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The new Modular Nest - Worth it?

TracebuztaTracebuzta Posts: 9
edited June 2018 in EGG Table Forum
Wondering if anyone has bought the Modular Nest? I am seriously thinking about buying it for my XL... 

What are your opinions? 

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  • johnnypjohnnyp Posts: 3,640

    Quick thoughts. 

    I have no idea what these cost, but these are the thoughts and questions I would ask myself before deciding. 

    1) Buying one section doesn't make much sense.  You won't have any relevant amount of counter space on the edges surrounding your Egg.  So for any functional upgrade over the standard nest, you need to buy 2-3 units to make a complete table.

    2) So....were you looking for a table?  What was your budget?  Where you going to build it yourself?  Considering you don't have to with these, how much cash is that worth to you?  I would expect these components to hold up longer than any wooden structure. 

    After you've answered those questions, I think you'll have a pretty straightforward answer to the "worth it?" question every consumer should be asking. 

    XL & MM BGE, 36" Blackstone - Newport News, VA
  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 20,683
    Great questions above but every so often, "Life is not based on need alone..."
    Louisville;  "indeterminate Jim" here; L & S BGEs, PBC, Lang 36; Burnin' wood in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer.  
  • TracebuztaTracebuzta Posts: 9
    edited June 2018
    I already have the BGE cypress table, but it is really starting to show its age, and it needs to be replaced...

    The modular nest for the XL starts at around $400, casters are around $50. The expansion frame is around $250 without shelves and casters.

    PS: I agree that it makes a lot more sense with one or more expansion units... 
  • AviatorAviator Posts: 1,752
    edited June 2018
    I got mine delivered and set up the day after memorial day.
    Like it a lot, built well. 
    Now I need to find a cover for it. 

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    Large and Small BGE, Blackstone 36 and a baby black Kub.

    Chattanooga, TN.

     

  • Looks good... wondering how it behaves when moving it around with the expansion attached 
  • kv1963kv1963 Posts: 6
    Aviator said:
    I got mine delivered and set up the day after memorial day.
    Like it a lot, built well. 
    Now I need to find a cover for it. 
    Where did you purchase your setup ? I am down the road in South Pittsburg and have looked at these at the Patio Shop there in Chattanooga 
  • pgprescottpgprescott Posts: 12,733
    Aviator said:
    I got mine delivered and set up the day after memorial day.
    Like it a lot, built well. 
    Now I need to find a cover for it. 
    I believe with that particular setup, the BGE table cover will fit. 
  • ChrisSonn23ChrisSonn23 Posts: 245
    We assembled a couple today. Seem like good quality and a nice table. Can configure any way you want.



    BGE Dealer and EggHead since 2013. Find our company on Facebook
    Large BGE
    Waterloo, IL
  • SonVoltSonVolt Posts: 2,039
    Not a big fan of the wire-shelfish aesthetics. They look like they belong in a closet to store your box of Christmas lights and old family photos.  Like a BGE Nest designed by Charbroil. 
    South of Nashville  -  BGE XL  -  Alfresco 42" ALXE  -  Alfresco Versa Burner  - Sunbeam Microwave 
  • HendersonTRKingHendersonTRKing Posts: 1,544
    I think it's pretty sharp.  Industrial chjc.  This is the first I've seen it.  Any pricing info?
    It's a 302 thing . . .
  • ChrisSonn23ChrisSonn23 Posts: 245
    SonVolt said:
    Not a big fan of the wire-shelfish aesthetics. They look like they belong in a closet to store your box of Christmas lights and old family photos.  Like a BGE Nest designed by Charbroil. 
    Our rep told us the wire shelf is more for storage of dirty things (plate setter, pizza store, etc.). 
    BGE Dealer and EggHead since 2013. Find our company on Facebook
    Large BGE
    Waterloo, IL
  • ChrisSonn23ChrisSonn23 Posts: 245
    I think it's pretty sharp.  Industrial chjc.  This is the first I've seen it.  Any pricing info?
    It is pretty slick. The main component retails for around $425, each expansion frame is about $250. These set-ups are around $900-1,000
    BGE Dealer and EggHead since 2013. Find our company on Facebook
    Large BGE
    Waterloo, IL
  • stlcharcoalstlcharcoal Posts: 4,093
    Here's one with the distressed acacia.  If you dont like the wire rack, just swap it out for wood.  Or you can always make your own inserts.
  • pgprescottpgprescott Posts: 12,733
    Also have option for small or large wheels. For tall folks, the 4” wheels raise the cooking surface which is nice. 
  • stlcharcoalstlcharcoal Posts: 4,093
    The new wheels are soooooo much better than those old ones that used to come with the wood tables.
  • conch201conch201 Posts: 1
    Stopped in at the local BGE retailer here in MN and took a look at the modular tables. I liked what I saw and they seemed sturdy. I agree the wire isn’t much to look at but would be great for storing dirty things.  Hey I made my first post finally!
  • Any feedback on the 3 shelves vs the cabinet. I’m debating between the 2. Would you go with the cabinet if the price were the same? (I know the cabinet is more)
  • $80 worth of 8” flat free casters and $20 of steel plate in this nest.  Easy to move around the yard, and zero maintenance!

    KANSAS+++Land of OZ

    BGE XL++Flameboss 300 WiFi++Blackstone 36"++Weber 26" kettle

  • RedSkipRedSkip Posts: 1,400
    edited October 2019
    @stlcharcoal. Any chance they can be assembled in a 90 degree configuration?  Or just straight across?  I am looking at making a corner style with three units.  Thoughts?
    Large BGE - McDonald, PA
  • pgprescottpgprescott Posts: 12,733
    RedSkip said:
    @stlcharcoal. Any chance they can be assembled in a 90 degree configuration?  Or just straight across?  I am looking at making a corner style with three units.  Thoughts?
    You can do just as you described.
  • RedSkipRedSkip Posts: 1,400
    You can do just as you described.
    Thanks for the reply!
    Large BGE - McDonald, PA
  • pgprescottpgprescott Posts: 12,733
    RedSkip said:
    You can do just as you described.
    Thanks for the reply!
    https://images.app.goo.gl/uC4XdFgTKWxedFhH7
  • stlcharcoalstlcharcoal Posts: 4,093
    RedSkip said:
    @stlcharcoal. Any chance they can be assembled in a 90 degree configuration?  Or just straight across?  I am looking at making a corner style with three units.  Thoughts?
    Yes, you can put three together for a corner unit.  You will need wheels in certain spots.  That table pictured above is missing the wheels under the egg module.  The egg one always needs 4 wheels, then the modules attached to it will need to outer wheels.

    Put the units together loose, the  tighten them up ......otherwise none of it lines up.  They're not bad units, but for the $1500 you are going to spend, have @Tspud1 make you something in stainless or buy something direct from Challenger.  They're ok tables for dealer cost,  but the retail price is ridiculous.  
  • RedSkipRedSkip Posts: 1,400
    They're ok tables for dealer cost,  but the retail price is ridiculous.  
    You make a solid point on the price.  Especially for it being an ‘ok’ table.
    Large BGE - McDonald, PA
  • Seems for that cost, I could make the cart like i did for mine and top with remnant granite...
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