Lynx's SmartGrill tells you how to cook your meal

Grilling is often a delicate art -- it's all too easy to undercook your burgers or burn your veggies, even if you're a seasoned pro. Lynx doesn't think you should have to learn by wrecking your meals, though. Its newly launched SmartGrill takes the uncertainty out of outdoor cooking by guiding you through the entire process. The grill itself will ask you what you're making (and how you're making it), turn up the heat and give you audiovisual cues when it's time to flip or remove your food. It'll monitor the temperature on its own, and it even learns your preferred cooking times to make sure you get that medium-rare steak every time. You can also use Android and iOS apps that walk you through preparation, so you won't have to worry about stepping away for a few minutes.

The SmartGrill is an advanced version of Lynx's already high-end freestanding grills, so be prepared to pay accordingly when it ships in March. The range starts off with a 30-inch model at a pricey $6,000, and it scales up to a $9,000 42-inch version to handle those large backyard parties. Any size is likely to be overkill if you only periodically make dinner on your patio, but the premium might be justifiable if you can't imagine staying indoors and want to leave nothing to chance.

Lynx SmartGrill