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I recently purchased a large BGE and sold my old gas grill. After only four months I am ready to purchase a second bge and can't decide on either the small or the mini. Does the mini really work as well? Since it's only me and my wife, will the small save me lump (It seems that I'm wasting alot in the large Bge)? Any advice will help. I found the mini online delivered to my door for $219.00. Is this a good deal?[p]You all a great bunch of people. I have learned soooooo much from this site.[p]Thanks


  • RRPRRP Posts: 21,930
    just the wife and I here too and we have a L M & a S. The medium was a real surprise gift and while I like the verisality I find myself at the two ends - lo and slo pork, chicken, turkey and pizza from the large. The small can't be beat for nuking steaks and grilling burgers. Personally I'd go for the small over the mini - just for sake of grill size. The diameter of them in case you didn't know is
    L 18 M 15 S 12 Mini 9

    L, M, S, &  Mini
    And oh yes...also a 17" BlackStone gas fired griddle! 
    Dunlap, IL
    Re- gasketing AMERICA one yard at a time!
  • bradley, It's a matter six for one, and a half dozen for the other. I got a small after the large and lastly the mini. To my surprise, I use the mini more than the small by a ratio of almost 2:1! Since the mini costs much less and is GREAT for picnics (the "small" really ain't that small) I would get the mini next, then the small.

  • bradley, in deference to other dave, I like mini but love small egg.Both use much less charcoal. The small holds MUCH more cooking area than the mini... Where are you? Small should cost $220 and mini about $130... you must be in a long distance, high freight shipping zone...Are you distant from Atlanta???

  • TRexTRex Posts: 2,714
    bradley,[p]I have a Small and a Mini in addition to my Medium. I probably use the Mini more than the Small. The Mini is very portable, which is cool for camping or tailgating, if that's something you do. Either way you can't go wrong.[p]TRex
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