Lynx or Fire Magic please help !!
Posted 12 April 2012 - 08:11 PM
This is my first post in this forum. Thank you for putting a great resource together for all of us. I have run a search, but could not come up with anything. I would like some help, I am looking at buying a new grill. I want a higher end grill and have narrowed my choices to the Fire Magic e790 Echelon (36") and the Lynx 36" prosear models in Natural Gas. Both are "on cart" models. I cannot decide and was hoping that some of the members here could chime in on their opinions and why... pros/cons. I am also hoping that someone that owns/owned either of these grills could give some review feedback. I looked at several higher end grills and these are my choices. I can get both at about the same cost (Lynx $250 less) I really like the design of the Lynx and the clean lines and the prosear feature, although I am not sure if I really need the sear on a grill like this since I am assuming, and was told, it gets plenty hot to sear on the grids?? The Fire Magic is also a nice looking grill although IMO not as "elegant" as the Lynx. The Fire Magic has a solid reputation, great warranty and the build is outstanding . The Fire Magic also has a side burner which I do use, heat zone separators and some electronic gadgetry. Both use different cooking systems for heat distribution, the Lynx ceramic briquettes and the Fire Magic sear/flavor plates. Which method is better at controlling even heat and has less flare up potential? I am really on the fence on choosing.
Thank you for your help!
as an after note, I cook a variety of foods. Lots of steak, shrimp, fish, chicken & ribs and grill veggies and regular burger fare. I do use the rotis and like to add smoker chips for some foods, I also BBQ all year even in our Canadian winters.
Posted 22 April 2012 - 12:45 PM
I don't have first hand experience with either, but I doubt you can go wrong these choices. The only recommendation I can give you is to have the Fire Magic dealer remove one of the burners and hand it to you. The burners are massively over built and will easily last a lifetime. I can do without the electronic gizmo's, but I was very impressed with the Fire Magic grills I saw.
Posted 22 April 2012 - 05:44 PM
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