Can Other Kamado Grills Beat the Big Green Egg?
CR pit competitors against the iconic original. Here's what we found.
When Consumer Reports first tested the Big Green Egg in 2017, we determined that the Big Green Egg might really be worthy of its devout following, even with its lofty price tag. At the time, the $1,100, egg-shaped ceramic charcoal grill was the only one of its kind—now, the Big Green Egg faces competition from look-alikes and across major retailers, some costing as (relatively) little as $340.
Could any of these newcomers match—or even beat—the performance of the Egg? According to our exhaustive testing, they sure can.
These Kamado Grills Are Better Than the Big Green Egg
Four kamado grills proved to be strong competitors to the Big Green Egg. Beyond the kamado grills we highlight below, you can check out our dive into the grill type with our guide to the best kamado grills. CR members can see how all kamado grills fare in our kamado grill ratings. If you’re not sure what kind of grill is right for you, start with our grill buying guide.