A 42″ Lynx Grill is quite large, why do you feel the need for sear burners only?
I find that a grill with only sear burners would pose me two problems: -Vegetables don’t grill well over infrared heat, they tend to burn and dry out quickly due to too high heat.
-Certain cuts of chicken also will be about near impossible to grill properly over infrared burner alone.
-I would likely overchar my steaks because I prefer them medium instead of rare.
Don’t get me wrong, the infrared trident burner is amazing and I use it every day but I usually only use it to sear and color whatever I’m cooking. Depending upon the cut size, usually after searing I move the meat over to the regular burner section and let rest on medium heat . Especially when I’m doing thick cuts of new york strip, I like to move it over after searing and leave it for a few more minutes so it has time for the center to make it up to medium. If I were to leave those on the sear side the entire time, by the time the inside was medium, my outside would be char black.
For those reasons, I would rather own the Lynx L42TR myself.
For me that doesn’t change what I would do. I was aware the trident is still one of the only sear burners out that that is highly adjustable but I still would shy away from going all-sear myself. For one, the sear burner is the one part of every grill I’ve ever owned that has needed service or replacement at some point. Due to the high amount of metal framing and mesh covers, and the crazy high temperatures it gets to, its usually only a matter of 3-4 years and the mesh is melted away and metal housing flaking or having issues.
Whereas I know those cast burners and ceramic briquettes are going to last practically forever. About the only thing to go on those are the metal tabs which hold the brickettes in place and those are cheaply replaced. So I still would be wary of having a full grill of sear burners. I also like the nice even heat the briquettes give off after pre-heating. But everyone is different and how we each like to grill is different too.