After purchasing a Big Green Egg Mini, it is important that you not only correctly but also safely assemble its various parts. Our step-by-step assembly video will show you how easy it is to do this.

Watch the video

Would you like to review the most important steps of assembling your EGG at your own pace? We have listed them below!

Before you start: open the packaging and check whether it contains the manual and all the parts of the Big Green Egg Mini.

Assembling the Mini

Step 1: Start by attaching the one side of the hinge to the lower black band. Use the supplied bolts and nut caps to do so.

Step 2: Attach the other side of the hinge and the wooden handle to the upper black band. We have also provided bolts and nut caps for this purpose. Make sure that the handle is not mounted upside down. Check to ensure that everything is properly tightened.

Step 3: Attach the lower black band to the top of the ceramic base. Make sure to correctly position the handle in respect of its middle point.

Assembling the Mini

Step 4: Then place the ceramic lid with chimney and attach it to the upper black band. Pay attention to the correct position of the thermometer and the Big Green Egg logo on the lid when doing this. The thermometer and logo must be placed straight above the handle.

Step 5: Have you put everything in its proper place? Secure the black bands on both sides of the EGG using the supplied (long) bolts and nuts. Check that the other nut caps on the black bands have not become loose. If necessary, tighten these again.

Assembling the Mini

Step 6: Place the thermometer in the ceramic lid of the EGG and attach it to the inside of the lid.

Step 7: Place the ceramic fire box in the base of the EGG. Make sure that the notch at the bottom of the fire box is at the same height as the draft door. Place the coal grid, the ceramic fire ring and the Stainless Steel Grid in the EGG. Make sure that the biggest notches in the ceramic fire ring are at the top.

Step 8: Attach the supplied felt to the top of the chimney on the ceramic lid. Then place the ceramic snuffer cap (if you don’t intend to use the EGG immediately) or the dual function metal top (if you are going to use the EGG immediately).

Congratulations! Your Mini is ready for use! Read more on the Using the EGG page or download the Big Green Egg User Guide.

Safety tips

A Big Green Egg is very safe to use, provided that the EGG is used for its intended purpose and that certain guidelines are followed. While assembling your EGG, take the following safety tips into account in order to enjoy the carefree use of the Big Green Egg and the mouth-watering flavours of all the wonderful dishes you can prepare on it!

  • Place and use the EGG in a spot that’s safe and where the ground is level.

    Ensure that the EGG is stable and never place it on an incline or uneven surface. Preferably place the EGG in an EGG Nest or EGG Carrier. If you have placed the EGG in/on a table with swivel casters, make sure to lock the swivel casters once the EGG is in its place to prevent it from moving about.

  • Do not place the EGG on a wooden or other combustible surface, or in the vicinity of combustible objects.

    When the Big Green Egg is in use, the bottom of the ceramic base radiates a great deal of heat. Avoid the risk of a fire and never use the EGG on or in the vicinity of wood or other combustible objects, or underneath low trees or low-hanging branches.

    The EGG is intended for use in a metal EGG Nest or special built-in table so that there is an empty space present beneath the EGG. The alternative is to place the EGG on a concrete tile. Never position the EGG anywhere near a storage space that could possibly contain combustible substances.

  • Move the EGG by pulling it, not by pushing it.

    If you wish to move the EGG, we recommend that you place both hands on the EGG Nest/EGG Carrier or Nest Handler and pull the EGG along behind you. Do not push it ahead of you! The EGG Nest and Nest Handler are not intended to roll over any type of uneven ground, such as pebbles, soft soil or grass. Move the EGG across a stable surface and ask someone to help you, if necessary.

Big Green Egg has done everything possible to ensure the safety of the cooker when in use. It is the responsibility of the user to ensure their own safety and that of their environment, and to always treat the EGG and associated items with the greatest of care and caution.

Inspiration Today

If you would like to receive your dose of inspiration by e-mail, then register for our monthly newsletter Inspiration Today and add some more flavour to your inbox. That’s all you have to do to receive the most delicious recipes, inspiring seasonal menus, practical tips and much, much more!

Sign up



Subscribe to the Big Green Egg newsletter and receive an e-book with the 11 tastiest big Green Egg recipes straight away!