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Dyna-Glo 4-Burner Gas Grill review

Dyna-Glo 4-Burner is a large scale gas grill at an affordable price, yet delivers a high-end performance.

Dyna-Glo 4-Burner Gas Grill
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Our Verdict

The Dyna-Glo 4-Burner Gas Grill is a great party partner with lots of power, plenty of cook space and an easy to clean setup that's also simple to move about. Start-up is straight forward and the double walled lid with thermometer make cooking evenly simple. Just be wary of the low life warranty as any product with a longer warranty is usually made to last. But at this price perhaps that isn't a big concern.

For

  • Four 12,000 BTU burners
  • Large 461 square inch cooking area

Against

  • Not definitely made to last

The Dyna-Glo 4-Burner Gas Grill is a large unit that offers plenty of cooking space and power for the relatively low price. This is a great option for parties or larger families that like to grill often.

Heat output, at a total of 48,000 BTU is very high and some of the most power you can get at this price. Porcelain-coatings and cast iron cooking grates are decent as is the stainless steel enameled construction.

The build seems decent yet there are reports of rusting after just a few years, with limited warranty and replacement parts hard to find. But that's why this is half the price of a Weber equivalent with a ten year warranty. 

But lots of features like electronic ignition, large cooking area and heating space, plus a handy bottle opener, all make this a lot for the price.

So is this the best large gas grill for you? Read on to find out.

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Dyna-Glo 4-Burner Gas Grill review: Design and build

  • 461 square inches of cook space
  • 48,000 BTU
  • Push and turn ignition

The Dyna-Glo 4-Burner Gas Grill is made from stainless steel and features four 12,000 BTU stainless steel gas burners. These sit under the main cooking area which totals 461 square inches across the porcelain-enameled cast iron cooking grates. That's about 24 burgers in total. Above that is a further 136 square inches of warming space on a porcelain-enameled rack. 

The lid is welded, double walled and polished to retain heat and offer lastability. There is a stainless steel thermometer unit built into the lid for temperature monitoring when closed. 

You also get two side spaces for storing raw and cooked food easily.

The push and turn ignition means easy start-ups across all the burners. The fact it's not electronic also means you don't need to worry about battery replacement maintenance. 

A sliding grease pan sits under the main burners to collect any juices and waste which can then be easily disposed of. Two cart style wheels make for easy movement of the grill should you need to.

Dyna-Glo 4-Burner Gas Grill review: Features

  • Stainless steel burners
  • Easy ignition
  • Bottle opener

The Dyna-Glo 4-Burner Gas Grill gets you plenty of power thanks to those four stainless steel burners each pushing out 12,000 BTU to total 48,000 BTU - more than the 36,000 BTU offered by the Weber Spirit II E-310. These feature steel heat tents which not only protect the burners themselves but also act as a heat distribution device to more evenly heat your rack space. 

While the main 461 square inches of cook space is plenty, though the cheaper RevoAce 4-Burner offers a bit more space. There is that extra 136 square inch warming space that brings you up to a total of 597 square inches. That's more than enough food cooking space to cater for a larger party. Sure you can only gently heat on the top rack but it's good to have that space. The two side shelves offer even more room which is great for feeding raw food on one end and cooked food off at the other. 

The bottle opener on the front of the grill is inspired, making it easy to crack open a drink for you or your guests without having to forage about to find where the bottle opener got left. No one is taking off with this opener, although they technically could thanks to the two cart wheels that allow you to move this, but it's not light.

Dyna-Glo 4-Burner Gas Grill review: Performance

  • Decent heat
  • Even enough distribution
  • Speedy cooking

The Dyna-Glo 4-Burner Gas Grill can heat up to over 700 degrees in just five minutes. That's super fast and as such can be used to sear steaks if you need, although it's still not as intense as some grills that offer more sizzle. That said, this does offer more than enough heat for most cooking and distributes it well.

This isn't the most even heat distribution we've seen but it is consistent. So if you do have hot spots it doesn't take long to learn where they are, which can come in handy when you're rotating your food.

The lid is decent at heat retention yet is easy enough to open and close. The thermometer is large enough to read clearly and seems accurate when the lid is shut. 

That push to turn ignition might not be as fancy as many modern electric ignitions but it just works. It works well and means you don't need to maintain a battery. That said these can go after a while so keep in mind you may need to replace the whole unit.

While we've not been able to test for years, there are reports of rusting after a few years of ownership. This is tough to measure due to area, maintenance and such but the fact this won't get you a great warranty, like a more expensive brand, is something to think about when buying.

Cleaning is simple thanks to the porcelain coating on the grill racks. Also, the removable drip pan and grease cup and easy to take out and clean so your grill is ready to go the next time you open the lid to get it fired up. 

Should I buy the Dyna-Glo 4-Burner Gas Grill?

If you want a four burner gas grill on a budget that offers plenty of power and cook space then this is a great option. This is mobile enough to move about, features side tables and that handy bottle opener making it great for summer parties.

If you want something you know will last longer term then you may want to go for a brand with better warranty cover.

If you're looking for faster cook times, then you might be interested in our round up of the best infrared grills, while our guide to the best grill thermometers will insure food safety.