven but for a longer time.
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.
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.
When cooking on the base of the roasting oven, place
the floor grid on the base before putting the food into the
oven. This lifts the food away from the base element to
ensure best cooking results are achieved.
As with the roasting oven the specially designed roasting
pans and bakeware slide directly onto the runners, so
almost every available square inch 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 pan, which means
that you can cook food that requires different temperatures
at the same time.
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.
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 grid on
the base 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 may need less cooking 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.
NOTE: ALWAYS REMOVE THE COLD PLAIN SHELF
AND ROASTING TINS ON COMPLETION OF COOKING.
IF LEFT IN THE OVEN IT WILL AFFECT THE OVEN
TEMPERATURE.
The specially designed roasting tins and bakeware slide
directly onto the runners, so almost every available
square inch 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 pan, 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.
When using the roasting oven for a long period of time i.e. a
full meal, the baking oven temperature may rise, it will
therefore be necessary to adjust the cooking procedure, the
following suggestions may prove useful.
1. When placing the food in the baking oven, ensure the
cold plain shelf is set directly above the dish, for the
whole of the cooking time.
2. In addition it may be necessary to lower the shelf
position.
3. When baking food, such as very rich fruit cakes, which
require a long period of cooking time, place the cake on
the fourth grid shelf position of the oven with the cold
plain shelf set directly above for 3/4 hour approximately.
Move the plain shelf to the middle of the slow cook
oven. Transfer the cake to this shelf and bake until
cooked through.
4. Alternatively, allow the baking oven to cool for
approximately 4 hours before using.
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The Slow Cook Oven
The slow cook oven can be described as a continuation
oven, it continues to cook food that has been brought up
to heat elsewhere on the range with the exception of
meringues which are dried out rather than ‘cooked’.
The floor grid is used to protect items on the base of the
oven such as vegetables for steaming, keeping sauces
warm or casseroles cooked for a long period of time.
Always ensure this is in place before putting food into
the oven.
User Guidance - Slow Cook Oven
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Do not place dishes directly onto the oven base.
Always place onto either a shelf or the floor grid.
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To get the very best performance, we recommend to
use the AGA cookware with thick bases and stacking
lids.
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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.
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Make sure that pork and poultry reach an internal
temperature of at least 167°F (75°C).
•
Always bring soups, casseroles and liquids to the boil
before putting in the oven.
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Always thaw frozen food completely before cooking.
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Root vegetables will cook better if cut into small
pieces.
•
Adjust seasonings and thickenings at the end of the
cooking time.
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Many dried legumes 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.
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AGA DC5 (Hotcupboard Option)
Simmering Oven plus Warming Oven
These are ovens are heated by a single element at the
rear of the oven cavity 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.
Points to remember when Slow Cooking:
Simmering Oven
This oven 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.
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Pre-heat the ovens for 40 minutes before starting to
cook.
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Bring casseroles, soups etc. to the boil on the hotplate
and start meat in the roasting oven, before placing in
the slow cooking oven.
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Make sure that casseroles have sufficient liquid,
particularly when cooking over a long period.
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Use lids on casseroles or foil to cover food whilst it is
cooking to retain moisture.
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Make sure all dishes will fit into the oven before
preparing food.
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Make sure that meat and poultry is piping hot before
eating and reaches 167°F (75°C) internal temperature.
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Always thaw frozen food completely before cooking.
NOTE: These ovens vent into the room, mechanical
venting to the outside is not available.
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 3 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 range with the exception of
meringues which are dried out rather than ‘cooked’.
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The Top Plate
Hotplate Control
The top plate is the enamelled surface surrounding the
hotplates. It will become warm when the AGA Dual
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 save 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 - but do please put
the basin on a cork mat or folded piece of kitchen towel
to avoid scratching the enamel. Although it is durable
and hard-wearing surface vitreous enamel is glass and
will show scratch marks!
To operate the boiling plate turn the control knob to the
position and similarly to the
for the simmering
plate.
To turn both plates on turn knob to
position.
The Boiling Plate
The hottest hotplate, the boiling plate is used for boiling,
griddling, 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 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.
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.
The Hotplates
The hotplates are operated manually.
Please be advised the boiling plate is too hot to cook
food on directly.
The boiling plate is on the left hand side and the
simmering plate is on the right hand side of the AGA
Dual 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.
The Simmering Plate
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 to cook on directly as a form of griddle invaluable for toasted sandwiches, quesadillas, soups,
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.
This means the AGA Dual Control differs from the
traditional AGA heat storage range 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 traditional AGA range continues to
cook on a falling heat so for these we recommend
starting on the hotplates then transferring to the ovens,
this can be done with the AGA Dual Control but is not
necessary. For instance, if making a pasta dish with
sauce on the AGA Dual Control, it can all be done on the
hotplates.
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 23.
The whole hotplate area can be used for cooking and
several pans can be accomodated 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 pans 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 23.
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Burner Controls
Hotplates control knob
Oven heat
indicator
Oven gas
control knob
Oven
thermostat
knob
Viewing
window
Fig. 5
To Light the Burner
Lighting Procedure - SEE FIG 5 - 11
NOTE: After several hours the heat indicator should
show green (See Fig. 1). It maybe necessary to adjust
the control knob in the green band to achieve this.
1. The main burner gas flow is set with the ‘oven
thermostat knob’ (See Fig. 5). First ensure both
knobs are turned fully clockwise. Gas control knob to
the OFF position thermostat and knob to the
minimum setting (thin end of white band).
When the range is lit from cold, moisture may form on
the enamel which should be wiped off to prevent
staining.
2. Turn ‘ON/OFF’ gas control knob slightly anticlockwise towards the ignition position (
) until
reaching stop, press down and hold for 5 seconds.
(See Fig. 7).
IF THE FLAME HAS EXTINGUISHED FOR ANY
REASON, WAIT THREE MINUTES (MINIMUM)
BEFORE RE-LIGHTING.
To Extinguish the Burner
3. Continue pressing down knob while turning
further anti-clockwise to the (
) position (See Fig.
8) (this activates the spark ignitor) continue to hold
down for 10 seconds after flame supervision burner
has been lit. (If the it does not light, steps 2 and 3
can be repeated, this can be viewed through the
viewing window.
1. Turn ON/OFF gas control knob clockwise until
reaching stop (
) position.
2. Press down slightly and continue turning clockwise
from (
) position to the OFF position (See Fig. 6)
When the burner has cooled sufficiently, lighting
procedure may be repeated.
4. Upon lighting, release knob and turn further anticlockwise to the (
) symbol (See Fig. 9). Main
burner gas flows according to the thermostat setting.
Power Failure
5. Turn the oven thermostat knob slightly anti-clockwise
into the white band (LOW FIRE position) (See Fig.
10). Leave in the low fire position for at least 30
minutes.
In the event of power failure your appliance will not work.
When the power is restored it will automatically restart.
NOTE: Low fire position is attained by turning oven gas
control knob gradually into the white band until small
flame is observed through viewing window.
6. After 30 minutes rotate control knob anti-clockwise to
the mid-position of the green band for normal running
(See Fig. 11).
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OFF POSITION
IGNITION POSITION
Fig. 6
Fig. 7
MAIN BURNER
ON POSITION
FLAME SUPERVISION
BURNER POSITION
Fig. 8
Fig. 9
LOW FIRE
NORMAL RUNNING
Fig. 10
Fig. 11
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DESN 513500 A
General Advice
When first switched on, the AGA will emit an odour for a
short while. This is simply due to protective oil burning
off the hotplates. Wipe the inside of the lids whilst the
AGA is heating up to avoid a film of this oil being
deposited on the inside.
The following points are intended to help in adapting to
the AGA style of cooking during the change-over from a
previous non-heat storage range.
For the most effective operation of the range, the
following points should be carefully observed:
1. Close the insulating cover lids whenever the
hotplates are not in use.
2. Clean the hotplates regularly with the wire brush.
3. Utensils with flat bases must be used to make perfect
contact with the hotplate.
4. Take care when closing the oven doors, to lift them
onto the catch.
5. Cook as much as possible in the ovens so that heat
is conserved and cooking smells and condensation
are reduced.
6. The oven doors should not be left open for long
periods of time during cooking and heating up.
The roasting oven can also be used for ‘broiling’ and
‘shallow frying’ on the oven floor.
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For optimum cooking performance, use the AGA
utensils and cast iron cookware. They have flat bases
which give the best contact with the hotplates and the
oven floor.
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The AGA pans can be stacked in the simmering oven.
This is especially useful for steaming vegetables and
keeping sauces warm.
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Store the plain shelf out of the AGA. Use it cold in the
roasting oven to deflect the heat from the top of the
oven, creating a more moderate oven temperature
underneath. It can also be used as a baking sheet.
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A guide to AGA cooking is given on Page 21. Visit
www.agamarvel.com to learn more about upcoming
AGA demonstrations and much more.
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Guide to AGA Cooking
Below is a quick guide to oven usage
AGA OVENS
OVEN TEMPERATURE
ROASTING OVEN
HIGH
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Grilling
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Top - grilling
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Scones
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2nd runner - scones, small pastries, grilling
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Pastries
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3rd runner - bread rolls , Yorkshire pudding
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Bread
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4th runner - roasts, poultry
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Yorkshire puddings
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Oven grid shelf on base of oven bread loaves, pies, roast vegetables
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Roasts
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Floor grid on base of oven - quiches, pies
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Shallow frying
BAKING OVEN
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Cakes
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Biscuits
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Fish
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Shepherds pie, Cottage pie
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Lasagne
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Soufflés
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Shortbread
MODERATE
SLOW COOK
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Casseroles
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Stock
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Milk puddings
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Meringues
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Rich fruit cake
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Towards top - whisked sponges, some biscuits,
small cakes
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Middle - fish, soufflés, shepherd and cottage pie,
lasagne
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Oven grid shelf on base of oven Victoria sandwiches, shortbread, traybakes and
cheesecake
LOW
For casseroles, stock, milk puddings and similar
dishes bring to heat elsewhere on the AGA then
transfer to the simmering oven (one exception is
meringues). Rich fruit cakes can be cooked here for
a, long time on the oven grid shelf placed on the
base of the oven.
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Fitting of Oven Shelves
When using the oven shelves for the first time follow Figs. 12 - 15.
Fig. 12
DESN 512403
Fig. 13
DESN 512404
Fig. 15
DESN 512406
Removal of Oven Shelves
Fig. 14
DESN 512405
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Caring and cleaning
Cast iron ovens and hotplates
REMEMBER: BE CAREFUL OF THE HOT
APPLIANCE.
Ovens - are made from cast iron and keep themselves
clean. They are very durable, but will rust if surface
moisture is left on them. Remember to always switch the
ovens on, to dry them out after cleaning.
DO NOT USE A STEAM CLEANER TO CLEAN
THIS RANGE.
Heating up the ovens periodically will help burn off any
cooking deposits to aid cleaning within the ovens.
DO NOT USE ABRASIVE PADS, CAUSTIC
CLEANERS, OVEN CLEANERS OR METAL
SCRAPERS TO CLEAN THE SURFACES OF
THE ENAMEL.
To season the ovens, a light vegetable spray oil (corn oil
is best) is recommended. Any stubborn stains can be
removed with the wire brush supplied.
FOR MOST CLEANING IT IS BEST WHEN THE
APPLIANCE IS TURNED OFF.
Hotplates - are made from cast iron, and are easy to
care for. Regular maintenance will ensure long-life. They
will rust if surface moisture is left on them
REMEMBER THE TOP PLATE AND THE
POLISHED COVERS WILL SCRATCH IF PANS
OR UTENSILS ARE DRAGGED ACROSS THEM.
Should the hotplates become soiled, use a sponge,
cloth, scouring pad or wire brush to remove burnt-on
spills.
DO NOT IMMERSE THE DOORS IN WATER AS
THEY ARE PACKED WITH INSULATING
MATERIAL, WHICH WILL BE DAMAGED BY
EXCESSIVE MOISTURE.
Rinse off detergents or cleaning agents thoroughly.
Remember to switch on the hotplates for a few minutes
to dry it after cleaning. Every now and then, apply a thin
coating of vegetable oil (corn oil is best) when the
hotplate is cold.
DO NOT PUT OVEN DOORS OR RESTING
PLATES IN A DISHWASHER.
Enamelled cast iron
Lids and oven door/lids linings
Top plate, front plate, oven doors and resting plates The easiest way to clean the enamelled cast iron parts
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 range, wipe it up
immediately. Clean off any condensation streaks on the
front plate around the oven doors or the vitreous enamel
maybe permanently discoloured.
The top of the insulated covers (lids) - these are
chrome or 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
cover clean and shining. These can be purchased from
your local AGA retailer.
Lining of the insulated covers (lids interior) - the use
of an AGA splash shield is recommended to keep the
lining free of fat splashes, (obtainable from your AGA
retailer or on-line at www.agamarvel.com).
To keep the vitreous enamel surfaces of the range bright
and clean, a daily rub over with a damp soapy cloth
followed immediately with a clean, dry cloth to avoid
streaks is all that is required. AGA E-cloths are excellent
for this.
If the lining is marked it is best cleaned when the
hotplate is cold. It can be cleaned with hot soapy water
and/or a cream cleanser. If badly marked then a soap
impregnated pad can be used - this should be used in a
circular motion.
Enamelled cookware
The first few times a soap impregnated pad is used you
will see the circular marks, these will become reduced
and the surface of the lining becomes shinier each time
when used. Do not use excessive water and make sure
the lining is dry before closing the cover.
Enamelled roasting pans - supplied with the AGA Dual
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.
Oven door linings - the linings can be cleaned with hot
soapy water, a cream cleanser or soap impregnated
pad. To deep clean the lining 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 soap impregnated pad to remove
stubborn marks. Dry off before replacing on their hinges.
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Servicing & Warranty
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In the event of your appliance requiring maintenance,
please contact AGA Marvel or your AGA Retailer.
Your range must only be serviced by a qualified
fitter, from an authorized AGA Specialist.
Do not alter or modify the range.
Only the parts specified by the manufacturer, are to
be fitted.
The appliance warranty does not cover Commercial
use.
Please note that invoices for service call repair work
carried out during the guarantee period by any third
party cannot be accepted.
In the event of an appliance fault during the
guarantee period, please contact your service
provider. They will arrange for a fitter to call as soon
as possible.
What is not included in the guarantee
• Consumable parts
• Any labor charges not directly connected with the
repair or replacement of a fault component.
• Any consequential loss.
• Accidental or cosmetic damage.
• Routine preventative service and maintenance.
• Any external controls/components not supplied by
AGA.
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 retailer.
The range should be turned OFF in advance of the
service so that the appliance will have cooled down
sufficiently.
A HOT APPLIANCE CANNOT BE SERVICED.
Warranty
REGULAR SERVICING
Regular maintenance is an essential part of keeping
your AGA range running safely and efficiently.
WELCOME
Thank you for choosing an AGA range. We are sure that
you will be impressed with the performance of your new
AGA range and with the ongoing service you will
receive.
Since your AGA can operate continuously it is important
to ensure regular servicing is undertaken by AGA
Service or your authorized AGA Distributor. Only
genuine AGA spare parts are used.
PEACE OF MIND
Every new AGA leaving the factory and installed by an
AGA approved outlet carries a 5 year guarantee on parts
(certain consumable parts are excluded - for full details
see below). This also includes all labor charges for the
first 12 months.
Please note that routine servicing in accordance with the
manufacturer’s instructions is also a condition of the
warranty agreement.
To ensure your AGA receives this essential
maintenance, please contact AGA Service or your
Distributor, who will be pleased to help.
DISTRIBUTION AND SERVICE NETWORK
AGA has set up an International Distrbutor and service
network with fully trained service specialists available to
support your AGA within the guarantee period. The
approved outlet installing your AGA is responsible for
providing this warranty.
Service Intervals
AGA Dual Control Gas (DC3/DC5G) - A service is due
annually to check and change consumable items and to
undertake a satisfactory check.
No charge will be made for replacement parts
providing:•
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An appliance fault is found.
The relevant part of the AGA is still covered by the
guarantee.
Regular servicing has been carried out in accordance
with the manufacturer’s instructions by authorized
AGA engineers, using approved spare parts. The
service booklet will need to be completed accordingly.
There will be no labor charges during the first 12 months
of the warranty.
A service call charge may be applicable if:
•
The unit is more than 12 months old.
If it is deemed the product has been misused.
The authorized AGA service specialist who calls at
your home finds no fault with the AGA.
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CONSUMABLE PARTS NOT COVERED BY
THIS WARRANTY
EXCLUSIONS
This warranty does not cover products which have been
altered by the customer or by a third party. Materials
spare parts and specific tools must be as recommended
by AGA.
Warranty does not cover misuse, abuse or impact
damage. Corrosion caused by incorrect use of chemica
lcleaners or stainless steel components by abrasive
cleaning materials are also excluded.
Warranty strictly excludes commercial use. Appliances
are covered for domestic use only.
This policy applies to products which carry the AGA
name plate and trademark.
(AGA utensils and accessories are covered by a
separate policy)
Product fuel conversions are not covered.
THIS WARRANTY POLICY DOES NOT AFFECT THE
OWNER’S STATUTORY RIGHTS
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For further advice or information contact
your local AGA Specialist
With AGA Marvel’s policy of continuous product
improvement, the Company reserves the right to
change specifications and make modifications to
the appliance described and illustrated at any time.
Supplied by
AGA Marvel
1260 E. Van Deinse St.
Greenville, MI 48838
Business (616) 754-5601
Fax
(616) 754-9690
Toll Free Telephone 800-223-3900
www.agamarvel.com
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