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Follow-up to my Post - "Just bought egg and selling it"

edited November -1 in EggHead Forum
Hi Guys...Thanks so much for all the replies to my post. You are a great bunch, offering to help me, etc. You're all like One Big Happy Egg Family. Sounds as if you have a lot of fun. My husband walked down the morning and asked if my egg had hatched...meaning did I uncrate it yet. I'm seriously thinking about giving it a shot. Happy egging and thanks again.

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  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 26,177
    Rita,[p] Honestly, you will never regret that decision.[p]Steve

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • SneezixSneezix Posts: 40
    Rita,[p]If you think this is fun, you should go to an Eggfest!
  • Rita,
    I really hope you follow through and give it a try. Even if your first few cooks are as simple as hamburgers and hot dogs, I promise you they will be the best you've ever had.
    Have faith in yourself and your Egg.

  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    Rita,
    here's the cool thing. so few 'used' eggs come on the market that you could try it out as long as you like and sell it later without taking a big hit. you won't lose 50% or anything. i'd bet you could sell it for 75% to 80% of what you paid, easily.[p]but once you try it, you won't sell it!
    good luck

    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
  • gdenbygdenby Posts: 4,238
    Rita,[p]Another way of looking at it is actually how safe it could be. It sits outside, with an almost impervious ceramic shell, able to be shut down with 2 quick motions even if blazing from a grease fire. (Been there, done that!) As opposed to, oh, say, spilling a roaster full of duck drippings into an oven which explodes into flame, and though extinguished in about a minute, drives everyone out into the November cold from the smoke. The Egg is an absolute safety feature for cooks.[p]gdenby

  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 26,177
    gdenby,[p]
    Good point! I just had a house fire caused by using the side burner of my gas bbq. The gas barbeque disintegrated with the heat and my large egg was less than three feet away. The egg was on at 300 degrees and as far as I could see, it maintained temperature perfectly throughout the blaze. I did scorch the handle and melt the egg nest wheels.[p]Steve

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • Chef ArnoldiChef Arnoldi Posts: 974
    Don't sell it, find out who has one close to where you live and i am sure you'll be allowed to taste a sample of whatever they cook (if you leave near atlanta, then come on by my house for a tasting)
    if you don't like it after taste testing, then sell it

    never had a flashback if that's youre worry - open the top slowly & you want get the flashback
  • ranger rayranger ray Posts: 812
    Rita,
    if you sell your egg.... you'll be missing out on the best food you ever had/made...my egg has changed the way it eat...and my pals too.... althought they 're too cheap to buy one of their own... lol...or too smart?? ...

  • hiloboyhiloboy Posts: 75
    Rita,
    come on Rita you can do it..once you have tryed it you will never want to sell it.and the next thing you know you will be nameing it..just cook under 400 until you can get use to the way it cooks.. i don't cook much higher than that anyway i like low and slow...in couple months you will be telling others how to cook on the egg.. go for it and don't look back..

  • SundownSundown Posts: 2,858
    Rita,[p]Just remember one thing, we're here seven days a week twenty-four hours a day. Stay with us and you'll get through the learning curve in no time at all! Good luck.
  • Clay QClay Q Posts: 4,415
    Rita,
    I do a lot of cooking with my eggs and I don't get flashback. I belive that taking a little extra time in letting my egg heat up and stabilize eliminates much of the chance of flashback. I set the lower draft door at 1/3 open when starting out. This helps in keeping the fire from burning to fast to soon. A little adjustment to the top daisy wheel vent and I'm ready to cook in around 45 minutes. When in doubt, I burp the egg. My wife, Diana, loves to cook on the egg and feels much safer with it than the gassers I use to have. Yesterday she did two spatchcock chickens, dome 350, a little apple wood for smoke, cooked indirect using a drip pan for 1.5 hours. I came home to outstanding chicken! Nakedwhiz.com has all the details on how to.
    Clay

  • randomeggerrandomegger Posts: 194
    gdenby,[p]Good point! Can't count how many times something got away from me on the old gas grill. At least with the egg you can drop the lid and contain any sort of grease fire.[p]Not to mention the fact that you don't have to worry so much about people accidentally bumping into it. The old gas grill got pretty hot and I was always worried about my kids burning themselves on it.[p]randomegger
  • TroubleTrouble Posts: 276
    Rita,
    Yaaaaayyyyyyy!!!!![p]You go, girl![p]Joyce

  • AuntieEggerAuntieEgger Posts: 258
    Go Rita Go, Go Rita Go…. I agree with your husband Get cracken and cooken and you won’t regret it. We have had our Large BGE for 2 months now and my husband has not cooked on it once yet ,, I’ve done all the cooking and I just love cooking on the BGE it’s a lot better than the gasser BBQ.
    There is nothing to be afraid of . The only thing I found at first with the Large BGE is that the lid was a bit heavy to lift but I’m use to the weight of it now. I went to our camper on the weekend and when I lifted the lid on the gasser (without thinking) I lifted with such force that I almost ripped the lid right off it was so light LOL.
    I love the food that’s cooked on the BGE so much that I cook the food on the BGE and take it to the camper and heat it up on the gas BBQ. Guess I’m getting spoiled!!![p]And you have all the help you need right here [p]

  • Rita,good for you! In a month you will be telling us you should have bought the large BGE. LOL If you like pizza it is out of this world on the BGE plus all the other stuff. We use the 14" BGE pizza stone on top of the plate setter. You probably need a smaller stone for the medium BGE because I cannot remmber the diameter of the medium.

  • PharmeggistPharmeggist Posts: 1,191
    Rita,
    My Pregnant wife lights our Large "Oscar" and our small "Oliver" for me before I get home for work. If I thought for one second she was in danger I would put them to the curb for trash pick-up. Watch the Big Green Egg DVD... learn how to Burp the egg! Everything will be OK! You will make a lot of friends here and get all the advice you will ever need!! If I can be of any help let me know.[p]Happy Egging, Pharmeggist

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