Specifications - Dyna-Glo 4-Burner Gas Grill with Griddle
- Four 12,000 BTU main burners
- 48,000 BTU maximum output from the main burners
- 440 square inches of primary cooking space with a total of 588 square inches
- Porcelain-coated cast iron cooking grates
- One 18,000 BTU griddle
- 200 square inches of griddle space
- Cold rolled steel griddle surface
- Two fold-down side tables
- Piezoelectric single spark ignition
- Stainless steel construction
- Cover and propane tank sold separately
- Sold as Propane Only - Not convertible
- Made in China by GHP Group Inc.
Full Review - Dyna-Glo 4-Burner Gas Grill with Griddle
Unless you've been hiding under a rock, you know how big flat-top grills have gotten in the outdoor cooking business. Thing is, soon as a new product explodes in the space, the combination grills start showing up. This model from Dyna-Glo (exclusive to Home Depot) is one such grill. You get a pretty standard four-burner gas grill on one side and 200 square inches of gas-powered griddle on the other. Now you can do both kinds of cooking without having to put a griddle on the gas grill or own two different cookers.
In actuality, this is a combination that makes sense. Yes, you can get griddle inserts for your gas grill that are simple, comparatively inexpensive. But why do that? Okay. Point taken. However, since both of these
cooking techniques are gas-powered, adding the large griddle isn't hard. You have plenty of space to do both at the same time. While I think that an accessory would solve the problem, I know that there are people looking at this grill. And the problem with this grill isn't the design. Like so many big-box products, it's in the execution.
This is a big, shiny, stainless steel unit that costs just under $500USD. Yes, that isn't exactly cheap, but it is for what you are getting. To hit that price point and give everyone along the way a profit, there are serious quality cutbacks on this grill. After all, considering the size, this grill weighs less than 130 pounds. A good grill should be heavy. It needs the mass of steel to cook evenly and well. You should also see some good weight in the cooking grates on the grill side. With the Dyna-Glo 4-Burner Gas Grill with Griddle, you just don't get that.
So, this is a lightweight grill that uses the lowest quality stainless steel. It is prone to rust and corrosion. And yes, I know that a good steel griddle requires seasoning and care, but without the quality, maintenance can only go so far. Add to this a lack of quality control and you get a grill that isn't worth its cheap price.