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The talking grill makes cooking outside way smarterLynx's Wi-Fi-enabled SmartGrill has a clear edge over most of the competition, but all of those smarts come at a cost.
Smart grill is connected to the internet. [MUSIC] If you're a true grilling fanatic, seasonal changes probably won't keep you from coming outside and cooking up your favorites. And in that spirit, we decided to take this 6999 Dollar. Lynx Smart Grill out for a spin this week. One quick glance at this grill and its very clear that it's a premium product, but, there is a lot more to it than its high end looks. For starters, this thing is wi-fi enabled and has Android and iOS apps full of recipes that you can use to track your food remotely. Then the grill will walk you through the entire cooking process. It's great for novice grillers. Basically setting everything to the correct temperature for you, letting you know exactly when you need to flip the corn, and take it off the grill. Most of these connected features worked really well. I received Prompt updates both through the voice control feature as well as in the app. And everything I cooked from the recipe database, including corn on the cob, beer can chicken, and filet mignon, turned out really well. But it's really hard to overlook the fact this thing costs $7,000. And the fact that it's built in microphone often had trouble understanding me. Even if I was standing right next to the speaker and enunciating as clearly as I possibly could. So, do you need nearly a $7,000 grill to make a decent meal? Absolutely not. But the. Connected app did actually make a grilling novice like me a bit more comfortable with the process. On the other hand the voice control feature was really hit-or-miss. It actually made the process a little bit more frustrating, a little bit more [UNKNOWN] That makes this excellent performing premium looking grill kind of tough to recommend in its current state just because for $6,999 I would expect it to be nearly perfect in terms of features, usability, performance and design. Still it's a fair option for folks with a really big grill budget who like advanced features like remote app functionality. Be sure to check out my full review at cnet.com. I'm Megan Wollerton for cnet appliances. [SOUND]