Snugburners Questions and Answers

Question:  What is a Snugburner?

The Sungburner is a sophisticated burner specially developed for use in the current AGA and Rayburn wick cookers.  It is nearly twice as efficient at converting fuel into heat and immune from the problems of Low Sulphur Kerosene that every one is now supplied.

Question: Why should I fit a Snugburner?

To save money ( a lot of it!!)

The Snugburner will reduce your fuel use by a minimum of of 33% (which could be 1000 Litres of oil per year saving, or more) and if the full design features of the Snugbuner are used correctly like the ability to turn it on and off with a time clock some customers are getting savings of 60%+.

Question: Must I use a time clock?

No, but a good time clock properly used will pay very well in cost reductions, even turning it off while you are asleep in bed over night can increase savings to 45%.  The time clock puts you in control of the AGA.

Question: How much oil does my wick burning AGA actually use?


A typical 2 Oven AGA, no water heating, set to normal oven temperature of 220 to 240C ( The Black line) 24 hours per day uses 55 to 58 Litres per week typically or around 2800 Litres per year, at 60P per litre this is about £35 per week.  If the AGA has a water heater this rises to 65 to 75 Litres or about 3600 Litres per year or about £45 week to run.  4 Oven AGAs use a little more than 2 oven Agas but for rough calculations these figures put the issue in perspective.

Our home Snugburner AGA has used an average of 1366 litres of oil per year over 3+ years and we use it for cooking every day we are at home.  If we are away from home the holiday timer makes sure the AGA takes a holiday too.

Question: Does the Snugburner effecting the cooking?

My wife finds it better: heat up from cold 3 hours.

Oven temperature more stable with big oven loads

Hot plate hotter, can stir fry.

Question: Does the Snugburner fit my AGA?

All AGAs can be converted back to 1942 build

Question: Does the Snugburner need servicing?

Yes, an annual service is recommended, a competent OFTEC registered oil service engineer should be able to do this.

Question: Is the AGA with a Snugburner difficult to light?

No, you either turn on the power or let the timer start it.  The rest is automatic