Hello out there !! anyone here have the big green egg ? just wonderin is all ....A local dealer here just started sellin them ,want's $1099.00 Can ....just wonderin what any owners here paid ?? thanks Tim.
T-Bone since your price is Can. I'm not sure how this compares, plus you don't mention what size Egg the price is for. I just checked prices last week at Egg dealer close to here, supposed to be one of the top dealers, and the XL BGE was $1069 and the Large was $699.
The BGE is not necessarily small. It just depends on the size you have as there are 5 or 6 sizes. The XL is a 24" diameter cooking grate, so you're looking at 4-6 pork butts, a couple good sized briskets, chuck rolls, and a pretty good capacity.
t-bone wildcat here, i aid a grand for my xl bge and im real happy with it. its true that it uses very little fuel, for ex. i have a 14 pound brisket on mine right now that has been smoking for about 5 hours with approx 5 more to go and i wont have to add any charcoal at all. my unit came with about two hundred dollaors worth of excessories, one that is usless on the xl model is a stand for turkeys, that stands to tall to close the lid. make your own table for it as the shelfs that they sell are a little to small'. for searing steaks the thing is out of this world. 700-800 degress makes them just perfect.
Hey Randy...no ,was reading the paper and seen an ad with a local heating supply store selling them in my area...had seen them online and talked about here...wanted to see one and was surprised at the price
I have a large BGE in a custom table. The table was on special, and I got the combo for a little over $700.00. They are a very versatile cooker, and you won't have any rust issues. They are heavy if you have to move them around, and a lot of moving increases breakage concerns.
I don't own either so my opinion is probably not worth alot, however I would say BGE hands down. Very versatile and super efficient. I've never seen a BGE in action or eaten the results, but I have cooked on and ate from a Traeger.