Aga Six-Four s series range style cooker

(7 Posts)
castlelough Sun 06-May-12 19:59:23

Hi there,

I'm just looking for some feedback on these.
It is the type of aga that is like a standard
range cooker (3 ovens and a grill/ 6 ring job)
It doesn't heat your house, just a cooker.
Haven't really found much feedback online apart from
some quite negative reviews.
I really love the traditional aga appearance of
this cooker but it is expensive so I'd appreciate
hearing from people who have one/ know someone
who has one to hear how it is performing after a few years of use....

Thanks in advance!

mumof2wildteens Wed 09-May-12 13:10:22

Hi

I'm looking at exactly the same questions. Where did you find the (negative) feedback?
I really fancy an Aga but want the convenience of normal ovens & induction hob. Many of the ranges I've seen appear a big 'tinny'. I'm very undecided and don't want to make a costly mistake..

Fayrazzled Wed 09-May-12 13:32:34

I looked at them when I was doing my kitchen but was put off. Although I liked the look of the AGA these appeared to be a triumph of "style over substance". The ovens are very small and as I recall are only rated "C" for efficiency. The man who owns and runs our local AGA shop wasn't very keen on them and didn't seem at all interested in selling me one.

So after much research and deliberation (more so than when I bought my house and certainly more than when I bought my car) I went for a Britannia XG Dynasty, which was a grand cheaper than the AGA, although that wasn't the deciding factor. It has A or A+ efficiency and was recommended to me by both John Lewis and my local kitchen shop (who had no need to recommend it as I wasn't buying the kitchen from them and indeed bought the cooker elsewhere). They said Britiannia's after service is very good. The alternative was the French brand Lacanche but no-ine rated tham as highly as Britannia and I was concerned about the after sales care should there be any problems.

This is my cooker:http://www.rangecookers.co.uk/britannia-dynasty-xg-100-chef-top-product,404.aspx I have it in the gloss black. And it has been fabulous in the 3 years I have had it. I have no regrets. It's certainly not tinny.

castlelough Tue 15-May-12 20:40:56

Thanks for the replies and feedback ladies!
Mumoftwowildteens I googled Aga six-four reviews
and a website came up for Aga Stories or Love My Aga or something
and there were some very contented buyers, but
more disgruntled buyers.
Fayerazzled Wow it sounds like you did a lot of research!
I must check out the Brittania. I haven't seen the brand here
in Ireland, Rangemaster is most popular.
But Aga make Rangemaster so I can't understand why the
Aga one would be of lesser quality than the rangemasters.
Would love just a bit of reassurance, and would go for it. It's
funny the man in the shop steered you away from it Fay....

Donore Tue 18-Jun-13 21:51:47

Hi I know this is an old post but I'm just wondering what did you go for in the end, I'm in the same predicament at the moment, thanks

SharonH77 Sat 07-Mar-15 11:25:14

Hi, I've just found this thread and even though it's quite old I am wondering if you ever bought one? I bought one in July 2014 and am not happy with it. Specifically the control knobs on the hob get too hot to touch when the top oven has been on for a long time, but AGA say the temps are within BSS guidelines and have washed their hands of the problem. I'm trying to find other people who have an S series to see if they have a similar problem...

Ross1948 Sat 28-May-16 14:27:00

Not sure if you have already purchased your six four, I have had one for eight years, don't touch it with a barge pole, you can't use large roasting tins in the ovens as they are too large, you can't use two shelve levels at at a time as the top level food hits the roof of the oven, only way is to put the bottom shelf on the floor of the oven, if you have a large joint it will still fowl the roof.
Often you have to use two ovens when cooking for two people, the self cleaning ovens do not self clean, after a while when you heat the oven you get the smell of overheated oil which can't be got rid of even when you blast it with heat as per instructions. It has taken me eight years to accept it and learn the best way to use it, buy the state of the art oven and hob instead, better value and will work.

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