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Hearth & Home May 2017

2017 May News


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Balancing traditional and modern styling, the Santorini chat-height dining and counter-height fire pits measure 42- by 72-in. The fire pits are perfect for large seating groups and modular seating. The pits are available with an ultra-long 10 x 50 burner and a variety of frame color choices; porcelain tile table tops also come in a variety of color options. Call (800) 776-9533 or visit


World Marketing of America

An attractive, dancing flame can be viewed from three sides of the Sedalia electric fireplace. Three quartz heating elements provide efficient heat and five adjustable settings allow the homeowner to control brightness. Call (800) 233-3202 or visit

Fire pit tables.


Fire pit tables provide the ambiance of hibachi-style cooking from the comfort of home. The tables are attractive and portable and enhance outdoor gatherings. Call (888) 552-7897 or visit



Charboss is an all-natural, bristle-free wooden scraper that custom-fits to a heated grill. It works on front-to-back style grilling grates and all types of grilling surfaces. The scraper also has a conveniently placed bottle opener. Call (844) 200-2677 or visit

Azores collection.

Kingsley Bate

Balancing traditional and modern styling, the Azores collection was designed by John Caldwell and is crafted from all-weather wicker wrapped around aluminum frames. Bases are solid teak hardwood. Fitting well into any outdoor setting, pieces include a sectional, lounge seating and dining. Cushions come in a variety of colors and are plush and comfortable. The collection comes in a Granite wicker color. Call (703) 361-7000 or visit

Kalamazoo Smoker Cabinet.

Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet

The Kalamazoo Smoker Cabinet fits seamlessly into any outdoor kitchen design, from modest to sophisticated. The under-counter smoker cabinet has gravity-fed charcoal technology and an insulated and sealed design to create efficient temperature control and even heat. Call (888) 994-7597 or visit

Jardinico Caractére.

Jardinico Caractére

Crafted with heavy-duty construction and eye-catching style, Jardinico Caractére contract umbrellas have advanced functionality and multiple size options. The inaugural collection includes two styles, five sizes and multiple finish and canopy color options. There are three center-post and four side-post designs with canopies in hexagon, octagon, square and rectangular style. Side-post umbrellas rotate 360 degrees and tilt in height. Canopy fabric is Dickson Sunbrella. Special order sizes, frame finishes and fabrics are available. Call (626) 338-8810 or visit

Hassleback Potato Rack.

The Companion Group

The Hassleback Potato Rack creates perfectly spaced cuts and a wooden dish to place the potato on while making the cuts. The knife makes cuts through the stainless-steel guide wires; when done cutting, slide the cutting guide off and cook the potato with a favorite recipe. Call (800) 521-0505 or visit

Vertical Pellet Smoker Series.

Pit Boss

The Vertical Pellet Smoker Series has double wall insulation, a big front viewing window, a large hopper allowing the chef to cook for over 18 hours, and an elevated frame. The smoker has porcelain cooking racks, locking caster wheels and hammer copper finish. Call (877) 303-3134, or visit

The Elements Air and Grace Air collections.


The Elements Air and Grace Air collections have the look and comfort of deep seating lounge chairs in a foam-free “cushionless” construction with aluminum frames. Luxurious Sensation Sling fabric is used for the ultimate in low-maintenance, with benefits such as exceptional shape retention and surface memory. Included in the collection are armless chat chairs and loveseats, swivel chat chairs, corner tables and more. Call (218) 631-1000 or visit

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By James E. Houck

It’s time to face the truth about the EPA’s Standard of Performance for New Residential Wood Heaters.

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By Lisa Readie Mayer

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Artful Merchandising

By Mark Brock

Having, or finding someone who has, the skill to make your store and products enticing to consumers is the best way to increase your business.

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Experience Preferred

By Lisa Readie Mayer

Consumers are choosing experiences over things. Here’s what that means for barbecue and outdoor living retailers.

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Barbecue Anytime and Anywhere

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2017 March Business Climate

In early April, Hearth & Home faxed a survey to 2,500 specialty retailers of hearth, barbecue and patio products, asking them to compare March 2017 sales to March 2016. The accompanying charts and selected comments are from the 227 useable returns.

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