We have a 2 oven cooker, model GC, that runs on propane. It is white. We were told it was a specialty color. We purchased a 7 year old house and the cooker looks like it has had about 7 years of use. It is still shiny in all of the right places. We subsequently learned that cooker is between 25-30 years old. It was a floor model that was not installed until 7 years ago. No big deal, they have been making these simple appliances for over 100 years, right? Well it turns out we have the Mark 1 (or Mk1) Teddington burner that is obsolete. Since these burners are 30 years old many of the parts for this burner are no longer available. There are replacement burners for the Mk1 (Burner posting to follow…stay tuned).
We were told the house was designed around the AGA. It weighs close to half a ton so it better be! There are sistered floor joists underneath the cooker to ensure the floor can support the weight.
Our part of town does not have natural gas service so our cooker runs off propane. There is a 120 gallon propane tank outside that runs the cooker and the five gas lanterns outside. Until we get a handle on the costs to run the AGA we will keep the lanterns off.