Char-Broil and Dyna-Glo are two popular grilling brands. Both brands have plenty of options when it comes to offering varied types of grills – from charcoal to gas and others.
However, you ultimately have to choose one among all the available options. Though Char broil may have more options in grilling and offer better quality, there are areas where Dyna Glo takes over.
In this article, we will compare the products of both the brands in gas, charcoal and smoker categories respectively and recommend our top picks from them.
Char-Broil Versus Dyna Glo Grills- The Ultimate Battle
Our first comparison is based on propane gas grills. Char Broil’s Performance 300 has made it to the list because of its superior quality and affordable price. It is $25 less expensive than Dyna Glo’s DGB390SNP-D Smart Space living gas griller and comes with better customer reviews.
Let’s head on to the detailed features of both.
Char-Broil Performance 300 Propane Gas Grill
This is a two-burner gas grill that can put out up to 24,000 BTU (British Thermal Unit). The cooking grates are porcelain coated and have a storage cabinet at the bottom.
The Performance 300 has a cooking capacity of 300sq inches with an extra 100 inches in the sides as a warming rack. The lid of this gas grill is made of stainless still with a built-in thermometer that tracks the temperature of the internal grill automatically. So, you don’t essentially have to be a pro in grilling to use this grill.
The storage cart has a single door with four wheels beneath it which makes it portable. This gas grill is perfect for small families who love backyard or deck parties.
Dyna-Glo DGB390SNP-D LP Gas Grill
The Dyna Glo’s DGB390SNP-D gas grill, as against Char Broil’s Performance 300, is a 3-burner gas grill with porcelain-coated cast iron grills. This gas griller can put out up to 36000BTUs
It has greater cooking capacity than Performance 300 with 390sq inches in the main grate and 117sq inches in warming rack by the sides. The lid is double-walled with a built-in thermometer similar to Performance 300. Additionally, it has 2 foldable side racks for handing of tools during cooking.
It also has a storage cabinet with a single door for its propane tank with four wheels. It is suitable for small to average size families.
Our second comparison is based on charcoal grills. In charcoal grills, you will find Dyna Glo’s DGD381BNC-D Compact better than Char Broil’s American Gourmet 300 due to more cooking space and charcoal tray adjustments. Moreover, DGD381BNC-D Compact has a front door which will make it easy to load briquettes without taking out the food. In terms of cooking food and quality, both the models will serve you well.
Char-Broil American Gourmet 300
American Gourmet 300 is a barrel-style grill with 225sq inches of cooking space as against 545sq inches of cooking space in Dyna Glo. It has cast-iron grates, adjustable fire gates and removes ash pan that makes it easy to clean. It comes with a cast iron grate lifter to lift the hot cooking grates with ease.
It has a built-in temperature controller, cool-touch handles, bottom storage shelf, side shelf and smokestack with an adjustable damper that adds to its convenience. It has 2 cartwheels for easy moving.
Dyna-Glo DGD381BNC-D Compact Charcoal Grill
This one has more primary and secondary cooking space when compared to American Gourmet 300. Dyna Glo’s charcoal grill is made up of stainless steel with porcelain enameled cast iron grates that facilitate maximum heat transfer. It is fitted with charcoal grey adjustment crack that is used for temperature customization
You can stoke the fire through the steel charcoal access door without disturbing your food. The smokestack has an adjustable flue that helps in adding flavor to your food and keeps the temperature in control too.
It is priced at around $119 which is much economical with the given features.
In the smoker type, we have picked the two best models of both. Here, we will be comparing the grills based on the offered grilling space. And without doubt, the cooking surface of Dyna Glo’s DGO1890BDC-D Wide Body Vertical Offset Charcoal Smoker outperformed Char Broil’s American Gourmet Offset Smoker by a huge difference. Both serve not only as a smoker but as a griller too.
Char-Broil American Gourmet Offset Smoker
American Gourmet Offset Smoker by Char Broil is not only a smoker, but you can also enjoy grilling and barbecuing with it. It has 670sq inches of cooking space with 355sq inches of firebox chamber which is decent enough to cook 18 burgers at a time.
It has chrome-plated handles so that it doesn’t get hot while handling. The heat and smoke in the cooker can easily be adjusted with multiple adjustable dampers it has. It also has a storage rack to keep your utensils and extra charcoal handy with you.
This offset smoker is made up of steel. The wood chips can be kept in the steel box and the water in the porcelain-coated enamel pan.
Dyna-Glo DGO1890BDC-D Offset Charcoal Smoker
The vertical offset charcoal smoker is a smoker as well as a griller. It has 6 stainless steel adjustable cooking grates one above other with a total cooking space of 1890sq inches. It has a charcoal chamber, charcoal grate and removal ash pan for convenient charcoal and ash handling.
It has double doors which help to control the heat so that both food and charcoal briquettes are taken care of. It has a steel construction that provides a longer lift. The charcoal tray and wood chips are made of heavy gauged steel and are porcelain-enameled.
The Next Steps
So, these were some of the best versions of Char-Broil and Dyna-Glo in various categories. Base your decision on your needs and choose the better of the two. Both companies have plenty of high quality and affordable grillers and smokers.
So, which one would you like to go for? Let us know in the comments below.
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