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Lifespan of the Big Green Egg

edited 11:45PM in EggHead Forum
Just wanted to let you know that my father-in-law bought a Big Green Egg for me back in the early seventies and I'm still using it today.
I've bought a few parts for it over the years, but not too many. I just ordered my second firebox, and I think I've gotten two or three of those things you put the charcoal on. The only other part I replaced was the clay top because about fifteen years ago, after one too many beers, I opened the lid with the top still on and it fell and broke. How many things does anybody own for nearly thirty years of weekly use? I keep it under an overhang, but have never covered it in all these years. By the way, it cooks everything from steaks to burgers, fish to ribs,chicken to pork roasts, better than anything.It's faster too.


  • SundownSundown Posts: 2,961
    Warren Jones,
    Wow! I did make a good investment. That should go over into the testimonials right at the top![p]Thanks

  • Wise OneWise One Posts: 2,645
    Warren Jones, although you may not notoice it, your BGE is different from today's BGE. Since the early 70's BGE has greatly improved their manufacturing and instead of clay they use a high temperature ceramic. Same design and it doesn't make it cook any better but it certainly does help in its longevity. The fact that you have gotten thirty years out of it is a testimonial to how good the BGE is but unfortunately for those of us who like to buy the latest and greatest of everything, these new guys ought to last 50-100 years at least. We have no reason to buy a new BGE (just another BGE.) I'm afraid I'll be long gone by the time my BGE goes. But maybe my kids can be sending in a testimonial like this in 50 years or so! :-)

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