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Gas Fired Cookers
Operating Instructions for
Aga Gas Fired Cooker Models
GC, GCB, (2 Oven) 2=
GE, GEB, (4 Oven) =4=
FOR USE IN GB & IE
PLEASE READ THESE INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING YOUR AGA
that could be interpreted as being injurious to health and safety, see
below for information.
Consumer Protection
As responsible manufacturers we take care to make sure that our
products are designed and constructed to meet the required safety
standards when properly installed and used.
Firebricks, Fuel beds, Artificial Fuels - when handling use disposable
gloves.
Fire Cement - when handling use disposable gloves.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: PLEASE READ THE ACCOMPANYING
WARRANTY - Any alteration that is not approved by Aga could
invalidate the approval of the appliance, operation of the warranty
and could affect your statutory rights.
In the interests of safety and effective use, please read the following
before using your new Aga appliance.
Glues and Sealants - exercise caution - if these are still in liquid form
use face mask and disposable gloves.
Glass Yarn, Mineral Wool, Insulation Pads, Ceramic Fibre, Kerosene
Oil - may be harmful if inhaled, may be irritating to skin, eyes, nose
and throat. When handling avoid inhaling and contact with skin or
eyes. Use disposable gloves, face-masks and eye protection. After
handling wash hands and other exposed parts. When disposing of
the product, reduce dust with water spray, ensure that parts are
securely wrapped.
Important
This appliance may contain some of the materials that are indicated.
It is the Users/Installers responsibility to ensure that the necessary
personal protective clothing is worn when handling, where
applicable, the pertinent parts that contain any of the listed materials
In addition there is a guarantee registration card which
should be completed and returned to Aga.
A full description of cooking with your Aga is given in the
Aga Book.
For the most effective operation of the cooker the
following points should be carefully observed:
1. Close the insulating lids whenever the hotplates are
not in use.
2. Clean the hotplates regularly with the wire brush.
3. Utensils with ground flat bases must be used to make
perfect contact with the hotplates.
4. The hot water system must be thoroughly insulated
(Model GCB & GEB).
5. Have the cooker serviced at regular intervals by your
Authorised Aga Distributor.
6. Take care, when closing the oven doors, to lift them on
to the catch.
YOUR AGA COOKER
Is a heat storage cooker with an automatic gas control,
which will keep the temperature of the cooker constant
when not in use and return it to the constant temperature
after use.
Your Aga is supplied with the following accessories:
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2.
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Large roasting tin with grill rack.
Half-size roasting tin with grill rack.
Oven Grid Shelves.
Plain Shelf.
Toaster.
Aga Book.
Wire Brush
WARMING PLATE (4 OVEN MODEL)
BOILING PLATE
SIMMERING
PLATE
SIMMERING OVEN
(4 OVEN MODEL)
HEAT INDICATOR
ROASTING OVEN
SIMMERING OVEN
(BAKING OVEN ON 4
OVEN MODEL)
PLATE WARMING OVEN
(4 OVEN MODEL)
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TO EXTINGUISH THE BURNER
NOTE: REMEMBER TO NOTE THE SETTING OF THE
GAS VALVE CONTROL KNOB 2 PRIOR TO
EXTINGUISHING THE BURNER.
Turn the gas valve control knob clockwise to the off
position (see fig. A).
Frost Precautions
In the event of the cooker being switched OFF for long
periods during very cold weather, the advice of the Local
Gas Region or Authorised Distributor should be obtained.
TO LIGHT THE BURNER
CAUTION: BEFORE LIGHTING: ENSURE THAT THE
GAS VALVE CONTROL KNOB 2 IS SET IN THE OFF
POSITION. (SEE FIG. A).
OFF
1. Turn on gas supply to cooker and open gas cock 1 at
the base of the gas valve.
ON
2. Turn the gas valve control knob 2 anti-clockwise to the
position ( ) (see fig. B). Press down firmly and hold
the knob in this position while depressing the piezo
ignitor 3 several times until the pilot has lit. This can be
observed through the viewing window. 4.
3. When the pilot has lit continue to hold the gas valve
control knob down for approx. 30 seconds. If it goes
out, wait three minutes and repeat the procedure
holding for a little longer.
Fig.1
THE HEAT INDICATOR
BLACK
too low
SILVER
BLACK LINE
correct amount of
stored heat
4. With the pilot flame established, release the gas valve
control knob 2 gradually and rotate anti-clockwise to its
low fire position. Where upon the main burner will
automatically light. Leave in the low fire position for at
least 30 minutes.
RED
NOTE: ANY ATTEMPT TO ROTATE THE CONTROL
KNOB BEFORE RELEASE MAY RESULT IN
DAMAGE.
too high
5. After 30 minutes rotate the control knob further anticlockwise to the mid position in the green band for
normal running. (see fig. D).
The heat indicator is above the Roasting Oven door and
has three sections - black, silver and red. When the
indicator is on or about the black line in the silver section
the cooker is at the correct working temperature. The
purpose of the heat indicator is to show whether or not the
cooker as a whole contains the full amount of stored heat
and it should, therefore, only be referred to first thing in
the morning or after a period if several hours during which
no cooking has been done.
NOTE: IT DOES NOT INDICATE THE OVEN
TEMPERATURE.
NOTE: AFTER SEVERAL HOURS THE HEAT
INDICATOR SHOULD BE ON OR ABOUT THE BLACK
LINE IN THE SILVER SECTION. IT MAY BE
NECESSARY TO ADJUST THE CONTROL KNOB
SLIGHTLY IN THE GREEN BAND TO ACHIEVE THIS.
When the cooker is lit from cold, moisture may form on the
enamel which should be wiped off to prevent staining.
IF THE FLAME HAS EXTINGUISHED FOR WHATEVER
REASON, WAIT THREE MINUTES (MINIMUM) BEFORE
RE-LIGHTING.
AUTOMATIC CONTROL
NOTE: IF THE PILOT LIGHT EXTINGUISHES
For safety purposes a flue safety device (5) is fitted.
When the cooker is in use the gas control knob should be
in the mid section of the green band, with the indicator on
or about the black line in the silver section of heat
indicator. It may be necessary to adjust the control knob
slightly within the green band to achieve this.
This will only operate in adverse flue conditions, it should
be checked and if necessary depressed. If this problem
persists contact your local engineer to determine and
rectify the cause.
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SERVICING
For continued efficient and safe operation of the appliance
it is important that servicing is carried out at regular
intervals as recommended by you Aga Distributor or Local
Gas Region, once every 12 months. The cooker should
be turned OFF by the User the night preceding the day of
servicing so that the appliance will have cooled down by
the following morning.
A HOT APPLIANCE CANNOT BE SERVICED.
OFF
OPERATING YOUR AGA
The following points are intended to help you during the
period of change-over from your previous cooker to the
Aga way of life. You will also find that the Aga Book
provides a very useful introduction to the cooker.
FIG A
After Your Aga gas has been Erected.
When first lit, your Aga will emit an odour for a short while.
Do not worry, this is simply due to protective oil burning off
the hotplates. If you can wipe the inside of the hotplate
lids whilst the Aga is heating up it will avoid a film of this
oil being deposited on the inside of the lids. Also,
condensation may occur on the top plate and front plate
whilst the Aga is heating up. This should be wiped away
as soon as possible.
IGNITION
FIG B
Beginning to Cook on Your Aga
The first ‘“Golden Rule” of the Aga is to cook as much as
possible in the ovens - without changing your menus.
This not only conserves heat but also reduces cooking
smells and condensation into the kitchen.
WHITE BLOCK
LOW FIRE
FIG C
The Roasting Oven can also be used for grilling (at the
top) and shallow frying (on the bottom).
Do keep the insulated lids down when the hotplates are
not is use so that the heat stored in the cooker is
conserved.
For optimum cooking performance, use the Agaluxe
utensils and the Aga cast iron cookware. They all have
thick ground bases which give the best contact with the
hotplates.
The Agaluxe pans can be stacked in the Simmering Oven.
This is especially useful for steaming vegetables and
simmering sauces.
Store the Plain Shelf out of the Aga. Use it, cold in the
Roasting Oven on a 2 oven Aga to deflect the heat from
the top of the oven thus creating a more moderate oven
temperature. It can also be used as a baking sheet.
The Aga Cake Baker can be used in the 2 oven Aga for
cakes needing over 45 minutes cooking.
A guide to Aga cooking is given overleaf. Ask your
Distributor for an invitation to an Aga demonstration.
GREEN BAND
NORMAL RUNNING
FIG D
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FITTING OF OVEN SHELVES
If the is the first time you have used this type of oven shelf, go through the procedure of changing the oven shelf with the
aid of Figs. 2 to 5.
Fig.2
DESN 512403
Fig.3
DESN 512404
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REMOVAL OF OVEN SHELVES
Fig.4
DESN 512405
Fig. 5
DESN 512406
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CLEANING AND CARING FOR YOUR AGA
REMEMBER: BE CAREFUL OF THE HOT APPLIANCE.
DO NOT USE A STEAM CLENAER TO CLEAN THIS COOKER.
DO NOT USE ABRASIVE PADS OR OVEN CLEANER.
Top Plate and Front-plate
The easiest way to clean the Aga top-plate and front plate is top mop up spills as they happen. Baked-on food is more difficult
to clean but can usually be removed with proprietary vitreous enamel cleaners or mild cream cleaners using a cloth, or, if
necessary, a nylon scouring pad. If milk or fruit juice or anything containing acid, is spilt on the Aga, wipe it up immediately.
Also clean off any condensation streaks on the front-plate around the oven doors or the vitreous enamel maybe permanently
discoloured.
All that is usually needed to keep the vitreous enamelled surfaces of your Aga bright and clean is a daily rub over with a
damp soapy cloth followed immediately with a clean, dry cloth to avoid streaks.
Remember the top-plate and the chrome lids will scratch if pans or utensils are dragged across them.
Insulating Lids and Oven Doors
The linings of the insulating lids and oven doors may be cleaned with a cream cleanser or a soap impregnated pad.
Open the lids and lift off the oven doors to allow them to cool a little before cleaning. Do not, however, immerse the doors in
water as they are packed with insulating material which will be damaged by excessive moisture.
Refer also to the Cleaning Section in the Aga Book.
Oven and Hotplates
The cast-iron ovens help to keep themselves clean; they merely need to be brushed out occasionally with a long-handled
stiff brush. The Simmering and Plate Warming Ovens on the 4 oven Aga may be cleaned with a damp soapy cloth.
The wire brush is provided for cleaning the hotplates and any burnt-on spills in the cast iron ovens.
DO NOT USE ANY OVEN CLEANERS.
Roasting Tins
The roasting tins should be cleaned in hot soapy water, soak if necessary, a nylon scouring pad can be used.
DO NOT place in the dishwasher or use other caustic cleaners.
Important: Aga recommend Vitreous Enamel Association approved cleaners for cleaning the vitreous enamelled
surfaces of this product.
But it is unsuitable for use on: chrome and stainless steel components including the insulating covers, hand-rails
and their brackets.
The insulating covers should be cleaned regularly with a NON-ABRASIVE mild detergent, applied with a soft (coarse
free) cloth and lightly polished up afterwards with a soft (coarse free) duster or tissue, to bring it back to its original
lustre.
GUIDE TO AGA COOKING
As the Aga Cooker is heated differently from an ordinary cooker, exact conversions are not possible. Look in the Aga Book for
a similar recipe. Below is a quick guide to oven usage.
OVEN TEMPERATURE
2=TWO OVEN AGA
=4=FOUR OVEN AGA
HIGH
ROASTING OVEN
ROASTING OVEN
GRILLING
SCONES
PASTRIES
BREAD
YORKSHIRE PUDDING
ROASTS
SHALLOW FRYING
Top - Grilling;
2nd runner - Scones, Small Pastries;
3rd runner - Bread Rolls, Yorkshire
Pudding;
4th runner - Roasts, Poultry, Small Cakes
in cases in the large meat tin.
Grid shelf on oven floor - Loaves.
Oven floor - Shallow frying. Quiche.
MODERATE
ROASTING/SIMMERING OVEN
CAKES
BISCUITS
FISH
SOUFFLÉS
SHORTBREAD
CHEESECAKES
Place grid shelf on floor of Roasting Oven.
Protect food with the cold plain shelf slid
on second or third runners. For cakes that
require over 45 mins use the Cake Baker.
Alternatively with fish, cheesecake, start
off in Roasting Oven, finish in Simmering
Oven.
Top - Grilling;
2nd runner - Scones, Small Pastries;
3rd runner - Bread Rolls, Yorkshire
Pudding;
4th Runner - Roasts, Poultry.
Grid shelf on oven floor - Loaves
Oven floor - Shallow frying, Quiche.
BAKING OVEN
Towards top - Whisked Sponges,
Some Biscuits, Small Cakes
Middle - Fish, Soufflés.
Grid shelf on oven floor - Victoria
Sandwiches, Shortbread and
Cheesecake
LOW
SIMMERING OVEN
SIMMERING OVEN
CASSEROLES
STOCK
MILK PUDDINGS
MERINGUES
RICH FRUIT CAKE
For Casseroles, Stock, Milk Puddings,
bring to heat elsewhere on the Aga then
transfer to Simmering Oven. (One
exception is Meringues). Rich Fruit Cakes
can be cooked for a long time here
For Casseroles, Stock, Milk Puddings,
bring to heat elsewhere on the Aga then
transfer to Simmering Oven. (One
exception is Meringues). Rich Fruit Cakes
can be cooked for a long time here.
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For further advice or information contact
your local Aga Specialist
With Aga’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.
Manufactured by
Aga
Station Road
Ketley Telford
Shropshire TF1 5AQ
England
www.aga-web.co.uk
www.agacookshop.co.uk
www.agalinks.com
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