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We Carry Delta Heat Appliances!

Do you love to entertain your friends and family but long for more entertainment space? Do you love outdoor entertaining and cooking? An outdoor kitchen could be just what your home needs! At  FireSide Hearth & Home, we carry Delta Heat appliances that can serve as a cornerstones for your new outdoor kitchen.

What, exactly, is an outdoor kitchen?

We Carry Delta Heat Appliances - Royal Oak, MI - FireSide Hearth and HomeOutdoor kitchens have exploded in popularity in recent years because they allow homeowners to get more out of their outdoor spaces, essentially expanding the usable square footage of their homes. Just as the name implies, an outdoor kitchen is a kitchen built right on your patio! Finally, an outdoor kitchen provides the perfect place to entertain, or to relax and enjoy a meal with your family on a beautiful evening.

What does an outdoor kitchen involve?

Outdoor kitchens vary widely in size and scope. A grill anchors nearly all outdoor kitchens. They can be built into a countertop space and surrounded by cabinets. You can also add burners, ovens, refrigerators, sinks, cooler, bars, storage cabinets and drawers.

Why choose Delta Heat?

If you love the sound of an outdoor kitchen, Delta Heat has everything you need! You can mix and match all of Delta Heat’s outdoor kitchen appliances to customize an outdoor kitchen that suits your cooking and entertaining needs, and that fits your outdoor space. Don’t quite have the space for an entire outdoor kitchen? Delta Heat also offers freestanding outdoor grills that provide a premium grilling experience.

In addition, Delta Heat’s products are designed and engineered by Twin Eagles, Inc., in Cerritos, Calif. Twin Eagles oversees every aspect of production, from designing prototypes to testing and manufacturing. Therefore,  Delta Heat appliances provide the perfect quality controlled outdoor kitchen experience.

How do you design an outdoor kitchen?

If you’re ready to expand your home and get more use and enjoyment out of your backyard, let FireSide Hearth & Home help you design the perfect outdoor kitchen for your needs and your home. You can stop by one of our four showrooms — conveniently located in Canton, Utica, Royal Oak, and Brighton — to help find your outdoor kitchen inspiration. You can also see some of the Delta Heat products on display in various potential kitchen arrangements. In addition, you can talk to our expert staff about outfitting an outdoor kitchen that fits your outdoor space, meets your home-cooking needs and allows you to entertain your family and friends.

Don’t wait to design your outdoor kitchen! Stop by a FireSide Hearth & Home showroom or browse outdoor kitchens on our website so we can help you create the outdoor kitchen of your dream, outfitted with beautiful, high-quality outdoor kitchen appliances and accessories from Delta Heat!

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Fire Safety Tips for Operating Your Gas Heating Appliance

One of the biggest advantages to gas hearth appliances is safety. Unlike their wood-burning counterpart, there are no popping embers or shifting logs that could start a fire in your home, and no dangerous buildup of creosote in your chimney. But that’s not to say that gas fireplaces, inserts and heating stoves are without there dangers. When you use your gas heating appliance this winter, there are some fire safety tips you should be carefully observing.

Keep Flammable Objects Away From the Fireplace.

Fire Safety Tips for Operating Your Gas Heating Appliance - Royal Oak, MI - FireSide Hearth and HomeThere might not be the risk of embers jumping out of the fireplace and igniting nearby objects, but that’s not to say that gas fireplaces can’t burn nearby objects. Many gas fireplaces and stoves put off enough heat to ignite nearby objects. Keep anything flammable, such as curtains, pillows, books and furniture at least three feet away from your gas fireplace.

Use a Fireplace Screen.

You might think that fireplace screens are reserved for wood-burning fireplaces, but they do provide a safety benefit for gas fireplaces, especially if you have an open-hearth gas fireplace. Fireplace screens can stop children or pets from accidentally getting too close to the fireplace. Even with a closed gas fireplace system, a fireplace screen that covers the fireplace doors can remind children of the burn hazard the fireplace presents.

Have your Fireplace and Chimney Cleaned and Inspected by a Professional.

Gas fireplaces and heating stoves, and their chimneys, require annual cleanings and inspections, too. Gas fireplaces can collect dust and clog blowers and fans. Additionally, chunks of ceramic logs break away over time and can impede the functioning of the fireplace. Soot can gather in the chimney and cause corrosion. While an annual cleaning will make sure that your fireplace and chimney are clear of debris that might pose a hazard, your annual inspection will make sure that all components of the fireplace or stove are operating properly and that the appliance and chimney are safe to use for the coming year.

Make Sure our Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms are Working.

While gas heating appliances are incredibly safe, it’s important to take precautions in case of an emergency. Smoke and carbon monoxide detectors should be installed on every floor of your home and in all sleeping areas. Check your alarms at least once every six months to make sure they are functioning properly.

If you’re looking for accessories, like hearth gates and fireplace screens, to improve the safety of your gas fireplace or heating stove — or if you’re searching for a new gas hearth appliance — stop by one of the FireSide Hearth & Home showrooms today! We have everything you need to increase the safety of your gas appliance, as well as a lineup of beautiful, safe and efficient gas hearth appliances.