How to use the EGGspander
This is the EGGcessory that you’ve been waiting for! We’ve created the ultimate expansion system for an EGG that will allow you to unleash your full culinary creativity! The Big Green Egg EGGspander System facilitates an extensive variety of multi-tier and multi-zone cooking setups – we count over 40!
The EGGspander Frames hold the interchangeable EGGcessories for over 40 different cooking setups.
There are three different frame options to choose from … you can start with one and add another later, or jump right in with the 5 Piece EGGspander Kit which includes all of the frame components.
5 Piece EGGspander Kit
For ultimate versatility, the 5 Piece EGGspander Kit is recommended. This kit combines the 2-Piece Multi-Level Rack and the 1-Piece convEGGtor Basket and includes 2 Stainless Steel Half Grids for a complete cooking system. It is easily configured for multi-level, direct and indirect cooking, direct “Cowboy-style” lower rack cooking, and is useful as a convEGGtor Basket.
EGGspander Multi-Level Rack
The 2-Piece Multi-Level Rack is included in the 5 Piece EGGspander kit, but also available to purchase separately. This frame includes an elevated sliding cooking grid with 4 inch clearance for easy access to food on the lower level. It also reverses for low-level “Cowboy Style” grilling, and is designed to connect to the existing cooking grid. This rack is a starter component for the EGGspander System and pairs with the 1 piece convEGGtor basket to complete the EGGspander system.
EGGspander convEGGtor Basket
The third offering is the 1-Piece convEGGtor Basket, included in the 5 Piece EGGspander kit, but also available to purchase separately. You can use this frame to easily place or remove the convEGGtor from the EGG. It is also used for multi-level direct and indirect cooking, as well as raised grid cooking. This rack is a starter component for the EGGspander System and pairs with the 2-Piece Multi-Level Rack to complete the EGGspander system.
The full array of EGGspander accessories, which are sold separately, allow you to create many different cooking setups. For instance, you can use the Cast Iron Half Grid on one side and the half convEGGtor Stone on the other, to cook direct and indirect simultaneously.
Cast Iron Half Grids
For perfect sear marks on your food, utilize the superior heat conductivity of the dual-sided Cast Iron Grids as an alternative to the primary Stainless Cooking Grids. The cast iron gets very hot and retains the heat, turning it into a perfect searing surface. Flip the grid over for a flat searing surface for fish or seafood.
Half Plancha Griddles
The perfect tool for adding sear marks and a delicious flavor-packed crust to foods! Use in your EGG for everything from blackened chicken and seafood, to grilled vegetables and steakhouse-style seared steaks … and when cooking breakfast, use the flat side for eggs and pancakes, and the ridged side for bacon and sausage!
Half convEGGtor Stone
The Half convEGGtor Stone turns your EGG into a firebrick oven, great for making breads, desserts and other baked items. With the Half convEGGtor Stone, you can cook indirect on half of the cooking grid, while keeping the other half of the grid available for grilling meats or vegetables.
Cast Iron Cooking Grid
Utilize the superior heat conductivity of the Cast Iron Cooking Grid as an alternative to the primary Stainless Cooking Grid. The cast iron gets very hot and retains the heat, turning it into a perfect searing surface. Flip the grid over for a flat searing surface for fish or seafood.