Recent Posts by Dominique Page

What is the best way to cook ribs?

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 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.

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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.

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Are wood fireplaces and wood stoves legal to use in Canada?

The straight answer is yes, and it is true in every Province. But what are the requirements? First, let’s talk about the regulations in place and upcoming ones. What is mostly known as a regulation on the Market is the EPA Certification. The EPA is the Environmental Protection Agency in the USA. The EPA has…
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Healthy Grilling

Grilling and health are compatible as long as you choose the best options such as marinating and consuming lean meats and more vegetables.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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Get Your BBQ Ready! Roasted Peppers Stuffed with Vegetarian Chili

Did you think grill and meat belong together?They do not! Barbecue is not exclusively restricted for grilling lovers and carnivores. This pleasant and rallying cooking appliance can also delight vegetarians fond of grilled vegetables. As proof, this recipe of roasted peppers stuffed with vegetarian chili! Vegetarian Chili  Ingredients Red beans Onion, ½ or 1,to taste…
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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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Your home at your fingertips with solar energy

Solar Energy is quickly becoming the hot addition to improve home equity, greatly improve your security and bring you into the Smart Home – Internet of Things (IoT) world.  Manufacturers are providing every greater access to Smart appliances and tools for monitoring and operating your buildings remotely from your Smart Phone.  The world of greater…
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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!

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Gas Fireplace and Stove Q&A

A great alternative to a traditional wood-burning masonry fireplace is a gas fireplace or stove. Gas-fueled fireplaces and stoves provide plenty of heat to help cut the cost of utilities in winter; and they have other benefits, as well. If you’re considering having a gas fireplace or stove installed in your home, the following related…
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Wood Stove Troubleshooting: It’s Easier than You Think

When you bought your wood stove, you were expecting to bring home an appliance that would supplement your indoor heating, likely with an eye on reducing utility bills. You may have purchased the stove to be a nice visual amenity within your home, as well. Maybe you bought the style of wood stove that can…
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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.

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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.

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Upgrade Your Existing Fireplace without Replacing It

The joy of a mesmerizing fire in the fireplace can be lost, once the inefficiency of the appliance is understood. Open fireplaces can lose up to 20% more heat through the course of winter than they give back in roaring fires. If you want to upgrade the efficiency of your fireplace but without buying a…
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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.

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