It's a smoker...a grill...and an oven! The Big Green Egg derived from an ancient clay cooker called a "kamado." The Big Green Egg can cook an entire meal at once, everything from a grilled steak or a tender brisket, freshly baked loaf of bread, and even a cake! Lighting the lump charcoal is quick and easy, no lighter fluid needed. The Big Green Egg is great for any skill level!