The BGE is pretty amazing. You can pretty easily achieve 700+ degrees or maintain 220 for 24 hours. I'm a Weber Kettle fan, but I mostly grill and like the lightweight portability. BGE is expensive, very heavy, and breakable, but it really is a superior slow cooker, smoker, and ultra high heat griller. A Weber Smokey Mountain is still not quite the cooker as the BGE, but it's close, easier to own if portability matters, less money, and can handle bigger jobs.