Big Green Egg XL Egg

Average User Rating:
5/5,
By:
Big Green Egg
  • For many years the Large EGG was our most popular size. But as consumers increased the frequency of their outdoor cooking, they discovered that entire meals could be cooked over the coals and even learned they could cook several meals at once, they decided that large for them wasn't large enough. We realized there was a substantial demand for an even bigger EGG so we developed the XL Big Green Egg. Specifications: •24-inch diameter cooking grid •Weighs 205 pounds •452 square inches of cooking surface •The XL EGG can cook: ◦two 20-pound turkeys ◦24 burgers ◦11 whole chickens ◦12 steaks ◦14 racks of ribs vertically

Recent User Reviews

  1. bigfoote
    5/5,
    "Love it!"
    Value:
    5/5,
    Quality:
    5/5,
    Ease of Use:
    5/5,
    Heat Control:
    5/5,
    Purchase Date:
    Aug 10, 2010
    Purchase Price:
    1250.00
    Pros - Juicy meat, great smoke flavor, long smoking time without adding more charcoal.
    I've had a large BGE for over 8 years, and I got my XL a couple of years ago.  Both are great.  Easy to use, and produce juicy meat.  Maintains consistent heat for low (200-250 degrees) and slow smokes (over 18 hours) without having to add charcoal.  It's also great for grilling steaks, but I usually do mine on my gas grill, due to the quick start up.
  2. limpincoyote
    5/5,
    "Extra Large Big Green Egg"
    Value:
    5/5,
    Quality:
    5/5,
    Ease of Use:
    5/5,
    Heat Control:
    5/5,
    Purchase Date:
    Sep 1, 2011
    Purchase Price:
    1600.00
    Pros - Great for both smoking and grilling; very easy temperature regulation
    Cons - None so far
    I have used both charcoal and gas smokers in the past but have never had a smoker that does a better job than the Big Green Egg.  It is great to grill on as well as smoke; it will reach 600-700 degrees quickly and sears a steak very well; then close the lid, lower the temperature, and in a few minutes you have a perfect steak with excellent smoky flavor.  Love the Big Green Egg.
  3. alaskabgenut
    5/5,
    "XL BGE Is Awesome!"
    Value:
    5/5,
    Quality:
    5/5,
    Ease of Use:
    5/5,
    Heat Control:
    5/5,
    Purchase Date:
    Apr 20, 2010
    Purchase Price:
    1700.00
    Pros - Excellent heat control and stability
    Cons - Heavy
    I love my BGE!  When I bought it and started putting it together, I was concerned it was too big, and caused me to re-think the size.  After using it for the past year and a half, I do not regret spending the extra money to have the most grill space possible.  I use it cooking for my family of 4, used it for BBQ competitions, and parties.  I have enough space to BBQ 3-4 pork butts at a time.  Or if I want to cook a few steaks for the family I can do it.  I live in Fairbanks Alaska where is gets down to -40F in the winter.  I have BBQ'd at -10F without problems, and I know I won't have problems in colder temps.  When cooking in the cold, I am only limited by what my body can stand, frost bite isn't good when BBQ'ing. 

    I have no regrets about this investment, and I am proud to be an Egg-Head
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  1. mikeaugu
    I don't smoke 20 lbs. of anything, but my hat is off to those skills.

    I purchased the Large BGE this last summer after trying a lower quality ceramic grill. The BGE provides 'peace of mind' as far as quality is concerned and is definatley something to seriously consider in your purchase.

    If you add the 'big rig R&B' or 'Customer' package from www.ceramicgrillstore.com and then the 'Grill Extender' option (when available), you will cook small or cook large at your discretionn. This combination just works.

    BTW, I only use Royal Oak Lump Charcoal (they provide lump to BGE who then marks it up $10! See www.Nakedwiz.com). Southern States offered a BOGO this past spring, I bought 8 bags, with a plan to get more next spring. Enjoy either the Large or XL.

    The secret formula is:
    1) if you cook large quantites off food often, then buy the XL.
    2) if you cook for 1-3 people most of the time, buy the Large and consider the CGS Big Rig and Rig Extender accessories from 'Ceramic Grill Store' for the larger events.

    Either way, everthing cooked on the BGE tastes better. Enjoy your purchase.

    Mike
  2. james parker
    I have a BGE on my "wish" list. Your discussions have been enlightening and I will probably wait until I can afford the XL.
  3. celtic al
    I bought the large this spring and am most happy with it. I got the optional work table (not the stand with fold down tables) and really enjoy the storage and workspace. SmokinGirl2, if you are debating, go with the XL. There are only my wife and me, but I don't think I'd be happy with the Medium.
  4. dynodon
  5. m1garand
    racecar, I agree, I have the large and love it, however there have been a few occasions where i wanted more room, overall happy I got the large
  6. goodtobeking
    GoodtobekingToday at 11:07 amDeleteI bought the XL and couldn't be happier. At times I wish it was even bigger - like when I smoke 20 pounds of cod or salmon fillets in one load. I have had to be very creative to get all the stacking racks in there. When I do my pork butts for pulled pork, I usually do the largest pork tenderloin I can get at Costco and smoke it at the same time, as well as smoking a dozen or so heads of garlic. I plan on doing a big turkey in a couple days to practice for Thanksgiving. Don't be like guys that buy boats two foot longer every year - buy the XL and you will never be sorry.
    I didn't think I would need the optional fold down work tables but I wish I had gotten them now instead of working off TV trays.
  7. smokingirl2
    Are you still happy you went with the XL??? I'm trying to decide between the L and the XL.
  8. racecar
    I have the large and love it. Some times I would like more but most of the time it is ok.