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Mini update

edited 1:44AM in EggHead Forum
Thought I would update my experience with my mini. I posted last week that I won (on ebay) and mini for $260.00. The seller had won it in a golf outing last fall and was not into BGE's or grillin,so decided to sell. It was a coincidence because I was just at my BGE dealer that same day wanting to purchase a mini until I found that BGE had a price increase on all their products but most higest on the mini at $379.00. We were both in shock at the amount of increase and needless to say, I was not prepared to spend that much on the mini. Anyway, when I got home from the dealer I went on ebay and found a mini listed about 60 miles from my home. So I bid $260.00 and won it. It was a package that came with the mini stand, grill gripper, ash tool and a bag of BGE charcoal. I could not believe my good fortune. Well since getting it I have used it just about every day. I love it and just ordered the mini woo from the ceramic grill store to increase my cooking experience. I got a lot of good feedback from forum members when I posted last week.
About the new hinge. I don't like it. I have played around with this and just can't seem to get it to set right. The hinge is a double hinge and the hinge support is on the right side and will put sideways pressure on the lid when closed causing the top lid to sit off to the left side. I have to push the top lid to the right after closing the lid to make it set even on the bottom. Seems like the hinge having no springs is able to move side to side and the hinge support is able to push the lid to one side. I have tried to adjust and re-adjust but have not had much luck. Anyway, all in all, I love the mini and being that it's just my wife and I, it seems to be more pracctiocal than my large for daily use. Don't know if I would pay $379.00 though.


  • So far my cooks have been pretty simple such as burgers, chicken drums and breasts, fish, potatos and pork chops. I think the little bugger does steaks the best! Will be a new experience using the mini woo. I'll let you know how I do.
  • WeberWhoWeberWho Posts: 6,255
    Wish I had a mini. Watched your egg on e-bay. A little to far of a drive for me. I'm glad a egghead won it!
  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 12,884
    Rick, contact Bruce Bohannon at BGE. It might cost a few bucks, but he can probably set you up with the second pivot. Mine looks like the pic below and it is awesome!! I think they sold some with just one and must have realized their mistake so now they come with two. Pretty sure anyway. Glad you like the mini. Love mine!!


    I hate it when I go to the kitchen for food and all I find are ingredients!


    Central Connecticut 

  • 2Fategghead2Fategghead Posts: 9,623
    One of these days I'm gunna grow up and join the mini club. :)

    Lucky dog! :woohoo:
  • Thanks for that tip. I'll follow up on it.
  • Well, I'm glad you were just watching!!
  • Love my mini!!
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