Originally Posted by TimE916
Hey everyone, thanks for sharing your thoughts. I really appreciate it. I knew I signed up with the right site!
I think the consensus is it's an excellent rig, there are alternatives, but if I'm willing to spend the money, I'll get what I paid for...
Ellymae, the only reason I'm considering the XL is the old bigger is better thing. I'm always thinking that I'll run out of room, and wish I had spent the extra $$$ up front.
It's not that I have a lot of mouths to feed, but I've occasionally run into problems with the size limitation of the Bradley so I'm wanting to be sure I don't have to deal with that aspect again. Thanks for pointing out the issues with the warranty if you order online. I'm assuming there isn't a lot of difference from one store to the next. It seems most are within a few dollars of each other. I assumed BGE would honor the warranty no matter where/how I bought it - provided of course it was not previously used. The redirectingat.com website is pretty cool. Lots of innovative ideas and products there!
Again, thanks everyone for sharing your ideas and opinions. Now I've gotta figure out how to lug that 250 lb beast home! Oh yeah, and how to pay for it!
They are excellent grills, smokers, and ovens. And bigger isn't necessarily better.
If you go to the egghead forums, the most common size(s) or "combos" owned, are the Large and Small or Large and Mini. Unless of course you are cooking for a large family.
With a large, and depending on the meat used, you can get up to three racks of meat in a Large. That's a lot of meat. The same can be done in a UDS as well.
Maybe buy a Large, and see how often you actually need more room. If you are constantly needing more room, pick up a Small or Medium. The XL is extremely heavy, very big and with two egg's, you have more versatility.
There is a slight difference when buying locally. Some dealers stock accessories, and parts. Others may have to have them ordered. So if you break a fire ring, go to your dealer, and if they don't stock them, you'll have to wait for the part to come in. My local dealer stocks all egg parts for all sizes, so that's why I decided to pick up mine there.