Dyna Glo Vs NexGrill – 3 Key Differences You need to Know!

Anyone who is a fan of outdoor cooking is familiar with these two brands – NexGrill and Dyna Glo. These are among the most reputed brands of outdoor grills for quite a long time. These brands have been fulfilling the need of providing high-performance and well-built grills for years.

I have enjoyed every bit of my grilling experience on both these grills. And I highly believe you will too regardless of the brand you choose to get. 

In this article, I will do a detailed comparison between the Dyna Glo vs NexGrill. So that by the end, you'll know which grill is right for you based on your needs. 

The only problem is...

Both brands offer a variety and series of grills, so to save you time, I've gone ahead and chose the best grill that both brands have to offer. 

Let's get started:

Dyna Glo vs NexGrill

Both brands have all the types of products that any good brand should offer. So if you aren't very familiar with them, I'll do a quick overview of NexGrill and Dyna glow below:

Overview of Dyna Glo

Dyna Glo has been in the market of grills for several years. This brand is all about versatility meeting functionality. It manufactures high-quality gas grills and has over fifteen grill models based on propane gas.

As far as price is concerned, you can find all kinds of grills from budget-friendly prices to fancy premium grills. Whatever the price range, Dyna Glo never disappoints in providing high quality and efficiency.

Along with the wide range of propane gas grills, the brand also includes three models of grills based on natural gas. These models are available in several options – two to six-burner models.

In comparison to NexGrill, most of the grills under Dyna Glo have larger cooking stations.

Overview of NexGrill

In the market of outdoor grills, NexGrill has quite the knack in making more affordable grills. The brand tries to meet the needs of customers who want high performance within a limited budget. Though most of their grills fall into the affordably-priced category, they do not compromise with quality.

They do have pricier models, such as five or six burner models. However, among their several models, the two-burner options are loved by most people. 

Most of the grills from this brand are made of high-quality stainless steel. So, you need not worry about durability. Plus, their grills tend to be more compact as compared to other options available in the market.

I have picked the Dyna Glo Smart Space and NexGrill Evolution for further comparison. By reading this comparison, you can get an idea about what exactly these brands have to offer. Both these grills are propane-based and are among the most popular grills in the market.

Let us compare the key features between top models of both brands, the Dyna Glo Smart Space and NexGrill Evolution.

Cooking Space

The overall cooking space is one of the most crucial factors to consider. This usually depends upon the number of people you cook for when grilling. However, when it comes to the overall cooking area, the Dyna Glo grill has the upper hand as compared to NexGrill Evolution. 

The Dyna Glo Smart Space grill has a total cooking space of 467 sq inches. Out of the total cooking space, the primary cooking station occupies 350 sq inches. And the secondary area occupies 11 sq inches.

However, if we compare the primary cooking area, in particular, NexGrill Evolution's cooking space is larger, with around 385 sq inches, and the warming rack occupies another 65 sq inches. Overall, NexGrill Evolution has a total cooking space of 450 sq inches.

Both Dyna Glo and NexGrill Evolution are neck-to-neck in this aspect. And the slight difference in their overall cooking space is not very notable.

Material

Let us first talk about the material used in manufacturing their burners. Both NexGrill and Dyna Glo use stainless steel in making their durable burners. Their burners are long-lasting and do not require much maintenance.

Now let us move on to the material used in their cooking grates. The two brands use cooking grates made of cast-iron. Thus, their cooking grates are excellent in retaining and distributing heat evenly.

However, the difference lies in the material they use for coating the cooking grates. Dyna Glo uses enamel coating on their grates, while NexGrill opts for porcelain coating.

Both enamel and porcelain coating have quite similar properties. Thus, this does not contribute to any significant difference in their performance.

Cooking Temperature and Performance

Since both NexGrill Evolution and Dyna Glo Smart Space grills have the same number of burners, there isn't much difference in their heat output as well.

On the NexGrill Evolution grill, the two primary burners give out about 28,000 BTUs as compared to Dyna Glo's 30,000 BTU. There is only a minor difference of 2000 BTU.

Though the BTU of Dyna Glo grill is slightly higher than NexGrill, the larger cooking space on NexGrill evens out this difference. 

However, there is one notable difference between their heating performance. The Dyna Glo grill tends to heat up faster than NexGrill Evolution.

Weight

Though the grills on NexGrill tend to be more compact, they are slightly heavier than other similar models available in the market. Dyna Glo Space Smart grill weighs about 81.4 lbs. It is much lighter as compared to NexGrill's 100.6 lbs. 

Whatever the weight, you can easily move both these grills as they include caster wheels for better maneuverability. 

Price

Among the top-selling brands, NexGrill and Dyna Glo aces in providing budget-friendly grills. Their two-burner grills, in particular, are among the cheapest grills available in the market. NexGrill Evolution and Dyna Glo Space Smart grills both fall in a very close price category. Nonetheless, the NexGrill Evolution grill is slightly cheaper. It costs about roughly a little over two hundred dollars whereas the Dyna Glo is about $40 or so more expensive at the time of publishing this article.

However, you should take note that this price comparison is just based on one particular type of product. In other cases, some grills by NexGrill are costlier than Dyna Glo grills.

Warranty

Comparing the warranty and customer service support between both brands is difficult since each product has different offerings.On NexGrill, there is a warranty of eight years on burners. This warranty period is far more than what some other brands offer. On the other hand, Dyna Glo provides a warranty on burners for five years.Other than that, the rest of the grill has a warranty of one year for both the brands. The warranty that these brands offer is quite reasonable considering their budget-friendly prices.

Pros of Dyna Glo

  • It is made from High-quality materials 
  • Overall it has a better heating system
  • Large overall cooking area
  • Great value for such a useful product. 
  • Heat does not fluctuate regardless of the weather outside.

Cons of Dyna Glo

  • Some grills from this brand tend to be pricey as compared to other grills.

Pros of Nexgrill

  • More affordably-priced grills as compared to other available options
  • Made with high-quality stainless steel
  • Long-lasting and low maintenance
  • Easy assembling of parts without much hassle
  • Heat does not fluctuate regardless of the weather outside.

Cons of NEXGRILL

  • The heating system is not as good as Dyna Glo.

What are the main differences between Dyna Glo vs NexGrill Evolution?

Though the differences are not very significant, there are three main differences between Dyna Glo and NexGrill grills:

First, Dyna Glo has 467 sq inches of overall cooking space as compared to NexGrill's cooking space of 450 sq inches. However, the primary cooking area in NexGrill is larger than the Dyna Glo.  

Second, NexGrill's heat output is 28,000 BTU, while Dyna Glo grill has 30,000 BTU. Again, this is not a major difference. But one striking difference is Dyna Glo grills heat up faster than NexGrill grills.

Lastly, in terms of cost, NexGrill is cheaper at $207.59 than Dyna Glo's $264.99.

Verdict

When you opt for brands like NexGrill and Dyna Glo, there are no rooms for regret. Of course, the durability and performance of the grills partly depend on how you maintain your grills. However, grills from these brands are most likely to fulfill your cooking requirements.

Every grill has different features. Thus, you need to understand your needs first. If you prefer budget-friendly grills, you can opt for NexGrill. However, if you are all about large cooking spaces, then Dyna Glo grill may be the right one for you.

Both NexGrill and Dyna Glo offer a variety of models. Picking a winner from these two would be unfair because they have their own pros and cons.

However, if you still haven't found what you are looking for, you can check out the other models offered by either of these brands. I am sure you will find your pick from their wide range of grills.