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Hearth & Home April 2018

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Music City Fire Company

Vintage steel rails and solid hardwood timbers give the Trackside Model MC020100 the authentic style of yesteryear. Added to this is a bit of stone ballast for a statement piece just right in an urban loft or industrial space. The open-air system is handmade with authentic railroad materials in Nashville, TN. Call (866) 615-6232 or go to www.musiccityfirecompany.com.


MF Fire

Catalyst is an automated wood stove that continuously adjusts the fire to deliver 90% smart efficiency. Create a roaring fire in just three minutes, while eliminating over-firing. The temperature can be controlled from a mobile phone. The stove has a large, wrap-around window, and a sturdy, attractive chrome door. Call (855) 633-4731 or go to www.mffire.com.


Blue Rhino

Keep the outdoor grilling area neat and tidy with the Barbecue Caddy. Condiments, paper towels and utensils are stored in one place, keeping everything grill side. Customize the Caddy with telescoping legs for height adjustment and removable compartments. Call (888) 398-8643 or go to www.mrbarbq.com.


Energy Distribution

Perfect for a corner of the room, Ove has a unique state-of-the-art design and style with high heat performance. Created with energy efficiency and the environment in mind, the stove emits warmth and style. Call (877) 257-2251, or go to www.energydistribution.co.


Bobe Water and Fire

Torrent Burners come is a variety of sizes; lines vary in size from 26- to 146-in. Custom shapes and sizes are available. Burners are machined from stainless steel with brass nozzles and a custom-engineered flame pattern for tall, thick flames. Operation is manual, or remote using an automatic ignition system. Call (888) 388-2623, or go to www.bobewaterandfire.com.


Maverick Industries

The PT-60 is a durable instant-read thermometer, and includes stainless-steel tools such as a knife, corkscrew and bottle opener. The temperature range is from -4 degrees to 572 degrees. The tool also includes reverse white LCD and low battery indicator. Call (800) 526-0954 or go to www.maverickhousewares.com.


The Outdoor GreatRoom Company

With beautiful farmhouse style, the Alcott Gas Fire Pit Table features an Antique Timber Supercast and white-washed shiplap base. The Honey Glow Brown burner is 12 x 24-in. and delivers a warm glow to any outdoor area. Call (866) 303-4028 or go to www.outdoorrooms.com.


Everdure by Heston Blumenthal

The HBG3/Furnace grill has an extra-large 452-in. cooking area, three independently controlled, high performance burners, vitreous enamel coated cast-iron plates, tapered, removable legs for portability and fast ignition. The grill comes in a choice of four modern colors. Call (+61) 2-9654-3000 or go to www.everdurebyheston.com.


OFYR

The base and cone of the OFYR XL are made of Corten steel with a black carbon steel plate. The super-size grill is wood fired, and especially suited for catering to large groups. There is grill space for two chefs to work simultaneously and serve up to 150 guests. Call (800) 638-6000 or go to www.ofyrusa.com.


Thompson Brothers & Company

The Great Scrape is an all-natural barbecue tool and wood grill scraper with custom grooves to fit a barbecue grill without harmful wire bristles. The scraper is made of solid hardwood with a replaceable tip for easy adaptation to multiple grill grates and extended useful life. Call (651) 321-8220 or go to www.greatscrape.com.


NatureKast

The NatureKast Galley Workstation Suite provides a solution to the challenge of what to do with accessories available with the Galley Workstation. Keep all the barbecue accessories at hand in one convenient area. Call (844) 880-6314 or go to www.naturekast.com.


Energy Distribution

Inspired by the aesthetics of the 1950s, the vintage cast-iron FYFTY wood stove also retains a modern flair and the latest environmental technology. Choose from a pedestal base or arched legs and three door colors. Call (877) 257-2251, or go to www.energydistribution.co.


Embers Grills

The 3 Embers Drop-in, Four Burner Gas Grill is constructed of premium corrosion-resistant materials. The grill features 540 sq. in. of primary cooking space and 160 sq. in. of secondary cooking space, a radiant ember cooking system, heat locking insulation in the lid and firebox and ceramic-titanium coated burners. Call (855) 735-9922 or go to www.embersgrills.com.

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Perspective:
Expo, Vesta & Architects

Like a flock of birds landing together, so, too, did buyers (retailers and distributors) arrive in the exhibit hall at the HPBExpo in Nashville. On that first day (Thursday), they entered en masse, conducted business all day, then moved on to the outdoor party.

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Moving Industries Forward

The Vesta Awards program was started in 2001 with one goal in mind: to honor and highlight those companies that propel their industries forward with products that are well designed and innovative.

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Good Year, Good Show

By Bill Sendelback

Once more, Nashville is proven to be the best venue for a gathering of hearth, patio and barbecue retailers, manufacturers, distributors and reps.

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News from Nashville

By Lisa Readie Mayer

A report from the barbecue beat at Expo 2018 shows that new companies and new products are combining to power the industry.

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Happy Holidays!

By Lisa Readie Mayer

Creating promotions around food, culture, and calendar holidays is a great way to grow your business.

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Small Grills, Big Potential

By Lisa Readie Mayer

The market for portable grills is deep, and getting deeper, and products are getting better by the year; they are now a must-carry item for retailers.

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2018 February Business Climate

In early March Hearth & Home faxed a survey to 2,500 specialty retailers of hearth, patio and barbecue products, asking them to compare February 2018 sales to February 2017. The accompanying charts and selected comments are from the 172 useable returns.

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Parting Shot: Sunbrella Everywhere!

In honor of the North Carolina Arts Council’s 50th anniversary, 50 renowned artists celebrated by sharing their North Carolina arts story, and reflecting why public funding for the arts matters.

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