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Large or Extra Large

SteveInMCSteveInMC Posts: 1
edited 9:41AM in EggHead Forum
Hi everyone. I am going to purchase an Egg soon! I am struggling with the decision to purchase the Large (which is probably the size I really need) or the Extra Large (the size I probably wish I had 2 or 3 times a year). Can someone help me make the right decision so I don't hate myself later on? Thanks a lot!!


  • TXGDSTXGDS Posts: 3
    Had to make the same decision myself earlier in the year, and I decided on a large. I've used it every weekend, and I have never had the need for an XL. I was tempted by the XL, but I am glad I decided on a large. Either way you'll love it.
  • Spring ChickenSpring Chicken Posts: 9,723
    Keep in mind that many Eggheads eventually want and usually get a second or even a third Egg. I have a large (my first one), a small (bought to travel with but don't), and a mini (which is great for fast meals for one or two).

    If I had it to do over I think I'd get two larges and a mini. That way my large accessories will give me more flexibility.

    Just a thought.

    Spring "Three Egg Family Of Five" Chicken
    Spring Texas USA
  • RascalRascal Posts: 3,362
    My suggestion would be to get a large for now, as for the same price as an XL, you can always add a small (which is also great for mini-cooks) down the road. Happy Eggin'! 8 - )
  • DarnocDarnoc Posts: 2,661
    Unless you cook for a really big crowd the large will be sufficient. A lot of people on the forum use a small as a back up unit.You have the capability of cooking 30 pounds plus of meat on the large.
  • Grandpas GrubGrandpas Grub Posts: 14,226
    I cook for 12 adults and 13 kids under 12yrs old on my large.

    I couldn't decide either so I started with a large, then medium, then small and probably a mini right soon. What's dumb is there is just the wife and I most of the time.

    Grandpa (wanna be like Spring Chicken with a mini) Grub
  • Spring ChickenSpring Chicken Posts: 9,723
    A "mini" What??? LOL

    Spring "Big Man Little Stick" Chicken
  • Grandpas GrubGrandpas Grub Posts: 14,226
    When I get big I wanna be like the "Chicken with a coop". Looks like a bit of heaven.

  • DarnocDarnoc Posts: 2,661
    Here we go again.
  • Spring ChickenSpring Chicken Posts: 9,723
    As Elvis would say, "Thank you. Thank you varry much."

    And come next week it's going to look even better. My International Workforce is finishing up yet another Eggspensive Project. Photos will follow when they are finished and things are back in place.

    Spring "Nothing Around Here Is Ever Finished" Chicken
  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 27,492
    Steve in MC,

    This is a question that gets asked a lot. Most people will suggest the large and I agree with that. I believe that most of us that have both sizes don't use the extra large as much as the large. If you are planning on catering things might be different.



    Caledon, ON


  • Grandpas GrubGrandpas Grub Posts: 14,226
    Internationally better, I am eggsited to see. Not sure what else you could do to the coop.

    I would like to get something started around here...

    Be well my friend and the best to the Mrs. & Rodney.

  • The large will most likely do all that you need to do. The cost difference between the large and the X-Large will give you a head start in the buying a small. Now you can do low and slo on the large while cooking veggies or baking some bread or just grilling some burgers and franks, shrimp or other good things.
    Everyday is Saturday and tomorrow is always Sunday.
  • CecilCecil Posts: 771
    I love both large and small.

  • East Cobb EggyEast Cobb Eggy Posts: 1,162
    Large and small.

    You will find that you do not need more space, but a different cooking temo.

  • Mahi-MahiMahi-Mahi Posts: 162
    I think it a matter of convience. I noticed that on the video for cooking BB ribs they always cut the rib in half to fit in a large. I can put five full ribs on the rib rack not 2 and half rack of ribs. Sure you can double stack on the large but it you want to spray the ribs and turn them it is not a easy thing, with the XL it is not a problem.

    I use a little more charcoal which is not a concern to me. It also gives you more space for straight grilling. I never had enough room to for all the things my wife wanted me to grill over the holidays when using gas grill so why would I want a large with less room to grill than my gas grill.

    With eggaccessories you can make the xl really easy to use. If you wife allows you to put to eggs in the yard you can use two and probably do not need the XL.
  • OKCeggerOKCegger Posts: 38
    I agree with you Mahi-Mahi, on wife allowing 2 eggs on the patio. :S I like my XL but I can see the point with two eggs. Last week I was searing steaks and wanted to cook some veggies at the same time, a little tuff on one egg.
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