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How warm does your Aga make your home?

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TheTeaFairy Mon 17-Oct-16 16:45:58

We're in the middle of planning our new kitchen and have decided to go for a dual control three-oven Aga smile. It's not a very big room (about 4.5m x 3m), with one door and two windows.

My DH is all for removing the radiator that's currently there, to give us more wall space/furniture options. I'm not so sure… will we be cold or toasty I'm always cold?

TIA flowers

Doilooklikeatourist Mon 17-Oct-16 18:22:52

Ours is quite warm enough , we don't have a radiator , and the front door opens straight into the kitchen
Nothing as good as warming your bottom and your back on the Aga in the morning !

TheTeaFairy Mon 17-Oct-16 20:43:56

Thanks Doilooklikeatourist smile

Is your kitchen a similar size to mine?

OneEpisode Mon 17-Oct-16 20:49:43

Much larger room and smallest size elderly aga came with house.
When we moved in it was the only way to heat water, cook etc, & made the room unbearably hot. We fitted an alternative hub, later an alternative oven too.
Only have aga on in proper winter now. It's still off today. We have the central heating on today, radiator in the kitchen.

RainbowInACloud Mon 17-Oct-16 21:06:23

No radiator in kitchen which is a similar size to yours and it's boiling. No alternative oven for us so super hot over the summer.

TheTeaFairy Mon 17-Oct-16 21:19:14

Seems to be unanimous - the radiator is toast grin - thanks everyone for replying flowers

Doilooklikeatourist Tue 18-Oct-16 22:08:41

It's not a big kitchen And has 3 doors including the front door , so lots of draughts !

callmeadoctor Tue 18-Oct-16 22:41:40

Deffo don't need a radiator!!! Keeps our bedroom above toasty too, so bedroom radiator has been switched off. Don't forget to dry your clothes on a ceiling airer above, save on needing a tumble dryer!!!

callmeadoctor Tue 18-Oct-16 22:42:57

The AGA is amazing, you will love it xxxx

ExitPursuedBySpartacus Wed 19-Oct-16 00:13:07

My kitchen is 30' x 15' and we don't have a radiator. We have a gas fire for when it drops to -15 outside.

TheTeaFairy Wed 19-Oct-16 07:51:50

More replies, yay! callmeadoctor I am beside myself with excitement really looking forward to it grin - I've wanted one for about 25 years!

Doilooklike the draughts are useful for my DH, who is always hot!

Cheers Exit, where do you live with -15˚ temps?

DollyBarton Wed 19-Oct-16 07:55:05

God I love my Aga. Don't procrastinate, just get it.

TheTeaFairy Wed 19-Oct-16 08:02:23

smile Dolly

ExitPursuedBySpartacus Wed 19-Oct-16 08:02:31

Nowhere special. It was a few years ago when we had lots of snow and a really cold snap.

I know some do, but we never turn our Aga off, unless we go on holiday.

TheTeaFairy Wed 19-Oct-16 08:04:32

Ah, I was imagining arctic climes.

Loving all this Aga love - just need to get the kitchen floor laid first!

Thanks all flowers

GrumpyOldBag Wed 19-Oct-16 08:07:35

I swapped my Aga for an Everhot a few years ago.

They are more energy efficient, so don't get as hot as Agas, and also much cheaper to run.

Looks beautiful and cooks just as well. And still good for laundry airing etc.

TheTeaFairy Thu 20-Oct-16 08:35:14

Cheers Grumpy, I'll check them out smile

Fedupofallthemud Thu 20-Oct-16 20:52:22

Best thing about dual control is being able to switch off ovens/hot plates independantly of each other so if it's hot in summer just use hot plates and have the ovens off. Makes it much cheaper to run. Can't beat an age imo!
What colour are you getting?

Tessticklesyourfancy Thu 20-Oct-16 22:37:27

We had one radiator removed when we had the kitchen done and the other hasn't been switched on since due to the Aga being so warm. It's lovely toastie warm, although in summer it can get a. bit too warm. Wouldn't swap it thought grin

TheTeaFairy Fri 21-Oct-16 22:23:51

White unless I change my mind and go for pearl ashes

Oo, good to hear Tess - no such thing as too warm in my book grin

chattygranny Fri 21-Oct-16 22:30:07

We have never had heating in a kitchen with an Aga.

EsmeCordelia Fri 21-Oct-16 22:32:56

My kitChen is 5m x 6m and two glass doors to outside plus three internal doors leading from it (usually open). It is the only heating in our kitchen and our kitchen is easily the warmest room in the house. We turn it off in summer but usually only June July and August. I hate not having it on. It is on an internal wall so heats the hall too.

BeachysSandyFlipFlops Fri 21-Oct-16 22:35:31

Ours tends to heat the room next to it and above it as well so that side of the house is constantly warm...

Fedupofallthemud Fri 21-Oct-16 22:55:21

I have Pearl Ashes it's beautiful. White might be a bit high maintenance grin

RoosterCogburn Fri 21-Oct-16 23:02:42

My kitchen in quite large and we don't have a separate heater. The aga means it's always warm and welcoming.
DH put it out last week for 48 hours so it could be cleaned and serviced - the kitchen felt dead.
We never turn ours off, it really is one of my favourite things in this house.

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