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Medium Egg v. Large

edited 6:04AM in EggHead Forum
You've all convinced me! I'm going out to buy an Egg this afternoon. However, I am unsure if a large egg is better than a medium unit. There are six people in my family and we entertain fairly frequently, so I'm leaning towards the large unit. Having said that, experience has taught me that bigger isn't always better. Any strong opinions either way?? Thanks!


  • FireballFireball Posts: 354
    With six people to feed, get the large. Latter on you can back it up with a medium. You will want, need, more than one.

  • Wise OneWise One Posts: 2,645
    JHudson, unless getting the large will delay your purchase, get the large. You'll find it's not too large for small cooks but can do things you cannot do on a medium. The medium is a great cooker and can do an awful lot, but a large can just do more.

  • JHudson,[p]Size does matter. I decided to get an Egg and went down to purchase a Medium. When I got there an saw the large, it was obvious that I had to have it over the regrets. Now I have a small...perfect match[p]KT

  • Spring ChickenSpring Chicken Posts: 10,247
    If price is no object, get the large. It gives you more flexibility in your cooks. A small or medium later on would be a nice addition. I decided on the large even when 90% of my cooks are for the two of us. Glad I did. The next one will be smaller but I am in no hurry. Get the Large. You will be glad you did.[p]Spring Chicken
    Spring Texas USA

  • SmokeySmokey Posts: 2,468
    JHudson,[p]I have a medium and love it, but it just the Mrs and me. For the family you describe, I think the large is better suited to your needs![p]Smokey
  • haywyrehaywyre Posts: 165
    So where is everyone getting the differant sizes. The only dealer I have around me is bbq galore. and all they carry are Large Big Green Eggs and Medium covers.

  • YBYB Posts: 3,861
    With 6 family members I would buy the large egg...I have 2 grids in my large and sometime it's full.If you are like most of us you will end up with more than one anyway...They are Great cookers.

  • nikkignikkig Posts: 514
    I have a family of 5, and would definately recommend a large. My large is often full for just our family dinner. Add to that, if you plan to entertain guests, you will need more room.

  • JHudson, get the large. i started out with medium, recently went to a large and love it much more. temps are much easier to moderate, larger, more space and food. go for the large.

  • ShelbyShelby Posts: 803
    Congrats on the new'll be pleased.
    I'm sure I'll only echo what everyone else has said...given the number of people you'll be cooking for...go for the large!

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