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Design Trends: More than an Oven

BY June 30, 2014

AGA has never fancied itself a mere oven. It’s a cooker and a looker.

Since its introduction in 1922, the cooker has spawned many love affairs, especially beloved among Brits who benefit from its 24/7 standby slumber mode to warm kitchens and even dry and press clothes. A fave among celebs like Sting and Martha Stewart for its gentle and even radiant cooking, AGA just hasn’t seemed practical for the Southwest Florida kitchen.

Until now. For those coveting the cast-iron icon, AGA Marvel has introduced its first with manual cooking zone shutoff and the largest cooker to date. The Total Control 5 offers five independently controlled electric ovens (for slow cooking, simmering, warming, baking and roasting), two hotplates and a warming plate with electronic touchscreen and remote control for programming start and stop cooking times.

It still resembles the original (heralded by some among the top three design innovations of the 20th century) and is available in 12 colors including claret, heather, duck egg blue and pistachio (shown). Priced from $20,299 find your AGA retailer at

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