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Pellet Stove Sales Expected to Rise

Manchester Pellet Stove by HearthStone

Many specialty retailers are expecting an increase in pellet stove sales as the fall season approaches.   With unpredictable fuel prices and product advances, pellet stoves have a chance to rise in popularity this burn season.  At least this is what David Kuhfahl, president of HearthStone Stoves, predicts. Increased home-improvement spending is also expected to drive pellet stoves this fall.

“More confidence will encourage the sale of higher-end products, which is good for us,” says Kuhfahl.  While HearthStone Stoves continues to put out high quality products, they also continue to raise the standards to meet EPA certification.

HearthStone’s Heritage Pellet stove has one of the highest heat outputs in the market.  It is also one of the most efficient, up to 86%.  It can heat up to 2,000 square feet and can hold up to 50 pounds of pellets.  The Manchester Pellet stove is also made by HearthStone.  Like The Heritage, it also has one of the highest efficiency ratings in the industry.  It features a 169-inch viewing glass so the consumer can enjoy beautiful flames.

Whether it’s buying a new home or fixing up an old one, a pellet stove can make a great addition to any room.

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It’s Tailgating Season

Team Grill TAILGATE Series

School is back in session and cooler air is just around the corner.  The beginning of fall also means the arrival of the college and professional football seasons.  Tailgating will become the main weekend activity for many loyal fans.  Here are some products that we think will make those game days even more exciting.

If one is looking to represent their team to the fullest, Team Grill has a portable grill series called Tailgate.  From college football teams to major baseball teams, Team Grill has a growing number of specialty grills that include team logos and colors.  These grills can collapse and be transported like a travel suitcase, which makes mobility easy for those who tailgate in smaller vehicles.

MiniHog T1000 from WoodMaster

For those sports fans who expect large crowds at their tailgating parties, the MiniHog T1000 is the perfect grill. This heavy-duty grill is powered by tiny pellets made of all-natural wood. It features a 904-inch cooking surface that will help keep up with hungry fans—whether  you’re serving steak, chicken, burgers, or ribs. The MiniHog T1000 uses customized pellet flavors, such as hickory, apple, cherry, maple, and Masterblend. It’s safer than gas or propane grills because there is little risk of flare-ups, gas leaks, or smoldering coals. You can even add your own personal style with a customized grill design.

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Plank-Smoked Chocolate Chocolate Chocolate Brownies from Napoleon Gourmet Grills

Patio & Hearth wishes everyone a relaxing and fun Labor Day weekend, so we’ll leave you with something sweet. Napoleon Gourmet Grills’ recipe for Plank-Smoked Chocolate Chocolate Chocolate Brownies.

Plank-Smoked Chocolate Chocolate Chocolate Brownies from Napoleon Gourmet Grills



  • 9– by 13–inch baking pan, well greased
  • Untreated Napoleon® cedar plank, soaked for at least 12 hours
  • 1¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 cup butter

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