I rarely write to these types of forums but I am delighted to have the opportunity to tell you about my recent experience with the Egg.
About three years ago, I bought this 6-burner stainless steel barbeque. It replaced an old monstrosity that we had for close to 15 years and I was very pleased with the new purchase.
Yet in the past 2 years, I have been reading many articles on the Big Green Egg and what it can do. I can tell you that my wife was not enamoured with the idea of getting yet another barbeque, given that we just bought a new one.
As a result, my “egging” interests were put on the back burner for awhile, pardon the pun.
This year however we took the plunge and I can you with great satisfaction that so far we have made the most amazing pizza, rib roast and chicken. I can also tell you that our experience to date has been that everything that they say about the Egg is true. The food is moist; the Egg is easy to work with and most relevantly gives a wonderful unique flavour unlike any gas barbeque. Its more than a BBQ..as you will come to learn
While I’m sure that everyone has their favourite recipes in addition to their favourite barbeque, I would like to take this opportunity to highly recommend the Big Green Egg.
I also want to acknowledge Phil Raponi and his team at Dickson BBQ Centre. Trying to be a careful consumer, I did a fair amount of shopping prior to coming to Dickson. Well known and well reputed barbeque facilities tried to sell me all types of things including various types of egg knock-offs which I ask you to be cautious of. I called the Green Egg people in Markham, Ontario and asked them to tell me what the difference is between their product and those knock-offs which “appear” to be the same. I then went back to those knock-off sellers and “put it to them”. I suggest you do the same and see what they say and then make up your own mind.
If you’re considering buying one of these babies, I would strongly recommend that you make contact with Phil or members of his team at Dickson BBQ Centre. He is an avid “egger”. He speaks about the versatile of this BBQ/Smoker with passion and intensity and frankly unbeknownst to him, it was because of his enthusiasm that my wife hesitantly agreed to the purchase. She now realizes that it is not just “another BBQ”.
Dickson’s service is second to none. They have an incredible selection of “eggcessories”. They do what they say they are going to do. It also gets done when they say it will be done. Now that is service. Most relevantly however is that they have been ongoingly available to answer questions and make suggestions.
In some respects, Dickson BBQ Centre has become a hub of expertise and knowledge for me when it comes to The Big Green Egg. I highly recommend contacting them before you make a final decision. I am reasonably confident that if you do, you will be as impressed with their knowledge, enthusiasm and expertise and with the Big Green Egg.
Silver Lake, Ontario