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Gas Grill Sale

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Watch the performance of the Blaze Gas Grill in live testing. Watch how this gas grill controls flareups and produces great tasting food.

Right now at The Fireplace Shop and Grill Center at West Sport in Sudbury you can get up to $200 off a new Blaze Grill. Contact us for more information.

A New Gas Grill is the Perfect Father’s Day Gift

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, June 13, 2018

The Fireplace Shop and Grill Center at West Sport in Sudbury, MAThis weekend is Father's Day. Are you still looking for the perfect gift? How about a new Blaze gas grill for his patio or deck? Blaze Gas Grills offer a combination of solid engineering, quality stainless steel construction, and commercial-grade cast stainless steel burners to help ensure that it will last for years and provide maximum performance. This gas grill has style, just like dad.

Finding the perfect gift for the man who has it all can be challenging. Even if he already has a grill, a new one may be in order. Especially since he loves to grill! A new grill is the perfect addition to dad’s outdoor grilling space.

It is important for dads to have a high quality, outdoor living space that they can truly enjoy. To many, the ultimate summer entertainment activity is a big picnic with family and friends while cooking great food on the grill. Whether he wants to feed the family or the neighborhood, the Blaze gas grill is the perfect grill for the dad in your life. It doesn’t matter if he is new to grilling or a seasoned expert. This grill will fit any skill set to get the most out of cooking.

Show dad that he is special this Father’s Day and give him the perfect gift. Dads love to grill and relax outdoors. Make his patio area even more enjoyable this summer. For the perfect Father’s Day gift and to take advantage of our June special on the Blaze Gas grills, contact The Fireplace Shop and Grill Center at West Sport in Sudbury.

Recycle Plastic Outdoor Furniture: What are the Benefits Over Wood

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, June 06, 2018

The Fireplace Shop and Grill Center at West Sport in Sudbury, MA, Boston, MAWhat is better recycled plastic Adirondack chairs or wood? You need to consider many factors when deciding what material to choose for your outdoor furniture.

Enduring the Weather

When evaluating outdoor furniture, you’re probably going to look for many of the same characteristics that you value in indoor tables, chairs and sofas – durability, comfort and style (and of course price). The primary difference, however, is that patio furniture has to endure exposure to the weather outside.

Before you decide, it’s important to understand the strengths and weaknesses of various material options. Determine how well each aligns with the requirements of your residential or commercial environment, as well as your personal preferences and priorities. Choosing the “best” material for outdoor patio furniture is dependent on matching your specific needs with the inherent qualities of each substance, since each situation is unique.

Factors to Consider for Outdoor Materials

Outdoor furniture frames, tabletops and upholstery need to retain structural integrity and their appearance over many seasons, and through a variety of weather conditions. Additionally, the time and effort needed to maintain materials throughout the year, as well as their “green-ness” and costs are important aspects to examine.

Outdoor Furniture Materials - Rain & Moisture

Rain & Moisture

In Massachusetts there are frequent rainstorms and high humidity, you want to be sure that your furniture is resistant to damage from various water-based issues. Standing water or retained moisture can not only physically degrade material, it can lead to health risks.

Mold, Mildew & Rot

Humid or moist conditions create an environment where various fungi thrive. Organic materials that retain water are susceptible to mold and mildew, which can cause respiratory problems, irritation and other health issues. However, they typically don’t damage the material and can be cleaned off. Rot, on the other hand, leads to biodegradation and decomposition (decay) of the material.

Rust & Corrosion

Metals that contains iron or steel are vulnerable to corrosion, when they are continually exposed to water and oxygen. The corrosive oxidation process slowly weakens these metals, resulting in visible rust and other discoloration. Salt in the air and water accelerate the chemical process, so rusting is often more prevalent in coastal regions.


Materials that allow water penetration can dry unevenly, resulting in warping (twisting or bowing) of the original shape. Initially, it may be imperceptible, but over time it can noticeably distort the material, misalign seams and loosen screws and other fasteners used to hold the furniture together.

Outdoor Furniture Materials - Sun & Temperature

Sun & Temperature

We have lots of sun here and dramatic seasonal climate shifts. So, you’ll need to look for outdoor materials that can withstand damage from harsh UV rays and fluctuations from extreme heat to cold.


Constant exposure to the sun can cause many materials to fade and lose their luster over time. The aesthetic change can be appealing (e.g. patina) or simply a decreased vibrancy of color or uneven spotting.


Some materials noticeably expand and contract when they are heated or cooled. They can crack, split, warp or become brittle when exposed to extreme temperatures or drastic fluctuations. Dry air can also cause furniture to bend and crack.

Heat Retention

The heat can also lead to other logistical problems. Patio furniture that is left out in the sun can heat up, making it uncomfortable (or unsafe) to touch. Nobody wants to burn their skin when they sit down in or attempt to reposition a poolside lounge chair.

Outdoor Furniture Materials - Wind


If you live in an open and extremely windy area, it’s important that your outdoor furniture is heavy enough that it doesn’t tip over or blow away. It doesn’t take much to damage a beautiful light weight deck chair or dining table when challenging Mother Nature, so it’s better to be safe than sorry. Otherwise, you’ll need to continually store or secure your items when they’re not in use.

Outdoor Furniture Materials - Durability


Some outdoor materials may last for years under ideal conditions, but might need to be replaced every couple seasons when exposed to inclement weather. Others can withstand a myriad of elements for a lifetime and still look new. Another variable that relates to durability is usage. If you eat outside on your patio dining table only a few times each summer, then it will have less wear and tear than sun loungers and daybeds that line the poolsides of popular upscale resorts and hotels. The more frequent the use, the more durable the materials should be.

Outdoor Furniture Materials - Cleaning & Care

Cleaning & Care Difficulty

Aesthetic and functional durability is also affected by how well you take care of your patio furniture. Some materials require very little attention season after season, and are quick and easy to clean with simple soap and water. Others require more time-intensive care and special products to keep them looking great and working properly. If your time is at a premium, or you just don’t want the hassle, you may want to opt for lower maintenance materials.

Outdoor Furniture Materials - Eco-Friendliness


Today, everyone is aware of the environmental impact of production processes and the raw materials that go into products, even if they don’t know the specifics. All things being equal, most people (hopefully) prefer to be ecologically responsible. Fortunately, most luxury brands of outdoor furniture have adopted “green” manufacturing practices and utilize materials that are biodegradable, recyclable or certified by eco-friendly organizations. That said, different outdoor materials do vary in their renewability.

Outdoor Furniture Materials - Cost


At the end of the day, most everyone looks at the financial implications of choosing one material over another for furniture. You need to stay within your budget, but it’s also important to understand how expensive materials are in the long run and their price versus benefits value. Will it need to be replaced frequently? Does it take an inordinate amount of time and effort to maintain? These are key cost considerations that you might not immediately think of when evaluating alternatives.

For more information on recycled plastic adirondak chairs and outdoor furniture, contact The Fireplace Shop and Grill Center at West Sport in Sudbury. And, right now we are offering a June outdoor furniture special, so now is the right time to shop!

Pellet Grills: Flavor of Charcoal, The Ease of Gas

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, May 30, 2018

The Fireplace Shop and Grill Center at West Sport in SudburyMost people have heard about the delicious taste that grilling over charcoal offers. But many people are hesitant to use charcoal grills for their everyday grilling needs. They like the ease of a gas grill, but they want that next level of flavor. Now you can have both with Green Mountain Pellet Grills.

Grill over hard wood and achieve grill flavors you have never experienced with gas grilling. But forget about trying to light charcoal. Pellet grills are easy to use. With the push of a button you can light your pellet grill and get cooking in no time. Green Mountain grills have a temperature range that allows you to grill, bake, roast, or smoke right in your backyard. Grilling on hardwood gives you a flavor to your food that will be the talk of your neighborhood or family get-together.

If you want to see how easy this pellet grill is to use, come in for a visit. For more information, contact The Fireplace Shop and Grill Center at West Sport in Sudbury.

Gas Fire Pits That are a Patio Table, Hibachi Grill, and Fire Pit, All In 1

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, May 23, 2018

The Firetainment brand is creating consumer interest as a unique product for the outdoor living space with its exclusive fire pit cooking features.

What makes the Firetainment 'All-Season' fire pit table unique is that it's three outdoor pieces combined: a patio table, that converts into a fire pit table, which also converts into a fire pit table cooking station.

With more versatility and convenience than a traditional wood burning fire pit, Firetainment 'All-Season' fire pit tables are full size and functional as a regular dining table, but also offer a universal cook mount with a complete cooking package to prepare meals at home in the center of the table.

According to Firetainment's Chief Executive Officer, Shawn Clark, "The idea behind the Firetainment 'All-Season' fire pit table is that it combines 3 key outdoor living items used on everyone's patio, all into one entertainment piece: a patio table + a fire table feature + a fire pit table cooking station. Thus providing the ultimate entertainment experience in a third of the space. Our tables have a function for every time of the year, fire pit tables aren't just for chilly nights anymore!"

Firetainment promises a high quality and durable product that's hand-crafted right here in the USA!

For more information on 'All-Season' Fire Pit Tables contact The Fireplace Shop and Grill Center at West Sport in Sudbury TODAY!!

It's not just entertaining, it's Firetaining!

Watch the video above to see how amazing this gas fire pit really is.

Are Pellet Grills Better?

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, May 16, 2018

The Fireplace Shop and Grill Center at West Sport in SudburyIt's barbecue season, and there's a grill that manufacturers and chefs say makes meat healthier and taste better. They say that wood pellet grills use an indirect cooking method, which reduces the formation of carcinogenic chemicals.

Wood-pellet grills, pioneered more than two decades ago are growing in popularity. Pellets are made of only wood and come in flavors such as applewood, mesquite and hickory; they cost $1 a pound, which lasts an hour.

As for the flavor, experts have spoken: Pellet grills are gaining prestige among professional grillers. Two of the top five teams in the Kansas City Barbecue Society competitions exclusively used pellet grills.

In two tests, competition grillers took turns grilling foods on a pellet grill and on a charcoal grill. The pellet grill won the chicken-breast competition in part due to the subtle applewood flavoring it imparted. The charcoal grill easily won the burger and steak tests as tasters preferred the black grill marks it left and the more intense flavor imparted by the direct flame. The Traeger left faint grill marks.

The pellet grill won with the chicken 8-1, with four tasters saying they liked them equally. The pellet-cooked breasts were more moist than the charcoal-grilled ones, with a very slight taste of applewood smoke.

For the Pork baby back ribs, because of the time involved, there was no comparison made with the charcoal. The ribs were smoked for three hours on the pellet grill and finished by grilling at 225 degrees for 2½ more hours. They came out succulent and tender according to all tasters.

For more information on pellet grills, contact The Fireplace Shop and Grill Center at West Sport in Sudbury.

Wall Street Journal

EPA Says Burning Wood is Carbon Neutral

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, May 08, 2018

The Fireplace Shop and Grill Center at West Sport in Sudbury, MAThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) declared last week that burning wood is carbon neutral.

The announcement, made by EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt during a meeting with Georgia forestry leaders, signals an administrative policy shift that will treat all burning of biomass as carbon-neutral, according to an EPA statement.

"[This] announcement grants America’s foresters much-needed certainty and clarity with respect to the carbon neutrality of forest biomass,” Pruitt said in a statement. “Managed forests improve air and water quality, while creating valuable jobs and thousands of products that improve our daily lives. This is environmental stewardship in action.”

Members of Congress have made similar legislative pushes to recognize wood burning as carbon neutral. In 2016, a group of Senators tried to pass the policy change through larger bipartisan energy bill. More recently, a provision included in the fiscal 2018 federal spending bill unveiled in March urged the heads of the EPA and Energy Department to “reflect the carbon-neutrality of forest bioenergy and recognize biomass as a renewable energy source.”

Donna Harman, president of the American Forest and Paper Association, said the policy decision reflects "long-standing scientific principles and Congressional direction."

“We are one of the largest manufacturing sectors in the nation, eager to strengthen the economy and boost U.S. job creation with the support of public policy that levels the playing field with competitors around the globe," Harman said in a statement. "This new EPA policy is an important milestone in implementing the Congressional directive to produce clear and simple policies and acknowledges the scientific record on the carbon neutrality of forest-based, renewable biomass."

The debate over the emissions for burning wood took center stage during the Obama administration's Clean Power Plan discussions, as they considered how to treat wood-burning power plants.

Scientists have long thought that burning biomass, including wood, does emit carbon dioxide pollution and that labeling it carbon neutral is not only inaccurate but could have long-standing negative effects on regulations meant to thwart climate change. But foreign countries have more recently looked toward wood-burning as alternative energy sources that could help to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

For more information on wood burning stoves, fireplace inserts or outdoor fire pits, contact The Fireplace Shop and Grill Center at West Sport in Sudbury.

Gas Grills with the Best Bang for Your Buck

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, May 02, 2018

Blaze Gas Grills, Where grilling starts and flavor begins.

Our new line of Blaze Gas Grills offers a combination of solid engineering, quality stainless steel construction and commercial-grade cast stainless steel burners to help ensure your new gas grill will last for years and provide maximum performance.

The Blaze 32” 4-Burner with Rear Burner on Cart looks great, cooks great and competes well with other premium priced gas grills. The basic model is beautifully made in high grade 304 stainless steel. Watch the video below for more information on Blaze Gas Grills.

Want to learn more? Contact The Fireplace Shop and Grill Center at West Sport in Sudbury and right now you can get up to $200 off a new Blaze Grill.

Simply the Best Recycled Plastic Adirondack Chairs

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, April 25, 2018

The Fireplace Shop and Grill Center at West Sport in SudburyMalibu Furniture is made from a High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) which is a recyclable plastic. We pride ourselves on producing a product that is` not only beautiful and durable – but also helps our environment.

Beautiful, Durable All-Weather Furniture with a Thoughtful Nod to the Planet

At Malibu Outdoor Living, the personal mission is to help beautify everyday life – while preserving the environment for generations to come. Instead of harvesting precious woods like red cedar and pine, these superior quality poly lumber is manufactured from the recycled dairy and detergent bottles, keeping them out of our nation’s overcrowded landfills. The result is a remarkable line of all-weather furniture that won’t splinter, fade, chip or rust. Made here in the United States, low maintenance Malibu Outdoor Living products are brought to you with pride by our company’s most valuable resource: the diverse and dedicated team we continue to grow and nurture.

Yarmouth Collection

The Yarmouth Collection, our most popular design, features a tall rigged design for a full range of support. The available pieces include Adirondacks, gliders, and all dining style chairs. Add a custom cushion to these chairs and just sit back and relax.

Hyannis Collection

The Hyannis Collection, features a tall rigged design for a full range of support. The available pieces include Adirondacks, Gliders, Swivel rockers and all dining style chairs. Add a custom cushion to these chairs and just sit back and relax.

Maywood Collection

The Maywood Collection, popular for the customizable sling or no-sling chair options. The available pieces include a beautiful deep seating collection with a wide choice range of cushions, and all dining style chairs.

Newport Collection

The Newport Collection, our most casual outdoor dining collection. The available pieces include the Newport dining table and a selection of benches. You can add a custom cushion for the benches just to round it off.

Experience the Difference

  • Virtually Maintenance-Free
  • 20 Year Warranty - Residential
  • 7 Year Warranty - Commercial
  • Stainless Steel Hardware
  • Color Stable UV Inhibitor

Reasons to choose Malibu

  • Malibu manufactures using the highest-quality recycled plastic lumber available.
  • Our fasteners are made with 316 marine-grade stainless steel.
  • Almost all of the materials used in our products are CNC machined for precision and accuracy.
  • We use aluminum tabletop frames for improved structural integrity and durability.
  • Tabletop frames are CNC machined, fully welded, and finished with exterior UV-grade powder coating. This finishing detail allows us to space our tabletop slats while not having to see unsightly raw aluminum.
  • Our 245,000 square foot facility has over 40 years of experience in manufacturing, assembly, warehousing, and distribution.

For more information on Malibu Recycled Plastic Adirondack Chairs, contact The Fireplace Shop and Grill Center at West Sport in Sudbury.

Start Grilling Season Off Right with a New Pellet Grill

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, April 18, 2018

The Fireplace Shop and Grill Center at West Sport in SudburyGrilling season is here. Everyone loves the smell of grilling in the warm weather; not to mention eating the delicious flavor of grilled food.

Cooking over a fire is one of the oldest and easiest ways to cook food. With all the new grills today, grilling is less messy, healthier, more flavorful, easier and more fun. All summer long, grilling is a favorite way to entertain with a casual supper, picnic or potluck.

Almost any food can be grilled: meats, poultry, fish and some vegetables and fruits are all great for grilling. Don’t stop at hamburgers, hot dogs, and steaks. Creative recipes will add variety and interest to your summer menus.

Creative grills will add a new dimension too. Have you tried a pellet grill? Pellet grills are the easier way to grill over hardwood. Pellets made out of hard wood are made specifically for grilling give your grilled food a whole new level of flavor.

Pellet grills are also easy to use, just like gas grills. Fill the hopper, push the button and your grill is lit and ready to go. Not only is it virtually impossible to burn or overcook food on a pellet grill, you can also use your pellet grill as a smoker and oven.

It’s important to have a grill that fits your needs. Charcoal, pellet and gas are the options that all fit different needs. Gas is popular because it’s the most convenient to use. It lights fast, heats quickly and is easy to operate. But now pellet grills are just as easy, and they come in all sizes, shapes, styles, and price.

For more information on the right style grill for you, contact The Fireplace Shop and Grill Center at West Sport in Sudbury.

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