Pros: Cooks Great. True Grill and Smoker-A BBQ Connoisseur Must Have
Cons: Design on the Lid is a Compromise
I had the product now for two months. I smoked, grilled, and seared in snow and rain. This is truly exceptional in temperature control. High heat or low, it works great. My only complaint is the design on the lid and its accessories are not for medium egg. Here is what happened. I have Green Egg grill cover that has a handle on top. So I lifted it to get cooking, and the ceramic top cover came off with the cover. The top cover fell to the ground and cracked! This is a bummer. Anyway, it is my fault. I should been more careful.
Today, I went to the store and purchased another ceramic cover. I found out the medium lid is the same as the large. I sort of known this that it is the same. I even prompted the store clerk. I did the interchange between large and medium with the casting iron damper, and it certainly is the same. Subsequently, I noticed, the store's damper is also loose on the medium egg. Large is tight. Small is tight. But the medium egg uses the large's accessories. This is not right. Well, I bought the ceramic top cover and some extra gasket replacement. Got home, doubled up the gasket and now, I got a snug fit on the damper and ceramic top! Cost me $48 to fix it. It's a work around. The store does not carry the actual gasket for the top opening--it is different from the gasket replacement but it works.
I understand keeping less SKU and communizing parts...I would suggest to Green Egg to have some extra thick gasket specific for medium egg but not sure over time, the gasket will compress and deteriorate.
For what's it worth. It is a great product. The medium size works for my family.