Calling all culinary connoisseurs and kitchen experimenters…
Are you considering making the switch from your traditional, everyday electric oven to an AGA cooker? Are you on the fence about whether or not making the change is really worth it? Have you been wondering how it will affect your cooking?
In this post, the Ovenu team have pulled together a selection of reviews put forward by a handful of proud AGA owners – who just so happen to be a Michelin-star chef, renowned cookery author and an award-winning actor.
All quotes are courtesy of www.agaliving.com
“I couldn’t be without an AGA. They are brilliant. They are always on, so it tempts you to cook and they keep the house beautifully warmed and aired.”
For those of you who may not have heard of Mary Berry before, since 1970 she has been a well-renowned, published food author and has sold over 5 million cookery books.
More recently, Mary has had frequent guest spots on The Saturday Kitchen and has present on the judges’ panel for the BBC’s The Great British Bake Off since 2010, so if you’re looking for an expert opinion, look no further.
Marco Pierre White
“It’s a much better way of cooking rather than an open gas or electric hob”.
“In my opinion the AGA cooker is the closest you get to a professional stove. I’ve cooked on an AGA now for 20 years, always at home. But you know something, it wouldn’t be a bad idea to have one in a professional kitchen because they’re fantastic things and they are so strong. It’s like having a workhorse next to you.”
A chef who needs little introduction is Marco Pierre White.
Impressively, in his youth Marco was once the youngest person to ever achieve 3 Michelin stars, so you can rest assured that when it comes to cooking he knows a thing or two.
To add to his credentials, Head Chef, restaurateur and TV personality Marco has shaped the careers of high profile chefs like Gordon Ramsay and Curtis Stone. But if that doesn’t ring any bells, you might remember him as the slightly controversial head chef on ITV’s Hell’s Kitchen.
“Cooking with an AGA is fabulous… and allows for little mistakes. And with an AGA, it is so easy to prepare dinner for 10 and still be around for your guests.”
Now you don’t have to be a professional cook to appreciate the magic of AGA cooking; Golden Globe winner Gerard Depardieu, who loves to dabble in the kitchen, also loves to prepare his meals in a classic AGA oven.
If you are the proud owner of an AGA cooker, or if you are thinking of upgrading and you have any thoughts, comments or tips to share, please feel free to head over to the Ovenu Facebook Page and let us know.
AGA image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons