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New eggs coming with a plastic handle

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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 15,422
    thanks! @WalrusBBQ
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  • _BR__BR_ Posts: 42
    Do I smell a custom handle group buy? :-/

  • calikingcaliking Posts: 7,157
    EEEEEEWWWW as well. The plastic looks like carp.

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
  • That's what happens when the lousy bean counters try to start running the business.  It's all about the bottom line.  Oh wait....  I'm a bean counter too.....  I agree it looks cheap and can possible hurt the image.

    Damascus, VA.  Friendliest town on the Appalachian Trail.

    LBGE Aug 2012, SBGE Feb 2014

  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 6,907
    Wonder what marketing genius came up with this change-gotta be the cost-cutters driving this train with no input from the end-customer.  A business getting too big to stay connected.  Just an opinion...
    Louisville   L & S BGEs 
  • but it's made out of recycled garbage bags.

    It looks like they made it out of recycled plastic dog turds from a joke shop.

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  • ChubbsChubbs Posts: 5,587
    caliking said:
    EEEEEEWWWW as well. The plastic looks like carp.

    It is ugly, but I don't know if I would compare it to a carp... That is aggressive @caliking.... =))
    Columbia, SC --- LBGE 2011 -- MINI BGE 2013
  • ChubbsChubbs Posts: 5,587
    Carp...
    Columbia, SC --- LBGE 2011 -- MINI BGE 2013
  • MrCookingNurseMrCookingNurse Posts: 4,335


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  • boatbumboatbum Posts: 1,273
    Just goes to show - even BGE can screw up sometimes.
    Cookin in Texas
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 15,422
    Chubbs said:
    Carp...
    Is that your idea of food porn? 
    =))
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    Large and Medium BGE, Kamado Joe Jr., smoker with a 5k btu AC, gas grill, fire pit, pack of angry cats, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

  • CajunEggHeadCajunEggHead Posts: 189
    Well at least I got the real deal before the Egg starts going South, Love My Eggggggg
     
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     1 Weber Kettle
     1 Weber Weber Smokey Mountain 18"
     1 Long Horn Off Set
     1 Bradley Smoker
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  • DredgerDredger Posts: 307
    That's disgusting! (The handle, not the carp picture. That's pretty funny)
    Large BGE
    Greenville, SC
  • claybrnclaybrn Posts: 31
    I can't believe that a switch from wood to plastic would impact the profitability of a product like a BGE.  Wonder if the person who made the call to switch the handle enrolled everyone in the Jelly of the Month club?
  • BigGreenBBQBigGreenBBQ Posts: 109
    totally looks cheap - seems BGE is more worried about the bottom line vs quality
  • ReldtiCDNReldtiCDN Posts: 142
    edited July 2013
    Is it made in china now!! That just cheapens the brand. They should start dealing with walmart soon for increased distribution.
    Brampton, Ontario



  • calikingcaliking Posts: 7,157
    @Chubbs: was meant as cr@p but I didn't want it to be flagged in some way. :) I don't even want to know what's going on in that pic!

    Maybe I should have just typed it the way it was intended so that it would be flagged,  and the mothership might actually see how the egging public feels. 

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
  • egger aveegger ave Posts: 580
    I turned my own handle on my wood lathe when the original handle was starting to look ratty. Will curious to see how the plastic weathers and handles the heat.
    1 Large BGE, 1 Mini BGE, 1 Minimax BGE, Original wife and 4 dogs living in the heart of BBQ country in Round Rock Texas. "Friends don't let friends cook with propane"
  • shtgunal3shtgunal3 Posts: 2,902
    Chubbs said:
    Carp...

    Is that Charlie tuna?

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  • LowflyerLowflyer Posts: 766
    I'm sure BGE will offer the wooden handles as an eggcessory w a premium price tag.
  • thetrimthetrim Posts: 1,153
    Looks like Roy Munson's (Woddy Harrelson) fake hand in Kingpin....


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  • flynnbobflynnbob Posts: 620

    Yuuup - Posted last week but newbies get no respect. 

     

    http://eggheadforum.com/discussion/1153942/new-bge-composite-handle#latest

    :((
    Milton, GA.
  • Crispix49Crispix49 Posts: 190
    I'll play devil's advocate....it will wipe clean easily after closing dome with raw meat on hands.
    Atlanta suburbs
    Large & Mini owner
    UGA Alum - Go Dawgs!
  • BigGreenBBQBigGreenBBQ Posts: 109
    flynnbob said:

    Yuuup - Posted last week but newbies get no respect. 

     

    http://eggheadforum.com/discussion/1153942/new-bge-composite-handle#latest

    :((
    I think it was the pic that drew the attention to it...
  • Hi54puttyHi54putty Posts: 1,631
    My wood handles on both my Eggs are crap. I would happily take 2 of these as replacements.
    XL,L,S 
    Winston-Salem, NC 
  • henapplehenapple Posts: 14,674

    The handle is longer than the egg is in diameter.


    Me too...
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
  • BrianDBrianD Posts: 2
    Just picked up a LBGE at an Eggfest today and I got the new plastic handle. Really disappointed.

    Does anyone here have a spare wood one kicking around that I could buy off of you? Perhaps if you already upgraded to a custom one?
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