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Blizzard58Blizzard58 Posts: 35
edited 2:19AM in EggHead Forum
Just wanted to say high to all. I'm not an egg owner yet but I am very seriously considering buying one. I have a few questions. I'm thinking of buying an extra large over a large green egg. Beside the fact that the extra large has a larger cooking surfice what are the pros and cons between the 2. I'm am also thinking about putting what ever one I Buy on a nest. (I think that what it is called) How much of a danger is it of turning over? I'm sure the life time warrenty wouldn't cover breakage from over turning. Thanks upfront again for any info you can give me.


  • fire eggerfire egger Posts: 1,124
    Hello Blizzard,
    If you do a search, this is a much discussed topic. My two cents is that the large will cook more than you would think. for the the price of an XL, I would consider getting a large and then possibly adding a second egg, that gives you the option of doing different temp or types of cooks. I have 2 larges and it works out very good, very versatile combination.
    other than that I dont know much about the xl.
    either way, you are gonna love the Egg
    I have no experience with the nest.
    good luck
  • Blizzard58Blizzard58 Posts: 35
    thanks for the fast reply The biggest reason for looking at extra large was that even though we don't entertain large parties I do like to fill the grill up for left overers and to vacume seal and freeze some for another day My thinking I guess that it costs the same to grill 8 steaks verse 2 or 4 ect. I just didn't know if there was any benifit to the large over the extra large. I just want to make sure I get the most of my money considering the egg costs a pretty penny. On the nest issue you said you don't use one. Just curious what you do use. Thanks again for your help
  • ewillieewillie Posts: 155
    Blizzard: I have a large, and with various accessories you'd be surprised at how much will fit in vertical fashion.

    You also may consider how much lump charcoal you'll use in each. I tend to agree with fire egger's opinion on multiple Eggs. I have just the large, but adding even a small to the large would make an interesting combination depending on your needs in any given situation.

    As far as the Nest, I have one under my Large which I bolted to a small but deep concrete pad I poured in an afternoon. No complaints, no movement even in significant storms and wind.

    Best of luck, let us know what you end up with. Cheers, Erik
  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 12,988
    There must be some reason the large is the most popular size. If nothing else, there are more accessories available for the large than for any other size. If I were going to spend the $$ on an XL, I would buy a large and a small. Or, for a bit more, two large eggs.

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  • 2Fategghead2Fategghead Posts: 9,623
    Blizzard58, I have two large eggs. One egg is in a table and the other is in a nest. Tim ;)

  • berrygoodberrygood Posts: 372
    This question gets asked at least once per week, and the answer is invariably and overwhelmingly the same: the LG/SM combo is more versatile than the XL. I followed this advice and I am very pleased with my decision. I have a family of four, and I use them nearly equally - actually, the small a bit more.

    All that being said, I do not have an XL, so my opinion is one-sided. The most valuable comments are from those who have all the sizes (yes, there are a few that do).

    Good luck - you will be pleased with either option.
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