The Big Green Egg has unparalleled cooking flexibility. You can grill steaks and chops to the perfect degree of doneness, cooking at temperatures up to 750°F for steakhouse searing. But if fallin’-off-the-bone ribs or a tasty, juicy brisket is on your menu, the EGG will maintain a low temperature of 200° to 250°F for the low-and-slow smoke cooking that develops wonderful flavor while tenderizing the meat. Whether searing or slow cooking, prepare the entire meal on the grill by adding any of your favorite vegetables to the cooking grid. If you’re longing for cornbread, biscuits, a freshly baked loaf of bread or even a warm pie or cobbler to complete your meal, the EGG bakes better than a brick oven.
The simple secret to temperature control is the easily adjustable dampers that let you maintain accuracy within a few degrees. The exterior temperature gauge gives precise temperature readings of the cooker’s internal temperature.
The EGG retains moisture in foods and releases flavor unequalled by other types of cooking, indoors or outdoors, thanks to the space-age ceramics from which the cooker is made. Foods don’t dry out and meat undergoes little or no shrinkage. Foods will have a natural and wholesome quality and there are no metallic or chemical tastes. The ceramic surface doesn’t get as hot as a metal cooker, also making the EGG safer to use.
Easy to Start
The Big Green Egg reaches cooking temperature and is ready to use in approximately 10 minutes. The inventive design of the EGG draws air into the lower draft door, through the charcoal, and out of the damper top. We recommend using natural lump charcoal, which lights quickly, and by using a natural fire starter, or an electric lighter, no lighter fluid is ever needed!
Easy Clean Up
Burning natural lump charcoal results in less ash than burning briquettes, thus less frequent ash clean out is required. The Big Green Egg exterior has a lifetime glaze that maintains its good looks and easily wipes clean with a damp cloth. Inside, the heat burns off any grease build-up – like a self-cleaning oven.
The Mini EGG is a good choice for picnics and tailgating when you want the EGGsperience to be portable.
9-inch diameter cooking grid
Weighs 30 pounds
64 square inches of cooking surface
The Mini EGG can cook: 2 chicken breasts or 2 pork chops or 1 steak
The Small EGG is good for individuals or small families. It can be used for tailgating and also is an appropriate supplement to a Large or Medium EGG.
13-inch diameter cooking grid
Weighs 65 pounds
133 square inches of cooking surface
The Small EGG can cook: a 12-pound turkey or 4 burgers or 1 chicken vertically or 2 steaks or 1 racks of ribs
The Medium EGG is a good size for smaller families of two to four people.
15-inch diameter cooking grid
Weighs 95 pounds
177 square inches of cooking surface
The Medium EGG can cook: a 18-pound turkey or 6 burgers or 3 chickens vertically or 4 steaks or 4 racks of ribs vertically
The Large EGG is still our most popular size and is able to easily handle the cooking needs of most families.
18-inch diameter cooking grid
Weighs 140 pounds
255 square inches of cooking surface
The Large EGG can cook: a 20-pound turkey or 12 burgers or 6 chickens vertically or 8 steaks or 7 racks of ribs vertically
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.
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
The EGG® will cook most efficiently using natural lump charcoal. Big Green Egg lump charcoal is made from a selection of 100% hardwoods. It burns hotter and cleaner and lights faster and easier than briquettes.
The amount of ash produced is a fraction of what briquettes produce, which means less frequent ash removal is required. Use either our electric lighter or our natural fire starters and you’ll be ready to cook in about 10 minutes; never use lighter fluid.