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Look what I found! Need Help.

I think this is an Egg. The man that has it says it's a very old egg and that he cooks with it a lot. It's for sale and I'm thinking about buying it as long as there aren't any cracks, The owner says there aren't any. Haven't seen it in person yet but going to look at it tomorrow.

Thoughts please?

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  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 7,434
    From what I understand, you don't want to get those older ones above 350 or they will crack. Cool looking Egg.

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  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 12,542
    If there is no cracks and the price is right, go for it. I would just try to make sure it is Ceramic and not clay.
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 19,769
    From BGE's website:

    When Ed Fisher first opened the Big Green Egg store in Atlanta in 1974, he sold kamados made of fire-clay, which were based on the same design and material used for thousands of years. Despite the great results they produced, the material of these original cookers became fragile after a few years of use and from being exposed to the elements.
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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 19,769
    I'd still buy it if it was cheap.
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  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 27,978
    No gasket! I would pass :D

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    Caledon, ON

     

  • IMO, if you're buying it to cook with a lot, I would be leery.  If you're buying it as a curiosity that you sometimes use, go for it as long as the price is right.

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  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 27,978
    I've seen lots of pics that guys bought them and restored. That is the best looking one I have seen though. Looks like he used briquettes in it too. That is a good thing.

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 19,769
    Steve, are you flip-floppin?
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  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 27,978
    Nola, The gasket thing was in jest. They are good cookers, just dangerous to use over 400 ish. I would grab one if I needed another egg, which I don't, but if the price was right.......

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • travisstricktravisstrick Posts: 4,895
    Is that the one for sale on Austin Craigslist?
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  • HashmakerHashmaker Posts: 149
    @travisstrick-it's not advertised for sale and the guy that has it is in Simpsonville, SC.

    He says he's never cooked at high temps with. He got it for butts and briskets about 25 years ago. He only wants 50 bucks for it.
  • I would love to have it just for a conversation piece. for 50 bucks you can't lose. :)
    Brandon, MS
  • I say buy it.
  • BOWHUNRBOWHUNR Posts: 1,479
    It's pretty cool even if you make a $50.00 flower pot out of it.  I'd say go for it!

    Mike

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  • Richard FlRichard Fl Posts: 8,086
    Go for it!

    I have bought 2 at different times in the last few years for $10 each. They were in need of major surgery, but survived the operation.

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  • R2Egg2QR2Egg2Q Posts: 1,652
    That looks to be in great condition and at that price I wouldn't hesitate to buy it.
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  • SkiddymarkerSkiddymarker Posts: 7,614
    Throw it back, the dome thermo is missing,,,, and please pass on the address where it is located.
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  • DocWonmugDocWonmug Posts: 295
    Fifty bucks? Go for it!
    LBGE
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