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AGA Legacy 36' or Fratelli Onofri Roayl Chiantishire or Verona?

Posted by kitchen_maman (My Page) on
Sun, May 13, 12 at 18:32

We are about to undertake a major project on the house. This includes a new kitchen. I was pretty set on either a Fratelli Onofir Roayl Chiantishire FRRYC905DSS or the Verona double oven VEFSGE365DSS. I went on a search of the ovens this weekend to see if my existing baking pans fit. I read some reviews about the smaller ovens being too small, so I wanted to test mine. The first place I went to didn't have either, but did have an Aga Legacy. I was in LOVE as soon as she opened all the doors. It fits my cooking/baking needs perfectly. And my pans fit!

I have been reading the AGA threads and all the pros and cons. I haven't seen a lot about the other two ovens. I was told that they were made by the same company, so basically the same machine. I am looking for people who have experience with these and can give me advice.

The AGA is very different from what I was thinking about. We have a panel fridge (small kitchen) and I was thinking of SS for the stove. But I don't like the SS in the AGA. I LOVE the vintage white. Should I get the window? I have read mixed reviews. I never use the window when cooking anyway...

We live in the metro DC area so I got rid of all my big stuff several years ago. My current oven is 20 inches. I absolutely need at least two ovens. I love the idea of a third. 36 inches is the absolute largest we can put into the kitchen.

The AGA is a big splurge, so we wouldn't want to spend any more than that. I look forward to your thoughts!


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RE: AGA Legacy 36' or Fratelli Onofri Roayl Chiantishire or Veron

Fratelli Onofri is made by a company that is now bankrupt.


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RE: AGA Legacy 36' or Fratelli Onofri Roayl Chiantishire or Veron

Fisher Paykel also has a 36" with two ovens. Bray and Scarf in the DC area have this brand


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RE: AGA Legacy 36' or Fratelli Onofri Roayl Chiantishire or Veron

Of the three stoves you list, if it were me I would definitely go for the Aga. I was considering one myself for a while until I switched to Bluestar which of course did not give me a second oven. I like the vintage white best too. Personally I would not get a window - think it is much more vintage looking without. Good luck!


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RE: AGA Legacy 36' or Fratelli Onofri Roayl Chiantishire or Veron

I love the Aga Legacy Vintage White as well.


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RE: AGA Legacy 36' or Fratelli Onofri Roayl Chiantishire or Veron

Thank you!

Springplanter, do you have any experience with the fisher-paykel?

I am really disappointed to hear about the FO brand. I read they might continue to make ovens in Turkey though.

I was just reading the old thread about high end appliances and I just wonder if I should spend that kind of money on the AGA. On the other hand, I was just in awe of how functional it appears! I was hoping an AGA owner would weigh in...or a Verona.

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RE: AGA Legacy 36' or Fratelli Onofri Roayl Chiantishire or Veron

FO closed it's factories in Italy and they might start production in Turkey, but the Italian parent company is bankrupt and I don't think they'll ever get the quality they had again.
The Veron 36" double is a great machine- love the perfomance of the cooktop- the center triple ring burner is a dream. Did you know it comes in an 'antique white' as well?
I can fit some pretty big turkeys in that small oven- I think I got a 12lb in there. And the bigger oven has more than enough room too.
I haven't needed any service, but I have called the hotline several times with questions and they were all very nice and very helpful.
Good luck!


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RE: AGA Legacy 36' or Fratelli Onofri Roayl Chiantishire or Veron

Unfortunately someone has there facts wrong- Terim(the manufacturers of Fratelli Onofri) are not Bankrupt and still producing these magnificent stoves.


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RE: AGA Legacy 36' or Fratelli Onofri Roayl Chiantishire or Veron

Fratelli is not bankrupted, they simply re-organized and are back in production and shipping ranges.


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