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You know that a product is good, when they’ve been around for a long time. Dyna-Glo is one of those companies. They’ve been making cooking products for more than 100 years, and they are easily one of the better grill manufacturers on the market today.
The Dyna-Glo line has something for every backyard chef. Whether you are looking for a simple, budget priced grill, that will make great burgers and dogs, or if you are a self-proclaimed grill master who needs the best, Dyna-Glo has a grill for you.
There’s a lot of good things that we can say about Dyna-Glo, but frankly their long running history as a great product speaks for itself. Dyna-Glo is a leader in grilling innovation and product development.
They are always big sellers, and they rarely skimp on quality. We do appreciate the quality customer service the Dyna-Glo provides, it is by far one of the best grill makers when it comes to customer service and customer satisfaction.
- Full featured line of grills
- Attractive design and build quality
- Efficient burners
- Budget to Mid-range pricing
- Reliable with good warranty
- Some prone to rusting
- Limited parts availability
- Uneven heating issues
- Covers fit poorly
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Top 6 Dyna-Glo Grills Reviews
1. Dyna-Glo 5 Burner Gas Grill
Number of Burner: 5
MateriaL: Stainless Steel
Overall Dimensions: 53.04 x 24.61 x 47.05 in
Total Grill Area: 708 square inches
BTU’s: 62,000 TOTAL BTU's
Let’s start with the basics of this grill. This 5 burner grill from Dyan-Glo creates 62,000 BTUs of heat, thanks to the five stainless steel tube burners. Each burner is individually controlled, so it’s easy for you to adjust the temperature for a variety of foods.
Speaking of food, with 708 square inches of cooking space, you’ll be able to cook plenty of food for your friends and family with this grill. The grill grates are heavy gauge stainless steel, so they are easy to clean and are able to stand up to the elements, with minimal rusting.
Each burner is covered by a stainless steel heat tent, which allows for better heat distribution, while also protecting you and your foods from flare-ups. The added side burner allows you to cook vegetables and sauces while your main dish is grilling.
On the functionality side of things, this grill works great. It quickly heats up, and can reach a maximum temperature of 500⁰ F easily. Startup is incredibly simple, thanks to the battery operated, push button igniter.
The hood on this grill has a built-in thermometer which allows you to easily read the temperature of your grill, and adjust, without every opening the hood. This keeps the heat in, and ensures that your foods cook evenly.
This great looking grill, is made from sturdy stainless steel and features bronze accents on the hood and doors. Inside the cart, you’ll find plenty of space for storing your cooking tools and one of our favorite features of the Dyan-Glo grill is the pull-out tray for the propane tank.
Frankly, setting your propane tank is one of the most challenging parts of using a gas grill, and this tray takes the work out of that chore. We also love the heavy-duty, thick handles on the hood and doors. They are easy for any size hand to use, and they stay cool while you’re cooking so you don’t have to worry about burns.
We also like the warming rack, which is set far enough from the main grill surface that it doesn’t interfere with cooking. However, this can mean a slightly slower cooking time for things like baked potatoes or corn on the cob.
Overall, this is a great grill for the price.
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2. Dyna-Glo DGE Series Propane Grill
Number of Burners: 4
Material: Stainless Steel
Overall Dimensions: 22.62 x 50.7 x 46.8 in
Total Grill Area: 646 square inches
BTU’s: 52,000 TOTAL BTU's
If you don’t need a beast of a grill. Or, if you’re on a budget but still want a great looking and effective grill, this is the Dyna-Glo model for you. Frankly, we think that rolling this grill into your backyard will make your neighbors jealous. It looks amazing, and your friends just might think you dropped a bunch of cash for this professional looking grill.
Before we jump into the outside of this grill, let’s take a look under the hood. This Dyna-Glo model features four, stainless steel tube burners for even heat distribution and 52,000 total BTUs of heat power. Each of the tubes is protected by a stainless steel heat tent. These tents are essential for creating even distribution of heat across the cooking surface, and for keeping grease and food juices from directly hitting the flame. Each burner is individually controlled, so you can create different heat zones for different foods. Cook chicken on one side, hotdogs on the other, and your whole party is happy. The included drip tray makes cleaning up easy for the inside of this grill.
The main cooking surface on this grill is 646 square inches for ample cooking space. You’ll have more than enough room for burgers, hot dogs and steaks. The three grill grates are made from enamel coated stainless steel, so they should last a long time, and still be fairly easy to clean.
This grill starts up easy, thanks to the push button ignition, so you don’t have to worry about messing with matches or fire sticks. Dyna-Glo grills easily reach a max temperature of 500⁰ F, and they feature venting that ensures that the inside of the grill never gets hotter than the max temperature.
This Dyna-Glo grill has a separate warming rack, also made from the enamel coated stainless steel, so you can toast burger buns, cook potatoes or keep your meat warm, without needing another appliance. We also like the side burner for cooking sauces or steaming veggies, and the convenient shelf, that gives you a place to set plates or your favorite cold beverage.
Besides looking great, the cart for this grill is also made for added convenience. There is plenty of storage space behind the two easy open doors. And this grill has one of our favorite Dyna-Glo features, the slide out tank tray that makes installing your propane tank nearly effortless.
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3. Dyna-Glo DGB390SNP-D Smart Space Living 3-Burner LP Gas Grill
Number of Burners: 3
Material: Stainless Steel
Overall Dimensions: 22.82 x 49.14 x 45.05 in
Total Grill Area: 507 sq. inches
BTU’s: 36,000 BTU
Don’t have a ton of space for a full size grill, but still want a quality grilling experience? This three burner option from Dyna-Glo is a great solution for the grill master that has limited space.
Under the hood of this grill are three Dyna-Glo stainless steel tube burners. Each burner puts out a ton of heat (12,000 BTUs each) for a total of 36,000 BTUs of cooking power. The stainless steel heat tents distribute all of this heat across the 507 square inch cooking surface, so your food cooks evenly without burning or cold spots. For a compact grill, this Dyna-Glo model gives you plenty of cooking area, and includes a warming rack, inside the grill so you can cook corn on the cob or keep your foods warm, without needing your kitchen.
Each burner is individually controlled, so you can easily adjust the temperature of your grill. However, with the small size of this grill it is a bit more difficult to create separate cooking zones. The built in thermometer however, does make monitoring grill temperature simple. This grill also comes with the porcelain enameled cast iron grates that you’ll find on larger Dyna-Glo grill, which keeps foods from sticking, and makes clean up a breeze.
The exterior and cart of this grill are great looking and functional. For smaller spaces, we love the fold down shelves. They give you added work area, but stow away so you’ve got more room on your patio when you’re done cooking. The cart has a handy storage area for storing your propane tank and a few other grilling accessories.
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4. Dyna-Glo DGN486DNC-D Heavy Duty Charcoal Grill
Number of Burners: 3 Heavy-duty cooking grates
Material: Steel body
Overall Dimensions: 55.79 x 28.43 x 50.98 in
Total Grill Area: 686 sq. in
If you’re one of those grill masters that swears by charcoal, and won’t let go of this time tested cooking fuel, we get it. We also understand that you want a charcoal grill that looks great in your backyard, and has enough cooking space to wow all of your friends and family.
Dyna-Glo has the perfect answer for your grilling needs. This heavy-duty, yet fantastic looking charcoal grill is all you’ll need for easy, effective charcoal grilling.
We’ll start by mentioning that Dyna-Glo hasn’t skimped on the interior of this grill. It features the same porcelain enameled, cast iron grates that come on other Dyna-Glo grills. These grates are more than capable of handling the heat from hot coals, and the porcelain coating keeps food from sticking.
Below the grates is an easy to access charcoal tray, which allows you to adjust the heat of your coals, with minimal work. This one feature increases your cooking flexibility, and makes fine tuning your cooking environment simple. To help you better manage temperature, this grill has a built-in thermometer, and an adjustable flue on the smoke stack. This allows you to increase or decrease the air flow through the grill, for simple temperature adjustments.
This grill has a slide out ash tray which makes cleaning out old charcoal, and food drippings simple, and keeps down the mess factor. That is really the worst part of grilling with charcoal, and Dyan-Glo has come up with a great solution.
The total cooking space for this grill is 686 square inches, so there is plenty of room for all of your grilled favorites. If you’re not sure this is enough, we were able to fit 24 burgers on the grill at one time. There is also a handy warming rack inside this grill for keeping burgers warm or toasting buns.
This grill is a bit of a beast, so you’ll love the heavy-duty casters that make maneuvering this grill across your patio or deck relatively simple.
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5. Dual Fuel 2-Burner Propane Gas and Charcoal Grill
Number of Burners: 2
Material: Black and Stainless steel
Overall Dimensions: 28.67 x 68.45 x 45.63 in
Total Grill Area: 952 sq. in. of total
BTU’s - 24,000 total BTUs
Now, a true grill master will love this grill. It comes with the best from Dyna-Glo in terms of gas grilling and charcoal grilling, all in one package. The Dyna-Glo dual fuel grill is both a powerful gas grill and an easy to use charcoal grill in one heavy-duty stainless steel cart.
The gas grill side of this versatile cooking appliance features all of the things you’ll find on any other Dyna-Glo gas grill. Two, 12,000 BTU burners put out plenty of heat, and with easy to adjust temperature knobs, you’ll easily cook anything from steaks to veggies.
The charcoal grill side has the adjustable charcoal rack, for fine tuning your cooking temperature, and an adjustable flue, which makes creating the perfect coals a snap. This grill also features the slide out ash tray to make cleaning up your charcoal grill simple.
Both grills feature porcelain enameled cast-iron grates for a long-lasting reliable, and easy to clean cooking surface. Between the two grills you have 940 square inches of cooking surface.
The cart of this grill looks great and is super functional. There’s plenty of storage space below both grills for tools and your propane tank. The two side shelves give you plenty of room for placing plates and condiments, and they feature tool hanging hooks, and a built-in towel rack. The shelves fold down when not in use, to make this grill a bit more compact.
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6. Dyna-Glo DGSS287CB-D Portable Tabletop Charcoal Grill & Side Firebox
Number of Cooking Elements: 2
Material: Steel and porcelain enameled steel cooking grates
Overall Dimensions: 24.2 x 18.4 x 21 inches
Total Grill Area: 287sq. in.
Our final grill is the portable charcoal grill from Dyna-Glo. This tiny little grill has all of the same features you expect on the full-size Dyna-Glo grills, just in a smaller, portable package.
The body of the grill is made from heavy gauge stainless steel, so it is more than capable of traveling. It has sturdy legs that sit the grill well above the table top, so you don’t have to worry about overheating your table. T
he fire box on this grill slides out for easy filling and easy cleaning. The spring handles are cool to the touch, even with extra hot coals, so you don’t have to worry about burning your hands.
There is 287 square inches of cooking space on this grill, which is more than enough for camping or tailgating. The grill grates are porcelain enameled stainless steel so they can more than handle high temperatures, but still be easy to clean.
We do wish that the legs folded on this grill, so that it was a bit more compact for traveling, but that is really the extent of our complaints about this portable gas grill.
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Dyna-Glo has long been a leader in the grill industry. They tout over 100 years of experience, making high-quality grills for every culinary need.
Dyna-Glo takes the time to meticulously test their products so that each grill they make, is long lasting and the highest quality.
They offer gas and charcoal grill options and both lines have a variety of price points, so their grills are accessible to a variety of budgets. Even their most affordable options come with the high quality you expect from Dyna-Glo, so, you’ll be sure to find the perfect size grill, with the perfect accessories for your next backyard grilling experience.
Features To Consider
If you are shopping for a new grill, you know just how many options there are. We are confident that Dyna-Glo is one of the grill lines that you should put at the top of your list. They have long-lasting affordable options for any chef.
However, finding the right grill in the Dyna-Glo line will require a bit of time, on your part. We’ve provided this list of features that you should consider when you’re shopping for your Dyna-Glo grill
You’ve got three options when it comes to fuel for your grill: propane, natural gas and charcoal. Each has its pros and cons, but which you select really has to do with personal preference. It is important to note that if you are looking for a grill to tie into your home’s natural gas, Dyna-Glo is not your brand. Dyna-Glo does however offer both propane and charcoal options.
Gas – When we’re talking gas in respect to Dyna-Glo grills, we’re talking propane gas. Propane grills are by far the easiest to use, and are a great way for the beginner to get comfortable cooking on a grill. In most cases, starting a gas grill requires you to turn on the gas, and push a button.
There’s little that can go wrong, when you are starting the grill, and once it’s started, adjusting temperature is simple. You will however pay more for gas grills than charcoal grills, but that isn’t a surprise, considering that they have more parts and rely on added technology for their operation.
Charcoal – Charcoal grills are much simpler in design, but they really do have a much more complicated process. However, if you are looking for a grill that is a bit more affordable, or if you don’t want the continued cost of propane tanks, a charcoal grill is your answer. Their simplified design makes them more budget friendly, and buying charcoal is also more affordable than propane gas. Experienced grillers will tell you that charcoal creates a better taste, and once you learn how to work the coals, charcoal grills heat more efficiently and evenly. The downfall with charcoal, it isn’t nearly as simple to use. What you make up for in affordability, you lose in simplicity.
When you are shopping for grills, you need to remember that the size of the grill isn’t going to matter as much as other features. However, if you have a tiny space, or are looking for a grill to travel with, grill size will matter. You won’t see much of a difference in how a grill performs in relation to size, so the only reason you need to consider size for storage.
Of course, the size of the grill will also relate to the available cooking area, so if you need a lot of cooking space, you’ll probably want to have a larger grill. If you’re only cooking for yourself, or a couple of people, a smaller grill will work fine. Dyna-Glo has a variety of grills that range in size from compact charcoal grills to full-size gas grills.
Of course, once you have the fuel type down, you’ll want to figure out how much you want to cook. If you want to entertain a crowd, a small cooking area is going to be a huge inconvenience. On the flip side, if you’re only cooking for you, a huge grill is going to be way too much. Grill size is directly related to price. So if you’re on a budget you may want to consider your options in regards to size. A larger, charcoal grill may be a bigger bang for your buck.
Secondary cooking space
Dyna-Glo does include secondary cooking spaces on many of their grills. These can be as simple as warming racks in the main cooking area that allow you to cook foods like potatoes that don’t need as much heat, or just keep your food warm until you’re ready to serve. Dyna-Glo grills have up to 200 square inches of secondary cooking space.
Secondary cooking space can also refer to added burners or separate warming trays that give you additional flexibility when it comes to cooking. We’ll cover some of these other burner options in more depth later in this section.
Dyna-Glo grills come standard with porcelain-coated, cast iron grates. These are really the best type of cooking grates you can buy, because they are able to handle higher temperatures, and provide a more non-stick option than other grate types. These grates are also easy to clean, and stand up longer to the elements.
It is always a handy feature to have burners that are individually controlled. Most Dyna-Glo gas grills have this option, and it really provides you the most flexibility for cooking. You can create different temperature zones that will allow you to cook steak in one area, and vegetables in the other. Even smaller Dyna-Glo grills feature two, individually operated burners, for added flexibility.
If you want more features and more flexibility, consider a grill with burners that are separate from the main cooking area. These might include a searing burner or a burner for cooking sauces, steaming vegetables or warming rolls. These features make your grill more versatile and give you more freedom to move away from your kitchen.
If you’ve got the money to spend, you might want to look for a Dyna-Glo grill with some added features. One of our favorite features, though not the most exciting, is a built-in thermometer. When it comes to gas grills a thermometer can make the difference between burnt or undercooked food and a perfectly cooked meal without drying out.
Not an essential, especially if your Dyna-Glo grill has a storage cabinet, is tool hooks. These features keep your grilling tools clean and close at hand while you’re cooking. We also like bottle openers on our gas grills, because there is nothing that says summer entertaining like enjoying a cold beverage while you grill.
If you’re selecting a charcoal grill, you’ll probably want to look for an easy to clean ash bin. Some grills have this, some don’t, but it really is an added feature that is more like a necessity, in our mind.
Shelves and Storage
Most of the stand-alone grills in the Dyna-Glo line sit on a portable cart that has at least one shelf and a storage cabinet. This is handy for storing tools, and having a convenient place to set bowls and plates.
Dyna-Glo comes with a great reputation, and their grills all have good warranties that help take the sting out of repairs when things break. Do however, read the warranty information that is included with your grill, so that you know exactly what is covered under the warranty and how you make warranty claims with Dyna-Glo.
It is important to remember that reputation does matter, so before you buy, make sure the product you select has a positive customer rating, so you don’t get burned by a poor quality product.