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2010 VS 2009 XL COMPARED!!!

SmokinGuitarPlayerSmokinGuitarPlayer Posts: 698
edited 7:37AM in EggHead Forum
We are starting to get the new for 2010 XL model Eggs.
I took a couple of quick snapshots comparing last years (new for 2009!) model to the latest version. Here's a couple of quick pics showing the dome height.

Measurements are from the top of the vent down to the cooking grate WITHOUT A PLATESETTER in the Egg.

2009 model ................

XL2009-1.jpg

XL2009-2.jpg

2010 model below .............

XL2010-1.jpg

XL2010-2.jpg


** 1" more dome height !
** It's now exactly the same as the Large Egg.

*** Other changes .... the

CHARCOAL GRATE : is made from some sort of very thick (and nice) steel ... looks like a very good improvement... also ...

FIREBOX : now has a slot cut into it to alleviate expansion and cracking.

HANDLE : now mounted with more screws (bolts?) which makes it MUCH more stable

All in all good improvements

Unfortunately (fortunately?) I sold all the new ones before I had a chance to get more pics . When I get more in stock, I'll shoot a comprehensive video.

Happy Eggin!
FB/SGP
Fred A. Bernardo , owner of Tasty Licks BBQ Supply in Shillington, Pa. 

Comments

  • stevesailsstevesails Posts: 990
    1 inch.. that makes me feel better, That is not going to make much difference in space on the inside. probably just a cosmetic difference in the long run.
    It was probably a manutacturing advantage to have the same profile as the Large.
    I have 2009 model and I was a little concerned i bought an obsolete product. . but not now.
    I am happy.
    XL   Walled Lake, MI

  • 2Fategghead2Fategghead Posts: 9,623
    Thanks Fred! :)
  • 'Q Bruddah'Q Bruddah Posts: 739
    Ditto.
  • Big'unBig'un Posts: 5,909
    Thanks. Great info!
  • somebody's an engineer ! Happy Eggin
    FB/SGP
    Fred A. Bernardo , owner of Tasty Licks BBQ Supply in Shillington, Pa. 
  • You heard it here first ! Happy Eggin Todd.
    FB/SGP
    Fred A. Bernardo , owner of Tasty Licks BBQ Supply in Shillington, Pa. 
  • You are welcome! Happy Eggin
    FB/SGP
    Fred A. Bernardo , owner of Tasty Licks BBQ Supply in Shillington, Pa. 
  • ibandaibanda Posts: 549
    Looking at them side by side at the OKC Eggfest last week the new dome looks more domey.

    That's a technical term, "more domey". :P
    "Bacon tastes gooood, pork chops taste gooood." - Vincent Vega, Pulp Fiction
    Small and Large BGE in Oklahoma City.
  • Bill SBill S Posts: 22
    Tweev-Tip wrote:
    Assuming 1/2 of a perfect sphere, the old design will have 7069 in^3 of interior cooking volume. The new design, which gives one additional inch will give 8579 in^3 of cooking volume (not really because that is using the simplifying assumption that the ceramic has zero width).

    Anyway, with that assumption, the new dome provides 21% more cooking volume.

    Amazing what a difference an additional inch can do.

    That's what she said (sorry, couldn't resist).

    Are you assuming the same diameter at the base? I think it probably adds about 453 cu. in. instead of 1510, but I could be wrong.
  • That looks correct to me! The only diff is the very center is raised into a little more of a dome. I doubt if the inside space volume has increased very much because the only "raised up" portion is at the top of the dome.
    Fred A. Bernardo , owner of Tasty Licks BBQ Supply in Shillington, Pa. 
  • EGGARYEGGARY Posts: 1,222
    So is it more cosmetic is anything ? I have an "09 XL, should I feel like I NEED the 2010 model ? I would like to think not but then again I do want a Taylor TC5 guitar as well.

    Gary
  • I don't see any reason to upgrade ... the change is so small that we didn't even notice it for a couple of days after we set it up... save your cash for that great guitar and call me when you're ready .. nod nod , wink wink. :laugh:
    Fred A. Bernardo , owner of Tasty Licks BBQ Supply in Shillington, Pa. 
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