Are you planning a luxurious backyard renovation that needs an attractive barbecue area? A “built-in” grill may be the style you need. This review will cover the Lynx L500 Sedona 30-inch built-in grill.
Lynx may not be a household name in the barbecue community, but they’re no slouches. They offer a number of niche grilling and outdoor kitchen products that other companies ignore.
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The Lynx Sedona line of built-in grills are designed to be integrated into a permanent outdoor kitchen. As such, they don’t have their own legs, and are not portable. Every user must decide whether that’s an advantage or disadvantage in their particular case.
The Lynx L500 has a main grilling surface of 508 square inches and a warming rack measuring 225 square inches.
Stainless Steel Construction
Stainless steel is the material of choice for many chefs thanks to its durability and ease of cleaning. Nearly all the Sedona’s parts are made of stainless steel, to include the burners. This makes it tough and functional, yet still elegant.
Lynx proudly notes that despite its heavy materials, the lid is very easy to open. It’s perfectly balanced on the hinges so it takes very little effort.
The story of the Sedona’s burners does not end with their material. Since this grill is intended to be integrated into a purpose-built pedestal, it can hook into dedicated gas lines. It’s equally effective with propane or natural gas. If your house already receives natural gas (as most American homes do), there’s no need to stock up on propane as well.
Over the burners lies a layer of ceramic briquettes. These ceramic squares absorb the burners’ heat and then radiate it evenly throughout the grill. That’s great news for the consistency of your cooking. The downside is they take a while to heat up, so it’s important to preheat the grill.
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Electronics are not something we all associate with barbecuing. The 21st Century waits for no one, though, so this grill does indeed integrate some electrical features. The temperature knobs are lit and the interior of the lid features a halogen light, allowing easy nighttime operation.
When designing your outdoor kitchen, it’s important to keep this fact in mind. An ordinary 120-volt outlet with ground-fault interrupter (GFI) needs to be situated adjacent to the grill.
Lynx knows that planning an outdoor kitchen requires precision. Their website features extensive specifications, wiring diagrams, and even CAD diagrams of their products. It’s a good idea for everyone involved in the project to have access to that information.
The body, grate, and burners feature a lifetime warranty. Gas valves and briquettes are covered for five years. Most other components fall under a two-year warranty.