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mini egg

RichRich Posts: 67
edited 12:15PM in EggHead Forum
Is the mini egg a good addition to the large egg? It seems small but might be useful. Does it work the same way as large egg ie temp control heat.[p]Rich


  • Wise OneWise One Posts: 2,645
    Rich, it's a great companion. I use mine about as much as I use my large. Tonight, it's a small steak for just my wife and me. I also do burgers(4), dogs (10), brats (6) chicken (2 breasts) and porkchops(2).

  • ParrotheadParrothead Posts: 101
    Wise One,
    How about temp. control? I have the same set up (large and mini. I have a little more trouble keeping my temps down or keeping a consistent temp.[p]Chris

    Wobbly Pops to ya, Chris
  • RRPRRP Posts: 21,921
    I gotta put a pitch in here for the small as the perfect combo with a large. There is a simple rule of thumb to remember with BGE products - that's the diameter of the cooking grates.
    Mini 9"
    Small 12"
    Med 15"
    Large 18"
    Now OTOH iffin you may plan to enjoy the pleasures of egging while traveling the mini is terrific - it may not fit in your duffle bag, but close to it, where the small will take more effort and taking your large may mean the Mrs may have to stay home go this trip!!!

    L, M, S, &  Mini
    And oh yes...also a 17" BlackStone gas fired griddle! 
    Dunlap, IL
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  • Wise OneWise One Posts: 2,645
    Parrothead, I normally get it going in the 325-400 range and just let it go. I'm not usually trying to control the temp but I have heard others say they can keep it at 225 or so for several hours and I know others who have taken it up to 650.

  • Steve-BSteve-B Posts: 339
    I got both the large and mini just over a month ago. I love them both. The mini does travel very well and that is why I got it. I do wish I had a small for home use. I think if I had a small I would use the large much less. I guess you just need to decide what you want it for. Mini if traveling or the small for home cooking for 4 or so people. I would suggest to get the daisy wheel for the mini if you go that route.

  • WooDoggiesWooDoggies Posts: 2,390
    Rich,[p]The mini is a great addition however temp control is different than the large, med or small. [p]I mainly use the mini for hot fast cooks...... like tonight I will be searing a 10 oz. sushi grade tuna steak and searing a pound of dry packed scallops. It can produce a lot of heat for a tiny cooker and with the coals so close to the grate, it's a searing machine.[p]If you wanted more temp control like the large, I would recommend the small.[p]John
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