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Check Out Our Line of Regency Products!

Summertime is the best time to plan your new hearth with new fire appliances from our selection at The Cozy Flame. We partner with our sister company, Total Chimney Care to install fire products year-round with precision and excellence. We first make sure homeowners are happy with the size, style, and fuel type of the appliance. When our customers start with us, we don’t stop until you’re satisfied.

EPA-Certified Fireplaces

You don’t have to work for your beautiful fire. At The Cozy Flame we carry both gas and wood fireplaces, and both offer excellent aesthetics, sustainability, and efficiency. When you choose gas, you get an added convenience of easy on/off capabilities, temperature control, and without the hassle of cutting, hauling, and lighting firewood. If it’s a wood fire you’re interested in, ask a Comfort Consultant about the Regency Excalibur EX90 or Regency Classic R90.

Wood-Burning Stoves

Regency has perfected the wood stove so much that homeowners can now get the ambiance of a wood stove, without all the emissions and heat loss from years past. Regency wood stoves are so efficient today that all of them will qualify you for a $300 US Biomass Tax Credit! Shop our styles from contemporary to traditional and everything in between.

Gas Stoves

Gas stoves are a great option for a small space or limited decorative freedom. You can have a gas stove installed almost anywhere. They come in beautiful styles with fire-view windows that provide all the ambiance of a wood stove. Many models even have artificial logs that can be rearranged for you tastes. Gas stoves come with conveniences that rival that of wood stoves, so if you’re looking for efficiency, convenience, and beauty, a gas stove may be for you.

Pellet Stoves

Pellet stoves offer all the convenience and control of gas, with the high heat output of wood. Pellets are a wood product available in most home improvement and hardware stores. The stove is equipped with igniters that make lighting your fire as easy as magic, and the automatic hopper reloads your fire so that it’s burning while you’re doing other things.

Fireplace Inserts

If you’re looking to convert from an open fireplace to a more efficient and beautiful upgrade, an insert may be exactly what you’re looking for. Inserts are ordered according to specific measurements so they are sized correctly and a professional will retrofit the unit directly into the existing firebox. The chimney is then relined or “piped up” to accommodate for the smaller burn capacity. Inserts can start saving you money now, closing off the fireplace so that you don’t lose conditioned air, and will save you money on heating bills this winter. You can choose from a pellet, gas, or wood-burning insert.

Ready to Shop?

Stop by our retail location so that you can see some of our Regency products in action. Call us at 203-283-4459, or come visit at 116-Q Research Dr., Milford, Connecticut today.

What Can You Cook on a Big Green Egg?

At The Cozy Flame, it is our privilege to offer the best products and brands for our customers and neighbors in and around Milford, Connecticut. At this time of year we love to match families with grills and accessories that bring backyard family time to life. The Big Green Egg is one of our most popular new products and it comes in a variety of sizes for all of your family’s needs. Don’t believe us? It’s as versatile as a slow cooker!

Brunch

The Big Green Egg has impressive capabilities, including baking. When you bake zucchini bread on the Egg, you will find it to be fluffier and bold in flavor. Simply set the Egg to indirect cooking and prepare your ingredients. Follow this link or follow your favorite recipe!

Dinner

It can be easy to fall into a habit of cooking the easy thing, but this is no way to enjoy The Big Green Egg. In fact, we think the open-faced spaghetti pot pie is better than any pizza we’ve made on the Egg. This recipe doesn’t only call for ingredients, but also specific EGGcessories to make the cooking process as easy as possible. When following the recipe, note that the open-faced spaghetti pot pie takes 20-25 minutes, so plan accordingly.

Dessert

Forget messy smores around a bonfire. The whole family can have a blast making their own homemade ice cream sandwiches with The Big Green Egg!

Appetizers

There’s nothing quite like a little spice to kick off the summer. The Big Green Egg is especially handy when cooking spicy foods that may leave your kitchen stinking like peppers for hours or days after. Check out this recipe from Wickles Pickles that you will simply relish! All you need is: 12 jalapenos, shredded white cheddar cheese, Monterey Jack cheese, mayonnaise, cream cheese, relish, garlic powder, and black pepper. Using indirect cooking, prepare the peppers according to the recipe, place directly on cooking grid, and they’ll be ready to enjoy in 7-10 minutes.

You don’t have to stick to boring hotdogs and drumsticks when you invest in The Big Green Egg. These are just a few fun recipes available, and there’s more where that came from. While you’re there, check out the EGGcessories, success stories, and support available to our Big Green Egg customers.

If you’re still on the fence about your new grill, don’t be! Our professionals at our showroom will help you through your decision. Start now, and you can be cooking up something wonderful in no time!

Call 203-283-4459 or stop by our showroom at 116-Q Research Drive in Milford, CT today!

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How to Liven Up Your Outdoor Space

Are you looking to spruce up your outdoor space? Whether you want a new sound system for your patio or a new outdoor fireplace, get these updates right now before summer kicks in.

New Style

Patio furniture gets more expensive as the weather warms up, but this should not stop you from an upgraded outdoor space. A very cost-efficient way is re-purpose your old furniture a can of paint. Other ways to spruce up your outdoor space is build a bench with stones, add patio seating or end tables, or even build a wall. All of these updates can increase the appeal of your outdoor space drastically. You may even want to finish off your dream space with a roof or kitchen!

New Cookware

Don’t let your rundown grill put a damper on the fun. Buy one from us today that will last for years to come. At The Cozy Flame, we only sell the best grills. Choose from the Big Green Egg, a kamado-style grill that is perfect for grilling, roasting, baking, and smoking. It can even feed your entire neighborhood with our largest size or feed your family with our smallest size. We also carry MHP Grills, which is American-made, durable, and efficient. When you add these grills to your outdoor space, it’s sure to liven up the party.

New Beats

Did you know you can buy a fire pit that both plays your music and reacts to your music? Blazing Beats is a sound reactive fire pit that can take your outdoor space to the next level. Your music won’t only be heard, but it will also be seen as the flames dance along to the beat. There are no wires to tangle or protect from rain. The sound system is battery operated, and the fire pit is fueled by gas. It’s very efficient while also keeping you warm. Install a blazing beats fire pit now in your outdoor space, and you will have it in time for all your Fourth of July festivities.

Your dream space can be everything you want as well as everything you need. Start those upgrade today. Call our fireplace experts at The Cozy Flame today at 203-283-4459 to get started.

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Big Green Egg, the Ultimate Outdoor Accessory

Families across the country are gearing up for holiday gatherings, family reunions, and cookouts. Summer is the prime time for people to get outside to grill. When you chose a new Big Green Egg to replace your old grill, you summer will be never be the same.

Safety and Efficiency

When you invest in a Big Green Egg, you will get a grill that is safe, hazard-free, and long-lasting. You will spend less money on fuel, less time standing over a hot grill in the heat, and you’ll surely be the Barbecue Master of the neighborhood.

Versatility

You don’t have to be a meat-eater to enjoy a Big Green Egg. In fact, a pizza baked in a Big Green Egg is comparable in taste and quality to a pizza baked in a wood-fired oven. Whether you’re grilling steaks, baking casseroles, smoking fish, or roasting vegetables, the Big Green Egg can make all your food taste so much better.

The Size to Fit Your Need

The Big Green Egg may have started as one simple “kamado” cooker, but it has now evolved into a line of seven sizes to fit every need.

  • Mini – Picnics and tailgate parties will never be the same when you have this little EGG. It’s safe and perfectly sized for boats, balconies, and campgrounds.
  • MiniMax – This is perfect for camping, poolside cookouts, and parties. This EGG comes with a convenient carrying case so you can take it wherever. It also features a slightly larger cooking area than the Mini, but it is super easy to pack and take it wherever.
  • Small – With the same grill surface as the MiniMax, this EGG can cook a 12 pound turkey, 4 burgers, 1 chicken, 2 steaks, or 1 rack of ribs. And it has the ability to cook them to perfection. This EGG is not designed to travel, but it doesn’t come with a carrying case.
  • Medium – Sized for a small family or couple, this is a great addition to a home or backyard patio. This EGG can accommodate an 18-pound turkey, 6 burgers, 3 chickens (vertically), 4 steaks, or 4 racks of ribs (vertically). So go ahead and invite the neighbors, you’ll have plenty of room on your grill to cook for a crowd.
  • Large – The most popular size and is able to cook enough for a large group. The Large EGG allows you to bake, roast, or smoke, it can do all the job so there’s no need to make a mess on your kitchen stove.
  • XLarge – Cook for a crowd or multiple meals at once, this EGG is not just great for summer get-togethers, but it also offers all the space you need to prepare holiday meals as well.
  • XXLarge – The biggest EGG is capable of cooking for a large group, restaurant, or catering. This EGG will fit and cook a suckling pig to perfection. Don’t believe us. See for yourself!

You can see the Big Green Egg in action at our showroom. Or you can call us at 203-283-4459 to learn more before barbecue season is in full-swing!

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Blazing Beats Firepit

After a long winter, warm weather is finally here! Memorial Day weekend kicks off summer festivities, and we have just what you need to make your pool party, barbecue, or outdoor birthday party pop!

Sound Driven Fire Burner Technology

The first generation of sound responsive fire products is made possible using the Blazing Beats Sound Visualization Fire Burner combined with their Fire Synchronization Chamber. Now, your fire responds to your music, creating the perfect outdoor gathering where your music comes to life. The two focal points of a party are the music and the fire. Blazing Beats has combined the two to create an outdoor product unrivaled by others.

How it Works

We know your technology is important to you, and there’s nothing more damaging than the great outdoors when it comes to audio equipment. The premium outdoor audio utilizes marine-grade, weather resistant, audio components available as a Self Contained (SAS) or Component (CAS) audio system. It integrates with new or existing outdoor audio systems and also allows flexibility for use and protection from weather. There is no wired/plugged in version, only the battery-powered audio unit. The Fire Synchronization Chamber guides propane or gas through the inner chamber, along with the sound waves of your music. It’s guided to the Sound Visualization Burner, which is made of 14-gauge 304 stainless steel. This burner is perforated with microscopic holes to combine your music and fuel into the ultimate sound experience.

The Firepit for You


Just like other gas-fired firepit options, you have some flexibility when choosing your Blazing Beats Firepit design and size. Our dealers can work with you on a construction model with a custom surround, or you can choose the all-in-one model that is ready to use. It’s important to work closely with a professional when choosing your Blazing Beats Firepit and designing your outdoor space. You want to maximize your new purchase while your family and friends stay safe while enjoying it.

Available Models

The all-in-one model is 34” x 34” and 24” high. The final width of the countertop is 38” and there are two options for burner size. The 19” x 19” burner which is available only as a natural gas burner, and the 24” x 24”. The Blazing Beats Burner only comes as a square in this first generation model and works with two 5-gallon propane tanks. However, the 19” burner only burns natural gas.

Blazing Beats is always working toward more models and may even make burners available in more shapes in the future. Currently, they offer a 1-year manufacturer’s warranty, however, making modifications to the electrical components will void the warranty. Be sure to follow the provided user guide when you buy your new Blazing Beats Firepit.

Blazing Beats is manufactured in the United States with American-made materials, excluding electronics. We’re proud to offer American-made products as often as we can at The Cozy Flame.

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