Tuesday, May 17

R is for Rayburn!


After months of deliberation, negotiation and discussion we narrowed it down to the model we wanted. The technical information is as follows....

Product Variation Name355SFW
FunctionCooking / Domestic Hot Water / Central Heating
FuelSmokeless selected bituminous coals, seasoned wood and peat briquettes
ControlsThermostatic and Manual
Initial Flue Pipe (minimum internal diameter)Conventional 150mm (6ins)
Ventilation (minimum air vent for room)182.5cm2
Electrical SupplyNo
Water OutputUp to 40,000Btu/h - 11.7kW 8 Radiators
Hot Water SystemGravity DHW and pumped heating
Water Cylinder Size Option190 litres (40 Gallons)
Lower OvenWarming Oven


Jon has spent the last few days negotiating prices, delivery dates etc and we finally went with our local dealer. The deposit is paid and delivery will be around the second week in July. The flu is on the right hand side, slightly different to the Aga so some moving and shaking will need to happen, but not until the Rayburn is in situ. Jon will have some lights to sort out in the kitchen, and the ceiling will be plastered BEFORE the Rayburn is delivered, but that is all we can do really - well in the kitchen anyway......so the lounge is now our focus.

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35 comments:

  1. That is the most beautiful color I have ever seen. That is one fabulous stove/oven/heater ! What fun you will have using that.
    I was confused (as usual) so reread your last post and I now understand...

    My car is almost that color, a little less green little more blue and I adore driving it. So lovely.

    cheers, parsnip

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  2. So many possibilities :-) ...

    It's beautiful, and how exciting!!!!

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  3. Thanks for sharing this information. It sounds like this is a multifunctional stove. It is also quite pretty. I love how it does so much for you.

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  4. Wow what a colour! It will look absolutely fabulous.

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  5. Wow....what a wonderful colour...I'm jealous!!

    My Aga is the bog standard dark blue, if I ever get another one it will be cream or I could be seriously tempted by that Rayburn.

    Sue xx

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  6. What a fab colour and multi functional too, You are really cracking on with the work Denise. Is it cheaper to use than havin gas oe electricity or arn't they an option?

    Di,x
    P.S. I've opened up my blog site again, so look out for drivel and trivia from Liverpool !

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  7. It's along wait until July. I wouldn't be able to contain myself through a long wait... grins.

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  8. It will be so lovely when it is in situ....how exciting.

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  9. pretty stove! congrats.

    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

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  10. I'll leave the techy stuff for Chris!
    I'll say "Oooooooh" "AAAAhhhhh", and you'll know what I mean.
    Jane x

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  11. I'll believe it when I see it installed ;)
    Mo

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  12. I have never seen such a thing ! I wonder if it exists in Belgium. People have either central heating and an open fire and of course an electric or gaz stove in the kitchen. Some have also ovens but then together with central heating and it's more for additional heat and decoration.

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  13. Wow, you are doing some amazing work in your house.
    I love your Rayburn. I'm not familiar with them but it looks like it will serve you beautifully.

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  14. I love that colour! For some reason it reminds me of my childhood, but I don't really recall ever seeing an aqua stove anywhere.
    And you've got yourself a unique R word out of all that remodeling! LOL
    — K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

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  15. What a multi-purpose stove. I have to say, I never saw a Rayburn stove before. I hope it keeps you warm next winter.

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  16. I don't think I've seen such a thing here in Singapore, interesting item!

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  17. I love the colour, we had one when we first married but it was the normal beige colour. We replaced it with an oil fired Stanley. Bliss, keeps the whole house snug and cosy.

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  18. It seems that you've both become the soon to be proud owners of a Rayburn! It is beautiful, I think-functional art.

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  19. ASn elegant and practical Range indeed!

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  20. I love being part of ABC, it enRiches my vocabulaRy. You choice of R is teRRific!

    Would you mind to visit my R post, please?

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  21. Surely a big project! It will be wonderful to see!

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  22. So jealous.......look forward to seeing it fitted!

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  23. This is not just a central heater/oven/warm water provider, it is a real ornament. I wish I could have that in my little kitchen!


    Thanks for your e-mail.

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  24. Your Rayburn is a thing of beauty.

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  25. We always had a Rayburm while I was growing up... the small version when I was very little and then we moved to a bigger house and had a larger version. My mum loved it. It did all the cooking, heated the water, and heated most of the house.

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  26. How lovely to have finally made a decision. Now you can relax - on that score, at least;-)

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  27. I want an aqua Rayburn -- what a fantastic and beautiful multi-functional appliance! Why don't we have those in the US?
    Denise, what wonderful work you two are doing with your home -- love the snug!

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  28. I've never seen one! Never used one either! Had an old wood stove when I lived in the country but never cooked on it. Lovely colour!

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  29. And is that the colour you're having? Gorgeous!

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  30. Liz - yes, Aqua! Coming early July!

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  31. Will you use it on gas (calor), electric or solid fuel?

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  32. Libby - solid fuel - logs + anthrocite but mostly logs. We get a £500 supply as part of the deal. We have many farmers in the village who will let Jon go and collect logs in the pick-up so our fuel bills should be drastically reduced. Well in theory anyway.

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  33. Hello, thought Id lost you!!

    That's a beautiful colour, I have always wanted one :-)

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  34. Nice colour Denise and I just looked at your previous posts to see what the snug looks like now it's finished - very cosy!

    You'll have gathered I'm back from my travels. :)

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  35. Ahah! I thought it was a blue one! :) Same model as ours, as you said. Mo

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Thank you for your comments, always nice to know somebody has taken the time to let me know what they think.

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