Are you looking for the best accessories for your Big Green Egg? You’re in the right place.
The Big Green Egg is one of the most exciting grills out there. Once you have one, the obvious next step is to list the accessories you want to enhance your grilling experience. There are tons of packages available and individual accessories for the Big Green Egg.
I’ve gone through many Big Green Egg accessories to help determine which are awesome additions. Whether you buy them all at once or scatter your purchases, all are worth a try.
1. Tables and Nests
If you have a Big Green Egg, it’s critical to note that you won’t get tables and nests like you would on a traditional grill. So you should consider investing in a table and nest to hold your Big Green Egg and provide a surface to store cooked items and raw food.
You can purchase a small metal stand to elevate your Big Green Egg, or you can buy something like the popular wood stand for about half the cost of the Big Green Egg. It’s another expense but still cheaper than most advanced grills.
The second on our list offers an excellent pun and a practical product—the EGGspander. The EGGspander is a set of two-level racks with varying heights to permit cooking and flipping food in different ways and times. If you get the kit, it comes with the ConvEGGtor, which we will discuss later.
You can place each part of the EGGspander side by side or stack them to create a versatile experience with the items you’re cooking. You can use different settings on the Big Green Egg and positionings of the EGGspander to get the most out of your new and exciting product.
3. Cast Iron Cooking Grid
Everyone could use a solid cast iron cooking tool, whether you’re making food in your oven or the high heat intensity of the grill. In your Big Green Egg, a cast iron like a Dutch oven will handle high temperatures, allowing you to cook the food inside the container and transfer it to the table when it’s done.
A few popular cast iron selections include a cast iron skillet, serving dish, or a shallow roasting pan. Another excellent cast iron addition is a grill press, which will press them down to the perfect size for your buns and toppings.
4. EGG Mates
EGG Mates are a unique addition to the Big Green Egg if you want to add a working area to the grill. They’re flat wood surfaces you attach directly to the product, providing a small square of room to work on. They come in all shapes and sizes, from the smallest Big Green Egg grill to the largest.
Your EGG mates are both practical and provide a unique appearance to your Big Green Egg. The hint of wood will make your life easier and set your grill apart from others.
5. Pizza Accessories
Want to make a pizza on your Big Green Egg? Not only is it possible, but with pizza accessories, you can be sure your food will come off the grill perfectly every time.
Popular pizza accessories include the pizza stone for excellent heat distribution and the pizza peel and screen to easily remove the product from the Big Green Egg.
Not sure what pizza stone to buy? Check out our rankings of the 5 best pizza stones.
One of the best accessories you can bring to your Big Green Egg is the convEGGtor, a tool that makes it easier to smoke things. The ceramic plate works as a buffer between the fire and food, transforming your Big Green Egg from a traditional grill to an effective outdoor oven for tasty meat cooked with indirect heat.
There are tons of things you can do with the ceramic plate to make your cooking temperatures more versatile. You can create a tasty ham, sear a delicious steak, put a pizza on top of the ceramic, and anything else at varying temperature levels.
7. Silicone Mitts
Silicone mitts will ensure you don’t burn your hands while handling food inside and outside the Big Green Egg. Not only will they keep you safe, but they’ll also make you feel like a professional chef when handling the meal.
A silicone mitt is much more affordable than other accessories. Silicone is one of the best materials on the market and is readily available for your protection. No one wants to stop grilling to attend a burn.
8. Egg Sauce
Sauce is a must when you’re making things on your Big Green Egg. Although it’s possible to make your own marinade or purchase a general product from the store, if you want to stick with Big Green Egg products, you can’t go wrong with the Egg Sauce.
A few of the most popular Egg Sauce selections include Traditional Moppin’ Sauce, Kentucky Bourbon Barbeque, Carolina Style Bold and Tangy Barbeque Sauce, and more. No matter what you cook, there is an Egg Sauce to pair with it.
9. Temperature Control
If you have WiFi, you can use the clip-on EGGGenius to control the temperature from your phone. You can see the heat, manage it, and even receive alerts to let you know what’s happening.
Those who want to do everything from their iPhone will love this app. If this addition is too much, you can always consider a wireless thermometer.
10. Grill Cleaners
Just like any grill, your Big Green Egg will get messy. Invest in solid grill cleaning options to ensure it’s still usable.
The Grill Rescue Brush is our favorite grill cleaner.
11. Bowls and Pans
Of course, with any cooking tool, bowls and pans are a valuable addition. There are many different options available for the Big Green Egg, meant to make your life much easier and help your food come out much better.
Some of the most popular selections include the stainless steel fire bowl, roasting and drip pan, and more. They’re unnecessary but will make cooking much easier in the Big Green Egg. Even the cleanup will be easier!
12. Cutting Boards
Sure, you might already have a cutting board—but do you have a Big Green Bed cutting board? These will make an excellent addition to your accessories.
The boards are solid and will endure any cutting. Plus, they come with grilling planks for added flavor to the meat.
Final Thoughts on Big Green Egg Accessories
Whether you need silicone mitts to protect your hands or accessories to cook the perfect pizza in your Big Green Egg, there are tons of options. I recommend these twelve, though there are many more.
Over time, you’ll get better at using your Big Green Egg and learn which accessories you use all the time and which get left off to the side. In the meantime, take advantage of all the tools at your disposal! There’s plenty of room for trying new things with the Big Green Egg and its accessories.
Now that you have your Big Green Egg accessorized, don’t forget to check out some of our recipes, from our 0-400 smoked chicken wings to our smoked jalapeno poppers, most of them can be made on a Big Green Egg!