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Can I Include a Big Green Egg in my Outdoor Kitchen Design?

The Big Green Egg is beloved by many an outdoor grill master. The versatile, ceramic kamado grill has made its mark on American cookout culture. No wonder, then, that our customers ask us time again how to include a Big Green Egg into the design of their outdoor kitchen.

Big Green Eggs fit right into your custom-designed outdoor kitchen.

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By Mfield (Own work)

One of the great benefits of a Big Green Egg is that you can include it in your outdoor kitchen design, while enjoying the fact that you can also take it with you on excursions. It’s possible to enjoy having a portable, high-end charcoal grill that also fits into your beautiful, permanent outdoor kitchen.

We design and craft your outdoor kitchen to house your Big Green Egg alongside your appliances and design features.

Before you add a Big Green Egg into your outdoor kitchen design, there are a few things to think about.

1. Consider what additional appliances you want in your outdoor kitchen.

Your Big Green Egg grills, smokes, roasts anything you want. Really, after you BBQ some ribs, you can bake cakes and brownies! Some customers also want the flexibility of a gas grill, or the ambience of a brick oven to go alongside their Egg. Consider where you’ll put your Big Green Egg, and leave room for other outdoor appliances, like refrigerators, ice makers, and sinks.

2. What size Big Green Egg you would like in your space.

The Egg comes in seven sizes so we have some flexibility. The number one question to ask yourself when considering what size egg you need is about how many people you cook for on the regular, and also what kind of entertaining you plan to do. Once we know this, we will factor in how much space you have, with your other appliances in the mix, and how much prep space you want too. And remember, if you have the space, it’s always to go larger than you think you’ll need.

3. What additional design and functionality features do you want?

Here you will want to take into account the look and feel of your outdoor space, and whether you want the Big Green Egg to blend in with your design, or stand out. This is when the creative design fun begins!

You might opt for a cut-out stone shelf space which shows off the iconic green egg.
Another look is the cabinet-style approach — the Egg literally fits inside the countertop (granite, ceramic, stone or iron), and stands behind the stone facade of your outdoor kitchen island or cook center. This is a great approach if you want the iconic green grill top to blend perfectly with the overall look and feel of your outdoor kitchen aesthetic.

The Big Green Egg is a great way to add portable outdoor cooking tools into an a beautiful outdoor kitchen space. You get all the benefits of the incredible flavors and the versatility of its cooking options, while keeping the look and feel of your grill area in line with the aesthetic you desire for your outdoor kitchen.

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