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DCGayhart Jul 22, 2008 06:41 PM

I want a LG BGE. Where to buy, i'm in the west valley but have a van and can travel? I have been lusting after the egg for years. Cost is a major factor so I need to shop wisely.

DG

  1. hohokam Jul 22, 2008 06:50 PM

    Barbeques Galore carries the Big Green Egg. When I last visited the store on Camelback, they had what looked like the medium (15") on display, but I assume that they would be able to order whatever size you wanted.

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    Barbeques Galore
    10005 W Mcdowell Rd # 104, Avondale, AZ

    Barbeques Galore
    21001 N Tatum Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85050

    Barbeques Galore
    311 E Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ

    1. ejs1492 Jul 22, 2008 06:50 PM

      Forgive my stupidity, but what is a Big Green Egg?

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      1. re: ejs1492
        hohokam Jul 22, 2008 06:52 PM

        Mira aqui:

        http://www.biggreenegg.com/

      2. hohokam Jul 22, 2008 06:54 PM

        This might also be useful...list of BGE distributors within 25 miles of 85069 ZIP Code:

        http://www.biggreenegg.com/locator/re...

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          emmaAmethyst Jul 22, 2008 07:44 PM

          I considered getting one of these fairly recently. Everything about them sounds wonderful. Where I got stuck was the price. Make sure as you're shopping that you also consider the cost of any stand/table & other accessories you might need. Those added a hefty chunk to the base price.

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            themis Jul 22, 2008 08:04 PM

            I agree. I am saving my investment in the BGE for when I have the stand built into an outdoor kitchen, because I don't want to spend the money and then drop the darn thing when shifting it around, like you always seem to have to, and have it shatter. It will go right next to my antique Ducane grill.

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            ziggylu Jul 22, 2008 08:35 PM

            We bought one a couple months ago at the BBQ Galore in Chandler, but they all carry them.

            I was myself a bit skeptical about how much a difference it could make in our grilling given their price...but I'm totally sold and a member of the BGE cult. It's the only way we do pizza now. We've done amazing ribs and pork butts. Everything turns out great on it, even it's a couple quick boneless skinless chicken thighs to toss on salad tonight.

            We got a large with all the accessories for around $750 at the one in Chandler. They told us the signs were wrong but honored the price. the last time we were in though the signs were the same as when we bought it so maybe it is their everyday price on the the whole kit. If so, it's a good deal.

            There's a bbq store near the IKEA in TEmpe that sells Primo. You might want to look at those as well...also made in Georgia but a little less expensive than the basic BGE pricing.

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              DCGayhart Jul 23, 2008 06:17 AM

              Ziggylu
              Which accs did you get? I want the LG BGE, nest, mates, plate setter, ash tool, cast iron grate. I already have the stone. Are you near that store? Who was your salesperson? I'll drive there if they have the best deal.

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                ziggylu Jul 23, 2008 07:05 AM

                we got the egg, nest, mates, plate setter, ash tool, bag of charcoal for that price.

                I don't remember the name of the salesperson, sorry. Here's a list of their local stores. We got ours from the store on 54th St in Chandler. haven't been in for the past month but last time we were there they displayed it still the way we bought it...all the stuff at just the egg price. http://www.bbqgalore.com/retail/

                Good luck. Like I said we love ours.

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              Hombre Jul 23, 2008 08:08 AM

              Got mine from BBQs Galore several months and think it was a great purchase for low-and-slow cooking and smoking. For high-heat cooking, I still sometimes prefer the old 21 Weber for the larger cooking area and avoidance of the flash burn thing when opening the lid. At 800+ F this thing will burn the hair off your arms instantly, so I learned the hard way to "burp" it and wear long grilling mits whenever opening the lid. It is, however, unbeatable as a pizza oven at these temps.

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