Rayburn Buyers Guide

For over 75 years, the iconic Rayburn by AGA has been the warm heart of many British homes, leading the field in cast-iron central heating range cookers.


A Rayburn is a totally flexible and controllable cast-iron range cooker that will transform your kitchen in to a welcoming space. As good looking as it is practical, the choice of function, size of appliance and 15 colours makes choosing a Rayburn the right choice for your home.  


Find out more by using our buyers guide below.

Rayburn 300 Series in White
Choosing your appliance

To help you the choose the correct Rayburn model for your home, our guide will help you choose whether its a cooker only model that suits your needs, or a central heating cooker that can also heat up to 8 radiators. 

There are Rayburn range cookers which are designed to offer the functionality to cook only. As with all Rayburn models, these cookers feature cast-iron 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. 

If you're looking for a Rayburn to provide cooking only, our Rayburn 200 model is perfect for you. 

Find Rayburn 200 Series models.

There are Rayburn models which provide the capacity to offer a constant supply of hot water as well as cast iron cooking. These models are ideal for those who do not have space to fit an additional boiler. 

Our compact Rayburn 212 model offers all this and is available in a choice of 15 vitreous enamel colours. 

Find Rayburn 212 models.

With an AGA 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 from one stunning appliance. 

AGA Rayburn boilers are stringently tested to give proven performance and efficiency. They are designed to operate from manufactured smokeless fuel (MSF), wood or peat and offer highly developed combustion chambers and advanced burner technologies. Rayburn has a model to suit your heating needs, offering home heating plus a constant supply of hot water. 

Available in our compact 216 model, which can heat two to three radiators and our larger 355 model, which can heat up to eight radiators. There's a Rayburn to suit any home. 

Find Rayburn 216 and 355 Series models.

Cream Rayburn in Pistachio Kitchen
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. Solid fuel and wood burning appliances need a flue to create a movement of air and thus oxygen across the firebed to make them burn. The flue is the means used to convey the products of combustion from the cooker to outside. Any objectionable smells created are therefore also carried away by the flue. 

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 for 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.