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Add a Firetable to Your Backyard and Make it a Great Place to Stay-In

Joseph Coupal - Monday, August 24, 2020
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The backyard isn't closed, make it gorgeous by adding fire. Homeowners all over Massachusetts have come to realize the allure of fire in their backyards. American Fyre Designs firetables are available in a variety of styles to complement any decor.

These Firetables create the perfect ambiance for enjoying an outdoor meal or cocktail while also keeping you warm from the evening chill.

Fuel options include Natural Gas or self- contained Propane tank (most include a removable door to house a 5-gallon propane tank). Handcrafted from glass fiber reinforced concrete.

The Reclaimed Wood Collection features two table-top styles, a rustic French Barrel Oak finish (FO) and a weathered Silver Pine finish (SP), with two contemporary base options, the Cosmopolitan tapered style and the low profile Contempo style.

Both options feature the Black Lava finishand black burner pans providing a uniquely rustic look to any decor.

Right now at The Fireplace Shop and Grill Center at West Sport get $250 off an American Fyre Designs Round, Square, or Rectangle Reclaimed Wood Cosmo Fire Table. Get even more savings by taking advantage of Tax Free Weekend!

Tips for Buying a New Grill

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, August 12, 2020
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Due to the sheer number of styles and types of grills on the market today, buying a new grill can be an unexpectedly daunting process. Consider and answer these questions before you go shopping for a grill.

  1. How will I use the grill?
  2. Do I plan to grill frequently?
  3. Will I grill for large gatherings or large amounts of people?

Keeping the answers to these grilling questions in mind will help make selecting the right size, the type of fuel, and the accessories much easier.

Grill and fuel costs

Grill prices can range from about $50 for a smaller quality charcoal grill to several thousands of dollars for large gas-fired grills with multiple burners and accessories.

Most grills use either charcoal briquettes or propane gas. Some grills and smokers use wood or wood pellets.

Sizing up your grill and its heat production

Considering cooking surfaces and sizes on grills is important. The surface or its coating will determine how easily food is removed from the grill and how the food may be cooked or eventually taste. Many grills feature chrome-plated steel grids, while higher quality models may feature ceramic-coated steel grates, which are easier to clean and more durable.

When selecting a new grill, keep in mind that a cooking surface of about 2.5 square feet is generally sufficient to cook for small groups of guests. If you’re cooking for larger numbers of people, consider getting a grill with a larger cooking surface.

As well as cooking meat on the grill, there are also vegetables you may want to roast or hamburger and hot dog buns you’ll want to toast using the cooking surface. Plan the size of your ideal grill by the maximum number of items you’ll want to cook, not the minimum.

Another measure of grill performance is BTUs. The number of BTUs advertised indicate the grills' temperature output. Since BTU measures the total amount of heat output by all the burners per hour, the more BTUs a grill features, the faster it will be able to cook. The average gas grill can produce between 15,000 to 60,000 BTUs

Since charcoal burns at a slower rate than gas, similarly sized charcoal grills will produce relatively fewer BTUs than gas grills.

Other considerations

When selecting a grill, one feature that many consumers may overlook is testing the sturdiness of the cooking platform. A quality grill should be supported by sturdy legs that are well-attached to the grill shell and braced. A grill that wobbles, leans or twists can be unsafe.

Other indicators of a quality grill include a solid lifting handle that’s not loose, welded seams on the grill shell and, if equipped, heavy duty rollers that can help you move the grill easily. Finally, see if you can test out a grill before you buy it. A grill’s control knobs and handle that stay cooler during grill operation offer a safer option.

For more information contact, The Fireplace Shop and Grill Center at West Sport. And, don't forget to take advantage of the MA state tax holiday weekend August 29 and 30. We are taking orders now!


MA Sales Tax Holiday!

Joseph Coupal - Friday, August 07, 2020
The Fireplace and Grill Center at West Sport - MA Sales Tax Holiday