The 2 Oven AGA

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2 oven aga - agacottages
The 2 oven AGA has a roasting and a simmering oven.

The top of the roasting oven is very hot! This makes it perfect for grilling, tasty crackling on pork roasts and browning dishes. The top of this oven is also perfect for Yorkshire puddings, and pies and pastries. The middle of this oven is perfect for roasting meat or chickens and jacket and roast potatoes. The base is perfect for items requiring a lower temperature such as bread and quiches or for shallow frying in a heavy based pan.

The best way to use a roasting oven on a 2 oven AGA is to start the cooking in the roasting oven and when golden or crisp, move the items to the simmering oven to complete cooking. You can also use the cold shelf to reduce the temperature of the roasting oven

Like the roasting oven, the top of the simmering oven is the hottest part. With the possible exceptions of meringues or long, slow cooked fruit cakes, everything that can be cooked in the simmering oven must be started off elsewhere, either on the boiling plate or in the roasting oven.