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Buying a 2nd egg

 A LBGE showed up on the local letgo this morning. Wondering how you explain to the wife another is needed?

Its not like guns and ammo. She never sees those. :o

XLBGE - LBGE - Charbroil gasgrill

Wichita Kansas

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  • DoubleEggerDoubleEgger Posts: 13,161
    I simply asked my wife why she needed a double oven. Never heard another word about it. 
  • DoubleEggerDoubleEgger Posts: 13,161
    I’ve never heard of a wife complaining that her husband was cooking too much. 
  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 17,712
    Go for it recognizing that there may be some serious pay-back required. 
    Strike while the iron is hot. 
    Louisville;  L & S BGEs, PBC, Lang 36; Burnin' wood in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer.  
  • StormbringerStormbringer Posts: 1,346
    edited August 10
    - Cooking for a whole bunch of friends ... aka the neighhourhood when they find you have two eggs. :)

    - Two temperature cooking

    - Cooking multiple courses, e.g. main and dessert

    - Cold smoking (create smoke in one, run pipe from top of it into bottom grate of second)

    - Kudos and status in the community

    Having said all of that ... with the exception of the kudos one, do the others solve any problems you currently have delivering awesome meals?
    Large BGE and MMX, both with platesetter and cast iron grid. Superpeel for pizza, iDevice for temperature.
    Cooking on the large in deepest, darkest England since Oct 2015. MMX added to the family Mar 2016.
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    | My food blog ... BGE and other stuff http://www.thecooksdigest.com
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  • jimdgreat1jimdgreat1 Posts: 144

    Really don't need a 2nd one. There are only 3 of us and the daughter doesn't eat much meat. (outside of hamburgers) Wish it was a different size than what I already have.

    XLBGE - LBGE - Charbroil gasgrill

    Wichita Kansas

  • Kent8621Kent8621 Posts: 488

    I like having a second large, cuts down on some of the stuff you have to buy for them.

    2 Large Eggs - Madison, AL

    Boiler Up!!

  • PowakPowak Posts: 773

    Really don't need a 2nd one. There are only 3 of us and the daughter doesn't eat much meat. (outside of hamburgers) Wish it was a different size than what I already have.

    I’ve got the same deal. SWMBO says a big plate of HELL NO to a second egg, even just a cute little MM. Once she finds out MMs heat up way quicker maybe she’d allow one....
  • MO_EgginMO_Eggin Posts: 192
    Powak said:

    Really don't need a 2nd one. There are only 3 of us and the daughter doesn't eat much meat. (outside of hamburgers) Wish it was a different size than what I already have.

    I’ve got the same deal. SWMBO says a big plate of HELL NO to a second egg, even just a cute little MM. Once she finds out MMs heat up way quicker maybe she’d allow one....

    I used the "heat up faster approach" and ended up with a MM for my birthday.  I have a great wife  :)
    LBGE, St. Louis, MO
  • Sea2SkiSea2Ski Posts: 2,863
    My wife just told me we need to get an XL and start looking at prices last week.  Now I have to decide if getting an XL is the right decision or if another Large is the way to go. 
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    Burning lump in Downingtown, PA or diesel in Cape May, NJ.
    ....just look for the smoke!
    Large and MiniMax
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  • DoubleEggerDoubleEgger Posts: 13,161

    Really don't need a 2nd one. There are only 3 of us and the daughter doesn't eat much meat. (outside of hamburgers) Wish it was a different size than what I already have.

    You’re not trying hard enough to convince yourself. A second egg is a game changer. It’s not about producing more food, it’s about variety of food you can cook at the same time. 
  • Kent8621Kent8621 Posts: 488
    Sea2Ski said:
    My wife just told me we need to get an XL and start looking at prices last week.  Now I have to decide if getting an XL is the right decision or if another Large is the way to go. 

    I waffeled with the idea of getting an XL as my second one, everyone here told me to get a second large and I have to say it was a great choice for us.  we typically do cookouts of 15-30 people every couple weeks and the two larges have been perfect for that. 

    2 Large Eggs - Madison, AL

    Boiler Up!!

  • DoubleEggerDoubleEgger Posts: 13,161
    edited August 10
    Sea2Ski said:
    My wife just told me we need to get an XL and start looking at prices last week.  Now I have to decide if getting an XL is the right decision or if another Large is the way to go. 
    Wifey knows best. 
  • Having 2 ovens outside the house during holidays is magic. Turkey or Ham in one and side dishes in the other and the kitchen is free and clean to do all the other stuff. Of course living in TX it's easy to assume good weather during the fall and winter so that helps. If you are in Canada, you'll need to make something else up. 
    1- LGBE
    1- KBQ C-60 (The Dishwasher)
    I- Blackstone 36" Griddle
    1- Sweet-A$$ Roccbox Pizza Oven
    1-Very Understanding and Forgiving Wife
  • jimdgreat1jimdgreat1 Posts: 144
    Well crap, he just offered a hundred less if I pick it up today.

    XLBGE - LBGE - Charbroil gasgrill

    Wichita Kansas

  • DoubleEggerDoubleEgger Posts: 13,161
    Well crap, he just offered a hundred less if I pick it up today.

  • jimdgreat1jimdgreat1 Posts: 144
    Strange, its missing the right shelf. Has a nest and the left shelf. How in the hell do you lose a shelf? Should I feel like this is a little shady?

    XLBGE - LBGE - Charbroil gasgrill

    Wichita Kansas

  • Kent8621Kent8621 Posts: 488
    just build a double table and youll be fine.

    2 Large Eggs - Madison, AL

    Boiler Up!!

  • Maitai53Maitai53 Posts: 4
    Had a large for many years as part of a full outdoor kitchen. Sold the large with the house. Bought an XL in January. Love the size especially for ribs. Harder to bring down temps if temp gets away. Added a smaller lump basket for smaller cooks, which works well to create direct and indirect zones. 
  • DoubleEggerDoubleEgger Posts: 13,161
    Strange, its missing the right shelf. Has a nest and the left shelf. How in the hell do you lose a shelf? Should I feel like this is a little shady?
    Shelves are dime a dozen on Facebook marketplace and Craigslist. If you want it, go buy it before someone else does. 
  • jimdgreat1jimdgreat1 Posts: 144
    Went by just to look. Its not a large....

    XLBGE - LBGE - Charbroil gasgrill

    Wichita Kansas

  • jimdgreat1jimdgreat1 Posts: 144
    Needs the right shelf, and a woo and a stone and a.....

    XLBGE - LBGE - Charbroil gasgrill

    Wichita Kansas

  • Kent8621Kent8621 Posts: 488
    for the win, nice score.

    2 Large Eggs - Madison, AL

    Boiler Up!!

  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 17,712
    As above ^^^^.  Better to be lucky than good any day. 
    Enjoy the acquisition. 
    Louisville;  L & S BGEs, PBC, Lang 36; Burnin' wood in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer.  
  • jimdgreat1jimdgreat1 Posts: 144
    My large shelves will fit. Tempting to switch them and sell the large. What will the large do the xl won't?

    XLBGE - LBGE - Charbroil gasgrill

    Wichita Kansas

  • Sea2SkiSea2Ski Posts: 2,863
    (Rolling eyes...) bet you were disappointed...   enjoy the new toy!  
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    Burning lump in Downingtown, PA or diesel in Cape May, NJ.
    ....just look for the smoke!
    Large and MiniMax
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  • jimdgreat1jimdgreat1 Posts: 144
    Sea2Ski said:
    (Rolling eyes...) bet you were disappointed...   enjoy the new toy!  
    I peed in my pants a little when I saw it. ;)
    Guessing they take a little longer to get hot.

    Trying to do a clean burn. Though its fairly clean already. The daisy is gunked up. Should I soak it in hot soapy water?

    XLBGE - LBGE - Charbroil gasgrill

    Wichita Kansas

  • frazzdaddyfrazzdaddy Posts: 308
    Cartier for her birthday. What egg?
    Xl bge , two 4' crusher cone fire pits. Two rusty Webber kettles. 
    Moncure N.C.
  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 17,712
    @jimdgreat1- regarding the DMFT, just spray it with cooking oil and toss in the BGE during the cool-down.  A couple of rounds with this and you will be rewarded.  FWIW-
    Louisville;  L & S BGEs, PBC, Lang 36; Burnin' wood in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer.  
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