Up Close With AGA Professional Stainless-Steel Ranges

If there’s such a thing as value in luxury goods, this AGA is it.

AGA might be best known for its iconic line of cookers, but since its acquisition by Middleby in 2015, the company has begun to branch out. In particular, the AGA Professional Series now offers traditional pro-style ranges for consumers.

The stainless-steel ranges are made in the UK, and are AGA’s answer to Thermador, Wolf, and Viking. They’re now available in gas and dual-fuel, in 30-inch, 36-inch, and 48-inch sizes

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We haven’t had a chance to test out how well these ranges actually cook, but the AGA Professional machines we’ve seen on the show floor at Design and Construction Week look and feel the part of a pro-style range.

Hefty metal knobs turn with ease, continuous grates cover powerful brass burners, and an infrared broiler offers faster, more even broiling.

Middleby, a manufacturer of commercial ranges, has owned the consumer brand Viking Range since 2013. It’s interesting to note that AGA’s 36-inch range sells for around $5,700, while Viking’s Professional Custom dual-fuel range starts at just over $9,000.

On specs alone, the 36-inch AGA appears to provide impressive internal competition. Both appliances have 4.9-cu.-ft. ovens, both offer self-cleaning, and both boast industrial designs. The Viking has six burners with one that tops out at 18,500 BTU, plus multiple 15,000 BTU burners. The 36-inch AGA has five burners and maxes at 17,500 with a few lower-powered ones. Both have convection, but Viking has a proprietary single-fan version while AGA has two fans.

The Viking has a three-year full warranty, while the AGA is one year full, plus two years of limited warranty on the oven’s elements.

Now, the following ranges will be joining the 36-inch, dual-fuel APRO36DFSS:

AGA Professional APRO36AGSS

• All-gas pro-style 36-inch range
• LP conversion kit included
• Same rangetop as APRO36DFSS
• 22,000 BTU convection bake power
• 14,000 BTU standard bake power
• 16,500 BTU broiler power
• 2-year parts and labor warranty on entire product

AGA Professional APRO30DFSS

• 30-inch dual-fuel pro-style range
• 4.2 cu. ft. electric oven with 3,000-watt top element, 850-watt bottom element
• Infrared broiler
• 30-inches wide by 27.5-inches deep
• Bake, Convection Bake, Broil modes
• Continuous cast iron grates
• Two 15,000 BTU burners, two 12,000 BTU burners

AGA Professional APRO30AGSS

• 30-inch all-gas pro-style range
• LP conversion kit included
• Same rangetop as APRO30DFSS
• 22,000 BTU convection bake power
• 14,000 BTU standard bake power
• 16,500 BTU broiler power
• 2-year parts and labor warranty on entire product

AGA Professional APRO48DFSS

• 48-inch dual-fuel pro-style range
• Three 15,000/700 BTU dual-ring brass burners
• Three 12,000/2,800 BTU burners
• One 15,000 BTU burner
• 11.5-inch wide stainless steel griddle
• Two gas ovens with 6.7 total cu. ft. of capacity
• 30-inch convection oven has 4.2 cu. ft. capacity
• 18-inch standard oven has 2.5 cu. ft. capacity

AGA Professional APRO48AGSS

• 48-inch all-gas pro-style range
• Same cooktop and capacity as APRO48DFSS
• LP conversion kit included

We’ll have to wait to learn more on pricing, but if the expanded lineup is in line with the 36-inch model, all of them will be worth checking out.

We look forward to testing AGA Professional ranges under controlled conditions in our labs to see if the performance lives up to the specs.

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