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Big Green Egg Large Egg

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Big Green Egg
  • The Large EGG is still our most popular size and is able to easily handle the cooking needs of most families. Specifications: •18-inch diameter cooking grid •Weighs 140 pounds •255 square inches of cooking surface •The Large EGG can cook: ◦20-pound turkey ◦12 burgers ◦6 chickens vertically ◦8 steaks ◦7 racks of ribs vertically

Recent User Reviews

  1. porknpuha
    "Big Green and Happy"
    Pros - Temperature control, Temperature maintenance, easy to use and start, Makes the neighbours jealous, Dealer did everything including deliver
    Cons - Add ons are expensive (overall expensive but good product)
    I recently got a BGE large for Christmas

    I have already used it several times for Chicken, Ribs, Boston Butt etc.

    It is a good Charcoal oven/ smoker and holds temp to perfection.

    Fill with Charcoal Light and set your intake/outtake to get your temp, then simply walk away (if you want, I like watching mine)

    The only reason this does not get 5 stars is the cost of the add on products (gets expensive fast) I would buy another in a heartbeat So arguably 5 stars from me.
  2. virginiaguy
    "Disappointed Bad customer service"
    Pros - Tastes good
    Cons - Everything else
    Maybe i'm old school but for $1000, I'd like a manual. There isn't one. I bought mine at Offenbacher. They set it up. I had the hardest time getting it going the first few times. After 3 times, I thought maybe I had too many ashes after a while. I opened the vent and in front of me was ceramic, not an opening. Apparently when they installed it, they set it up wrong. So I turned it around, rotated the inner thingy and it worked better. Then the gasket broke on the little chimney. Offenbacher replaced it for free. They said, "Did you remember to raise it to 350 degrees 3 times?" I said no. I had no idea what they were talking about. I went back today since both the top and bottom gaskets are now shot. it's 2 mos old. I said I wouldn't pay for the gaskets. They said it's wear and tear. I said it's only 2 mos old and did mention the thousand bucks. They were unrelenting. But they did ask if I first did 3 fires at 350. Funny they asked. I said they asked the same thing last time I was in there. I asked how i was supposed to know to do that. The guy said, "It's in the book." I said, "What book?" After about 20 mins of searching unsuccessfully, he had to admit there was no book. And he wouldn't pay for the gasket. So I left, told him I'd call the BGE people in Atlanta tomorrow. We'll see what happens then. But it really does irk me that for $1000 you're kinda on your own. Everything I know I know from friends who have one or from youtube. Thus far, Offenbacher is useless. i'll see how BGE is. Maybe they'll take the whole thing back and reimburse me for my trouble but I doubt it. 
  3. dragonwarrior
    "Love it"
    Ease of Use:
    Heat Control:
    Purchase Date:
    Mar 1, 2005
    Purchase Price:
    Pros - Great flavor, can set it and forget it
    Cons - difficult to do cold smoke, not designed for hanging meats/sausages
    Great for grilling and smoking.  Very efficient.  I can load charcoal ~1/2 way up and add wood chunks for low and slow at ~125F to 150F, have it last for well over 12 hours, then have coals left over.  The only drawback is it's difficult to control the temp for cold smoking.  You need to have a separate source or build a small firebox out of a metal can to keep from building too much heat.

    Looking at the price, I'm glad I got mine when I did.  I got a large egg ~10 years ago, assembled and delivered with a starter, large bag of charcoal, and a bunch of tools for just over $600 including tax.

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  1. porknpuha
    Thanks for the thoughtful insight pulsar. I will be sure to make sure my "white shoes" are not being worn on my next smoke. I am from New Zealand so I don't have to worry about becoming a "New York queer sissy" in front of my BGE.
  2. missourismoker
    congrats pulsar, probably the dumbest post I have ever seen on here
  3. cayotica
  4. inkjunkie
    Have 3 Eggs. Bit of a learning curve. Sure they are pricey...but considering that the ceramic parts, minus the plate setter have a lifetime warranty. And dealing with them in the event you need a warranty item could not be easier. Email pix of what you need to your dealer. Not satisfied with them? Email the warranty guy directly. May take him a few days to get back to you....
    So your gaskets went bad. Replacements are under 20 bucks. Have to ask....do you bitch at the manufacturer of your automobile when the tires wear out??
  5. gran billay
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  7. BandCollector
    For $1000 they should come to your house and do the cooking for you...Good luck with Big Green Egg Co.  If they have any pride in their company they should make this right for you and take away the franchise from Offenbacher.  Thanks for the heads up!
  8. one eyed jack
  9. cayotica
  10. michael neely
    It sounds to me like it's Offenbacher who is at fault here.  I've had my Large Big Green Egg for over 7 years now and use it at least twice a week if not more.  The only thing I've had to replace is the felt gaskets between the lid and the base and that was about 4 years ago.  I also received my instruction book and a recipe book with mine.
    I'm sure BGE will take care of you; they've been good to me.