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Add a Fireplace and Transform a Space

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  • On November 21, 2018
When updating a room, one of the most dramatic changes you can make is to add a fireplace. Living in Ottawa—where we have months of cold, dreary weather—a fireplace can add charm, ambiance and provide additional heating during the chilly winter season. The look of the final design will be dependent on the type of […]
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How to Choose the Right Fireplace — Gas, Electric or Wood Burning

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  • On November 14, 2018
Once you’ve made the decision to install a fireplace in your home, next comes the task of choosing which type you’re going to install—gas, electric or wood burning. Your home and level of maintenance you’re willing to invest will help guide you on buying the right fireplace for your home and needs.
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Dynamic Heat Control Improves Comfort

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  • On October 31, 2018
Harding The Fireplace is proud to carry Napoleon fireplaces because they allow Ottawa homeowners to maximize comfort during the cold winter months. Napoleon now provides a better way to keep homes warm with their innovative Dynamic Heat Control™ System that takes fireplace performance up a notch.
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Best Fireplace Safety Tip — Schedule Fireplace Maintenance

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  • On October 24, 2018
Before enjoying an indoor fire for the first time this season, follow the most important fireplace safety tip and schedule professional fireplace maintenance. A yearly inspection and cleaning can help ensure that everything is operating safely, efficiently and reliably.
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Tips for Using a Propane Grill in Cold Weather

  • Posted by admin
  • On October 10, 2018
Just because the summer weather is now behind us doesn’t mean grilling season has to come to an end. By following a few simple tips, you can enjoy delicious food on your propane grill all year-round, even in cold Ottawa weather.
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Find the Perfect Thanksgiving Turkey

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  • On October 3, 2018
When purchasing the perfect Thanksgiving turkey, take into consideration whether you want to buy frozen or fresh and what the difference is between a natural, organic, heritage and free-range turkey.
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Enjoy Savings on a New Fireplace and BBQ

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  • On September 26, 2018
We take pride in providing the best deals on fireplaces and barbecues in the Ottawa area, and now is the perfect time to save big on a new fireplace or BBQ with our Regency fireplace sale and BBQ blowout deal!
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Schedule Fireplace Maintenance Before Cold Weather Arrives

  • Posted by admin
  • On September 12, 2018
With the end of summer right around the corner, the cool autumn air will soon be at our doorsteps in the Ottawa region. As homeowners begin to shift their attention from keeping the home cool to warm and cozy, many people will begin to use their fireplaces. However, it’s important to understand the importance of […]
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Get a Head Start on Fall Gas Grill Maintenance

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  • On September 5, 2018
Although it might be hard to imagine now, the cold Ottawa weather is on the way. That doesn’t mean you have to put the grill away, but you can get a head start on some fall and winter grill maintenance so when the cold snap comes, you’ll be prepared.
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Pineapple Lime Grilled Chicken

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  • On August 29, 2018
Grilling season is in full swing and now is the perfect time to try out fresh new recipes for friends and family. Delicious and easy to prepare, this Pineapple Lime Grilled Chicken recipe is a great way to put a new twist on a classic summer cookout meal.
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Do You Know How To Maintain Your Gas Grill?

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  • On August 22, 2018
Everyone loves firing up their grill and cooking a delicious meal for friends and family. However, it can be easy to forget how important basic maintenance is for the performance of a gas grill. To make the most out of grilling season, it’s essential that a few grill maintenance tips are followed including checking for […]
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Troubleshooting Tips for When Your Gas Grill Won’t Light

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  • On June 27, 2018
Nothing is more frustrating at an outdoor get-together than when your grill won’t light. Guests have arrived and everything is ready to go—but your grill just refuses to cooperate. Fortunately, there are some helpful tips you can follow to solve this issue and kick-off grilling season in no time!
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Benefits of Cooking with an Infrared Grill

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  • On June 19, 2018
Nothing says summer more than having a barbeque with friends and family. One way to make the most of grilling season is to learn more ways to produce delicious meals and vegetables on the grill. Making use of an infrared grill is one way you can breathe new life into your grilling skills this summer.
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How to Keep BBQ Grates Clean

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  • On June 13, 2018
With temperatures expected to soar this summer, many people turn to their grill to cook dinner. The constant use of the grill can lead to dirty BBQ grates, so it’s important to get into the habit of cleaning after each use.
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Difference Between Direct and Indirect Grilling

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  • On June 6, 2018
BBQ season has arrived in Ottawa! While most people cook their food over the flames of a gas or charcoal grill, another way to barbecue is by using an indirect grilling method. Understanding the difference (and benefits) of each method will allow you to take your grilling game to the next level this summer!
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Grilled Cocktails for a New Twist on the Backyard BBQ

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  • On May 30, 2018
Food is only half of the equation needed for a perfect backyard BBQ—you also need to think about beverages! While most people just bring out a cooler filled with drinks, you can elevate your next BBQ by presenting some grilled cocktails!
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Ultimate Grilling Guide

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  • On May 23, 2018
Avid grill masters spend a lot of time perfecting their craft. Fortunately for homeowners, a great BBQ doesn’t require devoting every spare minute to learning grill techniques. All you really need is a high-quality grill and some tips on BBQ basics.
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Kick Off Grilling Season With Spicy Grilled Shrimp

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  • On May 9, 2018
Now that the cold weather is finally behind us, it’s time to get excited about grilling season! Most people think of grilling a delicious piece of steak or chicken, but you can take your grilling game to the next level with this spicy grilled shrimp recipe!
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Big Green Egg Seasoning Line

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  • On May 2, 2018
The Big Green Egg has just released its own line of seasonings that are perfectly crafted to enhance the flavour of your summer food. Currently, they have four flavours and the best part is they’re gluten-free, kosher and contain no MSG!
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Key Features to Look For When Buying a New Gas Grill

  • Posted by admin
  • On April 25, 2018
Barbeque season has officially started in Ottawa! If your current gas BBQ needs to be replaced, make sure to do your research before investing in a new gas grill. Here are some key features to look for when shopping around.
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Best BBQ For Your Needs

  • Posted by admin
  • On April 18, 2018
Enjoying a nice grilled meal is a traditional summer activity for many people. There are some that swear by a gas grill, while others prefer charcoal and there’s also a surge of people that prefer to smoke their meats. The best BBQ for you will be the one that fits your needs and lifestyle.
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Try Some Grilled Tacos for Dinner this Weekend!

  • Posted by admin
  • On April 11, 2018
When many people think of BBQ meals, they imagine a nice piece of grilled steak or chicken. But almost anything you can make inside on the stovetop or oven can also be cooked on the grill. One of the best things to try on the BBQ is tacos! The best part of a grilled taco […]
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Chef Tips for a Perfect BBQ

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  • On April 4, 2018
There’s nothing better than enjoying a BBQ surrounded by friends and family. However, some people are intimidated by the grill, while others just don’t know where to start to get that perfect crisp and char.
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It’s Almost Easter—Plan a Grilled Family Dinner!

  • Posted by admin
  • On March 28, 2018
This weekend is Easter and many people are planning large dinners surrounded by friends and family. While most people will be monitoring their ham or lambs in the oven—why not take advantage of the nice weather and grill your Easter dinner.
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Get in the Spring Spirit with a Patioflame

  • Posted by admin
  • On March 21, 2018
With the official start of spring—many homeowners are looking forward to getting their backyard space ready for a season of entertaining. One way to upgrade your deck or patio is with some outdoor heat; that way you’ll be able to enjoy the outdoors while it’s still a bit chilly. A popular option in Ottawa is […]
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Smoked Beer Can Chicken Recipe

  • Posted by admin
  • On March 14, 2018
Everyone is probably familiar with the classic beer can chicken recipe—where a can of your favourite beer is used to keep a chicken moist while you slowly barbeque it. While we love the traditional preparation method, you can take it to the next level by using a smoker rather than BBQ.
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Upgrade Your Outdoor Space with These Patio Ideas

  • Posted by admin
  • On March 7, 2018
After surviving another brutal winter, many people are looking forward to spending some much-needed time outdoors. As you get ready to plan spring projects, make sure to include an assessment of your current outdoor space and include some of our patio ideas to ensure that you’re taking full advantage of the nice weather ahead of […]
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Get Your BBQ Ready for the Upcoming Grilling Season!

  • Posted by admin
  • On February 28, 2018
The best time of year is almost here—grilling season! Canadians love a good BBQ and during the spring and summer, many people can be found in backyards enjoying the taste of a freshly grilled dinner. While we wait for nice weather to arrive, you can get your BBQ ready by giving it a deep clean […]
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Fireplace Installation FAQs

  • Posted by admin
  • On February 14, 2018
Installing a fireplace in your home will add warmth and ambiance while increasing the value of your home. However, as some homeowners go through the process of adding a fireplace, they feel overwhelmed by all the options and details to consider. That’s why it’s important to work with the right fireplace retailer, that will help […]
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Give the Gift of Heat This Valentine’s Day

  • Posted by admin
  • On February 7, 2018
Valentine’s Day is fast approaching—this year give the special someone in your life the gift of heat! At Harding The Fireplace, we have a number of products that will ensure your Valentine has a decidedly different gift this year. New Fireplace There’s nothing more romantic than snuggling up in front of a roaring fireplace while […]
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How to Start the Perfect Fire—Every Time

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  • On January 31, 2018
There are many instances when you will need to know how to build a fire. Whether you need to build one for a wood burning fireplace or outside on a camping trip, it’s important to know the basic tips of fire building so you can get the flames roaring quickly and safely.
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Winter Food Smoking Tips

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  • On January 24, 2018
Just because you’re experiencing an Ottawa winter doesn’t mean you can’t use your smoker! At Harding The Fireplace, we sell a line of Kamado smokers that stand up well to our winter weather. Just follow these winter smoking tips and enjoy some smoked ribs all year long!
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Uses for Leftover Wood Ash

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  • On January 17, 2018
For homeowners lucky enough to have a wood burning fireplace or stove in their homes, there’s often the question of what to do with the leftover wood ash. While most people simply get rid of the ash, there are other applications!
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Time for a Mid Winter BBQ in Ottawa!

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  • On January 10, 2018
There are no two ways about it, Ottawa winters are cold. The bleak winter days, snow and windchill make most of us want to stay inside by the fire. However, next week there are predictions that the weather might warm up for a few days. While the mercury will still be below zero, minus seven […]
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New Year, New You, New Fireplace!

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  • On January 3, 2018
The new year has just begun and many homeowners across Ottawa are thinking about improvements they want to make for themselves and their homes in 2018. One way to increase home comfort and value is to add a new fireplace!
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Tips to Throw a Fantastic NYE Party

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  • On December 27, 2017
Sometimes, inviting some friends and family over is the best way to ring in the new year. If you’re hosting a NYE party, make sure your event goes smoothly by following these tips!
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Holiday Mantel Decorations

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  • On December 20, 2017
The holiday season is here! Days are filled with last minute shopping, final preparations for parties and sprucing up the house to welcome friends and family. At Harding The Fireplace, we know that the fireplace is often the centre for gatherings during holiday parties, so make sure you take some time and remember the mantel […]
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Prepare Your Home for the Cold Weather

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  • On December 13, 2017
People in Ottawa are used to cold weather as the temperature regularly dips below freezing temperatures. However, there are homeowners that seem to be caught off guard by the cold weather every year! They’re then stuck scrambling when the first big chill hits to get their home ready for the harsh winter weather.
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Ottawa’s Outdoor Heat Options

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  • On December 6, 2017
Winter can be a depressing time of year in Ottawa. The temperature keeps dropping, snow and ice storms are a constant threat and some days you just don’t want to step outside into what seems to be perpetual darkness. However, Mother Nature does surprise us from time to time and there are some winter days […]
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Prepare for Winter with a Fireplace Installation

  • Posted by admin
  • On November 29, 2017
Ottawa gets cold in the winter. The howling wind, heavy snow and freezing rain have caused a lot of problems over the years. It’s not uncommon for the power to go out, causing homeowners to scramble to keep warm. One of the benefits of fireplace installation is many of the available products will help keep […]
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What is a Fireplace Insert?

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  • On November 22, 2017
Some of the most frequently asked questions we get in the showroom are what a fireplace insert is, and how it differs from a regular fireplace.
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Prevent Creosote Buildup with Regular Chimney Cleaning

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  • On November 15, 2017
There’s nothing better than curling up next to a roaring fire while the snowflakes fall outside. The warmth and ambiance given off by a wood burning fireplace is hard to replicate. To ensure that you’re enjoying your wood burning fireplace, stove or insert safely, make sure you have regular chimney cleaning and inspections to prevent […]
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How to Clean Glass on a Direct Vent Gas Fireplace

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  • On November 8, 2017
There are many reasons to clean the glass of your direct vent gas fireplace. Not only does it look better, but regularly cleaning the glass will help you ensure everything is working as it should because you’ll be able to clearly see inside the unit!
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Why You’d Want to Add a Second Fireplace in Your Home

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  • On November 1, 2017
Ottawa is getting ready to welcome the snow and chilly weather, which happens to be the perfect time to consider adding a second fireplace into your home. Many homes only have one fireplace, usually in the living or family room, but adding a second one can significantly increase your home comfort and could increase the […]
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Home Renovations and Adding a Fireplace

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  • On October 25, 2017
If you’re undertaking a home renovation this winter, consider adding a fireplace to your blueprints. With the wide variety of fireplace options available, you’ll be able to enjoy the warmth of a fireplace anywhere in your home!
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2018 Fireplace Trends

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  • On October 18, 2017
As the weather cools and we head from fall into winter, people are starting to consider installing (or updating) fireplaces in their homes. Fireplaces add warmth to spaces and can also be a focal point — commanding attention as soon as you enter the room. If you’re looking for design inspirations, here are some of […]
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Grill Thanksgiving Turkey This Year!

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  • On October 4, 2017
Thanksgiving is just around the corner and soon, homes all over the city will be filled with friends, family and the smell of home-cooked dinner. With our mild autumn in Ottawa, why not take advantage of the nice weather and grill Thanksgiving turkey this year!
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Bring the Charm of a Wood Stove into Your Home

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  • On September 20, 2017
There is something nostalgic and heartwarming about a wood stove. Often, when there is one in a room, it becomes a focal point of the space and evokes memories of cozy winter cabins or spending time with family and friends. While many people love the look and feel of a wood stove, they don’t realize […]
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An Electric Fireplace is Perfect for a Condo or Apartment

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  • On September 13, 2017
There are few things better than curling up next to a fireplace on a chilly winter day in Ottawa. However, not everyone is able to install a wood burning or gas fireplace—particularly those that live in condos or apartments. Fortunately, there is an alternative—electric fireplaces!
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Importance of Fireplace Maintenance

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  • On September 6, 2017
The weather is slowly starting to get cooler. While the days might still be warm with the sun shining down, in the evening, many people are starting to pull out the heavy blankets and closing windows. Soon, the roar of fireplaces will fill neighborhoods as homeowners look to take the chill out of the crisp […]
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Are BBQ Covers Necessary?

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  • On August 30, 2017
When it comes to BBQs and grills, there’s one question that we get over and over again—are BBQ covers necessary? People tend to be passionate about this topic and there are arguments that back up both sides. As with most things in life, the answer to this particular question is not hard and steadfast. It […]
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Pick the Perfect Wood Chip for Your Smoked Foods

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  • On August 23, 2017
When it comes to smoking foods, the type of wood chip you use will significantly impact the final flavour. It’s fun to experiment with different flavours to come up with the perfect combination, but if you’re new to food smoking, follow our beginner’s guide to the perfect wood pairing for your smoked foods. Apple Wood […]
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How to Master Charcoal Grilling

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  • On August 16, 2017
There’s nothing like the smell of a charcoal grill being fired up to get us salivating and ready to enjoy the rest of the summer season. Grilling meat over charcoal imparts an extraordinary sear and smoky flavour that gas just can’t replicate. But having a little inside knowledge can really elevate your grill-game and make […]
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Build Your Dream Outdoor Kitchen with a Built in Grill

  • Posted by admin
  • On August 9, 2017
Outdoor kitchens are becoming more popular in the capital city. As people want to spend more time outdoors, they are investing more time and money into upgrading their backyards. Designing the ultimate luxurious kitchen should focus on the star of the kitchen—the built in grill! There are so many options you can add to your […]
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Don’t Forget the Portable BBQ on the Next Camping Trip

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  • On August 2, 2017
One of the best things about camping is sitting around a campfire—roasting marshmallows and sharing laughs. While cooking a hot dog or two over the open fire is a camping tradition, trying to make each and every meal over a finicky flame can become frustrating and stressful very quickly. Pack up a portable BBQ for […]
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Why We Prefer Kamado Charcoal Smokers

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  • On July 26, 2017
People have many options when it comes to choosing what type of smoker to purchase. Not only are there a variety of brands, there are different fuel types—with gas, electric and charcoal smokers being the most popular. While all three have advantages and disadvantages, we prefer Kamado charcoal smokers for the superior taste they produce […]
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All About Kamado Smokers and Grills!

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  • On July 19, 2017
Harding The Fireplace is proud of our wide selection of products: from fireplaces and patio flames to every type of grill on the market. Often, when people come into our store (or use our virtual showroom!), they stop at the Kamado Smokers and Grills. The unique shape often elicits a number of questions from curious […]
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Your Options for Outdoor Heat

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  • On July 12, 2017
Ottawa is known for harsh winters and for many months we’re unable to enjoy the great outdoors (without being bundled in layers of winter clothing!). One of the best things about summer is being able to enjoy the outdoors late into the evening. As the days slowly get shorter and we inch closer and closer […]
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What Makes Napoleon Grills Exceptional?

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  • On July 5, 2017
The Napoleon brand has become one of the leading companies that Canadians depend on for excellence and quality. They work with their customers to create highly sought after designs and technology. Napoleon Grills offer state of the art luxury products and innovative engineering, along with the company’s dedicated customer service that distinguishes Napoleon from other […]
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Summer Grilling Guide

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  • On July 5, 2017
Grilling season is in full swing in Ottawa and the smell of charcoal and grilled food is filling backyards across the city. To up your grilling game this summer, refer to our Summer Grilling Guide!
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Fire it up with these safety tips

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  • On August 5, 2016
This story is produced and presented by our sponsor. Fire safety doesn’t stop when you step outdoors. While summer is the perfect time to savor the flavors that grilling provides, it also is a time to maintain safety practices to avoid fires. How many fires? An average of 8,900 home fires a year, according to […]
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Important things to consider before choosing the right fireplace

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  • On April 18, 2014
Before choosing the right fireplace, you may want to do a bit of research to understand what exactly you are looking for. At Harding the Fireplace, the most popular fireplace store offers a complete line of gas, pellet, and wood burning fireplaces, stoves and inserts, as well as outdoor fireplaces and fire tables in Ottawa. […]
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Fear not what’s trending in barbecue, just get out and cook

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  • On April 17, 2014
March 27 By ARDIE A. DAVIS At this time of year news journalists, magazine writers, bloggers and other media folk assigned to do a “What’s New in Barbecue” article, call barbecue people around the country for the latest on what’s happening. ARDIE A. DAVIS Pit fire the old-fashioned way — no thermometers. At Hays County […]
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Wood Burning Stove Sales Increase

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  • On March 31, 2014
Propane prices reached an all-time high this winter, prompting many people to consider alternative forms of heat. “We’ve been really, really busy. And I think the cost of propane has probably initiated that. Looking back over the past few weeks, we’ve talked to a lot of people about wood-burning stoves,” says Shirley Johs, Keller Hearth […]
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