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FAQ Subject: More about the Big Green Eggs
Always enjoy our recipes and suggestions. I would be curious to know whether you are familiar with the "Big Green Egg" ceramic smoker/grill, and if so, what is your opinion? I am giving some thought to replacing my water smoker and charcoal grill with one of these. Have read some very complimentary email messages on the "Big Green Egg" website, but do not know anyone who has used one. Is it something to consider, and is it worth the money?
Hope you have a chance to reply to my query.
HI Doctor C.
Ceramic Komodo are very fuel efficient and are excellent for roasting. They are generally vastly overpriced, fragile, lack capacity and are not very flexible. I would not recommend them for broiling, which most folk do most of the time, or for barbecuing.
They have a very intensely loyal following who get really chapped at me when I point out their weaknesses.
In the final analysis, only you can decide which grill/pit/design will be best for your needs. That is why I put chapters on grill design considerations, construction materials, with plans and illustrations in "The Great American Barbecue & Grilling Manual" along with questions which will assist in your decision making.