Big Green Egg vs Primo - Which One is Best?

By Chef Tony Matassa, ShoppersChoice.com, LLC.

We have 10 years of experience with kamado-style ceramic charcoal grills, and with that experience comes vast product knowledge. We offer expert advice, based on our first hand experience grilling, smoking, roasting, and baking with both the Big Green Egg & Primo Oval shaped kamado-style ceramic grills. Below are some facts that put the Primo Oval shaped grill into a class of its own, and ahead of other leading kamados on the market. But, if you want to see more kamado grills, visit our Kamado Shop to see our complete selection of grills and accessories.

Made in USA

Primo products are hand-made and carefully inspected for quality in their Atlanta, GA based factory. With their product being made in the USA, this eliminates concerns about having access to parts and service. Primo is known for their sensational level of customer service!

The Oval Shape

While the Big Green Egg and most other ceramic grills are round, the oval shape is unique to the Primo. This shape allows for versatility in the types of foods that can be cooked at ease on the grill. With up to 680 square inches of available space, the Primo Oval XL boasts the largest, multi-tiered cooking surface on the ceramic cooker market today! You can easily cook tenderloin, racks of ribs, roast and other favorites without worrying about the food fitting on the cooking surface. Primo Oval XL

Extended Cooking Racks

The optional extended cooking racks not only expand the overall capacity they also allow for four independent cooking zones! These racks offer the ability to cook a variety of foods like veggies, potatoes, ribs, burgers and fish all at the same time.

Firebox Divider

The firebox divider can be used for simultaneous direct and indirect cooking or as a partition to divide the grill for smaller meals. This allows for grilling and smoking at the same time. You can also partition the grill to conserve on fuel. Big Green Egg doesn't offer this product!

The Tallest Lid

Why does a taller lid matter? Primo has a taller lid that allows for more flexibility in what you can put on the grill. The taller lid is an advantage for cooking rib racks, chicken on a can, or with an extra rack for extra large cuts!

The Bottom line

In our opinion, there really is no comparison. The Primo Oval XL offers much more cooking flexibility and versatility than the Big Green Egg. But, if you would like to know more about how Primo compares to Big Green Egg and other brands, take a look at our Kamado Comparison Chart. We've compiled all the features & specs of the top kamado grills for you to compare side-by-side.


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