Tuesday, May 3, 2016

How to Care for Natural or Propane Gas Logs When They Are Not in Use

A fireplace that burns natural or propane gas is an easy way to warm up a room in your Greenville, SC home or create a cozy or romantic spot for two. Rather than having to constantly haul in wood and keep pests out of a wood supply, gas logs are more convenient and less costly per use. If you plan on owning one, consider these tips on caring for your natural or propane gas logs so that your fires can be as safe and enjoyable as possible. Inspect Logs Before Use The first and most important step in caring for your gas log fireplace is performing an inspection before starting the fire. Check to make sure that all of the logs are in good shape. A fire should not be started if any of the logs are cracked or broken.

Monday, May 2, 2016

Helpful Buying Tips: How to Choose the Right Gas Logs for Your Home

If you have decided to make the wise move and invest in gas logs for your Greenville, SC home's fireplace, you are not alone. Many people are tired of messing with the hassle of starting a wood fire, cleaning out the fireplace after use and many other tedious tasks that come with a wood fire. Because of this, many people are looking for a more convenient and cleaner way to heat their space and enjoy the cozy ambiance of a fire. Gas logs make perfect sense in such situations, but you may want to consider a few points before you make a final buying decision. The Aesthetics Gas logs have come a long way in their design in recent years and their realistic design can have some people looking extra closely to determine if you are running a gas log fireplace or if you are burning real wood.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Fire Up the Barbecue Grills: Planning Outdoor Family Reunions Early

The arrival of 2016 will witness many households in Greenville, SC or anywhere else eagerly anticipating family reunions. Planning for this type of important social gathering in advance helps everyone enjoy the event. If you expect to conduct some outdoor spring, summer or fall grilling on BBQ smokers and celebrate at home or having picnic activities, taking time now to begin preparations reduces expenditures. Key Decisions One survey reports that, on average, a family reunion trip includes eight adults and five children attending each family reunion every year. The typical household will spend five days away from home in order to participate. Over half of the people responding indicated that cooking played a significant role in their activities during these types of gatherings.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Setting Up the Fireplace: What You Need to Know Before Buying Gas Logs

While some homeowners love wood-burning fireplaces, many find that wood fireplaces are messy and inconvenient to use. They also do not give you the same ability to adjust and control the amount of heat produced as gas fireplaces do. If you are thinking about upgrading to the use of gas logs from leading suppliers in Greenville, SC like Buchanan Fire and Outdoor, it is important to consider a few important points before making your final buying decision. Freestanding or Built-In Logs The main difference between gas logs is how they are installed in the fireplace. Built-in logs are one option, and these give you the realistic look of wood in the fireplace with permanency. Freestanding logs are another option, and these types of logs also have realistic-looking options in a wide range of styles. They can easily be removed from the fireplace as needed or even replaced with a new model without hassle.

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Creating the Ultimate Meat Flavors with Outdoor BBQ Smokers and Grills

Outdoor grilling, barbecue, and meat smoking have substantially grown in popularity. People have discovered that these types of food preparation bring a unique flavor to meats like chicken, turkey, beef, and pork, and also makes for faster and easier meal cooking. Even with food preparation being easier with these cooking methods, the meats prepared through grilling, barbecue, or smoking tend to come out more tender and with better color than what could be achieved with indoor frying or baking. In fact, these cooking methods can be enjoyed throughout the year, even during the coldest and snowiest of weather.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Summer’s End: The Fun Continues with Beautiful Outdoor Fireplaces

As summer draws to a close, it’s time to prepare your home for the colder seasons ahead. The end of summer does not mean saying goodbye to outdoor parties and barbecues, however—not when you have an outdoor fireplace at home. Outdoor fireplaces and fire pits are increasingly becoming familiar in many homes in Greenville, SC and other parts of the country. According to the American Society of Landscape Architects, fire pits and outdoor fireplaces are the number one requested feature by many homeowners today. These features can be the center of a backyard party by adding a grill top to start barbecuing; or encourage great family bonding time, camping style.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Create the Best Meals from Your BBQ Smokers with these Grilling Tips

The art of grilling is a fairly simple in concept, but much harder in application. In theory, you simply have to place your meats and veggies on the grill and remove them once they are cooked; however, creating a perfectly cooked meal is not as simple. There are certain techniques to grilling—even a few minutes too long and you can end up with overcooked food. Get the wrong temperature control and your meal might be raw on the inside but charred on the out.