Aga Keeps On Cookin'

American playwright David Mamet once described the Aga as "the best of things British," and, together with the old Rolex Explorer and the Land Rover, as among those things that are "perfect-of-their-kind." This may seem extravagant praise for a cast-iron stove that has not changed in appearance since it was designed 70 years ago. But Aga owners, who number some 500,000 worldwide, tend to even greater eulogies when it comes to their "stove-oven-cooktop-heater," as Mamet styled it. "The Aga is part of the family. It's the heart...

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