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What size should I get - L or XL?

I haven't purchased one yet, but I'm gonna! I can't decide whether large or extra large would be best. It seems like XL would always be the best because you can cook more food, but I'm getting the feeling that most people have the large size. I'd love to hear any thoughts you all have about which is the better choice.


  • AZRPAZRP Posts: 10,116
    I would start with a large and if you like it (you will) follow it up with a small. This will give you a lot more versatility. -RP

  • Kara,[p]Large, definitely.
  • Celtic WolfCeltic Wolf Posts: 9,770
    Kara,[p] As the proud owner of and Xl and soon to have a second one get the Large. I cater and compete, so the XL's are perfect. For a normal household they are overkill.
  • Kara,[p]I love my XL, its just me and the wife but we do have
    a few people over from time to time...[p]My buddy has a large with 2 kids and he wishes he had the XL...[p]my 1 cent

  • 420_egger,[p]dude...a large can hold either an 18lb turkey, 12 hamburgers, 30 hot dogs, a few butts, multiple slabs of ribs.[p]XL also takes much more lump.
  • Kara,[p]I like my large but wish sometimes it was an I might just buy another large.[p]Greg
  • I agree with AZRP. I have a large BGE with a family of 4 and we have people over all the time. It's worked perfect for us. But I would like to get a small one now for RVing.
  • EOM,[p]
    Did I mention that I like to eat?[p]

  • Kara, if you want more grill space, like the XL, you are always better off to get two eggs of smaller size. Most would go with a large and a small egg. The cost for those two is about the same as an XL and you can cook multiple items at different temperatures plus both of those sizes will use a lot less charcoal than an XL.We cook for 4 often using just the small egg ; you can cook a lot more than you think... you will see once you use .02

  • Kara,[p]I agree with most here - unless you have a family of 8 or more, get a large. I read somewhere here on the forum that the large eats a disproportionately more amount of lump that the other sizes (of course it uses more lump, but I mean disproportionate more amount of lump). Christ, you'd probably use half a bag of lump just to sear steaks on that unit!!![p]Ottawa_egger
  • Kara,
    I have an XL and I,m looking for a medium. I believe that having a large and a small or medium would be more versatil. George.

  • Celtic WolfCeltic Wolf Posts: 9,770
    Ottawa_egger,[p] Nope seared a steak with the same amount I would put in a Large. I just didn't spread it out..
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