Posted on March 18, 2017
Comparison Chart Alfresco ALXE 42" vs Lynx 42" Grill
|Number of Main Burners||3||3|
|Main Grilling Area (sq in)||770||855|
|Infrared Sear Zone||No||No|
|Burner Type||Stainless U Burner||Cast Brass|
|Main Burner BTUs||27,500||25,000|
|Ignition||Push Button with 110v A/C||Hot Surface|
|Hood Assist||Spiral Torsion||Spring|
|Interior Lights||Dual Halogen||Dual Halogen|
|Control Panel Lighting||Yes (Amber Lights)||Yes (Blue LED)|
|Rotisserie Burner BTUs||18500||16000|
|Heat Distribution System||Ceramic Briquettes||Ceramic Briquettes|
|Alternate Fuel Insert||Optional Accessory
|Cutout Height||10.25″||10 7/8″|
|Made in USA||YES||YES|
The Alfresco ALXE-42 and the Lynx L42R-1 are the markets best selling luxury built-in gas grills for outdoor kitchens in its class. They have some similar features but, all in all, Alfresco still leads the marketplace in innovation, design and style. It is also a much hotter grill than the Lynx (82,500 BTU's vs 75,000 BTU's)
Alfresco is an easier grill to maintain and repair (if needed). Lynx has some complicated components in its electrical design that can take hours to repair and if you need to hire a technician to do the repairs the labor charge can add up quick. Alfresco's simplistic engineering make repairs quick and easy. Lynx was originally designed and manufactured by the founders of Alfresco.
Brass burners vs Stainless Steel Burners - We always say the least amount of maintenance the better. The Stainless steel burners are much easier to maintain than any poured metal cast burner. The cast brass will flake over time. Both though do need care to ensure their longevity. Periodic removal and clearing the port holes of any debris will not only make the burners last longer but it will also keep your grills cooking function working properly.
The locking mechanism in Alfresco's briquette tray is a more functional design than the clips Lynx uses to keep their briquettes in place. It is quicker and easier to remove the locking bar and clean or replace the briquettes than the individual clips in Lynx design which can take some time.
Alfresco's internal chain driven rotisserie motor eliminates the need to remove and store the motor after each use, which is recommended on any grill with an external rotisserie motor.
The biggest complaint we hear with gas grilling is the flavor. Many feel you cannot replicate the traditional barbecue flavor on a gas grill that you can on a charcoal grill. Seasoning plays a big role but, Alfresco's independent smoker burner heats an integrated smoker tray infusing wood or herbs throughout the grill. They also offer an alternate fuel insert optional accessory that allows you to grill with either wood or any alternate solid fuel of your choice.
Alfresco's exclusive air cooling curtain in the control panel circulates cool air between the firebox and the control panel to keep it cool to the touch.
Alfresco includes a high quality grill cover to protect your investment.
For a $104 difference, Alfresco's features well outweigh the difference in price.