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XXL redesign

Stopped by a dealer yesterday to purchase my XL to compliment my other XL  =).  While there the dealer told me of a redesigned XXL that is coming out in two weeks.  He said it is much cheaper and weighs less.  We called his distributor together and she confirmed it.  The cooking grid is the same size (29"), but the shape is more like a regular egg and they shaved a bunch of weight that way.  New price for it?  $1999.  I have something to thing about now instead of just buying another XL for $1239.  He is ordering two, one for himself and one for the floor.  So I should be able to see it in person in the next month I would hope.  Anyone else hear anything about this?  I searched but I suck at searching and didn't see anything.

John - SLC, UT

2 XLs, Medium, MM, and Mini

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  • Photo EggPhoto Egg Posts: 7,904
    Cool news and you scooped it. First to hear of this.
    Thank you,
    Darian

    Galveston Texas
  • tjvtjv Posts: 3,721
    stick with another xl.  for 5 extra inches not worth it, especially when you need to get all new accessories, no swapping between two xl grills. 

    the 2xl platesetter lists at $299.
    www.ceramicgrillstore.com ACGP, Inc.
  • cookingdude555cookingdude555 Posts: 1,507
    Well my plan was to sell the xl if I was going to buy a xxl. But I’ve already decided a second xl is in the mix instead. I have several of your xl accessories already anyway. I still want to see it. We will see :)

    John - SLC, UT

    2 XLs, Medium, MM, and Mini

  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 23,014
    Well my plan was to sell the xl if I was going to buy a xxl. But I’ve already decided a second xl is in the mix instead. I have several of your xl accessories already anyway. I still want to see it. We will see :)
    it usually takes 6 months to a year once we find out about a new product by bge. would be extremely surprised if you see it in a month, but post pics =)
  • cookingdude555cookingdude555 Posts: 1,507
    Well my plan was to sell the xl if I was going to buy a xxl. But I’ve already decided a second xl is in the mix instead. I have several of your xl accessories already anyway. I still want to see it. We will see :)
    it usually takes 6 months to a year once we find out about a new product by bge. would be extremely surprised if you see it in a month, but post pics =)
    Lol, yep you are right. I’d like to think that because the distributor said two weeks that it’s true, but it’s more likely wrong. 

    John - SLC, UT

    2 XLs, Medium, MM, and Mini

  • HotchHotch Posts: 3,326
    That would be sq in right?

    Large BGE, MiniMAX BGE, 2 Mini BGE's, R&V Fryer, 36" Blackstone Griddle, Camp Chef Dual Burner 40K BTU Stove
    BGE Chiminea
    Prosper, TX
  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 14,013
    The new XXL looks like a big XL.  They shaved about 6 inches off the base, so it has the huge shallow base like an XL.  I'm curious if they're going to redesign the nest as well, since the dimensions are going to be different.

    XXL cooking area -> 672 in2 @ $2920 (or $1999?) = $4.34 (or $2.97) a sq-in
    XL cooking area -> 452 in2 @ $1219 = $2.69 a sq-in
    L cooking area -> 262 in2 @ $889 = $3.93 a sq-in

    These numbers don't include the base, plate setter, etc.
    Found the car salesman! Per sq in makes it much easier to justify!!! 
  • cookingdude555cookingdude555 Posts: 1,507
    Agreed. Buying a large is stupid. 

    John - SLC, UT

    2 XLs, Medium, MM, and Mini

  • buzd504buzd504 Posts: 2,540
    Agreed. Buying a large is stupid. 
    :angry:
    NOLA
  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 23,014
    so my 2 larges were $1.90/sq inch each and my mini was $1.53 /sq inch, all new and delivered =) why did you all wait so long to buy eggs =)
  • OhioEggerOhioEgger Posts: 461
    Agreed. Buying a large is stupid. 
    That would explain why it's the most popular model. We're all idiots.
    Cincinnati, Ohio. Large BGE since 2011. Still learning.
  • cookingdude555cookingdude555 Posts: 1,507
    Yeah I made a profit selling my larges to fund this second xl venture. Kind of feel bad selling eggs for more than I paid new several years ago. But the market supports it ...

    John - SLC, UT

    2 XLs, Medium, MM, and Mini

  • GrillSgtGrillSgt Posts: 1,731
    tjv said:
    stick with another xl.  for 5 extra inches not worth it, especially when you need to get all new accessories, no swapping between two xl grills. 

    the 2xl platesetter lists at $299.
    A 29” diameter grid is 1.73 times as large as a 22” grate. 
    Woodford & Barren Co. KY

    LBGE, XLBGE, 2 Weber Genesis, Weber 22" kettle

    I’d kill for a Nobel Peace Prize

  • zyou11zyou11 Posts: 13
    $1999 is the correct list price for the newest XXL which is $1000 less than last years model. I saw one beside an XL and it's a pretty significant difference.
  • SSQUAL612SSQUAL612 Posts: 897
    Looks like we're debating the age old adage that size matters.
    SoCal  XL BGE 2016, MES, 18.5 WSM,  36"&17" Black Stone, Adj Rig, Woo, Grill Grates, SS Smokeware Cap, KAB,  FB 300, Thermapen 
  • tjvtjv Posts: 3,721
    GrillSgt said:
    tjv said:
    stick with another xl.  for 5 extra inches not worth it, especially when you need to get all new accessories, no swapping between two xl grills. 

    the 2xl platesetter lists at $299.
    A 29” diameter grid is 1.73 times as large as a 22” grate. 
    xl is 24"

    220 sq. inches, 82% the size of a large. if money is about the same, what would you rather have an xl and large or a 2xl.  I'll feel fairly certain I know which BGE would like you to have..........

    t
    www.ceramicgrillstore.com ACGP, Inc.
  • GrillSgtGrillSgt Posts: 1,731
    Sorry I thought it was 22”. That makes the cooking area on the xxl 1.5 times larger. (1.49)
    Woodford & Barren Co. KY

    LBGE, XLBGE, 2 Weber Genesis, Weber 22" kettle

    I’d kill for a Nobel Peace Prize

  • FoghornFoghorn Posts: 6,477
    OhioEgger said:
    Agreed. Buying a large is stupid. 
    That would explain why it's the most popular model. We're all idiots.
    Things are starting to become clear. 

    XL BGE, Klose BYC, ProQ Excel, Weber Kettle, Firepit, Grand Turbo gasser, and a portable Outdoor Gourmet gasser for tailgating

    San Antonio, TX

  • Hans61Hans61 Posts: 3,409
    First cook I’m thinking should be whole hog :-)
    “There are three rules that I live by: never get less than twelve hours sleep; never play cards with a guy who has the same first name as a city; and never get involved with a woman with a tattoo of a dagger on her body.”
    Coach Finstock Teen Wolf
  • Confused... the xxl is 17% larger than xl right? 
  • chuckytheeggheadchuckytheegghead Posts: 1,179
    Post the pictures when you see it. I’m very interested in seeing the difference. 
  • gmacgmac Posts: 1,789
    Yeah but what % bigger is it if measured in metric?  
    Mt Elgin Ontario - just a Large.
  • FoghornFoghorn Posts: 6,477
    Confused... the xxl is 17% larger than xl right? 
    In cooking area, it is 672 sq in vs 452 sq in = 48.6% larger @alaskanassasin

    XL BGE, Klose BYC, ProQ Excel, Weber Kettle, Firepit, Grand Turbo gasser, and a portable Outdoor Gourmet gasser for tailgating

    San Antonio, TX

  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 23,014
    im sticking with my large. seen 20 racks spares cooked in one, 10 whole chickens, and a 62 pound pig in a large. seems pretty big for my needs.  how come ive never seen a 150 pound pig cooked in an xl or xxl. seems like alot of wasted space =)
  • cookingdude555cookingdude555 Posts: 1,507
    im sticking with my large. seen 20 racks spares cooked in one, 10 whole chickens, and a 62 pound pig in a large. seems pretty big for my needs.  how come ive never seen a 150 pound pig cooked in an xl or xxl. seems like alot of wasted space =)
    I agree with your analysis. I think people are doing it wrong. 

    John - SLC, UT

    2 XLs, Medium, MM, and Mini

  • tjvtjv Posts: 3,721
    gotta love numbers.....672, 452, 17, 220, 1.73, 82, 5, 24, 22, 29, 4.34, 2.69, 3.93......

    do ya'll know why the 2xl is getting updated.........how about kamado joe is coming out with a bigger big joe..... keeping up with the Jones

    t
    www.ceramicgrillstore.com ACGP, Inc.
  • GATravellerGATraveller Posts: 5,414
    zyou11 said:
    $1999 is the correct list price for the newest XXL which is $1000 less than last years model. I saw one beside an XL and it's a pretty significant difference.
    Pics or it didn't happen!

    "Social media gives legions of idiots the right to speak when they once only spoke at a bar after a glass of wine, without harming the community [...] but now they have the same right to speak as a Nobel Prize winner. It's the invasion of the idiots."

                                                                                  -Umberto Eco

    2 Large
    Peachtree Corners, GA
  • Hans61Hans61 Posts: 3,409
    Bump 
    “There are three rules that I live by: never get less than twelve hours sleep; never play cards with a guy who has the same first name as a city; and never get involved with a woman with a tattoo of a dagger on her body.”
    Coach Finstock Teen Wolf
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