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New purchase decision

Duke_staDuke_sta Posts: 25
edited June 2012 in EggHead Forum
I need your opinion on this and I haven't seen it posted yet. I have a choice of getting a large egg or 2 mediums. I like the versatility of the two cooking temps such as searing on one and smoking on the other. But from browsing the site it seems that the large is the way to go. Which should I go for?

Also when I look at the extra large it states that it has 452 sq inches of cooking surface with a 24 inch grid. The 2 mediums have 30 inches of cooking space but only 354 sq inches of cooking surface when you combine the two. What gives?

Comments

  • MikeP624MikeP624 Posts: 292

    area of a circle = (radius squared) x Pi.

    area of a 24"  diameter surface is 452.39

    area of a 15" diameter surface is 176.71

    two 15" circles have a much small area than one 30"

  • Doc_EggertonDoc_Eggerton Posts: 5,105

    If you have seen my cook pictures, I could certainly frequently get by with a medium to cook meat, but I know for a fact (because I tried it on my brother's medium) that my vegitable  basket won't fit in a medium.

    Two Eggs are a great thing to have, but even with two, having mediums would be too small for me.


    XLBGE X 2, LBGE (gave this one to my daughter), MBGE and lots of toys

  • YEMTreyYEMTrey Posts: 5,269

    If you have seen my cook pictures, I could certainly frequently get by with a medium to cook meat, but I know for a fact (because I tried it on my brother's medium) that my vegitable  basket won't fit in a medium.

    Two Eggs are a great thing to have, but even with two, having mediums would be too small for me.

    Good point Doc.  I would go with a large, then if needed, add a small/medium later.  Whether it be a vegetable basket, cast iron skillet, or pizza stone, you'll appreciate the extra cooking surface of a large/XL.
    Steve 
    XL and a Mini Max Egg in Cincinnati, Ohio

  • MickeyMickey Posts: 18,582
    Get the large and then a mini.
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • NewportlocalNewportlocal Posts: 474
    Get the large and then a mini.


    +1
    Looks like the same price as two mediums.
    See here.
    http://www.bubbatim.com/Green_Book.php
  • Duke_staDuke_sta Posts: 25
    That was very helpful, I have been waiting until I was approved to post to ask that question. I will be making my purchase soon and now I know a large it will be.

    Thanks again all who responded
  • NewportlocalNewportlocal Posts: 474
    That was very helpful, I have been waiting until I was approved to post to ask that question. I will be making my purchase soon and now I know a large it will be.

    Thanks again all who responded



    Glad it helped. Guess I could check on my computer, but my iPad isn't giving me a posting option. Guess I am waiting for approval too. Lol Btw I have a mini and love it. Use it daily. Will probably get an xl in the next two weeks, but won't be selling my mini.
  • BGE4LifeBGE4Life Posts: 34
    We have 2 large eggs, one in Wisconsin at our house there, and one in Minnesota at our temporary residence.  I wouldn't do a medium because I don't think it would be big enough for most of our uses.  We use the egg almost every day and sometimes twice a day depending what we are doing.
  • We have 2 large eggs, one in Wisconsin at our house there, and one in Minnesota at our temporary residence.  I wouldn't do a medium because I don't think it would be big enough for most of our uses.  We use the egg almost every day and sometimes twice a day depending what we are doing.
    Man, you know you are hard core Midwestern when your 2nd home is in Minnesota! :))

    I kid- I lived up there for 6 years and really enjoyed it. I do believe my 2nd home would be somewhere warm though, but that's just me.


    Keeping it Weird in the ATX
    2 Large BGE
    1 MiniMax BGE
    1 Karubecue C60 (aka-"The Dishwasher")
    More accessories than TFJ knows about and one more purchase from mandatory counciling
  • NewportlocalNewportlocal Posts: 474
    Get the large and then a mini.


    So he can do cold smoking and jerky. Was this your idea with the dryer vent?
    Btw it's a great idea.
    http://www.nakedwhiz.com/coldsmoking/coldsmokejerky.htm
  • Sgt93Sgt93 Posts: 704
    Just get an XL. You will not regret it.
    XL BGE - Small BGE - A bunch of Webers - A bunch of accessories - Ceramic Grill Works 2-Tier 
    Follow me on Twitter & Instagram: @SSgt93
  • BigSteveBigSteve Posts: 52
    Just get an XL. You will not regret it.

    People with an XL sometimes wish they had a smaller egg as well as the XL, but none of them wish they had a smaller egg instead of the XL.
  • Sgt93Sgt93 Posts: 704
    Just get an XL. You will not regret it.

    People with an XL sometimes wish they had a smaller egg as well as the XL, but none of them wish they had a smaller egg instead of the XL.
    Well said. I would like a mini or small..... just because. Love the XL and cannot imagine smaller for a primary cooker.
    XL BGE - Small BGE - A bunch of Webers - A bunch of accessories - Ceramic Grill Works 2-Tier 
    Follow me on Twitter & Instagram: @SSgt93
  • ccpoulin1ccpoulin1 Posts: 390
    +1, xl or bust.  You can't make it bigger later

    "You are who you are when nobody is looking"

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