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aga or wood burning stove

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HerHonesty Fri 17-Jul-09 20:26:53

so guess which one DH wants. so to the vote - in a large open plan kitchen diner living room which would you have?

HerHonesty Fri 17-Jul-09 21:48:27

mumsnetters with no opinions? ladies you have let me down!

MadameCastafiore Fri 17-Jul-09 21:49:31

I would go for an aga gas cooker which looks like a nice old fashioned aga but with gas burners on top and then have under floor heating!

MadameCastafiore Fri 17-Jul-09 21:50:57

here - beauty of an aga but underfloor heating easy to control and cheaper and just super yummy.

Merrylegs Fri 17-Jul-09 21:52:25


Oh, hang on. Is it your main living room?

Hmm, aga in a living room? Dunno.

But wouldn't it be a faff to keep the wood burner going?

Merrylegs Fri 17-Jul-09 21:55:06

I have one of these just to throw a spanner in the works. Tis lovely.

HerHonesty Fri 17-Jul-09 21:57:42

we have a seperate living room (which will become our "salon" ha ha) when we knock through our dining room, kitchen, breakfast room to become a kitchen, snug type place and dining room) room will be l shaped, roughly 7 metres by 8 metres.

paisleyleaf Fri 17-Jul-09 21:58:13

Depends on your own reasons
I like that wood is cheaper and better for our carbon footprint

HerHonesty Fri 17-Jul-09 22:00:21

oohhh....liking the everhot...

MadameCastafiore Fri 17-Jul-09 22:01:23

Bloody hell Merry that is very nice - think DH would have a fit though if I told him I don't want an aga cooker now but want one of those so he better save a bit more!

hobbgoblin Fri 17-Jul-09 22:03:21

Aga for all round warmth and usefulness, woodburning for cosy feature if using room of an evening to sit in. You wouldn't want to sit looking at an aga no matter how toasty you were. Equally, you wouldn't want to get the fire going to cook your toast or bake a cake, plus cake baking isn't going to be too successful over a naked flame now is it? wink

On balance, Aga plus a Dab Radio so you can be audibly entertained in lieu of visual stimulation.

HerHonesty Fri 17-Jul-09 22:17:23

like your answer hobgob... oohh listening to the archers by your aga. how bloody middle aged and rural is that.

meltedmarsbars Fri 17-Jul-09 22:28:36

Can't you have both? My mum does.

HerHonesty Fri 17-Jul-09 22:37:12

well i suppose if i was trying to rival the hot house at kew!

fatjac Sat 18-Jul-09 19:27:40

To me they are totally diferent things.

An Aga is something that you cook on which also gives out heat. A woodburner heats a room but doesn't cook your dinner.

Owls Sat 18-Jul-09 20:27:24

Given the scenario you've described an Aga definitely.

paisleyleaf Sat 18-Jul-09 21:08:40

We cook on our woodburning stove when we're being frugal

HerHonesty Sat 18-Jul-09 21:36:09

yes, i appreciate they are different things, but given i cant have both, what would you choose.

fatjac Mon 20-Jul-09 10:13:55

Well in that case an Aga.

kitsmummy Mon 20-Jul-09 11:32:12

Aren't Agas horrendously expensive to run? And woodburners quite cheap to run? But if cost isn't an issue i'd go for an Aga

GrapefruitMoon Mon 20-Jul-09 11:41:15

I'd go for a woodburning stove personally - but my cooking style probably doesn't suit an Aga!

Or would you have a "normal" cooker as well?

LadyThompson Mon 20-Jul-09 16:30:03 FIL has an Aga and his gas bills make me swoon - £125 per month all year round.

I would never seek to dissuade anyone from something they have set their heart on! But woodburners are cheapish to run.

I would go for a woodburner.

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