Posted by Tracy Hollander
In this info-graphic we wanted to display the main feature comparison of the top 3 luxury grill brands - Alfresco, Lynx and Twin Eagles. They all have some similar features and others that distinguishes each brand in the market place.
Burners - Both Alfresco and Twin Eagles use a Stainless Steel U shaped burner that have a limited lifetime warranty against manufacturer defects. Lynx uses a cast ceramic burner. This burner is super cool and unique to the market as it not only retains heat better but it is also self cleaning. Lynx also offers a limited lifetime warranty. These warranties are "limited" because they do not cover misuse or abuse. So we always recommend maintaining your burners by cleaning them at least 2x per year.
Ignition - All three grills require electricity to power the igniters. This is a great feature as you do not have to change batteries though you must have electricity nearby. Electrically powered igniters are proving to be more reliable than the old battery operated igniters as they remain free from corrosion. Twin Eagles and Lynx use glow plug vs an electrode. We prefer the reliability of electronic ignition. Lighting is more consistent. The glow system heats a round tube that heats up, glows orange and ignites the burner.
Lynx Glow Plug Igniter Alfresco Electrode Igniter
Heat Distribution System. All three brands use a Tray with ceramic briquettes. This is the best type of system as the briquettes retain heat, radiates flavor throughout the grill, distributes the flame more evenly thus using less gas.
Cooking Grates - Lynx and Alfresco both use heavy duty round stainless steel rod grates. Twin Eagles distinguished themselves from these with their heavy duty thick 3/8" hexagonal grates. The shape of these grates offer more mass than traditional round rod grates. In addition, the hexagonal grates have a flat side that has a greater food to surface connection allowing food to cook more evenly and more heat to get to the food.
Rotisserie Motor - This feature is what sets Alfresco and Twin Eagle above any competition, including Lynx. The motor is integrated into the firebox thus eliminating a bulky exterior rotisserie motor. They both have a chain driven design that provides consistent and uniform rotation of the spit rod. The integrated motor allows for the hood to have a more sleek design eliminating the need for a cutout for the spit rod. Twin Eagles takes this innovation one step further by adding a Rotisserie Spit Rod Storage that is conveniently located in grills drip tray handle. Lynx uses an exterior mounted rotisserie motor. This is cumbersome as you have to store the rod and motor when not in use. Making the use of the rotisserie inconvenient.
All three are Made in the USA making them the highest quality outdoor cooking equipment in the market. They are the top of the line. We feel you cannot go wrong with any of these companies. It's really going to boil down to aesthetics. Which one you like the best.
Lastly, Alfresco does include a grill cover with all of their grills which we believe at the price of theses products, they all should.
Overall the engineering, innovation and design gives Alfresco and Twin Eagles the leading edge over Lynx.
If you have any questions or would like any further information on these products contact us at TheBBQDepot.com or call toll free at 877-983-0451.