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Lynx qualtiy and comparison to Fire Magic

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I have seen a number of internet posts complaining about reliability issues with Lynx. Have not seen similar posts re Fire Magic. Anyone have personal experience or opinions?

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Mark,

Both are considered high-end grills, both are made in USA. If I was to choose, style goes to Lynx, but Fire Magic has been in business since 1937, Lynx started in 1996. Its a tough call, both are manufactured in L.A. right down the street about 10miles in opposite directions. Viking is right next door to work.

Fire Magic has used cast iron burners in their base models grills, Lynx uses cast brass. Both do have stainless steel burners which is a big factor in the grills longevity. Now, cast iron here in SoCal will last a long time, cast brass and s/s burners will not rust.

I would go over all the major componets of each grill with a strong magnet to see if it is built with 304 stainless steel, just to make sure. Check for the type of burner, cast s/s is best. A double wall hood is nice with retaining the heat and feels alot sturdier. I believe Lynx has a springed hood on some models.

Style over years in business, warranties goes to the grand daddy of grills. Ken

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I just purchased my first Lynx 27" w/rotisserie. Its on a stand and is LPG. I did a lot of researching and kicking tires before springing the money for this unit. It was a floor model and they gave me a hefty discount I'm pleased to say. I've only grilled on it once this past weekend but it performed well. Needs to get broken in.

 

I'll post more details and photos as I'm excited to try out the rotisserie.

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I think the cast brass burners are going to be hard to beat. They are solid and hefty, so expect they will outlast just about anything. The internals are rather simple, the heat dispersion shields or grates are just stainless, a heavy gauge sheet, with solid ceramic briquettes. Not too much to wrong there but suppose this will be the area that gets the heaviest wear and tear. The grill grates are also very heavy gauge welded stainless steel rods, so gain, don't expect much to go wrong there. All in all looks like a well built solid machine as compared with anything I've seen on the Home Depot floor. And Home depot has started selling the Sedona by Lynx, but one quick look and you can see it is just a cheaper version of the original.

 

The smoker box is also very heavy gauge SS, all 304 but I haven't given it the magnet test yet.

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