It's always exciting working on projects that incorporate custom or unique appliances, like this private residence in Penticton that included a custom 4-oven AGA cooker and a custom made hammered copper range hood.
The AGA cooker was invented in 1922 by a nobel prize winning swedish physicist named Gustaf Dalen. Gustaf had been blinded in an accident while working on a previous invention and it was while confined to his home that he, with the help of his wife and family, began work on developing a new stove that was capable of a range of culinary techniques while also being easy to use. AGA cookers work on the principle that a heavy cast iron frame will absorb and accumulate heat for cooking from a continuously burning, low intensity heat source. Originally, the source of heat was a slow-burning coal, however modern cookers are generally powered by natural gas. AGA Cookers were later imported to Britain in 1929 and were manufactured there throughout the early 1930s.
WOOD SPECIES: Maple
DOORSTYLE: Shaker Door with wide stile & rails (3")
STAIN FINISH: "Butternut" with Chocolate Chalking application
"Espresso" stain (Peninsula side facing Dining Room)
COUNTERTOPS: Soapstone / Solid Mahogany Butcher Block