The Big Green Egg is a significant investment, but the right accessories can maximize its versatility while making your BBQ experience more convenient and flavorful. While there are many “eggsessories” on the market to choose from, not all are necessary.
This guide breaks down the most essential Big Green Egg accessories into two tiers: critical tools that will streamline fundamentals like temperature regulation, cleaning, and safety; and a selection of accessories to enhance specific cooking techniques like grilling, smoking, baking, etc.
Focusing first on the accessories that allow you to master the basics will set you up for success. From there, you can explore additional accessories over time to continue getting the most out of your Big Green Egg based on how you plan to use it.
If you didn't buy a stand with your egg, that's probably the first thing you will need. A stable stand with locking wheels gives you the most flexibility so you can easily move the egg around your deck or patio. You can go simple with a Nest to give the egg stable footing on a flat surface. There are also a lot of custom table options if you are looking for more of a built-in table look for your egg.
If you are placing your egg on a stand like mentioned above, then shelving around it wil give you a workable area for holding sheet pans to spatulas. They come in super handy and you can raise one or both depending on what you need. They easily fold down for storage and are easy to clean. Available in two and three-slat options (the more slats, the more workspace).
Green Egg Fuel and Fire
This is my go-to charcoal. Available on Amazon, but also available at Home Depot, and for the price to quality ratio, it can't be beat.
Also available at ACE Hardware stores.
Once you have your charcoal lit, it's time to start the smoke. Hardwood "chunks" are a larger size and last longest for long cooks. Available in Oak, Hickory, Apple, Cherry, Maple, Mesquite and Pecan for the perfect flavor for whatever meat you are smoking. It's great to keep a variety on hand. Wood chips are smaller in size and are best to for shorter cooks and grilling.
It's all about getting the fire started with as little effort as possible and definitely don't use any type of lighter fluid. Almost nothing does it as well as Natural Charcoal Starters. These are the easiest and cleanest way to get your charcoal started so you can get smoking or grilling with almost zero effort. Just set one or two in place, light them, and they do all the work for you.
You don't know what you don't know, and knowing the precise internal temperatures of your meat and your Green Egg BBQ are something you definitely want to know.
Your cook is done when it reaches a certain temperature, not by how long it's been cooking, which is why it's so important to use the best meat thermometers. I recommend keeping two thermometers on hand when grilling and smoking.
This will be one of your most used and loved tools in the kitchen and for outdoor BBQ and grilling. It's a probe thermometer that gives almost instant and very precise readings of the internal temperature of your meat.
A two channel thermometer that remotely tracks both the internal temperature of what you are cooking and the temperature of your Big Green Egg. You can set high and low-temperature alarms so you don't have to worry about constantly checking on your Egg to make sure the temp is right or opening the lid to check for doneness. It allows you to step away and have a stress free day while your meat is smoked to perfection.
The ConvEGGtor is essential for indirect cooking and smoking. It blocks the heat from coming directly up and instead lets it flow to the outsides and into the dome of the Egg.
Use the grill gripper For pulling the grill grates out of the egg and putting them back on.
A super useful little tool for moving the charcoal around in your egg to scraping out the ashes the next day after your cook.
The Kick Ash Basket is a stainless steel charcoal basket that effortlessly removes ashes for better temperature regulation, easier cleanup, and superior air flow to fuel quality fires.
Perfect for wrapping your smoked brisket to finish cooking or for a quick table covering when dinner is going to be messy. Having a roll of butcher paper on hand will come in handy for way more than you might think.
If your Egg stays out in the elements, you probably want to keep it covered. There are a lot of cover options available, and this cover is around $25 and does the job just fine.
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While these aren’t specific accessories for the Big Green Egg, they are perfect for outdoor grilling.
Sheet Pans - Use them for everything from taking the meat out to the egg to bringing all your BBQ tools outside in one trip.
Kitchen / Bar Towels - Having plenty of cheap kitchen towels around
Headlamp - If you start your smoking project super early in the morning or go late into the night, a headlamp will be your best friend for lighting up what you need to see.
Cookbooks to get you smoking on the Green Egg
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Top Recipes for the Big Green Egg
- Texas Style Smoked Brisket Recipe
- Smoked Pork Belly
- Smoked Turkey
- Smoked Pork Shoulder
- Grilled Rack of Lamb with Mint Chimichurri
Big Green Egg Frequently Asked Questions
Is a Big Green Egg worth it?
The Big Green Egg is so worth it. Yes, it definitely is an investment, but once you make it, there's absolutely no going back. Nothing cooks like it and it saves you lots of money on charcoal because a small amount will last all day.
How much does a large Big Green Egg cost?
A large Big Green Egg costs approximately $859.00. Big Green Eggs are only sold in stores and not online, so check your local dealer for the latest prices.
Can you use the ConvEggtor as a pizza stone?
It isn't recommended to cook pizza directly on the ConvEggtor. Instead, place the ConvEggtor with the feet up, followed by the grill grate and then a baking stone on top of that which is where your pizza will cook. This allows for indirect cooking of the pizza and for easier access to place and remove it from the egg.