Mini Big Green Egg

The Mini is my favorite searing machine of the BGE family as it gets to rocket hot temps quickly. Admittedly, I’ve never done a low & slow cook on it – but others have for sure. If you have the opportunity and space to pick up a Mini, I suggest you do. They are great little grillers. I also have the Mini-Max and prefer the Mini for my high heat cooks or just basic small grilling jobs.

Size Specifications:

  • Grid Diameter 10″ / 25.4 cm
  • Cooking Area: 78.5 square inches /507 square centimeters
  • Weight: 39 lbs  18 kg

Recommended Mini Egg Accessories

  • Stainless Fire Grate – Allows for more air flow & higher temps – replaces stock fire grate
  • Mini BGE Carrier – Same design at the Carrier for the MiniMax, but smaller size for the Mini. Ask your local dealer to order you one. Should run about $65. Replaces the Mini Nest.
  • BGE Fire Starters – Because we often travel with the Mini, I find using these to start the Egg is easier as it means I don’t have to worry about packing my Mapp Torch that I normally use.
  • Lodge Cast Iron 6 Inch Skillet – Cut the handle off with an angle grinder (cuts like butter, 5 minute task) and you have yourself a perfect sized skillet for the mini.
  • Cast Iron Grid – Might as well put the high heat output to maximum use and ensure you have awesome grill marks on your steak!

Mini Egg vs. Small Egg Grid Size

Small Egg vs. Mini Body Comparison

Large Egg vs. Small Egg

Traveling Mini - Grilling Hot Dogs

Mini Egg with Cast Iron Skillet

Searing Pot Roast on the Mini

Searing Pot Roast on the Mini

Steak on the Mini - Searing portion of a reverse sear

Bone In Cowboy Ribeye on the Mini Egg

Reverse Searing a Cowboy Ribeye on the Mini

Reverse Searing a Cowboy Ribeye on the Mini


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