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High-tech Stoves

Vermont Castings Flexburn™ Stoves (Defiant® & Encore®)

Vermont Castings Flexburn™ Stoves (Defiant® & Encore®)

The core mechanism of how a stove works has advanced greatly over the past 20 years. Now manufacturers are producing stoves that emit clean exhaust and heat larger spaces. Many homeowners are starting to see the advantages of putting in a stove, instead of a huge fireplace. Economically efficient, the stoves listed below will bring warmth and comfort to any room.

Meet the Defiant and Encore Flexburn technology wood-burning stoves from Vermont Castings. Unlike other stoves on the market today, both wood burning stoves provide the flexibility of two ways to burn in a single stove. So no matter if your customer is looking for a catalytic stove as a primary heat source for longer, more even heating , or a non-catalytic stove for easy operation and beautiful flames, these stoves have both technologies to accommodate either heating preference. And customers can rest assured that it will be with one simple-to-use product that’s an unbeatable combination of superior heating, craftsmanship, and efficiency.

Heritage Vent-Free Cast Iron Stove series

Heritage Vent-Free Cast Iron Stove series from Empire Comfort Systems

The popular Heritage Vent-Free Cast Iron Stove series from Empire Comfort Systems incorporates Empire’s Contour Burner system, plus a hand-painted ceramic fiber log set complements the burner. The existing Millivolt system is joined by an intermittent pilot model that eliminates the standing pilot for even greater fuel efficiency. Like the Millivolt system, the IP stove lights at the flick of a rocker switch and, in the event of a power outage, can operate via battery back-up or use a standing pilot to provide uninterrupted heat. Available control systems include everything from a simple on/off switch to a programmable thermostat remote. An optional blower installs in minutes to enhance heat circulation.

 

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Grills for the Home Chef

3-burner grill from Saber Grills

3-burner grill from Saber Grills

The housing market is making a comeback and warmer weather is almost in sight. As a result, consumers are starting to invest in their homes, especially their outdoor spaces. But that doesn’t mean they aren’t paying attention to prices. The cost of high-quality grills and outdoor furniture is daunting for many shoppers concerned about high gas prices, federal spending cuts, and increased payroll taxes. Home chefs who want high-quality grills at affordable prices should consider products by Saber Grills or Swiss Grill. Both of these companies offer superior grills that won’t make too big of a dent in one’s wallet.

Saber Grills have been engineered from the ground up to be the most advanced, performance driven and value-priced brand in the premium grill category. The Saber Grills’ product line features a patented infrared cooking system that dispenses heat evenly across the entire cooking surface, delivering juicy results without flare-ups and using 30% less gas than comparable grills. The Saber line includes six full-size grills and two built-in units that feature only 304 grade non-magnetic stainless steel.

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The Zurich Z460d from Swiss Grill

The Zurich by Swiss Grill is the pinnacle of what an outdoor grill should be and offers superior design, ultimate flexibility, and incredible value. The Zurich comes with the following standard features: 98% stainless-steel construction, powerful output, and the Grizzler adjustable and infrared side burner.

 

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Shade Umbrellas for Spring

Galtech’s 897 square cantilever umbrella

Galtech’s 897 square cantilever umbrella

Even though winter isn’t officially over, it’s not too early to start thinking about ways to protect oneself from the spring and summer sun. Umbrellas are now available in just about any price point, not to mention style, size or color. Bright solid colors, as well as patterns and stripes, are especially popular this year.

Galtech recently launched its new 10-foot x 10-foot square umbrellas. The 897 cantilever square umbrella features the company’s “easy lift” and “easy tilt” systems that enable the umbrella to be opened, closed, and tilted with minimal effort.

FiberBuilt Umbrellas’ 10-foot square Riva Umbrella in Logo Red Sunbrella fabric

FiberBuilt Umbrellas’ 10-foot square Riva Umbrella in Logo Red Sunbrella fabric

Umbrellas manufactured by FiberBuilt are durable, can work in different applications, and are fashionable while also being highly functional. FiberBuilt’s innovative umbrella design and construction starts with their fiberglass ribs that allow for greater flexibility. FiberBuilt umbrella designs are available in a variety of fun and bold colors that are sure to spice up any patio or backyard.

 

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Flame Features Catch On

Bar-height Firepit From Mallin Casual

Bar-height Firepit From Mallin Casual

A recent survey by The American Society of Landscape Architects reveals that firepits and fireplaces are the outdoor products deemed most popular among consumers in the year ahead. 95.8 percent of the survey’s respondents rated fireplaces and firepits as being the most sought after items. Whether found in fireplaces, firepits, fire tables, or fountains, flame features add atmosphere and warmth in any outdoor setting. Manufacturers have now created firepits that come in all shapes and sizes–from table height to bar height. With so many choices available, customers will have no problem finding a fire feature that fits their entertaining needs.

Mallin Casual has introduced its new bar-height firepit. This firepit gives customers the same comfort as a standard bar height dining table. Because of its size (48×84 inches), it is a perfect match for the person who loves to entertain. The design of this firepit radiates elegance and style.

Counter-height Santorini Firepit from OW Lee

Counter-height Santorini Firepit from OW Lee

OW Lee’s counter-height Santorini firepit is 54 inches wide and sits 38 inches high. It offers beautiful fireside ambience and is designed for outdoor dining and entertaining. The firepit uses propane and comes with a natural-gas converter. The hearth top is designed to sit inside a captured rim, which allows the firepit to be transported as one unit.

 

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OW Lee


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Kitchens Without Windows

DCS Liberty Straight Line Design

DCS Liberty Straight Line Design

The economy is stronger and house sales are going up, which has led consumers to start putting money back into their homes.  Given these developments, this is the perfect time to promote outdoor grilling products.  Pent-up consumer demand for outdoor kitchens is a noticeable trend, and manufacturers have introduced some great new grilling products that will surely appeal to your customers.  As one of the leaders of the outdoor kitchen industry, DCS by Fisher & Paykel creates high-end grills that make outdoor cooks feel like professional chefs. Below are two notable products that would be of interest to those who are looking to expand or build their outdoor kitchens.

The DCS Liberty Straight Line Design includes three 30-inch modules that include a fully featured all-grill unit, a side burner/sink unit with two 17,000 BTU burners and a double side burner/12,000 BTU griddle unit. All units can be placed on carts with storage for a 360 degree grilling experience or can be built into an island enclosure.

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DCS Corner Island Design

The DCS Corner Island Design offers great versatility with the introduction of new corner joining solutions. Bend units can be placed in a number of positions (alongside traditional grills, Liberty components, or refrigeration units) to create a custom island layout that is designed specifically for a customer’s needs.

 

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A Warming Trend

Tungsten Smart-Heat Electric Range from Bromic Heating

Tungsten Smart-Heat Electric Range from Bromic Heating

Spring is almost here which means people will be removing the covers of their grills and patio furniture to enjoy warmer weather. But homeowners don’t have to wait until spring to start spending time in their backyards; sleek and powerful patio heaters make it easy to enjoy the outdoors now- even if it’s still a bit chilly outside.

The Tungsten Smart-Heat electric range is the latest addition to the Bromic Heating line. Available in four models, the heater has an attractive black mesh covering the heating elements (to match any decor). The wall- and ceiling-mounting brackets allow heat to be directed where it’s needed to maximize efficiency. Suitable for both commercial and residential applications, the new Tungsten Smart-Heat electric range will transform any alfresco space into an entertainment area that’s usable all year round.

Slimline Single-element Heaters - Infratech

Slimline Single-element Heaters – Infratech

Slimline single-element heaters, from Infratech, incorporate a specially designed electric quartz heating element that produces safe infrared energy. With crisp, modern styling; brushed-stainless trim (with an optional dark, contrasting housing); and narrow profiles, Slimline heaters virtually disappear into the surrounding decor.

 

Bromic Heating

Infratech


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Ortal’s Hot Designs

The Clear 150 from Ortal

The Clear 150 from Ortal

Ortal’s eye-catching contemporary fireplaces have only been available in the United States for two years, but they have already created a noticeable buzz. Ortal prides itself in offering cutting-edge designs with a focus on craftsmanship and high efficiency. With 9 basic styles and over 60 standard products, Ortal’s innovative direct-vent gas fireplaces are surfacing in homes as well as hotels and restaurants. Customers particularly like being able to place an Ortal fireplace in any room of the house.

The Clear 150 is one of the company’s green and environmentally-friendly standard direct-vent gas fireplaces. The direct-vent installation allows this model to be easily incorporated into any structure–whether it’s in a single-family residence, a spacious office-building lobby, or a fashionable high rise apartment.

Ortal’s Space Creator 75 (foreground) and Clear 110 Tunnel (rear)

Ortal’s Space Creator 75 (foreground) and Clear 110 Tunnel (rear)

Ortal’s Space Creator 75 (foreground) and Clear 110 Tunnel (rear) are among a diverse family of contemporary fireplaces providing form and function with high efficiency ratings, safe easy operation, and eye catching aesthetics including Ortal’s signature frameless glass-to-glass applications. Architects, builders and dealers agree that Ortal’s unique aesthetic and engineering features are a welcome addition to the hearth and fireplace industry in the United States and Canada.

 

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