Monday, April 23, 2012

[ gaga for aga ]

FOR MOST of us, the kitchen is the heart of the home ~ it's where we spend the most time, preparing meals, assembling lunches, gathering as a family. And it's where company always seems to congregate when you're entertaining.

To me, nothing says cozy kitchen like an English country kitchen, complete with an AGA. While I loved my Wolf cooktop and wall ovens, there's just something about an AGA that has me smitten.


Aren't they great? AGAs were invented in 1929 and originally were heated using slow-burning coal and were on all day, providing heat to the entire kitchen on cold winter days. Nowadays they are programmable and run on natural gas or electricity. They're certainly not cheap but they are a true workhorse in the kitchen. I love the idea of their multiple ovens, warming plate and wide range of colours. 

If you're looking for something with a little more warmth and personality than an industrial stainless steel range, I think investing in an AGA is worth every penny. What do you think?

lisa
[all pics: housetohome]

13 comments:

Carol-Anne (Use the Good Dishes!) said...

I LOVE Agas and have always coveted them.

But my heart almost stopped beating when I saw the PINK one! Amazing!

jeanette from everton terrace said...

I've never used one but now would love to try it. That very light blue in the modern white kitchen made my heart go pitter patter.

Razmataz said...

My grandmother always had one in her UK home. It was not only for cooking but to keep the kitchen warm (England didn;t always have central heating). It was our favorite spot. The dog and cat used to sleep in front of it.

Formerly known as Frau said...

There gorgeous....it would be hard to pick the colors are so fun! Love all the shots with the lazy pups! Have a wonderful Monday!


PS I saw the new Mission Impossible movie parts were in Dubai...have you seen it? Do they really have sand storms like that? Wild to say the least!

Sweet Chaos said...

I'm sure they cost a pretty penny, but they're beautiful!! Love the character they add to the kitchen.

Anonymous said...

am from singapore. my kitchen is as big as e aga itself.. ,p love love e powder blue aga in white kitchen.

Jen said...

They're great to look at but I think I'd feel super intimidated by all the bells and whistles it has going on! Like I'd have to be roasting a goose while baking a souffle and boiling 10 lobsters all on a regular Tuesday night ;) Like I'd have to seriously up my game ya know? ;)

designchic said...

They are an absolute work of art...fabulous pink!!

DREAMS ON 34th STREET ~ French Bread & Family said...

Dreamy...amazing!
~Lynne
w/L.

Miss Rubio said...

I ABSOLUTELY LOVE AGAS!!!! Love this post...love your blog. Just found it and am now following. xo.

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

I would love to own an Aga, especially in a fun color! They add such character to a kitchen!

SHERRY HART said...

It's too bad I DON'T COOK or I would want one :)

a happy little life said...

what beautiful work horses they are! i would fancy the red one! <3
xo tracie

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