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The Secrets of the Big Green Egg


The Big Green Egg is the brand name of a 'kamado-style' ceramic charcoal cooker. It is commonly referred to as a 'kamado barbecue' because of the origins of the basic design that lie in southern Japan. These grills are a blend of the best of ancient knowledge, modern technology and proprietary processes, leading to the development of a superior product that is stronger, more durable and provides better heat protection than any other cooker.

The shape of the egg indicates ancient technology in that it is developed to enclose heat with only a small vent at the top that forms a flow of air that keeps the fire going. The modern kamado grill is made from high fiber ceramics developed for the space shuttle program specifically formulated to reflect heat. This permits temperatures of up to 650 degrees Celsius to be achieved. The external surface has a high gloss ceramic glaze applied to provide weather resistance. The efficiency of the design ensures that you use less charcoal. After cooking, you can close up the vents to prevent the remaining charcoal inside from burning and thus save it for your next cookout.

The BGE is a charcoal barbecue and it is recommended that lump wood charcoal be used because alternatives sources such as charcoal briquettes has many additives that can tarnish the flavor of the food. The enclosed design of the grill leads to a slow burn that uses small amounts of charcoal. Lump wood charcoal also creates little ash. The Big Green Egg can be used for smoking or baking. The BGE can also bake bread or cook a pizza only if other accessories are added to it.

The BGE ensures the production of faultless steaks, pork chops or burgers on the grill. High temperature steak grilling is quick and easy. Using the two dampers for correct temperature control, you can reduce the heat to required temperature for other grilled foods. Fish and seafood turn out tender with a flavor-packed crust different from other grills.

The Prices of Big Green Eggs vary by model and are approximately $700 US. The Big green eggs vary in sizes ranging from extra-large, large, medium, and small to mini. The Biggest Green Egg of them all provides a cooking area that can accommodate meals for large families and you can effectively prepare abundant meals at once. A mini Big Green Egg is a prime solution for picnics.

It is simple to start and reaches cooking temperature quickly. It is ready to use in just minutes. It performs best if the natural lump charcoal made in the USA from oak and hickory is used. Lighting the charcoal is fast and simple as the design of the BGE permits air flow to function like a fireplace. It is easy regulate temperatures of the gill. You can grill, smoke and bake at the required temperatures by easily adjusting the patented air flow controls. You have complete control over temperature and therefore you can maintain accuracy as high as possible. Most ovens cannot equal the BGE's temperature control and accuracy.

It is safe to use since the ceramic surface does not get as hot as a metal grill, and the source of heat is cushioned with a ceramic fire box inside the base. The Big Green Egg is easy to clean up. The Big Green Egg has a stainless steel cooking grid and a stylish green exterior with a glaze that preserves its good appearance and clean well without chemical cleaners. The heat inside the Big Green Egg burns away any grease upsurge.

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