Is the big Green Egg really worth it?

Our neighbor has one. The man uses it at least 4 times a week, sometimes for both lunch and dinner. I like smoked food, but I think I'd get burned out after a while. He'd probably do it even more if he didn't travel so much.

My husband wants one so badly. For one thing, I'm the one who will end up having to come up with the recipes and figure out how to work it. I don't mind since I do all the grilling anyway, but these egg things start at 800.00! Is it really worth that kind of price? I was thinking about getting him one for Christmas, which will really be a present for myself.

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