I have always thought of the mini as a working scale model. Draw a 9" circle on a piece of paper and you will find that one steak, two burgers, etc., is going to be your maximum load per cook. This is fine for one or two. The two reasons most folks have them is they are very portable and they are the best searing machine around. I have seen pictures of some amazing cooks on them.
A small Egg has a cooking grate just a few inches larger, but is a lot more versatile. They can do some slow cooking and some raised direct cooking too. A small may be a better value if you have to choose between the two.
All that said, I have wanted one for years, but I have a large and a small which is a good combination for me.
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