Kalamazoo vs. Lynx vs. Firemagic (Fire Magic)
I'm looking for a high-end grill in the 36" to 48" range. Built-in.
I've limited my options to Fire Magic, Lynx, and Kalamazoo.
What are you opinions? Which grill is made the best -- anyone know weight figures & SS gauges? Which one will last the longest? Which has the best and most functional warranty -- a lifetime warranty with no service techs (rumor about Kalamazoo) may not be useful.
I like the cast-brass burners on the Lynx. I also like the versatility of the infrared burner for searing. The ceramic briquettes seems nice.
I like the cast-SS burners on the Fire Magic, the zones, the power (BTU) of the burners, etc. It seems nice that you can get a single infrared burner.
I'm not sure about the burner design on the Kalamazoo, except that I see that it has ceramic. Kalamazoo seems to be built like a tank and also appears to have a very functional hybrid system for wood and charcoal. However, I've seen mixed reviews of Kalamazoo post 2004 - someone posted here saying there was no one to service their grill. Also, the price is about 2x on the Kalamazoo vs. the others.
I see very little talk about the other two as well.