It's about 12 years old is all I know. This friend doesn't need any counseling - he just spent 3 days at Augusta National golfing - a smooth $60,000 round of golf and jet ride! Suffice to say, he won't miss the Aga! In fact, it's sitting in a warehouse of his, and I'm going to go look at it Saturday to figure out what model, etc. I do know its a four oven configuration, in black, about 10 years old. I'm thinking of taking my DCS 36" range with me, and then put the Aga in as well. This will give me a backup standard oven, and gas cooktop as needed.
The drawback is that I was planning on putting in a built-in deep fryer and a built-in steamer. With the additional of the aga I will not have the space to do this.
To answer the questions, I live in the Midwest US. So, cold winters, hot summers.
So, I'm building a new home. I will put the majority of the money into the kitchen area - cause that's how I work! I was talking with a friend, who just purchased a home. It had a Aga 4 Oven Cooker in it - in black. He has offered it to me for free, as he doesn't cook like I do. So, I need thoughts from folks who have ACTUALLY USED ONE. Can I get away with this, and then a professional level 36" rangetop? Will I be frustrated by it and will I need an additional convection / standard oven? Thoughts on what will make this kitchen great - without blowing the bank. I don't want to design around this beast if I'm not going to get any use from it.
Thanks for the advice!