4.8
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Big Green Egg Charcoal Grill and Smoker Extra Large

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Big Green Egg Charcoal Grill and Smoker Extra Large
 
4.8

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Big Green Egg: The Ultimate Father's Day Gift

Once upon a time my daughter and I went out for a girl's day of manicures and hair cuts and my husband and son took off for a grilling class.  Sounded great to...Read complete review

Once upon a time my daughter and I went out for a girl's day of manicures and hair cuts and my husband and son took off for a grilling class.  Sounded great to me.  They'd learn some new grill tips and be fed lunch.  I thought this would be cheap man entertainment.  Boy was I wrong.  My husband came home with a Big Green Egg and a bag of Big Green Egg Natural Charcoal.

I got over the price tag after the first few times I tasted the perfectly cooked meat and realized that my husband enjoyed cooking on the Big Green Egg so much that he was contributing to dinner much more often.  Last summer, I seriously just made salads and cut up fresh fruit and I could count on him to deliver grilled chicken, barbecued shrimp, smoked pork tenderloin, blackened salmon, steaks or vegetable skewers.

The Big Green Egg looks just like that- a big green egg.  The top half lifts up from a hinge to reveal a round grilling surface.  It has a temperature gauge for foolproof cooking. There is a sliding door at the bottom for easy ash removal.

The Extra Large Big Green Egg is expensive yes, but I don't think we will ever have to replace it.  It is so durable that years later it hasn't "aged" a bit.  The ceramic outside will not rust.  The extra large can grill or smoke several tenderloins or steaks.  There are smaller versions of the Big Green Egg that might be appropriate for couples or small families.

The Big Green Eggs are made in America!

The Big Green Egg would be a great gift for adult kids to go in together to buy for Dad as a father's day gift.

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I know people love the Green Egg but so far I am underwhelmed.

I love to grill and do so several times a week on my Weber Summit gas grill. I have been told many times that charcoal grilling provides a much better taste. So after years...Read complete review

I love to grill and do so several times a week on my Weber Summit gas grill. I have been told many times that charcoal grilling provides a much better taste. So after years of admiring the Green Egg I recently made the plunge. So far I have been disappointed. I have found it much harder to light than they indicate and I have struggled to get the temperature up to anything more than 400 degrees.

Performance
Like I said above, the Green Egg has been hard to light and hard to get hot and then hard to control. And my clothes smell like smoke afterwards. And to add insult to injury I am not sure I really taste the difference.

Versatility
I have made a pizza and brats on it so it is pretty versatile. It does not include a rotisserie attachment which I use quite a bit on my Weber Summit.

Ease of Use
It is easy enough to light it but I have not found it easy to get it hot.

Ease of Cleaning
Seems very easy to clean so far.

Durability
Built like a tank. No doubt about it.

Design
Looks great.

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5.0

Versatile

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from Dallas, TX

Comments about Big Green Egg Charcoal Grill and Smoker Extra Large:

The big green egg is the most versatile cooking tool I have ever owned. The ability to serve as a grill, smoker and oven makes it perfect for all of my cooking needs. After I got my big green egg, I had some friends over for a massive cookout to put it to the test. One couple loved it so much that they went out and bought their own the very next day. What I love the most is how many foods you can cook at the same time. The flavors don't blend together, and each food maintains its own distinct taste. The grill surface is perfect and so easy to clean. I enjoy smoking a ham on it because Green eggs and ham are just a good combo! All joking aside, the unique look at the fun flair to my patio.

Performance
Cooks food evenly and thoroughly with a huge surface area

Versatility
I love how much I can cook at one time. I can grill or smoke so many different meats and vegetables

Ease of Use
Whoever made this thing was obviously a grill master.

Ease of Cleaning
So easy to clean

Durability
I have good intentions of keeping mine under the patio cover but often leave it out and it has withstood the sun, wind and rain.

Design
Such a creative look that also serves as a conversation starter at cookouts.

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5.0

I love my Big Green Egg.

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from USA

Comments about Big Green Egg Charcoal Grill and Smoker Extra Large:

The Egg is great for just about everything. It does a great job of both grilling and smoking. Smoked turkey, grilled steak, hot dogs, hamburgers, asparagus, zucchini. all have excellent flavor. Once lit, temperature can be adjusted by adjusting the ventilation slides. I especially love the fact that once you are done cooking, it closes up tightly so that the charcoal is extinguished and can be used in the future. The only negative to the egg is that it is difficult to clean the ashes out of because the interior has to be completely disassembled to get to the ashes, which must then be scooped out.

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5.0

Great charcoal grill cooks food to perfection

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from north augusta sc

Comments about Big Green Egg Charcoal Grill and Smoker Extra Large:

I love this charcoal grill and the smoker is an extra bonus! First of all, the grill is large enough to cook for my family and it is excellent for family gathering's or other social events. The second great feature of this grill is the added versatility of the smoker. I love to cooked smoked fish and smoked meats in general and this grill does the job well. The grill is incredibly easy to use. I just load it up with charcoal, use some lighter fluid, light a match, and I'm ready to go! This grill does use up a lot of charcoal with each use, but this is because its larger than other charcoal grills. This grill gets hot fast. This grill is very sturdy, and I could not see anyone doing damage to it during use. I love the sleek design of the grill too. It looks great on the patio in the back yard! The only issue I have which is true with other charcoal grills is cleaning it up. Unfortunately this grill is a mess when your done, which prevented me from giving it a perfect ten. Highly recommend it!

Versatility
Love the smoker addition.

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Horrible to clean. Your fingers will turn black.

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5.0

Wonderful Grill!

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from Ohio

Comments about Big Green Egg Charcoal Grill and Smoker Extra Large:

My husband purchased the Big Green Egg Charcoal Grill last year and we absolutely love it! The grill and smoker work just as they should and we have hosted many parties and entertained our family and friends with the Big Green Egg. The grill is the perfect size. It's cooker itself is not too small, the Big Green Egg is just extremely well designed and it works perfectly for our family. It is not extremely large and it does not take over our entire patio. The Big Green Egg seems to contain heat nicely so it does not cause or screen enclosed patio to get too hot and smokey in the summertime either. The charcoal is relatively easy to clean and replace on the grill. All of it's functions are really to understand and use and I'd say it'd be a great grill for beginners! I love it and so does my husband. He calls himself the ultimate grill master when he's grilling on The Big Green Egg! The whole family loves it, and I would say it would be great for any family who wants a nice grill that is reliable but doesn't have a very large patio.

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5.0

Its a terrific grill.

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from USA

Comments about Big Green Egg Charcoal Grill and Smoker Extra Large:

The big green egg smoker and grill are terrific. They are space savers especially if you only have a small patio or deck. I would recommend this grill for apartment dwellers or home owners that have limited space or even a big space. This grill is very versital.

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5.0

What a Grill!

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from USA

Comments about Big Green Egg Charcoal Grill and Smoker Extra Large:

I was looking into buying some kind of new grill this summer when this beauty caught my eye. I didn't think that there would be so many features to it. I enjoy grilling but also like to smoke some of the meat I have as well. The biggest surprise was the ease of cleaning up after everything is cooked. It was smooth and in maybe ten minutes things were cleaned up and ready for the next Barbeque. It's a must have for any one who considers him/herself a grill-master.

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5.0

this product is a very easy to use grill.

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from USA

Comments about Big Green Egg Charcoal Grill and Smoker Extra Large:

this grill gets the job done easy without hassle an brings out the flavor of the substance you are cooking.this grill haves your food tasting like a 5 star restaurant cooked it.

Performance
this grill performes like a gas stove it keeps going.this grill became my favorite grill to grill on the weekends its fast an easy.

Versatility
this grill you could steam or grill at the same time without having to get up every second to go check on your food

Ease of Use
its very light weight, easy to move place perfect in your back yard an out the reach of children

Ease of Cleaning
ease to clean,get a water hose an some soap to get this job done clean very good.just add water

Durability
this grill could last you as long as you want only in one condition. you would have to keep it in a good condition.

Design
this design is unique,especially the two flat bars on the side for placing your foor.the egg shape panel keep smoke inside for a better smoke flavor.

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5.0

Easiest to use charcoal grill ever!

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from USA

Comments about Big Green Egg Charcoal Grill and Smoker Extra Large:

As a nice anniversary gift for my significant other, I decided to buy him this charcoal grill that would replace the old and dusty one he currently had. When he saw it, he was extremely excited and proceeded to give me lots of hugs and kisses. As it turns out, he had been eyeing this particular grill for quite some time because he loved the features, the size, and how convenient and easy it is to cook with. When we had our first barbecue with it, I saw why. The design of this grill is made so that grilling isn't a hassle. It has little flaps on the sides that allow you to put food, so there aren't constant trips to the kitchen, the grill gets hot easily after burning the charcoal for a few minutes, and it fits well in our relatively tiny backyard. We've also not only grilled with this appliance, but we've also smoked lots of our favorite foods with it. It makes meat and fishes taste especially great, and even vegetables are made a little better when cooked on it. Overall, I'm very glad that I bought this, as it has made his life a little happier and mine a little easier.

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5.0

Loved it so much we bought one for our son!

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from USA

Comments about Big Green Egg Charcoal Grill and Smoker Extra Large:

My husband is in love with his egg, so much so that we purchased another one for our son for Christmas the year he moved into his home. The quality of the BBQ that is created on the egg cannot be surpassed by any other family member or friend using another model.

Performance
This is an excellent smoker, great for grilling, and my favorite pizza oven! The egg has served my family well. Oftentimes my son's friends call upon him to bring the BBQ to special functions and many have asked my husband to do the same.

Versatility
As I already stated, we love it as a smoker - but also use it to grill. My all time favorite use for it is to bake a pizza, as there is nothing better than a pie out of the pizza oven!

Ease of Use
Smoking is an art and the Egg is good for anyone who desires to own the best...but especially good for those serious smokers. They know who they are!

Ease of Cleaning
As with any outdoor grills or smokers, a bit of care after each use is all it takes to stay on top of things.

Durability
We have had to purchase replacement parts in the past, but my son has not. It may help that both of our Eggs are in tables that my husband built. These tables can be purchased, as well.

Design
We love the design which adds interest.

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5.0

Best grill you could need for a space-limited deck or porch!

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from Flushing, MI

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This grill has a reputation for a reason. Once you buy one or get a chance to use a friends, you are going to want one for yourself, even if you already have a great grill. The structure and materials create a very efficient and user-friendly set-up. Love it!

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