Which Size Big Green Egg Do You Need?

which size Big Green Egg do you need?

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When choosing the right size Big Green Egg, it’s important to consider how much food you plan to cook and how many people you will be cooking for. There are 7 sizes of Big Green Eggs, ranging from MINI to 2XL. This guide will help you understand the cooking capacity for each size Big Green Egg and help you make the right decision for your backyard BBQ. 

The most popular size Big Green Egg is the Large, with its 18.15 inch diameter cooking area. This size EGG is great for a family of four and versatile enough for different cooking methods, such as grilling, smoking, or baking.

If you’re looking to entertain larger groups than that, consider the XL or 2XL size Big Green Egg. Their cooking surfaces range from 24 inches – 29 inches respectively, and are great for cooking up large quantities of food. 

On the other hand, you may only need to cook for yourself or a few other people. The MiniMax is a great option if this is the case, and even comes with a carrier that allows you to bring it with you when tailgating, camping, or boating.

We understand that choosing the right size Big Green Egg can be overwhelming. That’s why we created this guide to help you understand what size Big Green Egg you need!

Mini Big Green Egg

A MINI Big Green Egg is the perfect solution for picnics and tailgating when you want to take The Ultimate Cooking Experience with you! It is also a popular size for grilling on apartment balconies or camping and boating. Leave those propane canisters at home and enjoy your favorite campfire meal on the MINI!


  • Grid Diameter: 10 in / 25 cm
  • Cooking Area: 79 sq in / 507 sq cm
  • Weight: 39 lbs / 18 kgs

How Much Can The Mini Egg Cook At Once?

  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 2 pork chops
  • 1 steak


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MiniMax Big Green Egg with Carrier

The MiniMax Big Green Egg is proof that great things come in small packages. This EGG is the first to arrive with its own transportation in the form of a sturdy, easy to grip Carrier! The MiniMax is perfect for camping, poolside and tailgating at the ballgame. MiniMax is built to perform and is ready to travel to wherever your culinary interests take you!
Opening the MiniMax dome reveals a stainless steel cooking grid measuring 13 inches/33 cm in diameter for a whopping 133 square inches/855 cm2 of cooking area … all within a convenient 19.5 inch/50 cm height! And, of course, MiniMax is constructed from the same ultra high-quality ceramics as the other six EGG sizes, and comes with the same best-in-class limited lifetime warranty. The MiniMax Big Green Egg arrives in one complete package – including a sturdy, easy to grip carrier!


  • Grid Diameter: 13 in / 33 cm
  • Cooking Area: 133 sq in / 855 sq cm
  • Height: 19.5 in / 50 cm


How Much Can The MiniMax Egg Cook At Once?

  • 12-pound turkey
  • 4 burgers
  • 1 chickens vertically
  • 2 steaks
  • 1 rack of ribs


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Small Big Green Egg

Big Flavor in a compact package! The Small Big Green Egg is an easy fit for smaller patios and balconies, and is able to prepare four burgers or chicken breasts at a time. The small Egg is often used as a companion for the XXlarge, XLarge, Large or Medium EGG to allow the preparation of several courses at once, and is perfect for restaurants seeking the performance of an EGG in a size to fit a commercial kitchen.



  • Grid Diameter: 13 in / 33 cm
  • Cooking Area: 133 sq in / 856 sq cm
  • Weight: 80 lbs / 36 kgs

How Much Can The Small Egg Cook At Once?

  • 12-pound turkey
  • 4 burgers
  • 1 chicken vertically
  • 2 steaks
  • 1 rack of ribs

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Medium Big Green Egg

Happiness in a smaller package – the Medium Big Green Egg is perfectly sized for smaller families and couples, and accommodates all the most popular EGGcessories like the convEGGtor and Pizza & Baking Stone. Get all the famous Big Green Egg versatility and efficiency in a smaller package with plenty of cooking area to accommodate a backyard cookout of four steaks or two whole chickens.



  • Grid Diameter: 15 in / 38 cm
  • Cooking Area: 177 sq in / 1140 sq cm
  • Weight: 114 lbs / 52 kgs

How Much Can The Medium Egg Cook At Once?

  • 18-pound turkey
  • 6 burgers
  • 3 chickens vertically
  • 4 steaks
  • 4 racks of ribs vertically

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Large Big Green Egg

The Large Big Green Egg is the most popular size and a favorite to handle the cooking needs of most families and gatherings of friends. Accommodates all EGGcessories for baking, roasting or smoking – and it’s versatile enough for weekend cookouts or pizza parties, large enough for eight steaks at once, and efficient enough for an impromptu meatloaf for two!



  • Grid Diameter: 18.25 in / 46 cm

  • Cooking Area: 262 sq in / 1688 sq cm

  • Weight: 162 lbs / 73 kgs

How Much Can The Large Egg Cook At Once?

  • 20-pound turkey
  • 12 burgers
  • 6 chickens vertically
  • 8 steaks
  • 7 racks of ribs vertically

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XLarge Big Green Egg

The XLarge Big Green Egg provides a cooking area that can easily accommodate meals for large families and cookouts with all your friends – and you can efficiently prepare several meals over the coals at once. Ready to serve up twelve racks of ribs, twenty-four burgers or a couple of holiday turkeys with all the trimmings? No problem!



  • Grid Diameter: 24 in / 61 cm

  • Cooking Area: 452 sq in / 2919 sq cm

  • Weight: 219 lbs / 99 kgs

How Much Can The XLarge Egg Cook At Once?

  • 2 20-pound turkeys
  • 24 burgers
  • 11 whole chickens
  • 12 steaks
  • 12 racks of ribs vertically

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2XL Big Green Egg

The Biggest Green Egg of them all, the unrivaled 2XL Big Green Egg can easily handle your family reunion or cookouts with large groups – and is more than large enough to satisfy restaurant and catering needs. You’ll need to gather a crowd to tackle all of the ribs, steaks and burgers this EGG can handle … all at once! You can even roast a suckling pig … explore all the culinary possibilities with the new 2XL! 


  • Grid Diameter: 29 in / 74 cm

  • Cooking Area: 672 sq in / 4336 sq cm

  • Weight: 375 lbs / 170 kg

How Much Can The 2XL Egg Cook At Once?

  • 35-40 burgers
  • 14-16 whole chickens
  • 18-20 steaks
  • 20 mouth-watering racks of rib vertically
  • 1 perfectly crisp suckling pig

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