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Big Green Egg Medium Egg Reviews


Great Product but Lid is Problematic


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...
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Old timer using an old medium Big Green Egg


Pros: Excellent heat, allows for good smokey flavor

Cons: Expensive, can't do cold smoking, sometimes hard to regulate

I've owned a medium Big Green Egg for about 13 years. I hadn't used it lately, but now that I've formally retired, I decided to rebuild the Egg and start smokin'! First, I needed to realign the bands for the lid as well as replace the stainless steel grid. I had also lost the ash rake (no big deal, really) and the wooden handle needed to be replaced because it had rotted off. In addition, the old trolley's wheels are frozen, so moving this puppy from one place to another requires a bit of ingenuity. My next project will be to replace the wheels, but they are frozen in place so I need to strategize how to get the old ones off. I also purchased a plate setter to offset the heat. This...
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My Medium Big Green Egg


Pros: High Quality

Cons: So Far So Good

I have only had my BGE for a short time. My main smoker is a WSM, I got the egg mostly for my winter smokes as the WSM loses a lot of heat in sub freezing weather. So far I am very happy with the BGE.

BGE Medium


Pros: Quality,stable temps,versatility

Cons: $$$$

This is my second BGE. I own the large and I have not been able to find any faults with these things. They grill, smoke, bake- you name it and this will do it. Being in Alaska it does not work to have a metal smoker as they just lose too much heat and you burn through the charcoal way too fast. I know these are a bit on the expensive side but as a wise man once said buy a cheap tool many times or a good one once.   The photo shown has accessories such as shelves and the (nest) the rolling stand which would add a couple hundred bucks to the 600 - 650 base price. The nest is really nice as it puts it at a good height for cooking and allows you to position it for the vent to be...
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