I got the whole thing assembled in a little over an hour and didn't have anyone to help me out. I was also watching all my kids at the time so you can probably get it put together in less time.
Why I chose the DGF510SBP-D from Dyna Glo?
I was looking for an economical grill but I am also picky in the features and like the grill to last. I got my last grill which I used all the time for $160 and it made it ten years. I bought the DGF510SBP-D grill at Home Depot today for $199. I think this one will make it 5 or more years too.
Here are a few of the main reasons I decided to go with this grill.
- There is an igniter for each of the five burners. The igniter tends to be one of the first things to stop working and having a handful of igniters instead of one makes it easy to know this common failure is unlikely why I will need to replace this grill.
- The number of burners and the BTUs that they put out was a step above anything else I was looking at in the price range I was interested in under $300. It delivered. A few minutes after kicking all five burners on to high, my new Dyna Glo is glowing hot at over 700 degrees!
- The size of the grilling surface is great. While it wasn't the absolute largest in terms of size that I found, it was very competitive. I cooked my first meal on it tonight and used 3 burners for a hot side with plenty of room over the 2 burners I left off for indirect cooking.
- The drip pan. The entire pan is easy to remove. My last grill was impossible to remove the area where all the drippings go. Not the little cup that collects drippings so you can add some to your sauce....the whole thing. My old grill ended up failing because the drippings built up and caught fire eventually wearing out the burner. It was just too difficult to clean it so I ended up only cleaning it two times in ten years on my old grill. The drip pan on this guy just slides right out. I've got no excuse not to clean it every season.
Pre-purchase one of my hesitancies was that I had never heard of the company. But then on a call with Home Depot they told me Brinkman had gone out of business so I decided this meant less to me than making sure the features were right.
The only issue I encountered was similar to a video I had seen while researching the grill. My side burner wouldn't ignite right out of the box. I ended up just bending the ignition piece a little bit closer to where the gas comes out and it started working.
So Far So Good
After bringing home the grill, unwrapping the box, assembling, and getting great results on the first meal, I would definitely recommend this grill to anyone looking to squeeze the most out of their dollar. There are definitely better grills out there, but I think you'll have trouble finding one better in this price range.