I am away on business this week and it is at home in the box awaiting assembly, yet I can't stop thinking about it. I have wanted an Egg for years, but they are expensive and I couldn't justify the cost to Don...until I developed a three-prong argument and presented it to him. We need an Egg because...
- We have purchased two very nice and somewhat pricey grills in the past eight years and they just don't hold up. Most grills only have a one year warranty and seldom function (or look pretty) after a couple of seasons of use. The Big Green Egg is comprised of ceramic and has a lifetime warranty on the main structure. They last forever if they are properly maintained and will never rust.
- The Egg is small enough to fit on our upstairs deck. We currently use a large charcoal smoker/grill - which is hard to regulate if you are cooking for a few people - and which has to be kept downstairs because of the space that is consumes. We built a new deck and now have adequate room for a grill. The Big Green Egg is the perfect fit. I am going to position it right beside the kitchen door to provide easy access between these two areas. I will no longer have to run the stairs multiple times to monitor the grill and food being prepared or cooked in the kitchen.
- The egg can be used to prepare MORE than just meat. We can use it to cook pizza! This is probably the main reason that I wanted an Egg. Everyone who has one talks about how awesome the pizzas are when prepared on the grill. I can't wait to try this...and cobbler...and thousands of other recipes that I am currently pinning on Pinterest!
If you have any Eggvice, I would appreciate it...and a good brisket recipe would also be appreciated.