I got it Tuesday, but wasn't able to use it till tonight. I know, I know, but I have other eggs that I got to use before tonight, so I didn't have to be too impatient. I wanted to be able to take my time and make observations as well, good and bad. First this!!
First the good
Wow, is it small and light. I can take it anywhere.
It doesn't take a lot of lump.
It gets up to heat IN A HURRY!!! In about five minutes it was over 500 and climbing. Shutting the slider stopped it though.
This thing cooks wonderfully. I had a steak tonight that was total perfection. I think the control is easier to maintain than a large.
Now the bad
The hinge drives me crazy. I couldn't get it to come open all the way without moving the Egg.
I don't like the stand at all. That goes along with the hinge. I would open the Egg and it would rock. If I pulled a little it would tilt. Maybe after I use it some it will loosen up. Maybe a shot of WD40 will help?
The cooking grate is a lot smaller than the opening for it, thus it slides around. It needs to be a half inch larger.
I REALLY like it. I may have complaints but I still like it a lot. I asked in an email a few days back about getting either a mini or a small for my dad. The price difference here is $200. Even if the price difference wasn't that large knowing what I do now I would still get him the mini. He will do just fine with this. I'm going to do a chicken to confirm it Monday night, and if that goes without a hitch I'll order it for him on Tuesday.
Thanks everyone for your help. My next thing is finding myself a different stand now. I guess I could set it between my two eggs on my new table but that still wouldn't solve the rocking problem.