Nicole Crews -- Casual Living, March 8, 2012
Outdoor living is turning up the heat, and Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Expo 2012 is the place to get fired up about it. HPBExpo is North America's largest indoor-outdoor living showcase with 350-plus hearth, patio and barbecue manufacturers and suppliers exhibiting and demonstrating the hottest grills, grilling accessories, outdoor kitchens, casual furniture and accessories, hardscape features and outdoor entertainment products. Join the 5,000 specialty and mass-market retailers by taking a peek at some of these hot-off-the-press products.
The patio tent ceiling heater allows for invisible warmth for large events or intimate gatherings.
BULL OUTDOOR PRODUCTS
Featuring inserts rated for outdoor use, vent-free fireplaces appeal to both the traditionalist and those who are looking for a more innovative design.
Lightweight, concrete, contemporary firepits are offered in two styles, the Ridge and Crater.
The Santorini chat pit has a rich espresso finish and comes with an adjustable flame.
Big Joe is upgraded with a split fire box and split heat deflector for simultaneous direct and indirect cooking.
The PigTail Food Flipper replaces tongs, forks and sometimes even a spatula.
This built-in offers name brand recognition along with custom appeal.
Booths 131, 5358
The stainless-steel, dual sided reusable barbecue sheet allows for searing and cooking at the same time.
Available in new lengths, the GrillGrate is an accessory that lays on top of the original grill surface.
The Memphis Elite Wood Fire grill serves as a cart or built in and is a high-temperature grill, low-n-slow smoker and convection oven.
Kettle-Q is an all stainless steel round griddle with sidewalls, underside cross bracing and grease trough designed for round charcoal and Kamado-style grills.
The CBZ-120-ELEM is a sleek, new design that shrouds the high-performance grill within.
The Kuulaire portable evaporative cooler fits comfortably into outdoor settings and can cool up to 600 square feet. With sturdy wheels and casters, the unit easily moves outdoors or inside.
Decorative and functional, the Solar Rain Chain slows the flow of rainwater from roofs to prevent erosion and provides an attractive visual element day and night.
The low-profile heaters and low clearance requirements allow the fixtures to blend into any environment seamlessly.
Available in liquid propane or natural gas options, the G Series firepit features a 360- degree glass top with metal mesh that surrounds the flame.
ERWIN AND SONS
The Riviera Collection is available in both standard seating and sectional pieces, featuring mahogany-finished, rope-core braiding and cast aluminum feet with matching coffee and end tables.
AZ PATIO HEATERS
The glass tube patio heater is now available in a tabletop version with a bronze and stainless-steel finish.