Ideal for Bulk, Open Grilling
The Dyna-Glo DGN576DNC-D is a large, spacious grill at a higher price point. It offers 816 square inches of cooking space, a front access door for loading charcoal, and adjustable flue caps and dampers. It also has a bottle opener, storage basket, and side shelves for convenient grilling.
816 square inches of space
With 816 square inches of cooking space, the Dyna-Glo DGN576DNC-D offers far more overall space than any of its competitors in its price range. You can grill up to 30 hamburgers at once, so it is great for anyone who plans on regularly hosting large parties.
Bottle opener, storage basket, side shelves
The Dyna-Glo DGN576DNC-D includes a convenient bottle opener, storage basket for holding sauces and condiments, and side shelves for anything else you may want to keep on hand while grilling.
Adjustable flue cap and dampers
The Dyna-Glo DGN576DNC-D has a steel smoke stack with an adjustable flue to give you more control over the temperature within the grill; sliding dampers along the side of the grill also help control temperature within. Both of these features, ostensibly, work by minimizing or maximizing air flow depending on your needs, and can help you control the flavor of your food, as well as whether you want to slow-cook or sear it. However, there is a gap between the lid and base that somewhat negates these strengths.
8’’ resin wheels
With 8’’ resin wheels, this model is one of the more transportable units and is very easy to maneuver around whatever space you choose to use it in.
Cast-iron front access door
Charcoal is easy to add with the cast-iron door set on the front of the grill; you won’t need to move the grates at all during the process, or lift the lid, and can consistently add charcoal as needed without worrying about burning yourself or the hassle of moving the grates.
Tray adjustment crank
The Dyna-Glo DGN576DNC-D has a charcoal tray that can be adjusted via a crank, rather than manually moving the grates around to control their proximity to the charcoals and heat. This gives you more control over the temperature at which you cook your food.
Porcelain enameled grates
The Dyna-Glo DGN576DNC-D includes 3 porcelain enameled cast iron grates; the porcelain helps resist rust while also retaining heat to help better sear foods, while the cast iron interior will not warp due to high heat.
Difficult to set up
The Dyna-Glo DGN576DNC-D is one of the harder grills to assemble by yourself, due to its multiple attachments, such as the smoke stack and the side vents.
Gap between lid and base
Some users have complained that there is a sizable gap between the lid and base that cannot be sealed off except by tying it down with rope; this essentially negates the temperature-control features of the sliding dampers and adjustable flue, as it allows excess air into the unit. Because this model comes with the lid already attached to the base, this cannot be chalked up to user error in assembling. The Dyna-Glo DGN576DNC-D is still suitable for open grilling, but may be difficult to manage when smoking or closed grilling.
The Dyna-Glo DGN576DNC-D is best suited for people who plan on doing a lot of open grilling (hot dogs, hamburgers, etc.) for large parties. While you can negotiated the space between the lid and base with rope, this may be too much to manage for some users. However, it is a high-powered and spacious grill that is easy to use, so anyone not interested in smoking or other closed grill cooking will find that this model suits their needs perfectly. The added features of the bottle opener, side shelves, and storage basket help make this a convenient grill with lots of storage options.