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Using the Small Egg?

FrancoFranco Posts: 88
edited 12:51AM in EggHead Forum
I have a large and really like it, but for up to 6 burgers or 4 steaks I'm wondering if the small would be a good addition.[p]Is the small easier to use for these types of items and is it big enough to cook for four?[p]Thanks for your input.[p]Frank

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  • JJJJ Posts: 951
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    <p />Franco,
    The small is an excellant companion to the large. I have 2 large a small a mini and a chiminea. I use the small about 50% of the time. The small would be a good investment for you.

  • PainterPainter Posts: 464
    Franco, Since I got my small I use it more than my large because of quicker starts and economical use of lump. You should have enough room to cook your steaks & burgers depending of course how large a cut of meat you're dealing with. Mostly use my large for low & slow cooking & wings that I need more gill area for. Go for it you won't regret it.

  • Carl TCarl T Posts: 179
    Franco,[p]I have a large and small. I bought my large first and after several months asked this forum for opinions if a Small would be useful. Everyone told me I would love the small and boy were they right. I cook for my wife and 16 year old son. Generally, for a single meal, I do not have problems with space. I am not sure about cooking for four people. That may be pushing it. For me, it is not a problem to cut up 3 large potatoes into chunks, season and grill them for 15 minutes, spread them to the side then add 3 chops, breasts,burgers, etc and have everything done at the same time utiizing the entire grill surface. I usually prepare the veggie inside.[p]I use the small for most meals. I use the large for overnighters and of course larger volume cooks. But for quick meals and high temp work, you can't beat the Small.[p]Another aspect I like, being somewhat of a penny pincher, your bag of lump will last considerably longer. I usually only have to add one two handed grab of lump to replace what was consumed during the last cook.[p]Carl T[p]
  • BamabobBamabob Posts: 246
    Franco,
    I have the large egg,but think I'll go ahead and get a small one for my son.I have several extra grills for my large,but wonder if the smaller weber or other grills will fit the small,I don't know the inside measurement of the small.Would appreciate any info from anyone.TYVM Bob

  • YBYB Posts: 3,861
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    <p />Bamabob,
    I use 2 grids in my small egg,the top one is a 15" weber grid from Home Depot with 4 stainless steel carriage bolts for legs.[p]Larry

  • Franco,[p] According to this link, the grid on the small is 13" in diameter. YB's post would imply that there is a little more room available there. I had a large, the found a small on closeout from a store that was no longer going to carry BGE. Bought it and never looked back. Last weekend, I cooked four large steaks on it (rib-eyes about 14 oz. each). They just fit onto the grid. Six burgers sounds about right, too.[p]MikeO
  • YBYB Posts: 3,861
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    <p />MikeO,
    The eggs are larger at the opening than they are at the fire ring where the factory grid sets,now you have me wondering,it might be 14 1/2",I will measure tonight and let you know.This picture shows the legs.
    Larry

  • YB,[p] Yeah, I know. I measured the dome opening diameter and the diameter at grid height when I bought a paella pan and wanted to use it in my large. Unfortunately the pan's handles are really big and I don't think it will fit even if I elevate it above the standard grid height. Now I'm looking for a metal shop to see if they can squish the handles of my pan (I really can't justify pulling out the hacksaw)! Probably should give up and use a smaller pan, but who wants to make a small paella!?![p]MikeO
  • YBYB Posts: 3,861
    MikeO,
    I just got back from Home Depot,the weber grid is 14 1/2" and i think i used 3 1/2"x3/8" bolts.[p]Larry

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