Dyna Glo Grills are quickly becoming some of the most popular grills on the planet.
The quality of construction and relatively cheap price point has helped launch the brand right to the top of the list when it comes to picking a new unit.
The GHP Group own the Dyna Glo brand. GHP Group specialise in the manufacturing of BBQ's, grills, smokers, electric fireplaces, and portable heating solutions.
They have a great range of units to suit everyone. Form a space saving 3 burner grill all the way up to a 952 square Inch grilling machine.
If you are in the market for a new Dyna Glo grill, let me help you make your decision a little easier. Below I have picked up my top 5 Dyna Glo grills from each grill category and tested them out.
I hope I can help you choose the Right unit with there Dyna Glo Grill reviews.
Dyna Glo have an ever expanding range of BBQs, grills and smokers. They are a mid range price point unit that rivals more expensive units with ease. Being at a mid range price point Dyna Glo offer a large range of different styles.
Each different style of unit has their own pros & cons depending on what your personal cooking style and preferences are. In each review I will try my best to break down what each unit is best for and who it is aimed at.
Some of the units in the Dyna Glo line up are:
When buying a new unit there are several factors that you need to keep in mind. This will ensure that you buy a unit that suites your specific cooking needs.
Some things to keep in mind when buying your unit include:
Charcoal or Gas?
Settle the fight in your house once and for all.
Sometimes cooking with gas just isn't enough. You know what im talking about, those times where you just really feel like a nice piece of charred charcoal chicken. However, unfortunately cooking with charcoal is not as fast & convenient as gas and it is only really an option on weekends for most.
The great thing about charcoal is that it offers a unique, extra smokey flavor that gas just can't quite get.
So if you are the kind of backyard griller who wants the option to feast on delicious charcoal cooked food (when you have the time) the Dyna Glo DGB730SNB-D Dual Fuel Grill is a fantastic option for you.
Although this rill seems to come in two boxes (which I thought was a little unnecessary) the unit is fairly straightforward to set up, although just a little time-consuming. It is not essential that you have a second set of hands to help you, however, its always nice isn't it?
By my count, you will need around 4 beers to set up this bad boy.
The instructions are very easy to follow and every park actually seems to match up to the book - which is a great start!
Overall the unit is fairly heavy and solid, even though it has small wheels I would recommend setting this up near where you plan to do most of your grilling.
For the set up you will only need a Phillips head screwdriver and around 3 hours - however, this includes unpacking, set up, a couple of beers and tidy up also.
If you have never used a charcoal grill before, the charcoal side can be a little difficult. Cooking with charcoal is never the easiest thing in the world on even the best grill.
However, as far as charcoal grills go the DGB730SNB-D is easy to use. Cooking with charcoal is all about experience and trial and error.
However, the gas side is very easy to use. The gas side of the grill features two stainless steel burners which easily come to life thanks to the electronic pulse ignition o the front of the grill. The gas is controlled easily with the two large dials.
Both sides include a thermometer on the lid, when compared against my Weber iGrill 2 seemed to stay within about 10 degrees.
The unit is constructed out of enameled steel and is a solid unit. The heavy duty double walled lid keeps the top half of the unit feeling and looking solid while the dual cabinet doors and shelving below help keep the bottom half sturdy.
Although the entire unit is not the heaviest unit in the world it does feel strong, durable and doesn't wobble too much when moving around the concrete area of my driveway. The 4 wheels are small so this unit is best suited to a concreted area.
Cleaning this unit is fairly straightforward.
The charcoal side has an easy to use removable ash pan, this allows you to easily remove any leftover ash before or after your cook (I would always clean as soon as the unit has cooled down to keep it in the best shape possible). This just leaves you with the grill grates and the inside of the charcoal chamber. The grill grates are removable so I always like to let them cool down (or use my grill gloves) to remove them and give them a good clean with warm soapy water, a bristleless grill scraper and a little bit of elbow grease.
The gas side doesn't have any features to help you clean, however, like most other gas grills it is fairly easy to clean if you keep on top of things. The grates themselves are easy to clean because of the porcelain coating. The rest of the grill can be cleaned with warm soapy water and a little bit of elbow grease after every clean to help stop nasty build up and a really hard to clean grill.
Considering you essentially get two grills for the price of one here, I would not hesitate to say you get good value for money with the DGB730SNB-D.
Not only do you get a decent sized gas and charcoal grill but you also get many additional features that you would expect from a grill at a higher price point, such as:
Overall I really like the Dyna Glo Dual Fuel DGB730SNB-D.
I like how it offers two different cooking options, not only two different cooking options, but two different cooking options that actually work. Often you will get multi purpose grills that don't quite do either of their desired functions correctly.
The overall design is well thought out. It has a large cooking space big enough to grill around 38 burgers at one time on the primary grilling areas.
The two cabinet style doors allow you to store your gas bottle, cover, charcoal and other cooking utensils when they are not in use.
The foldable side tables are also a big bonus for both prep work, extra storage (beer) and they fold away so if you don't have a huge amount of room you can still find somewhere to store it.
My final thoughts would be that this is a fantastic grill for anyone looking to add a little more flavour to their backyard grilling sessions. It You will be able to cook for a large family with ease and even have enough room to invite the extended family over once you master the charcoal side!
The backyard 'low and slow' smokers favourite
The Dyna Glo DGO1176BDC Charcoal offset smoker is the smaller of the charcoal offset smokers by Dyna Glo. I have picked this unit over the larger unit because to be honest, for your everyday backyard smoking needs, I don't think that it is necessary to need any more room than what is offered by this model.
Smoking in the DGO1176BDC is a dream. The adjustable racks allow you to smoke everything from 100s of pounds of sausage to a whole turkey or several full racks of ribs. You can easily adjust the amount of heat/smoke with the top mounted smoke stack and firebox mounted airflow mechinism. This unit is perfectly designed for those who love long low and slow cooks over the weekend.
Setting up the DGO1176BDC is a straightforward process. As with most charcoal smokers there are minimal parts and it is fairly obvious where each part is meant to go.
The manual is easy to follow and from unboxing to your first 'season' smoke you are looking at around 1.5 hours - or 2 beers.
Setting up the unit can be done by yourself, just keep in mind since the unit does not have wheels you will want to set it up as close to your final cooking location as possible.
For those who have never used a charcoal smoker before this unit can be a little difficult to master, to begin with. This is not because of the unit itself just the nature of cooking with charcoal.
Playing around with the airflow and wood/coal levels does take a lot of trial and error. However, to be honest this is a fun process and to be honest who can complain about lots of trial and error when the end result is smoked meat?
Overall the DGO1176BDC is a fairly solid and durable unit. The angled legs help this units stability.
When all 6 racks are at max capacity it is a heavy unit, however, there are no signs of stress or anything.
I would recommend a cover for this unit if you are storing it outside. If it is out in the weathers some user has reported that rust can start to develop.
As I mentioned above at the bottom of the main cooking chamber there is a sloped bottom with a slope towards the back. This works as a runoff for any dripping, residue or moisture run off. This flows down into an easily removable grease tray for easy cleaning throughout or after the cook has finished.
The firebox has also had an easily removable tray which helps you remove ash. This can also be done throughout the cook or towards the end.
Now when it comes to cleaning vertical charcoal smokers I would recommend cleaning after every use. This is so the unit doesn't get a lot of greasy builds up inside the cooking chamber. In my opinion, this taints the flavor of your smoke. Especially after smoking fish or other strong flavors.
For cleaning the main cooking chamber I would recommend a scraper and lots of hot soapy water. If you clean it after each smoke this job will not be a major.
Coming in at just under $200 this unit is a steal. Essentially you get a unit that has lots of space, is easy to set up, use and produces fantastic flavors.
For a vertical smoker that is designed for everyday backyard use you really can't ask for much more for the price.
If for any reason you require more space the wide unit is basically the same unit with an extra 700 odd square inches of cooking space in the main cooking chamber.
Overall this is my favorite vertical charcoal smoker from Dyna Glo. It is a perfect size for day to day family smoking.
If you are new to cooking with charcoal t may take you a little while to master cooking - but if you are anything like me you are up for a challenge with a tasty treat at the end!
Even with this smaller size, you get a lot of different options of what you can cook in there because of the 6 fully removable and adjustable racks.
The only real downside that I found to this unit was if you have it in an exposed area and you are prone to wind. The wind can affect the firebox and mess with your temperatures - or in extreme cases even blow your fire out at the beginning stages of your cook. Be sure to keep this unit in an area that is not prone to too much wind.
I would recommend this unit for anyone who is looking for a unit on the cheaper side but doesn't want the price to affect quality.
The Best Gas Grill For Limited Space
We live in a world where housing is becoming smaller and smaller. Unfortunately for a lot of people out there, this means that they are missing out on having space for a decent sized grill (if any at all).
The Dyna-Glo DGB390SNP-D is a very small and simple 3 burner grill that has all the basic features you need to have a good time, in limited space. It is a grill that has all the basics found in larger models, it has fold down tables so you can store it away without taking up to much space at all. It is the perfect first grill for those of you out there who are limited with space.
Let's check out the features of the Dyna-Glo DGB390SNP-D.
Assembly of the Dyna-Glo DGB390SNP-D is straightforward. There are minimal parts and it is fairly obvious where each part is meant to go.
The instruction manual is clear and easy to follow.
The unit itself is not very big or heavy which means that you can comfortably set this up by yourself.
Setting this grill up by yourself, you are looking at just over an hour - or just 1 or 2 beers from unboxing to being ready to season.
From when you first ignite the unit everything is a breeze. The easy push-button electronic pulse ignition system works first spark every time.
As it is a traditional gas grill, grilling on it is pretty self explanatory and even first times will have no issues here.
For a grill that is cheap, small and flimsy looking you will be suprised at its durability.
Even when left outside over winter (with no cover) this unit stands the test of time. This is something about the DGB390SNP that I really need to take my hat off to Dyna Glo for.
If you are after a unit that can withstand being out on the balcony of your apartment this is your grill!
Cleaning small units can sometimes be a little bit fiddle, however, the Dyna-Glo DGB390SNP-D is an easy unit to clean.
The removable tray and grease catch can make the clean up even easier. However, I have heard a lot fo reports that the tray does rust very easily, even with proper cleaning and storage.
You can buy additional catch trays from Amazon, however, if you just construct or use an existing tray you can steer clear of this issue all together.
You can download an owners manual online, or talk to their customer services via email or phone if you have any queries regarding cleaning and maintaining your unit. They are offer a really good service, even for those who have limited experience with grills.
If you live in an apartment and are struggling for space, the Dyna-Glo DGB390SNP-D is a very realistic good cheap option for you.
This unit has all the essentials you need to cook for a small group of friends on an inner city balcony or shared unit.
In my opinion don't think you will find another Dyna Glo unit built for this purpose.
If you are looking for a grill that has no fancy bells and whistles but gets the job done in almost any available space, then the Dyna-Glo DGB390SNP-D is for you. It is easily assembled by one person and is one of the simplest to put together.
This unit will not feed everybody you know in one sitting, however, that is not what this unit is designed for. It is designed to be a basic unit offering exactly what you need to cook delicious food in limited space.
I would recommend this unit for anyone who would love a grill at their house but simply does not have space. You will fit this unit on almost any deck, balcony or courtyard around the country.
The Electric Smoker Dreams Are Made From
The Dyna Glo DGU505BAE Electric smoker is a vertical smoker best suited to those who want a cheap, easy to use, easy to set up and consistent smoking unit.
Dyna Glo has designed the DGU505BAE to include many handy features, these features ensure that you will be smoking great tasting food every time. You get three adjustable cooking grates which allow you to cook many different types of foods and a side mounted entry to the wood chip tray ensures you maintain a consistent temperature and smoke level inside the main cooking chamber.
Since the DGU505BAE is an electric smoker, set up could not be simpler.
It almost comes ready to go right out the box. Set up should take you around 15 - 20 minutes - or only 1 beer. You can also most definately set this unit up alone.
The instruction manual is clear and easy to understand, the easy to follow set up instructions will have you seasoning your smoker in no time! All you need is a Phillips head screwdriver and you are away.
If you can follow easy to follow instructions you will breeze through set up.
Again as this is an electric smoker it is very easy to use. Simply add wood chips, fill the water pan, and set to the desired temperature.
If you have any trouble the user manual has a very detailed step by step guide on how to use it and some really great tips about what wood to use with what meat and other helpful hints and trouble shooting guides.
As far as durability goes, the DGU505BAE is as durable as any standard bar fridge. The legs seem sturdy and you don't get much movement when loading the unit.
Even when moving the unit with the side handles it doesn't feel like it is going to twist, warp or break on you.
I suspect that with the proper care this unit will be in your family for many backyard sessions to come.
As this unit comes in at a little over $100 I would not hesitate to say that you get exceptional value for money.
This smoker is an easy to use smoker that you can rely on to give you great results almost at the push of a button.
For those who love sausage, wings and smoked cheeses you will love this unit.
All-in-all the Dyna Glo DGU505BAE electric smoker is a great electric smoker for anyone who just wants a reliable, cheap and easy to use smoker. As it is an electric smoker it is a very simple unit to use, just load up your wood chips, set your temperature and you are away.
For the price of the unit you still get to achieve a great smoke flavor and space, adjustability to cook anything from sausage to bigger units such as whole chicken or Boston butts.
Overall you get a well-constructed unit that can maintain a consistent cooking temperature and the convenience of a true plug in and cook smoker.
The Charcoal Smokers Dream
There is nothing better than having all your friends and family over, having a few cold ones and enjoying each other company... except doing that while enjoying the smells coming from your Charcoal grill.
The Dyna Glo DGSS675CB is your new best friend when it comes to backyard get togethers. It is a cheap, durable and well performing barrel style charcoal grill.
Included in this units parcel is a thorough instruction manual. Within this manual, there is an in-depth guide on how to set up this grill.
The instructions are easy to follow and it is clear which part goes where.
From unwrapping right through set up you are looking at about a half hour - or almost 2 beers.
You can set this grill up comfortably alone, but of course, having an extra pair of hands is never a bad thing. You will need a Phillips head screwdriver and an adjustable wrench for set up.
As this is a charcoal grill for first time users it can be a little bit of trial and error first the first couple of cooks.
The instruction manual has a great guide on how to use the unit and you shouldn't have too much trouble.
The main area where first time users have trouble is maintaining temperature. This is not a design flaw this is just the nature of cooking with a charcoal grill. Once you have mastered cooking with this unit you will find that it is enjoyable and the results are worth the extra effort.
As mentioned above this unit is very durable thanks to the heavy gauge steel construction. The two wheels also seem to be fairly durable and are large enough to easily move over a whole range of different surfaces. Perfect for moving anywhere around your backyard - or even over to the neighbor's house.
However, from user reports this unit can be prone to rust, particularly on the welds. Be sure to always keep this unit covered and ideally inside out of the weather.
Unfortunately, this unit does not come with any removable ash pan. This does make clean up a little more time consuming than other similar charcoal grills.
To clean you must wait until the unit has cooled down. Once the unit is cool remove the grill grates and scoop the used charcoal and ash out by hand. This is not the end of the world but is a downside.
To aid the clean up I would recommend lining the bottom of the smoker with foil to make clean up a little easier.
On the other hand, the porcelain coated grill grates are easy to clean, all you should need is a decent brushless grill scraper and a little bit of elbow grease.
Dyna Glo has priced this grill at a little over $300, however, you can pick it up on Amazon for a little over $250.
Considering the large cooking chamber and the genuine heavy duty construction I would say this is a product well worth the price.
If you are looking up up an ante this unit is also compatible with the Dyna Glo DGSS287CB smoker box. This is an additional accessory bug will allow you to use this smoker with a little more versatility.
Overall the DGSS675CB is a smoker that is designed perfectly for the backyard smoker who loves a good backyard session with the ones who matter most in your life.
If has plenty of room to cook multiple kinds of meats and sides.
The flavour that is delivered from this unit is fantastic, the placement of the smoke stack allows smoke to travel the entire way through the unit and get deep inside your choice of food.
Sure this unit has a couple of small downsides to it, and if you are a first time charcoal smoker it might take a little bit of trial and error to master.
However, in my eyes, the final result mixed with the durability and affordability of the unit is well worth the investment. The best barrel style charcoal smoker form Dyna Glo.
You will more often than not find me tinkering around in my backyard. I will have one hand tightly gripped around a can of beer and the other hand tightly gripped around my spatula. Not so long ago (almost 8 years now) I got obsessed with Grilling, smoking and BBQ-ing. I can't get enough of it.. and neither can my family!
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