What Size Big Green Egg Is Best for Me?

The Big Green Egg has been earning rave reviews since its debut in 1974. With an endless list of possible uses, choosing Big Green Egg as your go-to outdoor cooking unit is a simple decision. However, with several Big Green Egg sizes available, the hardest part may be deciding which one best suits your needs.

Extra Large big Green Egg


Extra Large Big Green Egg Outdoor Grill

The Extra Large Big Green Egg is made for those who entertain large groups frequently. With 452 square inches of cooking area and a 24-inch cooking grid diameter, this smoker can prepare two 20-pound turkeys, 24 burgers, 11 whole chickens, 12 steaks, or 14 racks of ribs (stacked vertically).

Set your extra large egg in a nest, or choose from two table sizes to bring your egg to a comfortable cooking height. If you don’t opt for a table, you can add a couple Egg Mates to give you a little working space, and when you’re not using them, they conveniently fold down to minimize the space your egg occupies.

Purchase a few EGGcessories such as a plate setter, baking stone, pizza peel and cast iron cooking grid to allow you to take full advantage of your Big Green Egg.


Large Big Green Egg


Large Big Green Egg Outdoor Grill

The Large Big Green Egg is the most popular of all the Big Green Eggs. While some of the smaller eggs cannot accommodate all the EGGcessories, the large egg can.

The Large Big Green Egg dimensions are 18.25 inches in grid diameter and 262 square inches in total cooking area. While obviously smaller than the extra large egg, the large egg can still produce quite a bit of food in one round: one 20-pound turkey, 12 burgers, six whole chickens, eight steaks or seven racks of ribs.


Medium Big Green Egg


Medium Big Green Egg Outdoor Grill

The Medium Big Green Egg is ideal for couples or small families. With a 15-inch diameter cooking grid and 177 square inches of cooking space, the medium egg fits an 18-pound turkey, six burgers, three whole chickens, three steaks or four racks of ribs —plenty for two to four people. A grid extender can also stretch the cooking area a little, so you can add a side dish or two.

Most EGGcessories fit the medium egg, but it is the smallest size that can accommodate many popular additions such as the pizza stone and most of the items necessary for indirect cooking.


Small Big Green Egg


Small Big Green Egg Outdoor Grill

The small Big Green Egg is ideal for those with limited space such as a small patio or balcony. Tables are not available for small eggs, and pizza stones and Egg Mates also do not fit the small eggs. However, the small egg has a 13-inch grid diameter and 133 square inches of cooking area — enough for a 12-pound turkey, four burgers, four chicken breasts, one whole chicken, two steaks, or one rack of ribs. Some opt for a larger egg and then purchase a small egg specifically for side dishes.


The Mini Big Green Egg


Mini Big Green Egg Outdoor Grill

While the Mini Big Green Egg is the smallest available and is unable to accommodate most accessories, it is the ideal egg for apartment balconies, camping trips and tailgating parties. Take your mini egg to your alma mater so you can prepare a couple burgers or a juicy steak before cheering your team to victory.

The Mini Big Green Egg has a 10-inch grid diameter and 78.5 square inches of cooking space. It can cook up to two chicken breasts, two pork chops or one steak at a time.


If you’re wondering where to buy a Big Green Egg, look no further than Elite Appliance. We’ll help you decide which egg is best for you and make sure you have all the accessories you need to maximize its use. If you’d like to know more about Big Green Egg prices and accessories, visit Elite Appliance where you’ll find Big Green Egg package deals and all the EGGcessories you could ever wish for!


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