Char Broil vs Dyna Glo: Which One Is the Best?

Char-Broil and Dyna-Glo are two popular grilling brands. 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

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Gas Grills

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.

  • It runs on liquid propane, so there’s no need for charcoal or other solid fuels.
  • Very easy to assemble.
  • Convenient access storage cabinet to store propane tank and accessories.
  • Easy to maintain and clean.
  • It has a porcelain coating on the cooking surface to protect it from moisture and food debris.
  • It has two side shelves used for holding all bits and pieces.
  • It has a grease pan beneath the firebox which catches every drop of grease for easy clean up.
  • Electronic ignition for fast and reliable startups.
  • Stainless steel lid and UFC provide stylish durability, and features a lid-mounted temperature gauge for added heat control.
  • You can keep track of pre-heat status and monitor the inside temperature of your grill.
  • Has an easy push button electronic pulse ignition system which ensures quick start-up.
  • It can be assembled easily.
  • Designed in order to retain heat more efficiently.
  • Easy to clean and more durable.
  • Ability to regulate all of the different control valves in order to cook food at different temperatures.
  • It has a space-saving design.
  • Has collapsible side tables which save space when grill is not in use.
  • It has an integrated towel bar and tool hook to keep cooking utensils organized.
  • Steel heat tents that protect burners and enhance flavors.
  • The grill provides you with an overall cooking space of about 507 square inches.

Let’s head on to the detailed features of both:

Preview
Char Broil
Char-Broil 463673519 Performance Series 2-Burner Cabinet Liquid Propane Gas Grill, Stainless Steel
Dyna Glo
Dyna-Glo DGB390SNP-D Smart Space Living 36,000 BTU 3-Burner LP Gas Grill
Product Dimensions
24.5 x 42.9 x 44 inches
22.8 x 49.1 x 45 inches
Cooking Space
300sq inches
390sq inches
Item Weight
82.5 pounds
76 pounds
Portability
Warranty
5 years
1 year
Rating
4.6 out of 5 stars
4.0 out of 5 stars
Char Broil
Preview
Char-Broil 463673519 Performance Series 2-Burner Cabinet Liquid Propane Gas Grill, Stainless Steel
Product Dimensions
24.5 x 42.9 x 44 inches
Cooking Space
300sq inches
Item Weight
82.5 pounds
Portability
Warranty
5 years
Rating
4.6 out of 5 stars
Dyna Glo
Preview
Dyna-Glo DGB390SNP-D Smart Space Living 36,000 BTU 3-Burner LP Gas Grill
Product Dimensions
22.8 x 49.1 x 45 inches
Cooking Space
390sq inches
Item Weight
76 pounds
Portability
Warranty
1 year
Rating
4.0 out of 5 stars

Char-Broil Performance 300 Propane Gas Grill

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

 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.

Charcoal Grills

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.

  • It features cool touch handles, smoke stack with adjustable damper, bottom storage shelf, and convenient side shelf for additional workspace.
  • It has two wheels for easy movement.
  • It has a slide-out removable ash pan for easy cleaning.
  • Has an adjustable-height steel fire grate.
  • Reinforced lid for a sturdier firebox assembly and cooking chamber lid.
  • It has 4 side air dampers allow you to easily regulate temperatures and create separate heat zones.
  • Adjustable charcoal grate which provides 4 levels of heat control.
  • It is durable and reliable.
  • Keeps smoke under control with the adjustable top chimney vent.
  • It is easy to use.
  • Designed to achieve that consistent juiciness and flavor time after time.
  • Has an easy-to-use charcoal tray adjustment crank allows for temperature customization.
  • It has a large cooking space area.
  • It has a removable, large-capacity pan that collects ash and grease to enable easy disposal.
  • It is easy to clean and maintain.
  • Built-in, stainless thermometer for accurate temperature control and an easy-to-read gauge.
  • The Dyna-Glo has a separate door just for loading coal.
  • Comes with dual wheels for easy mobility.
  • Porcelain-enameled, cast iron grates for maximum heat transfer and searing across the grill.
  • It has full airwave control.

Features Comparison:

Preview
Char Broil
Char-Broil American Gourmet 18-inch Charcoal Grill
Dyna Glo
Dyna-Glo DGD381BNC-D Compact Charcoal Grill
Title
Char-Broil American Gourmet 18-inch Charcoal Grill
Dyna-Glo DGD381BNC-D Compact Charcoal Grill
Product Dimensions
23.9 x 32.3 x 40 inches
51.3 x 27.4 x 50.1 inches
Cooking Space
225sq inches
545sq inches
Item Weight
48.5 pounds
77 pounds
Portability
Warranty
-
1 year
Rating
4.2 out of 5 stars
4.3 out of 5 stars
Char Broil
Preview
Char-Broil American Gourmet 18-inch Charcoal Grill
Title
Char-Broil American Gourmet 18-inch Charcoal Grill
Product Dimensions
23.9 x 32.3 x 40 inches
Cooking Space
225sq inches
Item Weight
48.5 pounds
Portability
Warranty
-
Rating
4.2 out of 5 stars
Dyna Glo
Preview
Dyna-Glo DGD381BNC-D Compact Charcoal Grill
Title
Dyna-Glo DGD381BNC-D Compact Charcoal Grill
Product Dimensions
51.3 x 27.4 x 50.1 inches
Cooking Space
545sq inches
Item Weight
77 pounds
Portability
Warranty
1 year
Rating
4.3 out of 5 stars

Char-Broil American Gourmet 300

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

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.

Offset Smoker

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.

  • Built-in stand with side shelf for convenient storage.
  • It has an access door on side of firebox to make it easy to clean.
  • Suitable for smoking and grilling.
  • It has a Large and extra-large cooking capacity so you can buy to suit your party size.
  • Cool touch handles.
  • Built-in cart for portability.
  • It is made of lightweight materials and can be easily transported from one place to another.
  • Rust-resistant, easy to clean porcelain-coated cast iron grates.
  • Coated grates for easy cleaning and durability.
  • It is extremely affordable.
  • It has a charcoal and ash management system which includes charcoal chamber, charcoal grate and removable ash pan.
  • Large cooking capacity despite not taking up much room on the ground.
  • Ability to accommodate different sizes and types of food with the six height-adjustable cooking grates.
  • It has a pre-installed door seal which helps retain heat and minimizes smoke loss for improved cooking efficiency.
  • Porcelain-enameled charcoal chamber designed to keep briquettes stacked tightly for improved burn efficiency.
  • Cool-touch door handles.
  • Offset design gives that authentic barbecued flavor.
  • Temperature gauge is reasonably accurate and has smoke zone markings.
  • Easy smoke control.
  • Price is affordable.

Features Comparison:

Preview
Char Broil
Char-Broil 12201570-A1 American Gourmet Offset Smoker, Black,Standard
Dyna Glo
Dyna-Glo DGO1890BDC-D Wide Body Vertical Offset Charcoal Smoker
Title
Char-Broil 12201570-A1 American Gourmet Offset Smoker, Black,Standard
Dyna-Glo DGO1890BDC-D Wide Body Vertical Offset Charcoal Smoker
Product Dimensions
17.5 x 46.2 x 44.8 inches
21 x 43.3 x 50.2 inches
Cooking Space
670sq+355sq inches
1890sq inches
Item Weight
46.5 pounds
83 pounds
Portability
Warranty
1 year
1 year
Rating
3.7 out of 5 stars
4.2 out of 5 stars
Char Broil
Preview
Char-Broil 12201570-A1 American Gourmet Offset Smoker, Black,Standard
Title
Char-Broil 12201570-A1 American Gourmet Offset Smoker, Black,Standard
Product Dimensions
17.5 x 46.2 x 44.8 inches
Cooking Space
670sq+355sq inches
Item Weight
46.5 pounds
Portability
Warranty
1 year
Rating
3.7 out of 5 stars
Dyna Glo
Preview
Dyna-Glo DGO1890BDC-D Wide Body Vertical Offset Charcoal Smoker
Title
Dyna-Glo DGO1890BDC-D Wide Body Vertical Offset Charcoal Smoker
Product Dimensions
21 x 43.3 x 50.2 inches
Cooking Space
1890sq inches
Item Weight
83 pounds
Portability
Warranty
1 year
Rating
4.2 out of 5 stars

Char-Broil American Gourmet Offset Smoker

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

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.

 

Noam

This article is written by Noam Shahar the founder of Limited-Red, Noam is a serious carnivore, And he has a strong passion when it comes to meat and cook, He Decided to review the "BBQ world" 9 years ago after discovering how many people struggle with choosing their dream grill.
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