Question and Answers about the Snugburner

Question: How do I purchase a Snugburner?

Through the Agent for Snugburner, www.agacentric.com, they cover all Ireland.

Question:  What is a Snugburner?

The Sungburner is sophisticated burner specially developed for use in the current Aga cooker and Rayburn wick burner 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 cooker.

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

A typical 2 Oven Aga cooker, 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 cooker 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 Aga cooker use a little more than 2 oven Aga cookers but for rough calculations these figures put the issue in perspective.

Our home Snugburner Aga cooker 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 cooker takes a holiday too.

Question: Does the Snugburner effecting the cooking?

We find cooking with the Snugburner better: heat up from cold in 3 hours.

Oven temperature more stable with big oven loads

Hot plate hotter, can stir fry.

Question: Does the Snugburner fit my Aga cooker?

All Aga cookers 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 cooker with a Snugburner difficult to light?

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