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Lynx 54-Inch Built-in Gas Grill Review

Lynx 54-Inch Built-in Gas Grill
Lynx 54-Inch Built-in Gas Grill

Lynx 54

Derrick Riches

Construction Quality
Temperature Control
Flare-Ups
Features
Durability

Specifications

  • Three 25,000 BTU cast ceramic burners
  • One 23,000 BTU internal ceramic infrared burner
  • 1110 square inches of primary grilling space for a total cooking area of 1555 square inches
  • 98,000 BTU maximum output from the main burners
  • 28,000 BTU rear-mounted infrared rotisserie burner with full kit
  • Complete seamless welded 304 stainless steel construction
  • Stainless steel rod cooking grates
  • Hot surface continuous ignition
  • Two internal halogen lights with a blue LED-lit control panel
  • High-temperature ceramic briquette barrier
  • Convertible between propane and natural gas with additional equipment
  • Made in the United States by the Middleby Corporation

Full Review – Lynx 54-Inch Built-in

PROS

  • Even Heat
  • Innovative Burners
  • Full Rotisserie System
  • Powerful Infrared Sear Burner

CONS

  • External Rotisserie Motor

Lynx is one of the top of the line gas grill manufacturers. Like so many high-end grill makers, they have a heritage back to DCS. What Lynx does to separate itself from the pack is with its innovative burners. Lynx uses what they call a cast ceramic burner. The truth is if it’s ceramic it’s molded, but that doesn’t sound as impressive. These are multipart burners so you can lift out a section to clean or maintain the burners. The promise here is that they will last forever, and I mean way past the apocalypse. They have been using these burners for a few years and so far there haven’t been any issues with them. I think we can trust them implicitly at this point.

Lynx Cast Ceramic Burners
Lynx Cast Ceramic Burners

The Lynx 54-Inch Built-in is an impressive grill. With well over 1,500 square inches of cooking space, it will fit anyone’s needs. There are three cast ceramic burners in the main body at a maximum output of 25,000 BTUs each. There is also a 23,000 BTU infrared ‘trident’ burner inside for searing. This is also a very impressive burner. The rear-mounted rotisserie burner is flush mounted and early full width. The rotisserie rod can be fit into two positions so it can accommodate a wide range of foods and still get you the burner proximity of maximum cooking temperatures. There is a removable, external rotisserie motor, whereas many competitors use a chain-driven internal motor.

You also get hot surface continuous ignition. This means that the burners are lit by a heated contact plug that makes sure that the burners never go out. The cooking grates are standard stainless steel rods, but they are heavy and have good heat conduction. The barrier is ceramic briquette that is also very heavy and good and leveling heat. If you want to make smoke in this grill, you use a removable smoker box that fits below the cooking surface. Many competitors offer a dedicated smoker burner with a wood chip tray.

Bottom Line

The Lynx 54-Inch Built-in Gas Grill is excellent. The construction quality is top-notch. There are a number of great innovations. The lid is even spring-assisted for easy lifting. And the burners are among the best in the industry. Personally, I would like to see a better solution for the rotisserie motor as well as the option of a better smoker solution. Aside from that though, this is a fantastic grill with amazing construction.

If you are looking for something smaller, consider the Lynx 42-Inch Gas Grill or the Lynx 36-Inch Gas Grill.

Derrick Riches

I began writing about Barbecue & Grilling in 1997 with one mission, to help the backyard chef have the best experience possible.

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