The Daily Telegraph
No task too big or small for the trusty Aga
SIR – £10 per day for an Aga (Letters, September 17) is a bargain. Many people spend that on takeaway coffees and fast food.
Our Aga is a workhorse. It dries our clothes so we don’t need a tumble dryer. It allows stock to simmer overnight, and defrosts our suppers so we don’t need a microwave. It dries and comforts our old dog after walks – and everyone in the family likes to lean on it.
Chris and Bill Neil
SIR – In his excellent summation of the Aga’s capabilities, Peter Rosie (Letters,
September 16) overlooks one further use: properly folded clothes can be perfectly ironed in short order, thereby saving further electricity as well as tedious struggles with a badly designed ironing board.
Warkworth, New Zealand
SIR – It is not time to rip out the Aga, but adapt it. We converted ours to electricity so that, with our new solar panels and a sunny day, we can power it up free of charge. On cloudy days we can still reduce power use.
Nigel Jones Lechlade, Gloucestershire