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Hearth & Home May 2016

2016 May News

Uuni 25 Wood Fired Oven.

Tapaninaho Limited

Tapaninaho Limited from Scotland showed its Uuni 25 Wood Fired Oven, a small, unique, pellet-fired, sheet metal, table top oven that the manufacturer claims can reach 900 degrees F., is ready to use in 10 minutes and can cook a pizza in 90 seconds. Visit


In celebration of its 150th year anniversary, Woodard will host exclusive anniversary dinners and cocktail parties at both High Point markets, as well as at the July Preview Show in Chicago. It also will hold a celebratory gala during the Casual Market Chicago in September. It will also re-introduce an iconic design adapted for today’s living – an Anniversary Rocker that can be used indoors or out. Call (800) 877-2290 or visit

Anniversary Rocker.

Scorpio with new optional driftwood logs.

Innovative Hearth Products

The Astria Scorpio direct-vent fireplace will debut multiple enhancements in 2016, including new and improved burn presentation and an enhanced control system. Contact or visit

700FB Wood Pellet Grill.


The 700FB Wood Pellet Grill from Pit Boss has complete versatility from smoking to searing, with a dynamic range of cooking temperatures from 180 to 500 degrees – all with the simple turn of a dial. An electric igniter allows for easy, mess free barbecue lighting. Call (877) 303-3134 or visit


HearthStone is selling a small, thermovoltaic fan that sits on any stove and operates from the electricity generated by the heat of the stove. The company also is offering a thermovoltaic side panel to replace the side door panel on any Heritage wood stove to allow heat from the stove to charge electronic devices. Call (802) 851-4333 or visit

Thermovoltaic fan.

Harvest Table.


With durable aluminum legs and an all-weather top, the POLYWOOD Harvest Table lends sleek simplicity to any outdoor space. This table pairs well with any POLYWOOD dining chair, including those with aluminum frames and/or swivel rockers. Call (877) 457-3284 or visit


Napoleon Fireplaces

Napoleon Fireplaces is now having Vicenza, Italy’s largest pellet stove manufacturer, produce a line of European-styled pellet stoves for Napoleon’s North American customers. These models feature solid cast-iron components with polished ceramic finishes and extremely quiet operation. Call (866) 820-8686 or visit

Enviro S20 Freestanding Gas Stove.

Sherwood Industries

Enviro features the S20 Freestanding Gas Stove with a compact design. The stove has a charcoal fluted liner, clear view safety screen, heavy-duty heat exchanger and ceramic log set. Call (250) 652-6080 or visit

The Companion Group

Cook your chicken from the inside out while flavoring it with the rich taste of Himalayan salt. By preheating the cone and then placing a chicken over it, the heat retained by the cone will help to cook the bird faster, while imparting a subtle, salty flavor. Call (800) 521-0505 or visit

Himalayan salt cone.

More Stories in this Issue

Perspective –
One Warm Winter

Before you read any more, go to the Business Climate and take a good look at the two temperature charts. The top chart is for the month of March only, and it shows temperatures throughout the country were either Above Normal or Much Above Normal.

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Determan Steps Down

By Richard Wright

After 21 years in the hearth industry, Brad Determan backs away to spend more time with family and to “get the hell out of the way” of his understudy.

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Berger Steps Up

By Richard Wright

VP Berger’s task is to protect and grow a half-billion dollar hearth business while navigating through the vicissitudes of weather, the economy, fossil fuel prices, and the ever-changing tastes of consumers.

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A Howling Success

By Lisa Readie Mayer

Only six years old, Coyote Outdoor Living has marked its territory as the sweet spot of $1,000 to $3,000 grills.

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Help or Hindrance?

By Lisa Readie Mayer

Most lifetime grill warranties are complicated, confusing and, say some industry members, just not needed any more.

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Outside & In

By Tom Lassiter

Industry veteran Bruce Erickson opens the first Summer Classics Home store selling both SC and Gabby.

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2016 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 2016 sales to March 2015. The accompanying charts and selected comments are from the 216 useable returns.

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