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The Big Green Egg Barbecue Grill Vs. Other BBQ Grills

By Krissi Ann

If you’re a grill enthusiast, you’ve most likely read about the Big Green Egg bbq grill. It is a ceramic barbecue grill which you can use as a barbeque grill, smoker and also an outdoor oven. It’s so adaptable you’ll be able to make all sorts of things from hamburgers and steaks and other standard bbq grill foods to desserts, bread and also pizza.

Eggheads swear by the Big Green Egg, but you might be wondering what makes the Egg (as it’s fondly referred to as) out-shine other barbecue grills.

Probably the largest difference is the appearance. The Big Green Egg is well, green and the same shape as an egg. Although I can not say exactly why it’s green, I can say that the egg shape was created (on purpose) to produce the ability to control and maintain the heat in the grill a lot better than other grills.

The next largest difference is the material the grill is made of. Instead of being constructed with metal, the Big Green Egg has thick ceramic walls. Ceramic is a lot more long lasting as compared to other materials, which means the Egg will last longer than other bbq grills, it can be cooked on any time of the year (even in very cold temperatures). It’s also less dangerous than other grills, especially if there are little ones playing close by, since the ceramic material stays much cooler than conventional metal bbq grills plus you always cook with the lid down, so you don’t have to be concerned with flare-ups.

There are a lot of other differences but one of my favorites may be the number of fans the Big Green Egg has. There are plenty of Egg admirers and gatherings all over the united states, and Eggheads are eager to share their stories, advice and recipes at gatherings as well as on the Egghead forum. I can’t think of another grill that has this kind of following.

Now, the Egg has a few shortcomings when compared to other grills. For example, it isn’t a cheap bbq grill. You could spend about $700 to get a large Big Green Egg. In addition, you will want to use lump wood charcoal, which isn’t always easy to find and can be quite a bit more expensive when compared with traditional charcoal briquettes. The Big Green Egg also has a smaller cooking surface area than many gas grills, meaning you will want a backup bbq grill if you are grilling for many people.

Even so, the overall flexibility of the Big Green Egg, the capability to grill, smoke or even bake with your Egg, and the awesome results you will get (the Egg is very forgiving, even for inexperienced grillers) are worth the purchase price. If you’re a bbq fan and you do a lot of smoking in addition to grilling you will appreciate the quality and the results you will get with the Big Green Egg.

If you love to grill, you will love cooking with the Big Green Egg grill. For more reasons why the Big Green Egg Smoker is our favorite grill, including Big Green Egg accessories you just have to have, please visit The Big Green Egg Grill & Smoker

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