At We Love Fire, we prefer the low n slow method on charcoal. How do we do it? First and foremost, we like the St. Louis cut. That cut is the meatier one. St. Louis ribs are flatter than the baby back ribs, so easier to set up for the smoking part on the grill...
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The 2023 Federal 30% Tax credit on Wood & Pellet Stoves
Save over $1000 with the 2021 Federal 25D pellet and wood stove tax credit. Here is the Ultimate Guide!
The Case for Mounting a TV Over the Fireplace
Newer mounts refute the traditional reasons to avoid placing the television over the mantel. Sometimes, the space above the fireplace is the only spot in the room where a TV will fit; products like MantelMount makes those spots work.
How to Avoid Today’s Growing Safety Risks When Selecting or Specifying Outdoor Gas Fire Features
7 Standards That Shouldn’t Be Compromised When Selecting or Specifying an Outdoor Gas Fire Feature.
Are wood fireplaces and wood stoves legal to use in the United States?
Is it legal to use a wood fireplace in the United States? EPA is proactively regulating wood stove emissions. This article explains in detail what the regulation is all about, how it applies in real life and explains the benefit to using wood as a heating source.
Which Charcoal Kamado is the Best?
Which is the best kamado grill? Big Green and Primo share the lead position for quality and craftsmanship. Is there an advantage to use the oval shape over the round? I wanted to share a personal experience at using both.
Are wood fireplaces and wood stoves legal to use in Canada?
Can a Fireplace Heat my Whole House?
Can a fireplace heat my whole house? With rising heating bills, a fireplace may be the solution to lower heating cost while making your home warmer than ever. Find out how to choose the right fireplace to heat you whole house.
How to choose the right size fireplace?
How do you choose a fireplace but most of all, its power, its heating capacity and the necessary BTUs? The climate, room dimensions and the number of windows it holds, are all factors to consider. Find out more and evaluate your needs by consulting our online BTU calculator.
Can I put a TV above my fireplace?
Place your television set above your fireplace. Safe installation of your television. Electric fireplace and television are a good match. Some electric fireplaces are built directly within a television unit. Insert in a niche or add a shelf to prevent heat.
Six Facts About Pellets
Pellet inserts reduce heat cost and are ecological. No chemicals are used to produce pellets. Soft wood pellets produce less ashes but are most expensive. Spring is the best time to purchase pellets.
Three Ways to Refresh the Appearance of Your Fireplace
Discover three ways to revamp your fireplace in an original and affordable manner. Change the mantel or the decorative facade. Add or change the shelf above your fireplace. Buy fireplace tool sets or integrate decorative accessories.
Stoves and fireplaces 2018: The perfect balance between innovation, beauty and environment
Discover new fall fireplaces and stoves, including Harmony 2.3 stove, Castleton 1 stove and in-wall Ambiance electric fireplaces.
What is creosote and how to reduce buildup?
What is creosote and how does it accumulate? Read on to find out how to minimize creosote buildup in your chimney.
Fireplaces and Stoves: A Perfect Appliance for Every Constraint
Fireplace inserts, zero clearance fireplaces, electric fireplaces and stoves allow to overcome restrictions. Discover which appliance suits your situation.
The Cookina grilling sheet: a real breakthrough?
The Cookina reusable grilling sheet has been tested on the grill. From baking and grilling to cleaning and its condition, here are the results.
Smoking on the grill: Get it right, the first time around!
Find the essential information for smoking on a grill, whether on smokers, wood flavors, methods or techniques.
Grilling and health are compatible as long as you choose the best options such as marinating and consuming lean meats and more vegetables.
Tips for a Barbecue risk-free of intoxication
Summer warmth and cooking on a grill are generally fertile ground for proliferation of bacteria. From cleaning to cooking, here are some precautions to follow to enjoy a risk-free meal.
Six accessories to make your barbecuing life easier
Searching for grill accessories that will upgrade your experience ? Discover veggies roast rack, wine soaked cedar grilling plank, heat resistant grill gloves and multi-use shredding claws.
Grills: Two Novelties That Are a Must!
Your grill is not in good condition anymore and you're thinking of buying another soon? Discover and consider these new Napoleon and Pit Boss grills.
Make the Most of Your Fireplace Even During Summer!
Enjoy your fireplace, even spring and summer ! From cleaning to decoration with frames or flowers, here are some suggestions to improve your appliance.
Does the Pilot Light need to be turned Off in Summer?
There is no right choice when it comes to decide whether or not to turn off the pilot light of your gas fireplace during summer. Each option both has pros and cons that will influence your decision.
Spotlight on the BBQ events in June
Signs that summer is coming are the several barbecue festivals in June. In addition to Edmonton, New York, Washington, Toronto, and Richmond annual events, Quebec City will host two events including Le Grand Boucan, a new competition endorsed by the Kansas City Barbeque Society. Here are more details about what not to miss!
Barbecue: Two Common Issues and How to Fix Them
A quality grill is no guarantee against all possible issues. You must first make sure to use it properly. From insects to regulators, here are the most common issues homeowners will likely encounter and how to fix them.
How to choose a barbecue brush?
Are you concerned about some of the risks associated to using a grill brush? Be aware that by taking certain measures and choosing a brush with some specific characteristics, you can reduce them. Here are some information and tips to get there.
4 signs indicating you need to replace your barbecue
If your old barbecue does not perform correctly anymore, maybe it time to replace it. How do you know if you have to buy a new grill for the summer? Carefully watch for these 4 signs. Rust can do a lot of damage.
Outdoor fireplaces to enjoy your summer
Are you looking for an outdoor fireplace to enjoy your summer evenings? Nowadays, you can choose between several gas, electric, and wood options. Here are some appliances examples that will help find your perfect fireplace.
4 Summer 2018 Backyard Design Trends
How will you design your backyard in 2018? Now it's time to get inspired to create a relaxing and beautiful space for summer. From pergolas, to outdoor gathering centers, to granite, here are some trends for the next season.
Intro To New Non-Catalytic Wood Stoves
If you are now familiar with catalytic wood stoves, you might need more explanations about non-catalytic appliances. Here are some details on their functioning, as well as some tips on their installation and operation.
New EPA Standard for Wood Heating Appliances: How are Montreal, Canada, and the United States Prepared?
A 2.5g/h new emission standard for wood burning fireplaces will start in Montreal on October 1st. The US Environmental Protection Agency( EPA) is expected to lower this standard in 2020. Here is how this change affects consumers and manufacturers.
Are Soapstone Stoves Worth The Initial Higher Investment?
Soapstone wood stoves are a little expensive but offer several benefits such as high efficient and clean burning that make your investment interesting. Find out why these appliances cost a lot and why it is worth the money.
Overview of chimney caps, fireplace screens, and fireplace grates
Chimney caps, fireplace screens, and fireplace grates can make safer and better your appliance. Here are some explanations of why they are useful and some tips to get the most out of them.
Benjamin Franklin – The Father of the Fireplace Insert
Benjamin Franklin is known for his excellent contribution to the creation of modern fireplace inserts. Inspired by the work of Franz Kessler and Jean Desaguliers, his invention saved several lives and brought a more efficient heating source during a serious wood shortage.
How Technology & Fireplaces Belong Together
Technology became Increasingly present in our day-to-day life, even in fireplaces ! From easy-light control to air-wash system and mobile application, discover how these technologies have improved your appliances.
Introduction To Catalytic Wood Stoves
A catalytic wood stove offers several benefits to its users. Here is a brief overview of its operation, its qualities and some tips to better enjoy.
Thinking of Buying Your Next Fireplace Online?
Think carefully before buying a new fireplace online. Online information will give you an overview but some aspects such as services will probably be difficult to find.
Reasons You Can’t Get a Fire Burning in Your Fireplace Pt 2
You still can't get a fire burning in your fireplace despite our first solutions? These new reasons will probably help you resolve your problem.
5 Tips on using your grill during winter
Do you miss your barbecue? Don't wait until spring. Here are some useful information and tips to enjoy your grill right now.
A Power Outage? No problem! Here are a few tips to help you be well prepared
With our cold, snowy and windy weather, a power outage can rapidly occur. These tips will help you better prepare for the next moment without electricity.
Innovation in electric fireplaces: appliances that have changed dramatically
Electric Fireplaces have evolved and became more realistic and efficient. These four new Amantii's and Napoleon's models will show you how.
Questions about fireplace products: Answers for everyone!
These answers to our readers questions will maybe help you answer your own questions or resolve your problems.
Benefits of Bi-Fold Glass Fireplace Doors
Bi-fold glass doors, whether are tracked or trackless, will help you heat your open fireplace more efficiently.
Preparing your home for winter: savings, safety and comfort matters
It will get colder soon and your home will need to be heated. These tips will help you prepare for minimizing your heating bill and being safe.
Recognizing Gas Fireplace Issues Pt2
Each problem of gas fireplace has a solution. In this second part, we’ll talk about the other possible issues such as strange odors, hazy glass and noises.
Have your Fireplace & Chimney System become ugly and messy?
If you see these clear signs on your fireplace and your Chimney system, you must contact a qualified expert as soon as possible.
Five Lessons for Heating Your Home with Wood
Several aspects must be taken into consideration when you heating with wood-burning. From type of wood to quantity, here is an overview of what you must know.
Reasons You Can’t Get a Fire Burning in Your Fireplace Pt 1
Your gas fireplace won't ignite or your wood burning fireplace is producing more smoke than flames ? These five reasons will maybe explain why you having trouble.
5 Reasons why my fireplace smells wrong
Your fireplace smells wrong when not in use ? It is most likely because of debris, moisture, animals, negative air pressure, suit or creosote.
How many BTUs do I need to heat my room or my whole house?
Several factors have an un impact on how many BTUs are needed for a fireplace or a stove. Here are the ones you should consider.
Could an electric fireplace or stove be a good option for you ?
Do your requirements and constraints for a fireplace limit your possibilities ? Electric fireplaces or stoves might be a good option for you. Here is why.
Recognizing Gas Fireplace Issues
It’s no secret that gas fireplaces are extremely popular today. But as a mechanical device, there can be failure of components and issues with equipment. There are a few common problems that you as a homeowner, should be able to recognize.
Is It a Good Idea to Buy a Used Fireplace or Stove?
Buying a used fireplace or stove is not always a good idea. The following questions and other considerations will help you determine whether or not to buy a used appliance.
Zone Heating: A Money-Saving Practice
Zone heating is great way to save on your energy bills. Let's see how and how much you can save.
A Pellet Stove or Insert: An Option to Consider
Pellet stoves and Inserts are both cost-effective, environmentally friendly and practical. Here is why you should consider them.
Tailgate Parties all November Long
The warm weather is coming to an end, but it does not mean you cannot still enjoy your barbecue with your family and friends! Several tailgates might just bring your passion for sports to the next level.
How a Gas Fireplace is Converted to a Wood Burning Unit
You think to change your gas fireplace for a wood burning appliance? Converting may be an option for you. Read to understand how it works.
5 Steps to Childproof & Pet Proof Your Fireplace
Pets and children do not understand the dangers that a fireplace pose. Follow these five steps to make your fireplace safer for them.
5 Great Reasons to Choose a Soapstone Wood Stove
Looking for a new high-quality stove ? Choose Soapstone for its distinct economic and aesthetic advantages. Here are these arguments in more detail.
Eco-Friendly Heating with Wood-Burning Stoves
With new design standards and a carbon neutral fuel, wood-burning stoves provide environmentally friendly heating.
5 Reasons You Want a Gas Fireplace
A modern gas fireplace offers many conveniences and benefits that have made it a favorite amenity in recent decades.
Must-Have Fireplace Accessories
How would you like to get more enjoyment from your fireplace than you already do? Having the proper tools can make tending a fire a genuine pleasure.
Tips on Preventing Potential Hazards from Wood Burners
Using a stove or a fireplace carries some risks. These tips will help you to ensure the safe operation of your wood-burning appliance.
A Professional Expert to Install Your Fireplace: A Safety and Service Matter
A fireplace may involve certain risks with a lack of expertise. Here are several reasons to choose a professional.
To-Do List Before Lighting Your First Fire of the Season
To enjoy cold season safely, you must prepare your fireplace before lighting your first fire. Here are some tips to help you.
Fireplaces: What’s new
Looking for a stove or a fireplace ? Here is a quick overview of great new products to consider next time you visit your local fireplace store.
Barbecue and Fire Prevention in October
Searching for events in October? Here’s a quick overview of barbecue and fire related events in Canada and in United States.
8 Reasons to Choose Gas Logs
Have you ever looked into the benefits of today’s gas log sets? Fireplaces are a favorite feature among homeowners, and gas logs provide additional features that are appreciated by many for your home
Gas vs Wood Fireplaces
Ask any Realtor and they’ll tell you that, all other things being equal, homes with fireplaces show better. There’s something about a fireplace that lends ambiance to any room, and prospective home buyers seem to like the idea of owning a home that has one of these amenities – even if they never plan to use it.
Get Your BBQ Ready! Roasted Peppers Stuffed with Vegetarian Chili
Are Gas Fireplaces Expensive to Operate
Homeowners are naturally concerned about saving money. One of the areas they typically focus heavily on when it comes to expenses is home heating.
12 Reasons to adopt the Gas Fireplace
Gas fireplaces have become incredibly popular appliances for home heating. There’s actually good reason for all the hoopla.
Top 9 Benefits of Installing a Zero-Clearance Fireplace
Whether looking for an alternative heating system or looking to add more personality to your living room with a fireplace, all of the options out there can make it challenging to choose.
A Short Guide To Choosing Your Next Wood Stove
Are you looking to update or supplement your heating system? Whether you need to replace an old, inefficient heating unit or you want to add a functional and attractive improvement to your favorite room, a wood stove is the prefect option.
Why a Factory-Built Fireplace is a Good Investment
As a homeowner, if you have a fireplace, you have an amenity that increases the value of your house. This is true whether you have a masonry fireplace or a factory-built fireplace.
Barbecue events in September
Searching for barbecue events in September? Here’s a quick overview of events both north and south of the border.
Wood, pellets, gas or electricity: Which fuel is right for you?
Hesitating on the type of fireplaces and stoves fuel to opt for? Learn more about wood, pellets, gas and electricity’s benefits and drawbacks.
Four Questions to Ask Before You Purchase a Gas Fireplace
A fireplace is a must-have for most homeowners and it’s easy to see why. Their beauty, value & convenience has made gas fireplaces very popular.
A Chimney Specialists Fireplace Makeover
Looking for inspiration for a new fireplace ? Facelift, Chimney Specialists. Ambiance Intrigue gas fireplace, rustic and modern look, tips.
Fireplaces: a great asset for your home and financial incentives when you buy
Fireplaces can help you save on heating bills & sell your house. Some regions in Canada & the US even offer financial incentives if you buy specific appliances. Learn more!
Is it better to roast a chicken on a Gas Grill, a Pellet Grill or a Kamado Style Charcoal Grill?
Tips for a Great Fireplace Makeover
Thinking of remodeling your fireplace? Get some great tips and advice before you start your project.
Solar Energy Storage: A Profitable System
Energy independence comes from your ability to control when and how you use the Utility electrical grid. But do you really know all the extent of solar? Your installation can make your internet connection easy and profitable.
Barbecue Events in August
If, like us, you love everything about fire and would like to take your passion beyond your own four walls, Canada and the United States have plenty of events where you can indulge. In August, there are several events on the calendar and we have lots to choose from!
Solar: An Advantageous Revolution
Energy independence comes from your ability to control when and how you use the Utility electrical grid. Clean Independent solar with storage systems allow you to do just that.
Four ways to defrost meat
What happens when, on the spur of the moment or at the last minute, you decide to have a barbecue, perhaps because you’ve got unexpected guests? How can you get away with meat that’s frozen solid? Well, there are a few ways to tackle this challenge.
Ambiance: The Art of Innovation
The United Buyers Group consists of over 250 retailers who sell fireplaces, stoves, grills and accessories in Canada and the United States. While each retailer is a key group member, they all remain independent merchants, proud of their companies and their history. Around 100 members of the group worked together to define the fireplace of the future.
What should you do if you have a fire outbreak on your barbecue?
Perhaps you still need a little more convincing of how important it is to clean your barbecue, if not for the sake of cleanliness then at least to ensure your own safety? A dirty barbecue carries a risk of fire outbreaks so here’s a quick guide on how to put out the flames in the heat of the moment.
A few tips for a good camp fire
Some people go camping regularly while others just do it as a one-off experience. Camping is, however, a very popular experience. If you’re among those planning to escape to the wilderness this summer, don’t forget you need to prepare in advance, even when it comes to building a camp fire.
Tips on how to barbecue like a top chef!
Nothing beats a good piece of barbecued meat, but you need to use the right techniques to get the results you want. If you’re the type of cook who tends to serve overcooked or undercooked meat or even if you just want to find out more, the following tips are just for you. Moreover, your next meal is likely to be a great success.
Food for a different kind of barbecue
Barbecues are usually associated with meat and a few vegetables but there are actually many more options than you might think. Have you ever cooked breakfast or a dessert on a barbecue?
Barbecue events in July
If, like us, you love fire and would like to indulge your passion further away from home, it’s good to know that, in Canada and the United States, there are many events that will allow you to do just that. July will be a barbecue month with several events.
How important is Outdoor Fireplace Care?
In designing a backyard living space, one amenity that’s become more popular in recent times is the outdoor fireplace. A wide range of styles, sizes and materials are available to perfectly accent any backyard area.
New accessories to take your love of barbecuing to the next level
Do you find you’re doing more and more cooking on your barbecue? Maybe you like the taste of barbecue food so much that barbecuing just a few times a year isn’t enough for you? If so, maybe only using a traditional spatula, claw, tongs, and brush isn’t quite enough for you either.
Your home at your fingertips with solar energy
Portable barbecues for everyone
Well, summer is officially here! The barbecue season is in full swing and the holiday season is just around the corner. If you’re planning to go camping, or just to enjoy some time outdoors, a portable barbecue could be a very useful ally for preparing your meals. But what kind should you choose? Follow these tips!
BBQ 101: Tips and information to get off to a good start
You’ve been thinking about buying a barbecue for years and you have finally turned your dream into reality. Now you’re dying to taste a succulent piece of barbecued meat. Curb in your enthusiasm a little and try not to be too hasty. Take time to read some useful tips and information to help you get it right the first time!
What to Know About an Outdoor Fireplace
Being currently the hottest home accessories trend, outdoor fireplaces are increasingly becoming more popular. They are an interesting addition in backyards during the summer and allow their owners to enjoy a longer outdoor season.
Cooking with infra-red energy, a real performance innovation
Just as you’re constantly changing, barbecues are changing too! To meet the increasing expectations of today’s chefs, products on the market offer increasingly innovative technological features. Amongst these, infrared burners have some real advantages, including a shorter cooking time. Here’s a brief overview of this feature with a variety of different uses.
Tips for Off Season Fireplace and Chimney Maintenance
The best thing to do with your fireplace during the off season is to schedule maintenance and cleaning. Approximately 42% of all home fires related to heating involve chimneys and fireplaces. You will be ready for the winter and able to use your fireplace with peace of mind that your family is safe by keeping up with annual chimney maintenance. The following is more information about an annual chimney inspection and cleaning as well as other recommendations on what to do with your fireplace in summertime.
4 Benefits of Gas Logs
When someone decides to have a beautiful new fireplace installed, there are various factors to consider. While the aesthetics of the unit is important, the type of fuel the fireplace will run on should be a more weighty factor in deciding what kind of fireplace to purchase.
Can You Convert a Wood or Gas Fireplace to Electric?
At first glance, it may seem strange to hear about someone wanting to convert their traditional fireplace that runs on either wood or gas into an electric fireplace. But if you think about it, this conversion makes very good sense in certain instances. Let’s look at a few of them and then talk about some tips for making this conversion.
Choosing an Outdoor Fireplace – What to Consider
Can you have an outdoor fireplace? As long as it’s lawful in your community, you certainly can – and it’s a lot easier than you might think. But a little planning and decision-making should be done before hiring someone to do the construction or installation.
Gas Fireplace and Stove Q&A
Wood Stove Troubleshooting: It’s Easier than You Think
Comparing Wood-Burning Stoves and Pellet Stoves
Here we’ll look at some of the differences between wood-burning and pellet stoves. Both are popular options for people who prefer not to operate a fireplace and want a little more flexibility in where they set up the stove. Both bring warmth and ambiance to a home. So the main factors prospective buyers are looking at are cost to buy and operate and convenience and efficiency of operation.
Why Choose Gas Appliances to Heat Your Home?
Why do gas-burning heating appliances continue to grow in popularity with homeowners throughout North America? There are many reasons, and we’ll look at some of them here. We’ll also talk a little about the three primary types of gas units that make wonderful additions to any home: gas fireplaces, gas fireplace inserts and free-standing gas stoves.
Upgrade Your Existing Fireplace without Replacing It
Do you barbecue using gas, charcoal or pellets?
With the barbecue season approaching, you’ve probably started dreaming of barbecues and evenings outdoors with friends. But you might not realize what tools you need to be an excellent barbecue chef! With all the different models available on the market, it can sometimes be difficult to choose. However, one thing’s sure - whether you choose gas, charcoal or pellets, you’ll find the right appliance for you.