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Small/Medium Egg questions

Dimple's MomDimple's Mom Posts: 1,740
edited 7:51AM in EggHead Forum
I'm going to be getting a second egg, to take to our farmer's market and leave there. I'll be able to wheel it inside and lock it up when between market days.

We'll mostly be doing hot dogs, but may do other things as well. Don't know yet. Pizza, sliders, chicken, ribs. But definitely hot dogs and probably sliders.

Trying to figure out what size to get. How many hot dogs can you get on a small? How about a medium? Do they both sit in nests that bring them up as high as a large sits? (I don't want to be bending over tending to a bbq, hard on my back.)

Thanks!

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  • AzScottAzScott Posts: 309
    Go for the medium since you are possibly going to do ribs, chicken, and pizza. The small does not come with a plate setter and I think the plate setter is a touch too big not allowing good airflow.
  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 27,352
    Gwen,

    I'll get you the dimensions of both when I get home around 6:00 Eastern

    Steve

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • Dimple's MomDimple's Mom Posts: 1,740
    How many racks of ribs could I get on the medium? How about how many pieces of chicken?

    Can anyone tell me the diameter of the medium. We're also going to do paella altho we did purchase on of those burner things on a stand for that, but thought it would be good to also be able to do a second pan on the bbq if we were busy (hoping we're busy!).
  • Dimple's MomDimple's Mom Posts: 1,740
    Thanks, Steve, that will be great.
  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 27,352
    Gwen,

    I don't know if this gives you enough for a height comparison.
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    Steve

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • Dimple's MomDimple's Mom Posts: 1,740
    That's very helpful. I defintely don't want to be bending over a small!

    Is that an extra large on the far left?

    You got 'em all! What, no mini? :P
  • JPFJPF Posts: 591
    all on a medium
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  • Dimple's MomDimple's Mom Posts: 1,740
    Looks like a medium is not really going to cut it for anything ex for hot dogs.
  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 27,352
    No it is my original large with new casters. Something I would rccommend to anyone. The XL was out back and I didn't have a mini. The pic is two years old.

    STeve

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • Dimple's MomDimple's Mom Posts: 1,740
    Why do you recommend the new casters? We're going to have to roll ours a short ways on grass. It may be tricky if it's still hot at the end of the day. Do the larger casters make it easier to roll?
  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 27,352
    Gwen,

    Absolutely. The casters I used were from an industrial supply. They have neoprene or rubber wheels, better bearings and adjust for direction easily. They don't sink into soft ground and when you move the egg it feels way more stable.

    Steve

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • Dimple's MomDimple's Mom Posts: 1,740
    Okay. I wonder if I can get those at Ace or my local hardware store.
  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 27,352
    I don't know, I know they have them at most of the fastener supplies I go into.


    Steve

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • I would go with at least a medium egg for your purpose, however, I think a large would be a lot better if your willing to spend the extra money for an egg only used once or twice a week.

    I have a Large and a Small with an XL on the way. The large always just felt like it was missing some room, so I got the small to do the appetizers on and it is working out just fine now until the XL shows up.

    If you can find an Eggfest near your area this would be the best time to buy a used Large for the same price as the Medium new.

    Hope this helps.

    -Kevin
  • SSN686SSN686 Posts: 2,983
    Morning Gwen:

    You can get quite a bit on a medium. My first Egg was a medium and the only Egg for almost three years, so I learned to pack a lot on there.


    HERE IS A LINK to 6 slabs of ribs on the medium



    LINK to two briskets on medium

    Have a GREAT day!

       Jay

    Brandon, FL


     

  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 27,352
    Gwen,

    These are the measurements from ground to top of base

    Small 28"
    Medium 30 1/2"
    Large 33 1/2"
    Didn't have any hot dogs or burgers but this is a 4 lb chicken.
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    Like most have said, I would go with the medium. It can do a lot of what the large does. I just wish I didn't have to stand on a stool for the large :(

    This has the grid sizes
    http://www.biggreenegg.ca/eggs/

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • JPFJPF Posts: 591
    Your gasket looks like mine
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  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 27,352
    JPF,

    Gaket? Gasket? We don't need no stinking gasket :laugh:

    Steve

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • OKCeggerOKCegger Posts: 38
    I'm getting a medium demo on Sat (OKC eggfest). :laugh: I have had an XL for about 18 months. If you ask me in a week or two I'll tell you to get a medium :woohoo: But I would think you will be happy with either! ;)
  • Dimple's MomDimple's Mom Posts: 1,740
    I'd get the medium in a second since at some point I'll bring the thing home and it'd be nice to have a medium along with my large.

    But after looking at those pics above, I'm not convinced we can fit enough food on the medium to cook for a crowd at the farmer's market. For hot dogs, it'd be fine but if we decide we want to do chicken pieces or ribs, I'm thinking we wouldn't be able to good enough to make it worth our while.
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