Hot products at the HPBExpo
Tracy Bulla -- Casual Living, February 1, 2008
Set for Feb. 27-March 1 in Atlanta, the Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Expo promises to be not only the event to see the newest hearth products, grills, spas and outdoor furniture available in the marketplace, but also a fun event fueled by the notorious Outdoor Burn Area where manufacturers put their new products to use with specialty chefs and more. Here is a sampling of introductions you'll see at the show. – COURTNEY M. PASCHAL
Design Expressions patio furniture covers by Budge Industries are available in stylish, coordinated collections and feature an eco-friendly dioxin-free waterproof coating and air flow venting system to prevent moisture buildup under the covers.
The Infrared Prestige Collection by Napoleon Gourmet Grills features up to 82,500 Btus and a total cooking area up to 922 square inches, plus a space-saving Lift Ease roll top lid with matching double-walled Contour doors in two finishes.
The PigTail Food Flipper by K2 Development replaces tongs, forks and spatulas and is available in two sizes – 12 and 19 inches – great for steaks, chops, ribs, chicken, vegetables and more.
Ecofans by Caframo circulate warm air throughout a room without cords or batteries and are designed to sit on top of a freestanding wood or gas stove.
The new Morso 6100 series features clean lines, cast iron construction, hidden hinges and one easy control handle.
Technologically advanced ceramic replaces briquettes and lava rocks with Grill Greats' rectangular-shaped ceramic grates designed to retain more heat.
Minden Grill Company adds the Master grill, a propane gas grill in a sleek midnight blue finish that has three 10,000 Btu burners, a porcelain-coated steel grate, built-in temperature gauge, condiment tray and cutting board with additional customizable features available.
From Outback Chair Company, the Chasm Collection includes modern multi-faceted tables that can serve as storage units, cushioned chairs or even a teak serving table, available in round and square sizes.
The Grill Daddy Pro grill brush is great for cleaning large grills, measures at 22 inches long and features ergonomically correct handles for use with both hands.
The Annapolis offers a solid natural black granite top that crowns the framed center and front panel details and surrounds the 28-inch ClassicFlame electric fireplace, constructed of hardwood and wood veneers in an antique mahogany finish.
Cal Spas' Escape Series hot tub line includes features consumers often request such as waterfalls, stainless steel jets, a combination of jet types and configurations for hydrotherapy and also can be upgraded to include a CD stereo system and LED lighting.
Robert H. Peterson Company brings a new blender to market complete with an individual hood to protect and store it when not in use.
From Jewels of Java, this teak fireplace is vent-less and includes the teak mantel, firebox insert and log, paired with Real Flame fuel canisters from Jensen Company.
The Scottsdale Series gas grill by Modern Home Products can be used as a grill, roaster, steamer or smoker, with an all stainless steel cooking grid and dual burner, plus an electric ignition system.
Details like hammered bar arms, frames and hand-forged scroll work highlight the San Cristobal Collection from O.W. Lee, also available with spring base chairs for a comfortable, relaxing conversation group.