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  1. Mike
    Mike December 30, 2012 at 7:28 am |

    I’ve redlined our AGA like this too…. with the hotplate under the lid glowing red hot! A temperature chart of glowing cast iron I found on the net suggested the hotplate must’ve been around 1000 degreesC!
    Agas don’t measure the temperature in the oven, they measure the temperature of the exhaust gases. I think the insulation in these stoves and the thermal mass in all that cast iron somehow tempers the heat like you could never have in a modern cooker, hence the much better results achievable in those old fashioned ranges.
    We gave up a lot when we went “modern” methinks….

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