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She said YES!

bhuggbhugg Posts: 257
I told my wife that we needed to upgrade from a large to an XL and she said: "Yes, We do." So here is my question: Should I get the "package deal" that has everything or just the egg and buy accessories as I need them? 

Large BGE Dallas, TX

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  • Ozzie_IsaacOzzie_Isaac Posts: 8,797
    Egg, nest, handler, then call Tom at CGS.  I recommend Woo, stone, and drip tray.
    If it is worth doing, it is worth overdoing.

    XL, Medium, Minimax, Blackstone Griddle
  • jeffwitjeffwit Posts: 1,140
    DMW said:
    bhugg said:
    I told my wife that we needed to upgrade from a large to an XL and she said: "Yes, We do." So here is my question: Should I get the "package deal" that has everything or just the egg and buy accessories as I need them? 

    I don't know what the package deal includes, but fill us in on what's included with the package and the price delta between the two options and there will be plenty of opinions. Also, forget about this "upgrading" question. This is not an upgrade decision, this is an add-on decision. There is no reason to dispose of a cooker, just add-on.
    Definitely the voice of experience. Listen to him. 
    Jefferson, GA
    XL BGE, MM, Things to flip meat over and stuff
    Wife, 3 kids, 4 dogs, five cats. One overworked vacuum cleaner.
  • bhuggbhugg Posts: 257
    The large will be moved to the lake house. My local hardware store has the XL priced at 1150. The "package" includes plate setter, ash tool, grill lifter, nest with table wings, and probably lighter cubes and a bag of charcoal for 1450. 
    Large BGE Dallas, TX
  • Killit_and_GrillitKillit_and_Grillit Posts: 3,319
    Also, forget about this "upgrading" question. This is not an upgrade decision, this is an add-on decision. There is no reason to dispose of a cooker, just add-on.

    @DMW if I’m not mistaken you said this week your wife was gonna take off if you brought one more cooking apparatus in your backyard  ;)

    I came home a few days ago saying I was contemplating an XL. 

    My wife said “you can get that but ONE thing has to go”. Her inflection implied either one of my Larges....or me. 

    "Brought to you by bourbon, bacon, and a series of questionable life decisions."

    South of Nashville, TN

  • theyolksonyoutheyolksonyou Posts: 16,210
    Also, forget about this "upgrading" question. This is not an upgrade decision, this is an add-on decision. There is no reason to dispose of a cooker, just add-on.

    @DMW if I’m not mistaken you said this week your wife was gonna take off if you brought one more cooking apparatus in your backyard  ;)

    I came home a few days ago saying I was contemplating an XL. 

    My wife said “you can get that but ONE thing has to go”. Her inflection implied either one of my Larges....or me. 
    @[email protected]_and_Grillit send her packing. Or not.  You got all them kids. Find another one thing. Cat?
    Jason NW GA- home of carpet and Mexican restaurants
    LBGE, MM, BS (Blackstone and the other kind)
    One sorry Labrador

    My chili did not suck. 
  • Killit_and_GrillitKillit_and_Grillit Posts: 3,319
    And congrats @bhugg I’m holding out until @Possumtrot buys one at Hiwassee Eggfest and gets it home only to realize he’s too old for an XL. 

    "Brought to you by bourbon, bacon, and a series of questionable life decisions."

    South of Nashville, TN

  • DoubleEggerDoubleEgger Posts: 11,964
    Look on Craigslist and find a nest and side shelves on the cheap. That’s more money to buy stuff from Ceramic Grill Store. 
  • WeberWhoWeberWho Posts: 6,340
    Look on Craigslist and find a nest and side shelves on the cheap. That’s more money to buy stuff from Ceramic Grill Store. 
    Take the side shelves off your large and put on the XL for the meantime 
  • DMWDMW Posts: 12,470
    WeberWho said:
    Look on Craigslist and find a nest and side shelves on the cheap. That’s more money to buy stuff from Ceramic Grill Store. 
    Take the side shelves off your large and put on the XL for the meantime 
    Meh, those side shelves never impressed me, they can't handle hot plate setters or grids off the egg.

    I've really like this Camp Chef Camp Table as a side table:
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000OEJM1A/

    It can handle whatever you want to put on it.
    My Facebook Page where I document my cooking
    Morgantown, PA

    XL BGE - S BGE - KJ Jr - HB Legacy - BS Pizza Oven - 30" Firepit - King Kooker Fryer -  PR72T - 18.5" WSM - WSJ - BS 17" Griddle - XXL BGE - Akron Jr - BS SS36" Griddle
  • calikingcaliking Posts: 11,122

    My wife said “you can get that but ONE thing has to go”. Her inflection implied either one of my Larges....or me. 
    Dude, If I had a dollar for every time she's said that...

    But, a dozen or so Weber kettles of different sizes (including The Simpsons 22" and Smokey Joe versions), a redneck pizza oven, 2 drum smokers, 3 eggs, and other stuff later... she hasn't filed for divorce.

    Yet.

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
  • DMWDMW Posts: 12,470
    caliking said:

    My wife said “you can get that but ONE thing has to go”. Her inflection implied either one of my Larges....or me. 
    Dude, If I had a dollar for every time she's said that...

    But, a dozen or so Weber kettles of different sizes (including The Simpsons 22" and Smokey Joe versions), a redneck pizza oven, 2 drum smokers, 3 eggs, and other stuff later... she hasn't filed for divorce.

    Yet.
    Just wait, it's coming, for both of us...
    My Facebook Page where I document my cooking
    Morgantown, PA

    XL BGE - S BGE - KJ Jr - HB Legacy - BS Pizza Oven - 30" Firepit - King Kooker Fryer -  PR72T - 18.5" WSM - WSJ - BS 17" Griddle - XXL BGE - Akron Jr - BS SS36" Griddle
  • cookingdude555cookingdude555 Posts: 1,508
    When I bought my second XL last month, I bought it with the nest, and nest handler.  I had a platesetter in my other XL, and decided to go the CGS route on the second one.  I bought the XL AR, woo, and all of that.  It was expensive but it functions much better than just having the platesetter.

    John - SLC, UT

    2 XLs, Medium, MM, and Mini

  • YukonRonYukonRon Posts: 12,249
    caliking said:

    My wife said “you can get that but ONE thing has to go”. Her inflection implied either one of my Larges....or me. 
    Dude, If I had a dollar for every time she's said that...

    But, a dozen or so Weber kettles of different sizes (including The Simpsons 22" and Smokey Joe versions), a redneck pizza oven, 2 drum smokers, 3 eggs, and other stuff later... she hasn't filed for divorce.

    Yet.
    You married a Queen my friend. 
    "Knowledge is Good" - Emil Faber

    XL and MM
    Louisville, Kentucky
  • If you have room and are looking for something more in the way of functional stainless steel storage, you may want to give @Tspud1 a holler.  He makes some great stuff.  Take a look at his handywork in this thread..  http://eggheadforum.com/discussion/comment/2300680#Comment_2300680
    Southwestern CT
  • GrillSgtGrillSgt Posts: 1,731
    I found that I got the best deal when I purchased most of the goodies from the dealer when purchasing the new egg. 
    Woodford & Barren Co. KY

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

    I’d kill for a Nobel Peace Prize

  • nate1152nate1152 Posts: 20
    edited May 14
    If you are going to keep the large (which you should), consider what you're going to use each egg for when you're buying accessories. You probably don't need the same setup for each and your large will probably still be big enough for some of your cooks.
    Minneapolis, MN

    "90% of life is showing up. The other 50% is style." - Me, after a long night of drinking.
  • GoldenQGoldenQ Posts: 231
    instead of 2 eggs I would buy either a pellet smoker or a large griddle
    I XL  and 1 Weber Kettle  And 1 Weber Q220       Outside Alvin, TX-- South of Houston
  • six_eggsix_egg Posts: 965
    @bhugg If you live in Dallas wait for the eggfest there. It is June 9th. You will get a better deal there. I personally would go CGS route for accessories. Tom is awesome and his products and service are top notch.

    XLBGE, LBGE 

    Texarkana, TX

  • BotchBotch Posts: 6,336
    Since the XL is replacing the Large, you should sell the Large for the cost of the XL.  A few weeks/months on CL, and you still have your Large, and you're still there, and everyone is happy.   :)
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  • bhuggbhugg Posts: 257
    six_egg said:
    @bhugg If you live in Dallas wait for the eggfest there. It is June 9th. You will get a better deal there. I personally would go CGS route for accessories. Tom is awesome and his products and service are top notch.
    They are already sold out of the XL Demo. 
    Large BGE Dallas, TX
  • calikingcaliking Posts: 11,122
    YukonRon said:
    caliking said:

    My wife said “you can get that but ONE thing has to go”. Her inflection implied either one of my Larges....or me. 
    Dude, If I had a dollar for every time she's said that...

    But, a dozen or so Weber kettles of different sizes (including The Simpsons 22" and Smokey Joe versions), a redneck pizza oven, 2 drum smokers, 3 eggs, and other stuff later... she hasn't filed for divorce.

    Yet.
    You married a Queen my friend. 
    Don't I know it. She's a keeper for sure :)

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
  • onedbguruonedbguru Posts: 1,552
    since you are going to buy some of the stuff anyway, get as much as you can for a little as you can - of course that depends on the depth of your wallet :) 
  • If ever you get tired of your wife, please have her PM me. 
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