Rayburn Buyers' Guide

For over 75 years, the iconic Rayburn by AGA has been the warm heart of many British homes. A Rayburn is a totally flexible and controllable range cooker that will transform your kitchen in to a welcoming space. 


As good looking as it is practical, the choice of function, fuel type, size and colour means that your Rayburn will be perfect for your home.  


Find out more by using our buyers guide below or call your local Rayburn Heat Centre for more information. 


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Rayburn Buyers Guide
Choosing your appliance

To help you the choose the right Rayburn model for your home, take a look at our helpful buyers' guide below. Whether you are looking for a cooker only model or a central heating cooker that can heat up to 20 radiators and provide hot water for your home. We can also offer advice on which fuel types are available to help you make the correct choice for you and your home. 

The brand new Rayburn Ranger is designed to offer cooking only. This all-electric range cooker offers energy efficient cooking and includes three large capacity ovens for roasting, baking and simmering, as well as a grill, state-of-the-art induction hob and cast-iron hotplate.

As with all Rayburn appliances, these models offer ovens which use the principle of indirect radiant heat cooking, which is kind to food, locking in its flavour, moisture and goodness. 

From high-heat cooking, which helps bring out the best in vegetables to grilling, boiling and baking, the Rayburn masters all culinary styles. 

View our cooking only models here.

If you are looking for a range cooker that provides fabulous cooking and piping hot water just when you need it, one of our Rayburn 300 Series models is best suited for you. 

The Rayburn 308K provides the capacity to offer a constant supply of hot water as well as cast-iron cooking. This model is ideal for those who do not have space to fit an additional boiler and runs on oil. 

  View our cooking and hot water models here.

With a Rayburn central heating range cooker, you can have all your heating needs in one cast-iron appliance. That means you can enjoy a cosy, warm kitchen, hot water for all the family and heating for the rest of the home, all from one stunning appliance. 

Rayburn boilers are stringently tested to give proven performance and efficiency. They are designed to operate from a variety of fuels, each with highly developed combustion chambers and advanced burner technologies. Whether it's oil or gas, AGA Rayburn has a model to suit your heating needs, with a variety of boiler outputs that will heat two or three radiators. Plus, a constant supply of hot water. 

Available in our 400 series models up to our largest 699 model, there's a Rayburn to suit any home. 

View our cooking, hot water and central heating models here.

Rayburn fuel types
Fuel supply

Choice of fuel is becoming increasingly important so we have a range of fuel options to choose from including electric, gas or oil. 

Oil heating is considered one of the most economical fuels for heating and cooking with over 1.5 million homes in the UK opting to use this fuel. Rayburn appliances can be run on Commercial Kerosene to BS2869, Class C2.

The brand new Rayburn Heatranger runs on oil and has HVO compatible burners making the appliance eco-friendly, carbon-free and future-ready.  A conversion kit is necessary when operating on HVO which can be requested by the installer.  

HVO (95% Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil) fuel is 100% renewable and is invaluable in helping the UK achieve its net zero carbon target, reducing up to 90% of net CO2 emissions.


The brand new Rayburn Ranger runs on electric, requiring only 2 x 13 amp supply. These cookers do not require a plinth, flue or any annual servicing and at 100cm wide, they are ideal to slot in to an existing kitchen.

There are a range of Rayburn models designed to run on both natural and propane gas.

Propane gas is the cleanest burning rural fossil fuel available and undoubtedly the most versatile. It is a low carbon emitting hydrocarbon fuel available in rural areas, emitting 19% less CO2 per kWh than oil, 30% less than coal, and more than 50% less than coal-generated electricity distributed via the grid. 

Natural gas is a popular fuel of choice in today's homes and is the cleanest-burning energy source for your home. The use of natural gas produces less sulphur dioxide, less nitrogen oxides and less particulate matter (which can affect health and visibility) than oil or coal. 

Rayburn flue types
Flue Type

What is a flue and what does it do? 

When we burn a fuel to release heat, gases are produced that need to be safely discharged to the outside atmosphere, where they quickly and harmlessly disperse. The flue is the means used to convey the products of combustion from the cooker to outside. Any unpleasant cooking smells created are therefore also carried away by the flue.

A flue can be part of a chimney, but there are various types and options. AGA Rayburn cookers offer a choice of flue options, dependent on the model: conventional, balanced, power flue or in-room vented.  


A conventional flue (also known as open flue) uses a flue continuously rising from the top of the cooker and terminating above the highest part of the roof. A chimney built of stone or brick can be used fro this purpose, providing that the inside is lined with an acid resistant material, again commonly referred to as the flue. 

Alternatively the flue pipe from the cooker can be taken all the way up using special prefabricated flue systems consisting of twin-wall pipe and usually manufactured from stainless steel. Conventional flued cookers can be sited on internal or external walls within the property.

Models requiring conventional flues or open flues:

Oil: 308K, 400, 600

Gas: 480G 

A balanced flue can be a solution where a property has no masonry chimney and a freestanding flue-pipe would be inappropriate. It uses two twin pipes or ducts coming straight from the back of the cooker through the wall to the outside. One tube brings a fresh supply into each of the burners, whilst the other discharges the products of combustion. On oil fired models, this takes the form of two rectangular ducts, whilst the gas fired cooker has two concentric tubes. Terminals are externally covered by a protective cage. 

Oven venting is still a product feature and benefit. A separate copper pipe travels from the ovens to outside to remove cooking smells and condensation, sometimes assisted by a small electric fan on the oil fired models. 

Models using balanced flues:

Oil: 400 central heating models, 680KCD, Rayburn Heatranger. 

A power flue may be the answer for properties where there is no conventional chimney and offers the flexibility for the cooker to be sited on an external or internal wall, even within an island or peninsular setting. 

It uses a single, stainless steel flue-pipe. A variable speed, low voltage electric fan is fitted externally to provide the necessary suction. 

A basic flue installation kit is supplied with the product, suitable for most installations up to 3m. Additional flue-pipe fittings and fastenings are available including 90 and 45 degree angle bends to allow flexibility of the flue route. 

Models using power flues:

Oil: 400 KPF

Room vented models do not require a flue and are therefore easier to cite within a kitchen. It is recommended to use a cooker hood in conjunction with room vented models.

Room vented Rayburn models:

Rayburn Ranger