Big Green Egg Features
Since making its debut in the early 1970s, the Big Green Egg has become somewhat of a cultural phenomenon. If you’re familiar with the Kamado style of cooking, this beast is the mother of them all – quite literally.
It has hatched numerous other copycat grills that all look strikingly similar to the original. But, the reality is, there can only be one head EGG – and that’s the Big Green Egg (BGE).
The BGE has carved out a niche for itself. It’s not trying to compete with any other conventional grill and, as such, has a devoted “EGG head” following. But, what is it about these grills that make them unique?
This guide explores some of BGE’s outstanding features that will make you sit up and pay attention the next time you come across a Big Green Egg for sale.
Why Is The Big Green Egg So Good? Top Features
For the longest time, the BGE was widely regarded as the only Kamado grill. The concept of the grill was derived from an ancient Chinese wood-fired clay oven that was later adopted by the Japanese at the turn of the 3rd century. They christened it “Kamado,” which means “oven.”
Fast-forward to several decades later, when American soldiers, who were serving in Japan brought the ovens home with them as souvenirs. That’s how the idea for the Big Green Egg was hatched.
Unlike traditional grills where you have to arrange charcoal briquettes and adjust them constantly to concentrate the heat, the BGE offers a more hands-off approach to the whole process. All you have to do is fill up the entire lower hemisphere of this egg-shaped grill with lump charcoal, fire it up, and it will stay lit for hours without you having to do anything more to it.
The body is made from one-inch-thick cast-ceramic with a heavy lid and an airtight gasket, that all work together to trap the heat inside. This unique design allows the interior of the BGE to become blistering hot while the green elegant exterior remains cool to touch. It relies on dampers to regulate and maintain the heat.
With that brief overview, here are some more cool features of the BGE that are worth noting.
Precision Temperature Control
The Big Green Egg is designed to withstand a wide range of extreme temperatures. You don’t have to worry about it cracking if you want to fire it up on a cold day.
The grill has two air vents – one at the top and the other at the bottom. These allow you to control the temperatures in the EGG with the highest level of precision. How precise, you ask?
Well, you’ll be surprised to learn that it’s more accurate than the temperature control systems you find in gas grills! Once you light it up, simply limit the airflow to the grill and slowly open the dampers until you attain the desired temperature.
The BGE is one of the most versatile cooking devices you’ll ever come across. Is it a smoker, a grill, or an oven? It’s all of them. Why have three separate gadgets when you can have them all in one device?
Achieve steakhouse-quality sear on your meat when grilling or use it for slow and low cooking when smoking. You can even use it to make homemade pizzas and pies, bake bread, or even roast Thanksgiving turkey.
It can cook almost anything. The BGE is designed to be multi-functional and give you the ability to cook, grill, roast, and bake in one multi-purpose appliance. Not to mention, it guarantees that any food you’re making doesn’t dry out because it dome seals in the moisture.
Large Cooking Capacity
The egg-shaped design of this smoker/grill is not only aesthetically pleasing but also accommodates a surprisingly large amount of food – even in the smaller-sized units in the range. There are five models with grill diameters ranging between 10 inches and 29 inches. A 29-inch BGE grill can hold the equivalent of 20 steaks or 40 hamburger patties.
Quick And Easy Start-Up
If the thought of lighting up a charcoal grill is enough to put you off using it altogether, the BGE brings something a little different to the table. The process of lighting it up is quick and easy thanks in large part to the mechanism through which air flows in and out of the unit. Its air flow design circulates it to light and maintain heat quickly and easily.
Easy To Clean
The BGE comes with professional-grade stainless steel cooking grates that are easy to clean and has an elegant polished exterior that is designed to maintain its green glaze throughout its lifetime. It’s easy to wipe it down without the help of any chemical cleaners to get it clean. As for the interior of the grill, the residual heat from the BGE burns off any grease or food debris and turns it into ash, which can be easily cleaned. It works just like a self-cleaning oven.
Limited Lifetime Warranty
The BGE Mini, Small, Medium, Large, and X-Large are all backed by limited lifetime warranties for the workmanship and materials used on all the ceramic components of the units. Other ceramic accessories that don’t come with the original purchase carry a limited three-year warranty while the metallic parts made from cast iron, stainless steel, and any other metal are backed by a limited five-year warranty. Wooden items carry a limited one year warranty.
Big Green Egg For Sale Only Through Authorized Dealers
If you want to buy a Big Green Egg, you can only do that from an Authorized Dealer EGGspert. They are specially trained to provide you with unmatched customer service both during and after the sale, in addition to giving you superior product knowledge and advice for the best cooking results.
Big Green Eggs are not sold online, so you have to physically purchase them in-store. If you find one that’s being retailed online, chances are they are not an authorized dealer, which effectively voids the manufacturer’s warranty.
Upgrade Your Outdoor Lifestyle
The Big Green Egg Kamado grill is the perfect addition to any outdoor entertainment area. While most barbecue grills stand out like a sore thumb amongst the greenery of backyards, this green oval-shaped grill is designed to blend in perfectly with your landscape.
The fact that it is multi-functional is a definite plus! Find a Big Green Egg for Sale near you and upgrade your outdoor lifestyle. It’s a definite must-have for any grilling enthusiast.
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