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Grill Pellets Customize The Flavor Of Your Meats

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, July 17, 2019
The Fireplace Showcase - Grill Pellets, Seekonk, MA

Grill Pellets do not simply serve as your grill's fuel source. They can enhance the taste and aroma of your food as well. While many people settle on cheaper pellets, those who have experienced using flavored hardwood pellets discover amazing new results can be achieved for your grilled meat. Traditional wood grillers actively change their wood sources to get different effects. Pellet grillers, by comparison, have been slower to come around to experimenting with flavored pellets.

Our Premium quality smoker pellets come in array of wood flavors. Each variety produce their own exquisite taste. But you can also create your own unique flavor by mixing different pellets. Here are some natural wood smoker pellets with awesome flavor:

  • Cherry - offers a mild sweet flavor and aroma
  • Mesquite - is excellent for BBQ but has strong overpowering flavor
  • Hickory - creates the classic moderate smoke perfect for grilling beef meals; but can be suitable also for pork and poultry recipes.
  • Apple - makes a sweet and mild smoke that complements lighter foods like seafood and vegetables; but can also add a delectable flavor for pork and poultry
  • Texas Blend - aromatic blend of Black Oak, American Hickory, and a hint of Texas Mesquite offers a consistent flavorful smoke throughout the cook.
  • Fruitwood Blend - a bold blend of Orchard Cherry, American Beech, and Sweet Pecan. Smells sweet and adds character to whatever you grill.

To learn more about grill pellet flavors, contact The Fireplace Showcase.

Early Buy Pellets

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, July 11, 2019
The Fireplace Showcase - Early Buy Pellets in Seekonk, MA

Pellet stoves are efficient heating appliances that bring ambience and warmth to your living space. Using quality pellets and keeping your stove clean is imperative for long term dependable heat. Save now on 2+ tons, picked up or delivered to your home. We have 6 premium brands in stock and stored indoors. Call to order and schedule your delivery for pre-season buy.

Remember— Summer is also a great time to schedule your annual pellet stove cleaning!! Mention this ad and receive 10% discount on service. All offers end 8/31/2019.

$10 0FF in Early Buy Pellets

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, July 04, 2019
The Fireplace Showcase - Early Buy Pellets in Seekonk, MA

 

Fireplace Showcase Storage Sheds – Blends Art and Function

Joseph Coupal - Friday, June 28, 2019
Fireplace Showcase - storage sheds in Seekonk, MA

Having a hard time finding a storage shed that you feel delivers functionality and proper aesthetics to compliment your property? People across Seekonk MA tell us they’d wish they found us sooner as The Fireplace Showcase’s storage sheds delivered across Seekonk, MA perfectly deliver upon both needs.

Here are some advantages when choosing a Fireplace Showcase storage shed:

  • Your cluttered and disorganized garage with overloaded stuff will be resolved.
  • You can easily find your tools as you can now organize them in their new storage space.
  • When we say safe keeping, we mean it. You have the option to lock the doors and windows to keep thieves from snooping through your valuable items.
  • We carry a wide array of sheds including Chateau, Gambrel, Delmar and Quaker style sheds. You may choose from vinyl, pine or cedar material. From these selections, you can choose the best style that matches your home.
  • Cream of the crop quality, sturdy and can withstand severe weather conditions.
  • They can add a highlight to your lawn.

For more information about our storage sheds, contact The Fireplace Showcase.

Why You Need To Get A Firepit For Your Yard

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, June 20, 2019
The Fireplace Showcase - Napoleon Built-In Grill in Seekonk, MA

Firepits are versatile and can be used year-round. It's a worthy addition to your outdoor home accessory since it can function for multiple applications. Here are reasons why fire pits are considered great value for your money.

  • Creates a focal point for outdoor gathering
  • It can light up your yard at night without using electricity
  • It can enhance the look of your outdoor living space
  • You can use it to roast marshmallows during s'mores parties
  • Can create a cozy atmosphere for intimate romantic nights
  • You can put a grill on top of it so you can grill a dinner
  • They are available at all price points
  • They can add value to your home
  • You can use it even in fall and winter for warming up outdoor gatherings

With all the above advantages, you can see the value of an outdoor firepit for your home. Interested in buying a firepit set for your lawn? The Fireplace Showcase has a large inventory of outdoor fire pit units that come in different shapes and sizes. Contact The Fireplace Showcase today!

Napoleon Grills Enhance the Look of Your Outdoor Kitchen

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, June 13, 2019
The Fireplace Showcase - Napoleon Built-In Grill in Seekonk, MA

Throughout the summer, outdoor cookouts are one of the most anticipated and celebrated events. If you regularly hold the gathering within the comforts of your backyard, perhaps it’s time to spruce up your outdoor kitchen and get the beautiful and highly functional Napoleon Built-In Grill to aid you in your outdoor cooking event.

Napoleon Built-in Grills here at our Seekonk, MA showcase will not only enhance the look of your outdoor cooking station, it will also help you create awesome meals. These grills are equipped with infrared burners so you can perfectly cook a meal as fast as 20-30 minutes. Moreover, Napoleon gas grills offer an oven-like performance with its roll top lid. The tightly sealed lid can retain maximum heat inside the grill so it can roast meat or baked pizza like an oven. And if you love that smoky charcoal aroma, Napoleon’s optional charcoal tray is designed to let you add the fun & flavor of charcoal anytime, on your gas grill. Simply replace necessary sear plates with the charcoal tray, add charcoal and light with your gas grill.

Napoleon Gas grills will definitely take your outdoor cooking to the next level. You will surely earn good complements from your friends with your elegant outdoor kitchen and with the amazing meals you created from your powerful gas grill. To learn more about Napoleon Grills, contact The Fireplace Showcase.

Tips For Maintaining Outdoor Swing Sets

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, June 06, 2019
The Fireplace Showcase - children's outdoor swing sets in Seekonk, MA

Outdoor wooden playsets are crafted with durability to last for years. However, they still require periodic upkeep to keep them safe and in top condition. The warm weather makes the best time to check on your swing sets for wear and damage. Here's how to do your wooden swing set maintenance:

  • Inspect the Swing Set Thoroughly - Check all parts of your swing set especially roofing, bolts, screws, hinges, ropes, chains and cables. If you notice any wear and tear, replace it immediately. Tighten all bolts and screws securely. Sand down any wooden splintering to ensure safety.
  • Check All Accessories - Make sure all fixtures and attachments are intact and in top condition. If you see any signs of rusting and fraying, get replacements as soon as possible.
  • Remove Dirt and Mildew - Give the entire outdoor children's playset a good wash by using a mild soap and a water hose to take off any mold or mildew growth.
  • Apply Fresh Stain and Sealant - Typically, re-staining should be done every 2-3 years while you can re-apply sealants every 1-2 years. Contact your manufacturer to learn the maintenance needs of your playset.

If you are consistent in maintaining your outdoor swing set, you can extend its life for a long time. For more information about children’s outdoor swing sets in Seekonk, MA, contact The Fireplace Showcase.

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Joseph Coupal - Monday, June 03, 2019

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How to Properly Clean Your Grill

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, May 29, 2019
Fireplace Showcase - Grills in Seekonk, MA

Context is everything. I suspect that's why some home cooks are less conscientious about cleaning their grills - it's outside, everything is a little dirty outside! - than they are about, say, their ovens and stove tops.

But really, you should be treating your grill - especially the inside - as a sacred place and giving it the same care and attention you would any other major appliance.

"My feeling is that the grill grates should be immaculate and the rest of the grill should be relatively clean at all times," writes grilling guru Steven Raichlen in "The Barbecue Bible." "Clean grates are essential for killer grill marks, and they help keep food from sticking."

His mantra: "Keep it hot, clean and lubricated." Here's how to do just that:

1. Do a seasonal checkup.

Don't remember what you did at the end of last year? Not sure what happened under your grill cover all winter? Before you turn anything on, give your grill the once-over. For a charcoal grill, Raichlen recommends scraping out the ash from the firebox if you didn't at the end of your last grilling season. Also confirm that the metal vents open and close, and grease them with WD-40 as necessary.

For a gas grill, Raichlen says you should clean the drip pans, if needed. Remove the grates and the baffle plates or Flavorizer bars that help direct grease away from the burner tubes. Then make sure nothing (spiders, spider webs, other organic material) is blocking the burner tubes. If flames don't come out of all the holes in the tubes, you'll need to clear the obstruction with something like a bent paper clip or thin wire. Make sure your igniter is working and you hear a click and see a spark.

2. Turn on the heat.

"Preheating is a must, and it also is the first step in cleaning the grill," says Elizabeth Karmel, the chef and author of GirlsattheGrill.com and four cookbooks, most recently "Steak and Cake." "Think of it as a sterilization process." For a gas grill, turn the burners to high for 10 minutes; likewise, let your charcoal grill preheat with the lid on and vents open for 10 minutes. This will help burn off anything left over from your last grill session.

3. Scrub the grate.

Now that any residual food has been charred, it's time to get rid of it. Karmel suggests scrubbing with a ball of crumpled foil (about the size of a navel orange) held in a pair of long-handled tongs. That's an especially good option for people worried about stray bristles from wire brushes, but if you have a metal brush you trust, by all means use it. In his book "Project Fire," Raichlen says to look for a wire brush with bristles anchored in a twisted wire coil. America's Test Kitchen's top pick for grill brushes, the 12-inch grill brush from Weber, fits the bill. ATK also liked how its triangular shape made it easy to clean between the grate's bars.

4. Oil the grate (or the food).

This is a combined cleaning and prep step, and it's also a bit contentious. Many grilling experts recommend oiling the grate before loading it up with food. Others argue that the oil residue can build up and actually cause food to stick.

If you're oiling the grates: With the grill still on high heat, brush the grates with an oiled wad of paper towels held in that trusty pair of tongs. This will catch any bits of food you didn't scrape off, as well as grease the grates so the food won't stick, much as when you add fat to a pan on the stove top. Be sure you use an oil that can handle high heat. Raichlen says grapeseed and the cheaper canola are good bets.

In her new book, "The Backyard Fire Cookbook," Linda Ly recommends Grate Chef Grill Wipes, which function similar to oiled paper towels. She has a few other creative suggestions, including spearing a halved onion on a barbecue fork, misting it with high-heat cooking spray and using that to clean and oil the grates. She says you can do something similar with the green husks from the corn you plan to grill.

In the other camp: Karmel is a strong advocate for oiling your food instead of the grates. By brushing a thin coat of olive oil on the food before placing it on a clean cooking grate, you'll create a barrier that prevents natural juices in the food from turning into steam and evaporating, which can cause the food to dry out before it's done.

Decide which method works best for you and roll with it.

5. Repeat the heat.

After you're done cooking, Karmel says you should follow the same process as when you fired up the grill. Preheat for about 10 minutes and then scrub. To intensify the heat on a charcoal grill and help burn off the food, America's Test Kitchen says you can place an overturned disposable roasting pan on the grates. If there's really a lot of food left on the grates, you can let the grill go for 30 to 40 minutes, Karmel says, "or until everything on the grates has turned to a white-gray ash."

6. Other maintenance.

If you have a charcoal grill, remove the ashes after they have cooled for a day or two. After the ashes have been moved to a metal container away from combustible materials, mixed with water and cooled for several more days, they can be disposed of in your trash (in foil for extra security). If you used charcoal without additives, consider using the ash in the garden or compost pile.

For gas grills, pay attention to the drip pans. "Martha Stewart's Grilling" says to clean out the larger drip pan that catches food at least monthly, and replace the smaller disposable pan that catches grease when it's half full.

"Once a year, clean the inside of the grill with warm, soapy water - no abrasives," Karmel says. "Make sure you rinse the grill well and let it preheat with all burners on HIGH for 30 to 40 minutes to burn off any residue." If you have a charcoal grill, you can take this advice from "Martha Stewart's Grilling": After washing with dishwashing liquid, warm water and a sponge, take apart the grill, rinse it with a garden hose and let all the parts dry in the sun before reassembling. If you tend to only grill in the warmer weather, it makes sense to do this big clean at the end of your season, so that your work will be even easier next year.

You've made a big investment in a high-quality grill. Following the aforementioned tips will make sure its clean and running at peak performance all summer. Don't have a grill yet? Stop by our showroom and check out our grills. Need parts for your Napoleon grill, we have them! Contact The Fireplace Showcase now!

Source: mailtribune.com

Flue Season Specials

Joseph Coupal - Monday, May 27, 2019