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XL vs Large Egg

edited November -1 in EggHead Forum
Has anyone tried both sizes of egg? The large egg has the classic shape and design. The larger, XL egg has a different shape but more room. Does the XL egg lose any of its unique cooking capabilities? Purchasing soon, and don't want to wish I had gotten a bigger/smaller egg. Thanks

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  • lowercasebilllowercasebill Posts: 5,218
    every egg has it's following, this question gets asked a lot and the conventional wisdom is
    "for the price of an xl you can get a small and a large which gives you more options for smoking on one sides on the other etc."

    also, statistically speaking you are going to end up with more than one egg anyway so why not just "cut to the chase" and get them both now. :laugh:

    i have lge and mini, chimnea on back order :angry: and will get a small or medium soon :)
  • YBYB Posts: 3,861
    I have both and like them both.You will be happy with eather one but I would start with the large and go from there.
    Larry
  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 26,030
    I have both as well and agree with YB

    Steve

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • RRPRRP Posts: 12,709
    How many people will you be cooking for time after time? The large with it's taller dome can be outfitted with additional stacked racks so a lot of food can be egged on it. Personally I have nothing against a XL, but I just have no need. Furthermore I'm always amazed when a brand new egger starts out with an XL. In those cases that to me is pen*s envy.

  • Bill SBill S Posts: 22
    RRP wrote:
    The large with it's taller dome can be outfitted with additional stacked racks so a lot of food can be egged on it.

    Is the dome on the Large actually taller than the dome on an XL or is it more that the height to diameter ratio is greater on the Large?
  • RRPRRP Posts: 12,709
    I meant to just say tall and not taller, but I do seem to remember there is not as much dome height in an XL - maybe some can chip in here!

  • Happy HogHappy Hog Posts: 67
    I have a small, a large and a XL

    If I could only have one it would be the XL
  • "Sparky""Sparky" Posts: 6,024
    Well,I have an XL,medium and small.If I could have only one,it would be the large/small combo :silly: Does that count as one?If not,I guess it would be the XL :whistle: But seriously,the XL is a great cooker.Personally,I think I would get more use out of a large.The only reason I use the XL so much,is because it's the newest one.I still love to cook on it,don't get me wrong,but there is no room to stack anything high on it.I would rather have a combo for different temps and smoke flavor.The XL works great for me since I don't need it :huh: I don't know if that makes any sence,but I would go large :woohoo: ;)
  • Jupiter JimJupiter Jim Posts: 1,610
    Welcome jtpuck,
    I have a large in FL. and a medium in NC.
    I love them both and want a small for FL.
    I think the large is a great start and any BGE is MUCH BETTR than NO BGE.
    Get one and start smoking, cooking and enjoy!
    Jupiter Jim
    I'm only hungry when I'm awake!
  • CaptGrumpyCaptGrumpy Posts: 58
    jtpuck wrote:
    Has anyone tried both sizes of egg? The large egg has the classic shape and design. The larger, XL egg has a different shape but more room. Does the XL egg lose any of its unique cooking capabilities? Purchasing soon, and don't want to wish I had gotten a bigger/smaller egg. Thanks
    .

    I will let you know my review this weekend after I pick up my XL tonight and get it home and settled in with the rest of the West Coast Fleet in my backyard! Large is a great place to start and learn and then go from there but if you really must because you are only getting one egg as your master plan, get the XL. You can cook more big food (turkey and such)for more people on the XL but you also burn more lump not that is much of an issue with an egg.
  • WADougWADoug Posts: 191
    I only have a Large, so I don't have real experience of the others, and I'm pretty new. From what I've seen on this forum is that you will want multiple Eggs. There isn't a "perfect" single Egg, all have their particular advantages. The thing that makes a difference for me is the weight of the Egg. The Large is heavy, the X-Large is REALLY heavy. If you every have to do something about moving it that may make a difference.
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