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Think I need a Mini

Bulldog MomBulldog Mom Posts: 242
edited 12:41PM in EggHead Forum
So, I've had my large EGG a little more than two weeks.

Love it, to the total exclusion of the gas grill.

However, it's a bit much to fire it up for just two people grilling normal everyday meals *burgers, 1 steak, etc.* It takes a bit of time for it to cool off, and our weather is a little unpredictable - meaning we like to cover it up before we turn in for the night.

Am thinking I need to get a mini for the daily meals and save the large for family/parties/extended cooks.

Is this a crazy thought?

Comments

  • CrimsongatorCrimsongator Posts: 5,795
    The mini is great. If you think that smaller smoking projects would also be in order, go with the small egg. There are many more accessories for the small.
  • MaineggMainegg Posts: 7,787
    yes........ you NEED the mini!!! :evil:
  • WWSisWWSis Posts: 1,448
    I too, have had my large for just a few weeks; I just picked up my new mini today! We are in the same boat - just two of us, and wanted flexibility to cook something quick and small without firing up the large.
  • Get the mini, you will love it. I use my large as you said, big cooks, parties, etc. But the mini I use 4-5 nights a week. Its more convenient, lights up fast, is portable and cooks great. Go for it.

    Faith
    Tampa
    Happily egging on my original large BGE since 1996... now the owner of 6 eggs. Call me crazy, everyone else does!
     
    3 Large, 2 Smalls, 1 well-used Mini
  • Bulldog MomBulldog Mom Posts: 242
    Oh, thank God. I am not crazy.

    When my hubby said "just use the gas grill" I about had a meltdown. I mean, we spent a small fortune for the large.

    Then I suggested a mini. I think it was my meltdown squared. But he did call to find out how much and said "maybe for my birthday. :P
  • NJ-GrEGGNJ-GrEGG Posts: 171
    If you think you need a mini...then you need a mini!
  • TXTrikerTXTriker Posts: 1,177
    No Red. You're certainly not crazy. My small was approved when there wasn't room for anything but the turkey on the large.

    I use the small if I need to do sides while I'm doing the main item on the large. Tonight, I had sweet potatoes on the small that were on for 1 1/2 hours. The steak went on the large at 600*. At times, I will use just the small if there is something I'm cooking that I don't need the large or both of them. If all I want is a sausage link for lunch between two pieces of bread, for instance, I will just light the small. It is really an advantage to have two eggs.
  • Smokin TigerSmokin Tiger Posts: 352
    You have a large and think you want a Mini? I have no idea what you are talking about.... :whistle: B) :laugh:

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    Get one now! They are a lot of fun and will do more than you think. I have had mine a couple of months now and end up lighting both at least once or twice a week. I really enjoy it and no, you are not crazy, you are just an egghead like the rest of us! :laugh: :laugh:
  • Ex-GasmanEx-Gasman Posts: 287
    Have had my large for 2 mths and I am debating on a small or mini, going to eggfest in Oct. Leaning heavy on the mini. Like the idea of just grabbing it and heading to the river.
  • I portability is an issue, go for the Mini. If you don't plan on travelling with it much, go for the small. ( it is still economical as far as cooking without using a lot of lump) it'll give you more space and you won't need to get creative.
  • Bulldog MomBulldog Mom Posts: 242
    Let me know what you end up picking. I am leaning toward the mini because we can move it around on our porch - closer to the house in winter, closer to the yard in summer.

    My husband thinks I am crazy. But he's the one who says fire up the grill for everyday cooking. YUK.
  • Ex-GasmanEx-Gasman Posts: 287
    I have no desire to fire up a gasser. I still have two of them which I may donate to people that don't know any better. :evil:
  • RipnemRipnem Posts: 5,511
    The small is a much better 2nd egg. The mini is a perfect 3rd egg. :laugh: It's next, your the only one that knows though.
  • Red Egghead wrote:
    So, I've had my large EGG a little more than two weeks.

    Love it, to the total exclusion of the gas grill.

    However, it's a bit much to fire it up for just two people grilling normal everyday meals *burgers, 1 steak, etc.* It takes a bit of time for it to cool off, and our weather is a little unpredictable - meaning we like to cover it up before we turn in for the night.

    Am thinking I need to get a mini for the daily meals and save the large for family/parties/extended cooks.

    Is this a crazy thought?

    I wouldn't freak out to much about covering your Egg all the time. I've had my large for over 5 years and have never had a cover on it! It looks as new as the day I bought it.....except for the inside!
  • HossHoss Posts: 14,600
    DO IT!!! ;) Then buy a small! :ohmy: ;)
  • LunaCLunaC Posts: 18
    Red Egghead wrote:
    So, I've had my large EGG a little more than two weeks.

    Love it, to the total exclusion of the gas grill.

    However, it's a bit much to fire it up for just two people grilling normal everyday meals *burgers, 1 steak, etc.* It takes a bit of time for it to cool off, and our weather is a little unpredictable - meaning we like to cover it up before we turn in for the night.

    Am thinking I need to get a mini for the daily meals and save the large for family/parties/extended cooks.

    Is this a crazy thought?

    I got a mini just a week ago with this same exact reasoning.

    Last night I decided to try to sear a cheapo thin porterhouse and forgot to add more lump after cleaning it out so temps werent the best. So I say what the heck, lets see how well my MAPP gas torch works for searing :)

    Well, I have to admit, it was a pretty darn good steak!!!
  • loco_engrloco_engr Posts: 3,673
    Not at all!

    I started with a large and am not sorry I accquired a mini for just the 2 of us.
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