Dyna-Glo is a brand which is part of the GHP Group a big company specialized in electric fireplaces, leg sets, portable heating products and electric smokers and grills. They are one of the biggest manufacturers in entire North America and besides Dyna-Glo, they have 4 more brands on the market. But, today I will focus only on Dyna-Glo which produces electric smokers.
Besides Dyna-Glo electric smokers, Dyna-Glo produces charcoal grills, portable heaters, gas smokers, convection heaters and other products for heating and grilling. Their focus is mostly on heaters which means that the main production revolves around heaters.
That doesn’t mean that Dyna-Glo electric smokers aren’t good, it only means that the number of models isn’t high. You can see that by the only 2 models of electric heaters that are on the market at the moment.
I want to introduce you to both models and the best way to do that is through the Dyna-Glo smoker reviews. Thought Dyna-Glo reviews I will show you main characteristics of each smoker, their pros cons and I will suggest you if they are a good pick for you or not.
Dyna-Glo Vertical Analog Electric Smoker Review
The first Dyna-Glo smoker I will review is the analog electric smoker. Dyna-Glo electric smoker is very simple to use and it doesn’t have any additional features which make it a good choice for beginners and all that you can see on its simple design with clean lines.
The 505 square inches cooking space and 3 adjustable cooking grids, this Dyna-Glo vertical smoker is great for families and friends. The analog controller lets you easily set the temperature you want and you can easily see what is the temperature inside with the temperature gauge on the doors.
The 1650-watt heating element lets you smoke every type of food as long as you set the temperature right. The doors have locking system but they aren’t perfect because sometimes you can feel the heat coming out, but barely.
The only real downside for beginners is the fact that there is no glass on the doors which means you will have to set the temperature and wait without opening the doors. If you open the doors just for a second, the heat and the smoke will go out and you will lose everything. That is why smokers with windows are slightly better.
Since the door opening during smoking is not allowed the smoker has a small side door so you can add wood chip during the process if it is necessary.
The Dyna-Glo vertical smoker is made for outside but I believe it would fit inside too because it is small, narrow and high. It doesn’t take a lot of space and it is not hard to move around, but I would be satisfied if ti had wheels (maybe only on rear legs).
I would recommend it for people who are interested in smoking meat or other food for their family and friends. It is smaller than most commercial smokers which makes it better for home. Also, it is very simple and easy to use which is great for families who want to smoke food on the patio during the sunny weekend.
- Simple to use
- 1650-watt heating element
- No glass on the doors
- No wheels
Dyna-Glo Vertical Digital Electric Smoker Review
Another model of Dyna-Glo vertical smokers is a digital electric smoker. This smoker is a newer model which is pretty similar to the analog model, but not the same. Their first difference is noticeable in the name of the model. This one has digital controls while the first Dyna-Glo electric smoker had analog.
This digital electric smoker has 732 square inches of cooking space and 5 adjustable grids inside the smoker. You can smoke all types of food with this smoker and you can even test the inner temperature of the meat because this smoker comes with the integrated meat thermometer.
The digital controls are located above the doors and they are simple to use. All you need to do it press the button and set the temperature and the timer for the smoking process.
You don’t have to worry about leaking heat or smoke because this smoker has a double insulated cabinet with two locks on the doors. Just like the door on the analog Dyna-Glo vertical smoker, this one comes without the glass but it has the meat thermometer which can give you a sense of smoking process in the smoker.
Unlike the smoker above, this one has rear wheels but they would be better if they were larger than the existing ones. But, still is it better to have small wheels than none. It is easier to transport the smoker.
Since you can’t open the doors (I mean you can but don’t because you will lose the heat) you can add the wood chip through the opening on the side of the smoker which is pretty neat. It is pretty interesting Dyna-Glo electric smoker that can meet your expectations for the home use smoker. You can easily smoke a meal for your family in this smoker. The price/quality ratio is great and it is a good electric smoker for families.
- 5 adjustable grids
- Integrated meat thermometer
- Side wood chips
- No window which is better for beginners
Accessories and parts
for Dyna-Glo electric smokers
After Dyna-Glo smoker reviews I want to share with you additional features you can get. Dyna-Glo vertical smokers are electric smokers made for the outdoors and since they are planned to be outside you have to get them one of the most important accessories and that is Dyna-Glo smoker cover. That cover protects the smoker from the sun, the rain, and other debris and keeps your Dyna-Glo smoker safe from moisture and dirt.
You can get the real Dyna-Glo smoker cover or you can look for universal ones but make sure you have the right dimensions of the smoker so that you don’t buy the wrong cover.
vertical electric smoker reviews
Booth Dyna-Glo smokers are good quality smokers that can provide a good smoking experience. Depending on their size and performance I would recommend them for beginners and smoking enthusiast who love to cook for their families and friends. Dyna-Glo electric smokers have a good price, good quality, and good performance.
If you aren’t happy with the fact that they aren’t from a recognized brand and the question who makes Dyna-Glo grills and smokers always pops in your mind, you can easily look for another electric smoker. To help you with that task I suggest that you take a look at my guide on how to easily pick the best smoker for you. At the end of that guide is a list of all best smokers divided into categories so you can find the one you are looking for with ease.