4.9
30 reviews
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Brand:
Big Green Egg
Model:
ALHD
Big Green Egg Charcoal Grill and Smoker Large

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Big Green Egg Charcoal Grill and Smoker Large
 
4.9

(based on 30 reviews)

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5.0

Easily make steaks that rival the top steakhouses!!

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from San Diego, CA

About Me Grilling Enthusiast

Pros

  • Craftsmanship
  • Durable
  • Easy To Clean
  • Flavor
  • Natural lump charcoal

Cons

  • Heavy

Best Uses

  • For Self/Couple
  • Great Searing
  • Indirect Cooking
  • Large Gatherings
  • Small Gatherings

Comments about Big Green Egg Charcoal Grill and Smoker Large:

We absolutely love our Big Green Egg! Using lump charcoal eliminates the 'fuel' taste that I find so frequently in propane bbq's. Steaks and all other items cooked on the egg have a delicious smokey flavor. The venting system makes finding the ideal temperature for either fast searing or slow cooking easy to achieve. Because the egg holds temperature so stable, I've even been able to cook batches of cookies. During the "great blackout" in San Diego a couple years ago, we were the hero's of the neighborhood for whipping up dessert for all the kids who were stressed out with the lack of power. The egg is heavy, so it's best to find a permanent place for it. Even in the portable metal nest that has rolling wheels, it's heavy to move. Assembly is definitely at least a two person job. The egg top and bottom come unassembled, and they are very heavy to lift into position. Takes a bit of manipulation to get the springs aligned perfectly, however, it's worth the time because once the assembly is done, you are good to go, and the ceramic holds up wonderfully. Cleaning is easy as you open the bottom vent and pull the ash out with the tool provided. All in all, this was the best cooking investment we've ever made.

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5.0

great

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from LA

About Me Grilling Enthusiast

Pros

  • Craftsmanship
  • Easy To Clean

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Portable Use

    Comments about Big Green Egg Charcoal Grill and Smoker Large:

    very nice i like it

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    • Single Male
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    5.0

    King of Grills

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    from Chicago, IL

    About Me Grilling Enthusiast

    Pros

    • Cooks Efficiently
    • Large Grilling Surface
    • Smoker

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • For Self/Couple
      • Great Searing
      • grill
      • Large Gatherings

      Comments about Big Green Egg Charcoal Grill and Smoker Large:

      This is the best grill ever. We use it so often for our steaks, brisket, prime rib and more ! We made a brisket and cooked it for 10 hours yesterday and it was moist and tender and just amazing.

       
      5.0

      picinic friend, when i use it means im happy out in a picnic

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      from oman

      About Me Grilling Enthusiast

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      Pros

      • Adds Flavor To Meal
      • Cooks Efficiently
      • Large Grilling Surface
      • Portable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • For Self/Couple
        • Indirect Cooking
        • Portable Use
        • Small Gatherings

        Comments about Big Green Egg Charcoal Grill and Smoker Large:

        first thing attracted me to this smoker , ( and notice my words carfully ) >>>smoker not really grill , is its egg designe , and when i saw it first time i wondered why they made Big Green Egg Charcoal Grill and Smoker Large with that egg design ?!! then i keept wondering untill i purchesed one , this designe is to make it very portable , no need for big place to put it , and that what you need when you are going out for a picnic , usually you take alot of things with you for that out day , chairs , twells , pots , bags , mand many other things , no much place in your car , but with Big Green Egg Charcoal Grill and Smoker Large you will save space , for this egg shape narrow designe , in the begining of my talk i said smocker not a grill because of its small grilling surface , neever compared to other traditional grilles smallest traditional grill is bigger than Big Green Egg Charcoal Grill and Smoker Large , for myself i never used it for grilling i just used it to add the smock flaver to my meals , and Big Green Egg Charcoal Grill and Smoker Large really add very good smocky flavour to meat and chicken , when i go outside in a picnic i never go alone or only with my wife and my two doughters , i always go outside in a picnic in alarge groupe , and even two large traditional grills are not soo effecient to us , but if we are out in a picnic and we dont grill or make a barpique Big Green Egg Charcoal Grill and Smoker Large is very nice to add the smock flavour to our meals without making much effort , but if you are single or even couple you can use Big Green Egg Charcoal Grill and Smoker Large as a grill and it will be very fast , efficient and very easy to cleane , it cookes effiecintlly but in avery small grill surface , the setup is very easy , takes very small time to light , and one very good advantage which i noticed and make it much bitter than traditional grilles , that it really makes very littel smock , that was the primary cause to buy this big green.

         
        4.0

        A Tailgating Necessity

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        from Pittsburgh, PA

        About Me Grilling Enthusiast

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        Pros

        • Design
        • Portable

        Cons

        • Small Grilling Surface

        Best Uses

        • Indirect Cooking
        • Portable Use

        Comments about Big Green Egg Charcoal Grill and Smoker Large:

        This is the third smoker that I bought to use for tailgating. Several of the parking lots in the downtown area allow you to grill with charcoal or electric grills providing that you assume full responsibility and that you have a five foot barrier around the area where you are cooking.

        This smoker has an egg shape to it so it is tall and thin rather than short and squat. That allows for you to throw a brisket on it and slow cook it for hours so the meat is tender and juicy. Packing this up to take it to a tailgating party or picnic isn't hard but when you are done with it you are going to want to dump out the ashes and coals into a fire pit so the body of the grill can cool off.

        You can use this as a grill but the surface of it isn't huge; when i take this to a tailgating party and don't have to use it as smoker it usually ends up getting used for non-meat items for the vegetarians and vegans. While there aren't a ton of them that come to the games it is nice to have something that they can enjoy that doesn't have meat drippings on it.

        I consider this a little safer than other portable grills because of the design and shape of it; this will never replace a standard grill for me but for smoking meat or taking to a tailgate party its one of the best choices,

         
        5.0

        The best charcoal grill and smoker I've ever owned.

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        from USA

        Comments about Big Green Egg Charcoal Grill and Smoker Large:

        Greatest steaks, pork, vegetables, you name it, cooked on the BGE.

        Performance
        Heats quickly for searing steaks, temp adjustable for slow and low smoking, and save money on charcoal and no lighter fluid.

        Durability
        Bought my first BGE in 1998, my second one in 2006. Both still in use and no end in sight.

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        5.0

        Best smoker on the market!

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        from Merced, CA

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        Comments about Big Green Egg Charcoal Grill and Smoker Large:

        I bought this because my brother had given one to my sister years ago. I liked the style, so I bought it.. I tried to smoke chicken in it, and it was just wonderful. I used hickory sticks, and the chicken tasted so good, I'll use this smoker forever!

        Performance
        It was easy to set up and use.

        Versatility
        You can just bar-b-que, or smoke meats on it.

        Ease of Use
        I'm disabled with Parkinson's, and I had little difficulty using it.

        Ease of Cleaning
        Just scrub a little, and it's clean.

        Durability
        My sister had hers for over 30 years, so I hope mine lasts that long!

        Design
        Beautiful style, and color.

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        5.0

        I wanted a smoker and now I have one and love it

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        from USA

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        Comments about Big Green Egg Charcoal Grill and Smoker Large:

        I have always wanted a smoker and never could justify purchasing one when we already had a gas grill that could cook...why did I really have to have a smoker? Well, the answer was plain and simple...I wanted good smoked ribs and pork! So I found a deal from an online company that has everything at great deals. I bought it and it arrived 2 weeks ago.
        The set up was very easy for this smoker. Assembly required little more than a screwdriver and a wrench. In the matter of 20 - 30 minutes I was ready to cook!!
        My first endeavor was a pork roast. I followed the directions and let it smoke at the suggested low temperature and 5 hours later I had a chunk of crusty outside, moist and smokey pork! I was able to pull the meat off the bone and shred it just like at my favorite BBQ restaurant. The flavor was amazing and my family were amazed and couldn't stop complimenting me.
        Clean up is easy. And by keeping it covered I am sure it will last for a long time.
        I am thrilled with my smoker. My only regret is that I didn't purchase one a long time ago!!

        Performance
        Following the instructions the end result of my pork butt was amazing!

        Versatility
        So far I haven't had time to do anything other than my pork butt. I am sure that once I get to try the other features I will be able to come back and update my review with how the grilling and baking features worked! If this works as the brochure shows, I will be able to do pizza, steak, burgers, dogs, and chicken!! It even says I can do bread...I wonder if that means that after all these years of not being able to bake this will give me a new found ability!

        Ease of Use
        With the slow and low temperature cooking I found that it was harder for me to leave it alone than to just let it cook! It's almost too easy!!

        Ease of Cleaning
        The ceramic makes cleaning a snap!

        Durability
        I have only had this smoker for 2 weeks so can't attest to its durability yet, but it is build very sturdy and with the cover I am sure it will stay like new for a long time.

        Design
        It is a great design. The egg shape makes it able to fit nicely on small patios or decks.

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        5.0

        Best grill I've ever used

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        from USA

        Comments about Big Green Egg Charcoal Grill and Smoker Large:

        Extremely easy to use. Keeps temperatures at a nice steady rate. Almost idiot proof.

        Performance
        Meat comes out perfect every time.

        Versatility
        I've cooked steaks, hamburgers, chicken, ribs, etc all with great results. Tender and juicy.

        Durability
        Only issue is that the seal will sometimes need replacing.

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        5.0

        Best Grill Ever!

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        from USA

        Comments about Big Green Egg Charcoal Grill and Smoker Large:

        This grill goes beyond grilling meats to perfection, it can smoke your meats, or even bake a pizza. Wonderful product for any culinary enthusiast.

        Performance
        Heat is consistent, it holds the heat that you make from the charcoals. It does not take big drops in temp like other grills I have used.

        Versatility
        Seriously, I could never "bake" on my other grills. This grill, can do it all. I can bake a cake if I wanted. The thick ceramic walls hold the heat necessary to bake confections, meats, and pizzas...

        Ease of Use
        Even if our new to charcoal grilling, you will be surprised how easy it is to use. It's truly a simple dump it and light it type thing...

        Ease of Cleaning
        I admit, we don't have to clean ours very often. We use the recommended "natural coals" and they burn cleaner than regular charcoal, and are healthier for you. But when we do, it too, is a simple task.

        Durability
        We have had our grill a few years now, and the glazed outside is still shiny as when we first bought it. This grill is virtually indestructible.

        Design
        The Egg, as we call it, is designed in a way that allows proper heat flow inside the grill, while minimizing girth space, and therefore, anyone can use them, and not have to have a large deck to do so.

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