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Electrikit

With ever growing popularity The Electrikit is now making up almost 80% of current refurbished cooker sales and 90% of fuel conversions

at Abbey cookers… That’s a lot of satisfied customers and we know why.

 

7-8 years ago when Electrickit wasn’t a common term on an AGA enthusiasts tongue, we were busy converting the first kit we had managed to get our hands on, into our very own AGA. We’ve always been big believers in innovation and when it came knocking, we answered! We boast a fantastic relationship with the kit manufacturer and are named as the East Midlands main electrickit distributor.

 

But that’s enough about us…

 

Why the popularity?

 

The Electrickit has been designed and developed to achieve two main goals: cheaper running costs and better controllability for the user. With each hob, the two ovens and cabinet (4 oven model) being controlled independently it really does bring the AGA cooker into the 21st century. Oil, Gas, Solid fuel and even older less efficient electric models are all suitable for conversion, with the bonus of your cooker no longer needing to be serviced annually.  

 

The current estimated cost per week of running an Electrickit 2 Oven AGA are: £7-£10 controlled use or £12-£15 constant use (ovens on full temperature 24/7).  

 

For comparison the Estimated current running costs of an equivalent 2 oven AGA in different fuels are as follows:

Oil - £25-£28   13AMP electric – £35-£42     NAT GAS - £20-£22  

 

Please note that there are a lot of variables that may affect these estimates; energy tariffs, oil prices in your area and the age and condition of your cooker all need to be taken in to account, tariffs as of JAN 2022.  

 

To put it into perspective how much money you could save we’ve crunched the numbers: over a 3-year period we estimate a saving of around £3400 (savings include 6x £100 oil services) meaning in that period the conversion would have paid for itself with some leftover change for some well-deserved AGA goodies... 

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Cooking on it… 

 

1. Independent cooking: 

 

The hobs work independently of each other as does the top oven. 

They can all be independently heat controlled meaning you can be frying on one hob, simmering on the other while roasting in the oven or just have on whatever you need when you want it. 

 

“…so in summer you don’t need to suffer oppressive heat from the ovens if all you want is to use the hob…” 

 

2. Improved Heat up times 

 

Heat up times are vastly improved.  

 

Figures below are a guide as there are variables relating to each appliance eg 

Thickness of castings 

Level of insulation in left hand ovens 

Level of insulation in lids and doors 

 

The hob thermostats have a manufacturing tolerance – the top end temperature can vary markedly but all allow rolling boils etc. 

 

Frying on either hob takes 12 minutes from a cold hob 

 

Right hand ovens – 200 deg c takes the top oven 1 hour 35 minutes from cold to be ready 

 

Left hand ovens – from cold to 110c – 1 hour 15 mins 

… “cooking is so much easier as you have more precision with temperatures…” 

 

3. Control Panel 

 

No longer do you need the mercury readout – you control each hob and the top oven from simple and easy to operate controls behind the bottom left-hand door (2 door AGA).  There’s an extra control knob for any 4 oven AGAs for the left hand side ovens.   

 

The hobs have several settings ranging from simmering to boiling temperatures. 

 

4. Timing your oven to come on 

 

You can chose to operate the ovens by timer (your electrician can recommend, supply and install), again to suit yourself, by switching the oven on 1 hour 35 min’s before you need to e.g. 

 

1. Getting up to a warm kitchen 

2. Cooking the family meal in the evening 

 

5. Remote operation 

 

You can switch the ovens ON & OFF remotely using eg a WEMO switch and App on your mobile phone. Great if you are away from home and want the oven up to temperature for when you arrive back. Simply switch ON with the App when 2 hours away from home. 

 

6. Money saving 

 

As you are only switching on and using energy to cook when you need it you are not paying unnecessarily for the oven to be hot when you are asleep, at work, on holiday etc

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