The Big Green Egg Smoker BBQ can do more than just grill meat. It can bake a pizza, a turkey, and cook just about any other food item for any barbecue occasion. The grill features an egg-like shape and olive green color, hence its name. This shape is known as the Kamado style, which borrows from ancient Chinese and Japanses cultures and is also a hallmark of the Big Green Egg company and its grills. The word “kamado” is Japanese for “stove” or “oven”. The grill appeals to users as it is relatively small, with small sized grills measuring only eighteen inches in diameter. Grills do, however, weigh about 140 pounds and may require that some owners purchase a wheeled cart for which to move the grill.
The Big Green Egg Smoker BBQ also features a ceramic body which allows for temperatures inside the cooker to remain steady for substantial amounts of time. In fact, its body allows charcoals to burn longer, thus making the frequent adding and lighting of charcoals unnecessary. The ceramic body also stays cool to the touch while cooking and it is weather-resistant. It can be used in all sorts of weather, even rain and snow. The ceramic body will not rust or tarnish. The grill can also cook at a substantial range of temperatures. It can cook at a relatively low heat of 150 degrees to a much higher temperature of 700 degrees. The lower heat makes it attractive for cooking foods like pizzas and vegetables, as well as for slow roasting meats.
The Big Green Egg Smoker BBQ offers a ventilation system that allows barbecuers to efficiently regulate the cooking temperature. This control, in combination with the grill’s ceramic body, also allows the grill to smoke meats. Even more, the grill can be shut down entirely while still allowing coals to burn enough for cooking meats and other foods.
The Big Green Egg Smoker BBQ can cost a bit more than other grills sold today in retailers and other specialty stores. These unique grills can range in price from $500 to $900, depending on what size grill that you order. However, the price also includes a lifetime warranty on the grill, as well as ready assistance from the company’s customer service department, which has been positively reviewed by many owners.
The Big Green Egg Company has been in business for over 30 years and has become notable in the barbecue business world. Buyers of the company’s smoker BBQ can also obtain a recipe book that features over 100 recipes for barbecued meats and dishes. Additionally, the company’s website offers owners of the grill online customer service, as well as a forum for networking with and sharing advice with other Big Green Egg grill owners.