It’s always a tough decision. So how do you decide? Below we’ve detailed some considerations that can help you decide which will be best for your use. One thing to keep in mind, the larger the Egg the more charcoal it will require and the longer it will take to come to temp.
The Big Green Egg is a versatile and high-quality grill, smoker, and oven that has gained immense popularity among barbecue enthusiasts. One of the biggest questions for people looking to purchase a Big Green Egg is which size to choose. The most popular sizes are the Large and the XLarge, but each size has its own unique advantages and considerations.
The Large Egg
The Large Big Green Egg is the most popular size and is suitable for most families. It has a cooking area of 18.25 inches and can easily accommodate a medium-sized turkey, a large brisket, or several racks of ribs. It is also the most versatile size, allowing you to grill, smoke, and bake with ease. The Large Egg is an excellent choice for a family of four to six people or for those who love to entertain guests regularly.
The XL Egg
The XLarge Big Green Egg, on the other hand, has a cooking area of 24 inches, making it suitable for large gatherings and events. It can accommodate several large turkeys, a whole suckling pig, or several racks of ribs. The XLarge Egg is ideal for catering events or for those who host large parties frequently. However, it can be quite heavy and may require additional accessories such as a table or cart for transportation.
When considering which size to purchase, it’s essential to consider your lifestyle and cooking needs. If you have a large family or host frequent parties, the XLarge Egg may be a better choice. If you only cook for a small family or group of friends, the Large Egg may be sufficient. Additionally, consider the space you have available for the grill, as the XLarge Egg requires more space. For example the table we make for the XL is 62″ x32″ while the large is 54″ x 28″.
Additionally, many purchase the Large because if they need more room the Eggspander by Big Green Egg is a great option to allow more cooking surface.
While the Large Big Green Egg is the most popular size and is suitable for most families. The XLarge Egg is ideal for large gatherings and events but requires more space and additional accessories. When choosing a size, consider your lifestyle and cooking needs, as well as the space available for the grill. Ultimately, no matter what size you choose, the Big Green Egg is an investment in quality and versatility that will bring years of delicious meals and enjoyable cooking experiences.
Whatever size Egg you settle on we’d love to build you a custom Cedar & Steel table for it!