The term "little green egg" refers to smaller versions of a brand of charcoal cookers called Big Green Egg. The ceramic cookers feature an oval egg shape, ceramic construction and a porcelain glaze that provides the product with its signature green hue.
As of 2014, the Big Green Egg is available in XXLarge, XLarge, Large, Medium, Small and Mini sizes. The Mini Egg is designed for picnics, camping, tailgating and use on small apartment balconies. It features a 79-square-inch cooking surface and 36-pound weight. The Small Egg has a 133-square-inch cooking area, weighs 80 pounds and is suggested for use on small patios and balconies.