Users Instruction AGA DUAL CONTROL Model No.

AGA DUAL CONTROL
Model No. - DC3 & DC5
Users
Instruction
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My AGA Details
AGA Dual Control (DC3 & DC5)
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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Health and Safety
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Introduction
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A Brief Description - AGA DC3
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A Brief Description - AGA DC5 (Hot
Cupboard 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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Thermostat Control - Oven
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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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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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Fitting and Removal of Oven Doors
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Caring and Cleaning
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Enamelled Cast Iron
Enamelled Cookware
Cast Iron Ovens and Hotplates
Lids and Oven Doors/Lid Linings
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 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.
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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 give you everything you
love about the AGA heat storage range, but with the
added convenience that 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 of 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 DC3
Simmering plate
Boiling plate
Top plate
Control door
Roasting oven
Baking oven
Slow cook oven
The AGA Dual Control 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 sweets 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 simmering 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 direct on
for toasted sandwiches, drop scones, no-fat fried eggs
and quesadillas.
NOTE: From cold the roasting, baking or slow cook
ovens will take several hours to achieve normal
operating temperature.
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A Brief Description AGA DC5 (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 Dual Control 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 direct on
for toasted sandwiches, drop scones, no-fat fried eggs
and quesadillas.
Slow Cook Oven
Long, slow cooking in the simmering 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.
NOTE: From cold the roasting, baking or slow cook
ovens will take several hours to achieve normal
operating temperature.
NOTE: Meat and vegetable dishes should be started on
the boiling plate or in the roasting oven.
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Equipment supplied with your
AGA Dual Control
Large Size Roasting Tin with Broiling Rack
Half Size Roasting Tin and Broiling 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 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 tin. The roasting tin can also be used for
making brownies or cakes. The broiling rack is useful in
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
tin 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 tin. 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.
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 20 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 a 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.
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Baking Oven Baffle
A baking oven baffle is
positioned at the top of the
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. The
Installation Engineer will fit this
in place. This can also be
removed for cleaning.
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 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.agamarvel.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 range is on or warmth, to a lesser degree, when only parts of it are on.
Hotplates control knob
Oven heat
indicator
Oven control
knob
A second position
is available which lowers all oven
heat to reduce energy consumption.
Thermostat Control - Oven
Your AGA Dual Control has three ovens, each of which
is pre-set at a different heat. They are named as:
To achieve normal cooking temperature, return the
control knob to
section approximately 3 hours before
intended use.
The Roasting Oven
for high temperature cooking
The Baking Oven
for moderate temperature cooking
The Slow Cook Oven
for long, slow cooking
DO NOT OPERATE THE APPLIANCE WITH THE
DOORS OPEN.
Each oven has the same capacity, (able to fit a 13kg
(28lb) turkey). The AGA heat storage range 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.
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 cooker is renowned. An
indirect radiant heat does not dry food out, so it retains
its natural moisture and flavour.
When the ovens are in use the oven control knob should
be in the
section.
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The Heat Indicator
The heat indicator is a guide to the stored heat within the AGA, and does not directly relate to the temperature of the
roasting oven.
An AGA is designed to work at an optimum heat setting by cycling between two fixed temperatures.
The optimum performance is usually achieved when the indicator displays the colour green. For best cooking
performance wait until the AGA contains the full amount of stored heat, which is indicated by the window 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 times. This is
perfectly normal (Figs. 2 - 4). Cooking can be started during this part of the cycle but it may take longer to achieve the
desired result.
The lower temperature is indicated by the colour amber and cycles in the same way as full power (Fig. 5).
Fig. 1
Full green indicates ‘ready to use’
Fig. 3
Fig. 2
Fig. 4
Fig. 3
Normal movement during cycling
Fig. 5
Amber indicates low temperature setting. (Movement will also be seen with this setting).
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The Roasting Oven
The Baking Oven
The roasting oven can be 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; 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.
The floor of the oven can be used as another cooking
surface, indeed it is often called the hidden hotplate.
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.
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 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 to
avoid over-base browning, you may need to move them
up the oven.
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.
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 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.
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 simmering
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.
NOTE: A loose metal perforated plate is positioned in
the top of the baking oven in order to optimise cooking
performance. It must remain in place at all times while
the cooker is in operation.
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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 cooker with the exception of
meringues which are dried out rather than ‘cooked’.
User Guidance
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To get the very best performance, we recommend the
use of 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.
•
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.
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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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Points to remember when simmering:
AGA DC5 (Hotcupboard Option)
Simmering Oven plus Warming Oven
These 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.
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 30 minutes before starting to
cook.
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Bring casseroles, soups etc. to the boil on the hotplate
and meats start 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.
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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 simmering 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.
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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 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 - but 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!
To operate the boiling plate turn the control knob to
position and similarly to the
for the simmer plate.
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 easy! Just wash the Splash
Shield in hot soapy water or place in a dishwasher
between two dinner plates.
To turn both plates on turn knob to
position.
The Boiling 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 Hotplates
The hotplates are operated manually.
Please be advised the boiling plate is too hot to cook
food directly on it.
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, 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 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 traditional AGA range 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 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 21.
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 21.
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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 cooker. The AGA book
provides a very useful introduction to the cooker.
For the most effective operation of the cooker, the
following points should be carefully observed:
1. Close the insulating covers 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.
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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 19. 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. 6 - 9.
fig 6
fig 7
REMOVAL OF OVEN SHELVES
fig 8
fig 9
FITTING AND REMOVAL OF OVEN DOORS
LIFT UP
AND OFF
fig 10
DOOR HINGES LOCATED
fig 11
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ENSURE DOOR IS OPEN BEFORE
LIFTING UP AND OFF TO AVOID
DAMAGE TO THE ENAMEL
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
(Certain models may vary)
No charge will be made for replacement parts
providing:•
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Gas and Electric Heat Storage AGA’s - every 12 months
Electric 13 amp, AGA - Interim service 2 1/2 years
Dual Control and - Full service 5 years (60 months)
AGA Total Control
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:
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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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