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History of Aga

Whoever would have thought that an unfortunate incident, (which for most of us would lead to a life of relative disablement), could be the inception of a timeless, stylish invention, serving many homes for years to come.
This was the unfortunate incident that met a Swedish man, by the name of Dr.Gustaf Dalen. With one of his earlier inventions he was blinded by a large explosion which left him totally dependent upon his wife. Over a period of time he realised how weary his wife was becoming, exhausted with all of the responsibilities of their home (cooking, cleaning, heating to name but a few) plus the additional pressure of looking after him too. Dalen set about designing an invention to improve life for both himself and his wife, and so the AGA was born.
In 1922 the AGA was complete, along with the foundation of the AGA company (which stands for Aktiebolaget Gas Accumulator) and was named the AGA cooker.This helped his wife to now heat their home with constant heat, help with the washing, drying and pressing of clothes, and also the heating of water for washing dishes, laundry and personal use.
In 1929 the AGA was introduced to England and there are now 3 main models of the original AGA, these being two, three and four oven types that can run on a variety of fuels, propane gas and natural gas amongst others. However more recent models have the ability to burn solid fuels which have been proven to be much more economical than everyday ovens. The AGA uses less fuel due to how it retains heat so the more it is used the more economical it is.
So this timeless invention is still regarded as the centre piece of any home remaining economical, reliable and useful. The quality of food once cooked still does not lose its vital ingredients or appearance and keeps its moisture, flavour and texture.
Since its inception not a great deal has changed design wise other than making the AGA burn fuel that is more suited to today’s needs and to make it burn cleaner. With a design this successful who would want to change it anyway?