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New Nest and Handler Design?

WeberWhoWeberWho Posts: 7,878
I just noticed the nest and handler on forum member Grillman14 post. Is this new or am I just late to the party? 




"The pig is an amazing animal. You feed a pig an apple and it makes bacon. Let's see Michael Phelps do that" - Jim Gaffigan

Minnesota

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  • Photo EggPhoto Egg Posts: 9,808
    Good Catch
    Thank you,
    Darian

    Galveston Texas
  • WeberWhoWeberWho Posts: 7,878
    Looks to include the handler built in
    "The pig is an amazing animal. You feed a pig an apple and it makes bacon. Let's see Michael Phelps do that" - Jim Gaffigan

    Minnesota
  • pgprescottpgprescott Posts: 12,740
    Both the old design and the new design are available. The new integrated handler design is priced accordingly. if you aren’t going to move the egg once it is in place then the integrated handler is not a good value. However if you do or plan to move the egg around it is a great value. 
  • Photo EggPhoto Egg Posts: 9,808
    Both the old design and the new design are available. The new integrated handler design is priced accordingly. if you aren’t going to move the egg once it is in place then the integrated handler is not a good value. However if you do or plan to move the egg around it is a great value. 
    Next and handler are getting so expensive.
    almost half the price of the Egg.
    Thank you,
    Darian

    Galveston Texas
  • WeberWhoWeberWho Posts: 7,878
    Both the old design and the new design are available. The new integrated handler design is priced accordingly. if you aren’t going to move the egg once it is in place then the integrated handler is not a good value. However if you do or plan to move the egg around it is a great value. 
    Dang. Just when I thought BGE might be competing against Kamado Joe for once. Nope. Just more $$$ they want you to spend on add ons. At least they still offer the other nest. 
    "The pig is an amazing animal. You feed a pig an apple and it makes bacon. Let's see Michael Phelps do that" - Jim Gaffigan

    Minnesota
  • cookingdude555cookingdude555 Posts: 2,568
    I have the handler for my XL and like it. As my old nests wear out I plan on buying the new style to give it a try. 

    John - SLC, UT

    Several eggs ..

  • pgprescottpgprescott Posts: 12,740
    The new one is very nice and sturdy. Even the wheels are an upgrade. 
  • stlcharcoalstlcharcoal Posts: 4,098
    They came out with that a little over a year ago......MADE IN CHINA like just about all their other accessories, tables, etc.  The old nest, handler, and the bands were about all they made in the US anymore. 
  • ColtsFanColtsFan Posts: 3,984
    edited June 2019
    I have the new nest handler for my XL. It's built like a tank and the XL rolls around nice and easy
    ~ John
    1-XL BGE, 2-LG BGE, KJ Jr, Ardore Pizza Oven, King Disc 
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    Bloomington, IN - Hoo Hoo Hoo Hoosiers!
  • bausbaus Posts: 1
    Any additional comments on the nest with integrated handler? Nobody seems to have it in stock in my area. I have the old nest now, but I've never liked it. Feels very unstable. I'd like to upgrade to the integrated nest, but can hardly find any reviews of it.
  • Photo EggPhoto Egg Posts: 9,808
    They came out with that a little over a year ago......MADE IN CHINA like just about all their other accessories, tables, etc.  The old nest, handler, and the bands were about all they made in the US anymore. 
    Sad but the quality of the nests can’t possibly get worse
    Thank you,
    Darian

    Galveston Texas
  • stlcharcoalstlcharcoal Posts: 4,098
    baus said:
    Any additional comments on the nest with integrated handler? Nobody seems to have it in stock in my area. I have the old nest now, but I've never liked it. Feels very unstable. I'd like to upgrade to the integrated nest, but can hardly find any reviews of it.
    Do you have a handler on it?  One of those locks it up pretty good.....since it actually secured the egg to the nest rather than just using gravity and a little tension.  I have one for a XL new in the box I'll sell you.

    Make sure all the screws are tight on it too.

    I don't think you'll feel that much better about the new one.  There are hundreds of thousands of BGE's out there in the old nests and they only fall over we people try to push them over an uneven surface.  The new one doesn't fix that problem.

    If you want to see a really unstable nest, go back to the 90's when they have the really low one with office chair casters.  They didn't make a smaller one for a medium, so it just kind bounced around in there.  My mom uses it for a plant holder now, and even that is unstable as all get out.

    Check this one out if you want a well build nest......saw these down at HBP Expo this year:

    https://ceramicgrillstore.com/collections/big-green-egg-large-accessories-by-ceramic-grill-store/products/cuna-cart-for-big-green-egg

    Or look into one of @Tspud1 's tables.  http://outdoorkitchenequip.com
  • I have a large in an old nest (closest in pic), and I have upgraded my other eggs to new nests over the last few years.  I will say that the new nests have better casters.  I could be wrong, and would have to get a tape out to verify, but they seem to be wider and more stable.  The XL and the 2XL have the older style nest handler in the picture (although you cant see the handles in the back).  For what it is worth, I like the old handler.  I was going to get the new one, but it has really been hard to come by, and every dealer I talked to didn't even know there was a new one.

    Some idiot put the rear stabilizer bar on my XL nest backwards.  He really doesn't want to take it apart to fix it.


    John - SLC, UT

    Several eggs ..

  • Get a buddy with a wire welder to fab up a nest for you.  I used 8” Marathon flat free casters so it rolls effortless, but you could use 4” or 6” to save some bucks!

    KANSAS+++Land of OZ

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

  • I have the new one on my XL, it rolls pretty easally on my patio and I’ve had no issues. It was part of the “starter package” from the dealer. I don’t recall what It cost, I’m sure to much. 
    XL BGE
    Malden, MA
  • I won an XL in a contest this year and that’s the nest that came with it. I was really pleased with how thought out the design was and the easy it was to assemble. Seems like a quality product to me. 
  • speed51133speed51133 Posts: 335
    that rib fest is just a few blocks from me! I had no idea it existed!
  • HotchHotch Posts: 3,503
    I have one of the Smoken Products Cuna Carts for my LBGE.
    A great product. Built like a tank! Rolls smooth and easy. Side shelves can hold a lot of weight and a hot plate setter. I put my CGS PSWoo on them straight out of the Egg when hot.



    Large BGE, MiniMAX BGE, 2 Mini BGE's, R&V Fryer, 36" Blackstone Griddle, Camp Chef Dual Burner 40K BTU Stove
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    Prosper, TX
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