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howisitgoing Aug 15, 2010 06:52 AM

Hi everyone, need to find an Egg--Heard prices with everything around 1grand, does anyone know where I can find one. Need one.

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  1. TorontoJo RE: howisitgoing Aug 15, 2010 09:02 AM

    Did you read the other thread you posted in? There is lots of discussion about where to find one, including a "find a dealer" link on the Big Green Egg web site.

    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/589827

    http://www.biggreenegg.ca/find-a-deal...

    The answer to your question on the other thread is the Home Hardware on Bayview, south of Eglinton.

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      howisitgoing RE: howisitgoing Aug 15, 2010 12:47 PM

      Did read original post and did follow up. All the stores mentioned are asking for 1500 after tax. Most people got it for 1099 with tax. That is large egg with nest. So need to find it cheaper somewhere

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        thew RE: howisitgoing Aug 15, 2010 01:06 PM

        if i keep recommending this people will think i'm getting paid to shill for it, but

        i use the big steel keg. costs $600 US, fully loaded. same size as large green egg. lighter, less fragile, works beautifully.

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          LJS2 RE: howisitgoing Aug 16, 2010 06:29 AM

          I don't think the eggs ever go on sale or are discounted. The only way you will get a deal is if you make arrangements to buy one at the various "Eggfests" that take place. New eggs are supplied to cooks for the day then sold for about a $300.00 discount at the end of the fest. Check out the Egghead forum. There is a fest coming up in September in the Niagara area. Good luck.

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            foodyDudey RE: LJS2 Aug 16, 2010 10:04 AM

            As mentioned in another thread, the BGE was on sale at some Home Hardware locations. I had posted the price I was quted, which I think was $1100 or so for a large.
            When comparing prices, you have to compare what accessories are supplied also, so that can make the comparison less straightforward.

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              Kooper RE: foodyDudey Aug 16, 2010 02:39 PM

              I stopped in at the Woodbine and Danforth Home Hardware location on the weekend and 1100 got you the egg and the stand. The side shelves and cover were not included.

              I really wish BGEs were more affordable. I really want one but I can't justify spending that much money on one.

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                Davwud RE: Kooper Aug 16, 2010 03:29 PM

                Seriously check into the Weber Smokey Mountain.

                DT

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          Kooper RE: howisitgoing Aug 16, 2010 08:19 AM

          Grandgourmand, Did you ever get your BGE??

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            grandgourmand RE: Kooper Aug 16, 2010 09:13 AM

            I think you're referencing the other thread that I started.

            No, I did not. I ended up getting a Weber Smokey Mountain at Ontario Gas BBQ in Concord. And I also picked up a Weber Performer for grilling. Yes, the BGE is more versatile as it can do low and slow and high heat. But I fell into the Weber crowd.

            I've been very happy with the WSM and if you're looking for a smoker but don't want to shell out all that dough, it's a great cooker. Easy to use, low fuel consumption and very steady. Idiot-proof.

            The big steel keg Thew is talking about, I know someone who bought one and is very happy with it.

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              Kooper RE: grandgourmand Aug 16, 2010 09:48 AM

              Where did they get the Big Steel Keg? I just got an email from the company and they didn't have any distribution in Canada.

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                grandgourmand RE: Kooper Aug 16, 2010 03:09 PM

                Some friend in Calgary. I'll find out. More of an acquaintance, though.

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            howisitgoing RE: howisitgoing Aug 16, 2010 09:12 AM

            called eggfest coming up..they want 1500 with tax for large one...man out of my reach...may get it at home hardware on bayiew they want 1200 with everything...drag

            1. Davwud RE: howisitgoing Aug 16, 2010 09:26 AM

              FWIW, Cooks Illustrated compared the BGE and the Weber Smokey Mountain and found the BGE to be only just slightly better. 3 times the cost however.

              DT

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                BusterRhino RE: Davwud Aug 17, 2010 01:57 PM

                Weber smokey mountain can do everything a big green egg can do. High heat, easy enough, open the door, take out the water pan, low heat, add the water pan, close the door. Once you know how to BBQ, there are very few things you won't be able to cook on low and slow and high and fast.

                As for making a cheap, down and dirty ceramic smoker, try this. Look up earthen ware Smokers..2 clay earthenware pots and I can make a BGE (just brown) for less than $50.00.

                The same earthenware pot can have the bottom cut out of it, set onto a WSM and you can get the heat well over 1000 (yes, 1000) and now you have a Tandoor oven... mmmm...BBQ....

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                  Davwud RE: BusterRhino Aug 17, 2010 04:17 PM

                  Alton Brown made a terra cotta smoker.

                  DT

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