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Go Custom for Christmas

The holiday season is the time for your fireplace to shine, but why not also enjoy an outdoor fire this season. When you have guests and family over for holiday gatherings, your house can feel cramped, too warm, and uncomfortable. By installing a custom gas firepit now, you can transform your outdoor space into a holiday oasis for all of your winter festivities. Whether you have a patio, poolside, or garden, there is a custom gas fire pit that will fit your needs and warm your guests. Enjoy eggnog, coffee, wine, or cider by a beautiful fire surrounded by friends and family this winter.

Turn Your Patio Into a Dream Space

Maybe you have a fire pit already, but it burns wood and you’re tired of storing and handling firewood. Maybe you’re tired of the lighting, feeding, and cleaning up after your wood fire. Maybe your guests are tired of breathing in the smoke of a wood fire. Essentially, the best way to eliminate the mess and smoke of a fire pit is to convert to a gas fire pit. When you choose a gas firepit you will experience real ease, convenience, beauty, and the ambiance you look for in a fire.

  • Gas burns cleanly – No more smoke, no ash, no more firewood to store or cut. Your gas firepit burns the most efficient fuel, burns less of it, and still reaches the desired temperature.
  • Gas is convenient – Your gas fire pit is easy to use. Instead of fumbling with fire-building, kindling, and matches, you can have flames at the touch of a button or flip of a switch. The fire is easy to maintain and you’ll have precise control over flame and temperature as well as a hard stop when you’re ready to put it out. Some firepit models even come with remote control for the most convenience of all.
  • Gas is easy to install – Your gas fire pit is easier to install than a fireplace. They are affordable depending on the style and model and are safer because they are factory-built.
  • Gas is safer – Your gas fire pit is incredibly safe for your family and your guests. There are fewer accidental fires and burns associated with outdoor gas firepits than wood. You can also choose a model that stands higher than most wood firepits in order to decrease the likelihood of falls into the fire.
  • Gas firepits are versatile – You can choose a gas firepit that is none other than a firepit or you can choose one that doubles as a tabletop, giving your guests a place to put their food and drinks. Save space by choosing a gas fire build-in that brings light and life to your patio or garden’s edge. A gas firepit can be installed using materials that accentuate your landscape and your home exterior. You can also find models with ceramic logs, stones, and reflective materials.

Staying Warm In Winter

It may not be common for your family to invite guests outside during winter, but who says we have to waist our outdoor spaces during the colder months? That would mean you can’t enjoy your yard, patio, or garden area for half the year. At The Cozy Flame, we make it our priority to help our customers find comfort indoors and outdoors this year. Give yourself the gift of a cozy space outside this Christmas. Stargaze the winter sky with the kids, pray or meditate near to a warm fire, use the barbecue grill to help prepare Christmas or Hanukah dinners. You can do all these things and more with a little outdoor heat source like a gas firepit. Depending on your region and climate, you may need a more specific model of gas fire unit to heat your space. The Comfort Consultants at The Cozy Flame can help you choose a model that will also be a heat machine. We can use reflective materials in your setup to send heat to your guests, and when all else fails, you can look at other sources of patio heating such as wall heaters.

When it comes to keeping your guests comfortable, the science of the fire is just that—science. When your guests have a fire to stand or sit beside, their brain makes their body feel warmer. Other ways to help your guests and yourself to feel more comfortable enjoying your outdoor space this fall and winter is to:

  • Add cushioned seating and blankets
  • Add a basket of blankets, mittens, and hats
  • Put down comfy rugs whether on tile, concrete, or earth
  • Install radiant heat beneath porch decking and even fire-safe furniture (this is an extreme and sometimes expensive option, but is gaining popularity in some extreme climates)

Whether you’re looking to use your patio through fall only, or all winter long, we can help you stay warm and cozy by installing a custom gas firepit from The Cozy Flame. If you’re looking to improve your experience at home and add value to your property, find out how we can help you today. Chat with a Comfort Consultant on our website, call 203-283-4459, or stop by our retail store 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!


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!


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.


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!


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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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.

Start Enjoying Your Patio With a Firetable

There’s never a better time to enjoy your patio than the spring. The cool nights can be enjoyed with some comfy furniture and good company. The only thing to make it better would be a nearby fire!

Introducing the Regency Firetable

It’s not just a coffee table. It’s a fire pit, and is perfect for your outdoor lounging and entertaining. If you purchase and install it now, you can enjoy it’s beauty and versatility for spring and summer! The firetable burns propane or natural gas and is easily installed in any space outdoors. They come in a variety of sizes, colors, designs, and feature a stainless steel burner that won’t become damaged by your weather. Firetables are match-lit, but have a knob flame adjuster that makes it convenient to use and control.

The versatile firetable is perfect for entertaining. This is because you can place the dining leaf over the burner for dinner, then remove it for dessert or drinks by the fire. These firetables feature a beautiful yellow flame that can be large if you need a little extra heat, and can be small if you’re only looking for the ambiance.

Firetable Safety

Firetables are rated for use outdoors and are easy to use safely. The only thing to keep in mind when you make your purchase? You need to follow instructions exactly as stated. Use only the type of fuel indicated by the manufacturer, and never attempt to repair your firetable yourself. Doing so will nullify any manufacturer warranty.

Safety Tips for Your Firetable:

  1. Always keep flammable materials out of the fire. These tables are designed to place glasses and small items on the outside of the flames. However, leaning something large against the table (like a pool cue for instance) can fall into the flame and catch fire. Other items to keep away from the flame would be loose clothing or hair.
  2. Use the proper barriers while the flame is lit. These firetables have a glass barrier to contain the flame. The burners should never be lit when the glass is not in place.
  3. Practice fire safety even with a small flame, and even when it’s properly contained. A fire can still cause serious burns! Children should never be left alone with an open flame and should never climb on a firetable.

Your Dream Patio Space

You can have your dream patio even if you don’t have room for both a beautiful and functional coffee table, furniture, AND a fireplace. Save space and still have your dream patio by choosing a firetable! The Cozy Flame sells many options for outdoor gas fireplaces, including the Regency Firetable.

Schedule a consultation with a fireplace expert today and get started on your patio now, just in time for warm weather!

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Entertain In Style With A Fire Table

If you’re interested in adding an outdoor heat source to your home – but aren’t ready to commit to the major construction or permanence of an outdoor fireplace or fire pit – a fire table may be right for you. Fire tables offer the beauty and warmth or a fire pit with the added benefits of portability, easy ignition, and minimal mess.

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What is the difference between a fire pit and a fire table?

The difference between a fire pit and a fire table is more than just semantics; these two outdoor heating appliances are very different and each have their own advantages and disadvantages.

– Fire pit: Fire pits come in a variety of sizes, shapes, and styles; the two most common types of fire pits are portable metal drums and permanent in-ground stone fire pits.

The majority of fire pits are wood burning. While this creates warm and aromatic fires – as well as the opportunity for roasting marshmallows – it can also leave you with soot and ash to clean and remove after every fire. Metal fire pits can be prone to rusting due to exposure to the elements. Likewise, larger stone fire pits cannot be moved or adjusted once built, limiting the areas in your outdoor living space where you can entertain.

– Fire table: Fire tables are portable outdoor heating appliances made of stone and metal such as stainless steel or bronze. Available in a variety of shapes and sizes, fire tables can fit into any kind of outdoor living space.

Because they burn propane instead of wood, fire tables provide efficient heat with a minimum amount of smoke. This allows the whole family – including those with allergies or respiratory issues – to enjoy sitting around the fire, even on windy days. Likewise, their size and weight allow them to be moved around the yard for maximum flexibility when entertaining.

Fire table features

At The Cozy Flame, we are proud to carry Regency fire tables. These high quality heating appliances provide a balance of style, functionality, and durability and will last you and your family for years to come. Some of the features of the Regency fire tables include:

– Versatile designs for a variety of outdoor living spaces
– Choice between vibrant crystals, volcanic stones, or driftwood ceramic logs
– Long, full, lazy flames that mimic the look of a wood burning fire
– Optional tempered glass wind shield for a strong flame picture
– Electronic ignition and safety valve
– Seasonal weather resistant cover
– Dining leaf to add functionality to the table when fire is not in use

Add warmth and elegance to your outdoor living spaces by purchasing a fire table. These versatile heating appliances will help you entertain in style for years to come. Contact The Cozy Flame today for more information on what a fire table can add to your outdoor living space.

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