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Lynx vs Sedona Professional BBQ Grills (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

Remember when a grill was a cheap stainless hulk? You cooked until you burned through the bottom and then bought another. Now grills are high BTU cooking machines crafted out of stainless steel. Lynx was in the forefront of the pro grill phenomenon. We are comparing Lynx vs Sedona, but Lynx produces both and we will look at both so you can make an informed decision.

lynx outdoor grill area 2013

Lynx

When Lynx Professional Grills was started in 1996, outdoor cooking meant barbecue grills. The company was committed to elevating outdoor cooking to new levels and within a few years the trend for outdoor living took off with Lynx perfectly positioned to capitalize on the demand for luxury outdoor kitchens. Backyard barbequers loved that it was easy to clean. Since it is manufactured using a special welding technique, the grill has no gaps or seams where moisture and grease can collect.

Why buy a Lynx? I like selling this product, because of its cast brass heating element. Cast brass will not corrode, especially near the water. Their new sear element can heat from 200-1100 degrees, so you can sear different foods like meat, fish and chicken.

Sedona

Sedona is Lynx's attempt to offer a less featured grill at a cheaper price. Why would they do that? I can only surmise that they are trying to beat back Weber's high end grill, the Summit. This isn't a Weber post, but the Summit is an excellent grill.

Lynx Freestanding Grill

lynx bbq grill L36F

Features

  • Two cast brass burners and one ProSear Burner (total 75,000 BTUs)
  • 935-sq.-in. cooking surface (640 primary, 295 secondary)
  • Hot surface ignition system
  • Control illumination with blue LEDs
  • Dual halogen grill surface lights
  • Heat stabilizing design
  • Temperature gauge
  • Fluid rotation handle
  • Lynx Hood Assist Kit
  • Removable large-capacity smoker box
  • Stainless steel grilling grates
  • Dual-position internal rotisserie with heavy-duty, 3-speed motor and rear infrared burner
  • Ceramic Briquettes facilitate even radiant heat distribution
  • Heavy-duty welded construction eliminates gaps where grease and moisture can collect

Sedona by Lynx

sedona bbq grill L600

Features

  • Two Stainless Steel burners and one ProSear Burner (total 69,000 BTUs)
  • Independent rear Rotisserie burner (14,000 BTUs)
  • 891-sq.-in. cooking surface (618 primary, 273 secondary)
  • Time tested spark ignition system with battery backup
  • Control illumination with blue LEDs
  • Halogen grill surface light
  • Temperature gauge
  • Fluid rotation handle
  • Rotisserie motor, spit rod and forks included.
  • Lynx Hood Assist Kit
  • Stainless steel grilling grates
  • Ceramic Briquettes facilitate even radiant heat distribution
  • Welded construction eliminates gaps where grease and moisture can collect

Summary

Above are the innovative features of the Lynx vs the Sedona 36” freestanding grills. As you note, their features are quite similar. Both utilize the Lynx patented Hood Assist Kit which allows the lid of the grill to be lifted with one finger. They both employ halogen grill surface lights and control illumination with blue LEDs. They both use ceramic briquettes to facilitate even radiant heat distribution.

But as the Lexus is the luxury version of aToyota, the Lynx is the luxury version of the Sedona. While the Lynx freestanding grill is sold as a one piece unit, when purchasing  Sedona’s version, the top or “head” of the grill and the cart are sold separately.

Lynx features brass burners, while Sedona’s burners are stainless steel. Brass burners distribute heat more evenly and are more durable. Both grills feature a variable temperature ProSear Burner, however, Lynx has a higher BTU output allowing for better searing. The Lynx cooking surface is larger - 935 sq. in. cooking surface to only 891 sq. in. cooking surface on the Sedona. The Lynx rotisserie is dual-position with a heavy duty 3-speed motor to Sedona’s single position.

But there is a price difference as well, quite a bit actually, at 6,099 for the Lynx compared to $3399 for the Sedona, so it is really different.

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Topics: Sedona By Lynx, Website, Lynx, Professional Grills

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Steve Sheinkopf

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