I struggled on what to buy on my first BGE purchase. We like to entertain and like to cook Pizza's. So it was easy to decide on the XL and I have not been disappointed. That being said we entertain or do a big cook a couple of times a month. I like the BGE so much I try to cook on it 3-4 times a week. Therefore, I now see myself, as many others have stated, looking at a large or a medium as a second for different temperature cooking or to use on a more frequent basis and save charcoal and time. (The XL takes a while to get hot in the Northeast in the winter) and the charcoal ring is significantly larger in the XL. I am starting to believe that whatever you decide to buy at first, you will want another one. Maybe the best combo is 2 large? Maybe the XL and MEDIUM? Your thoughts?
XL BGE; Medium BGE