News & Updates

Pruitt declares that burning wood is carbon neutral

Joseph Coupal - Monday, May 14, 2018

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) declared Monday that burning trees is carbon neutral.

The announcement, made by EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt during a meeting with Georgia forestry leaders, signals an administrative policy shift that will treat all burning of biomass as carbon-neutral "when used for energy production at stationary sources," according to an EPA statement.

The administration likened the new policy decision to a clarification, saying it will help streamline regulations for forest and paper industries.

"Today’s announcement grants America’s foresters much-needed certainty and clarity with respect to the carbon neutrality of forest biomass,” Pruitt said in a statement. “Managed forests improve air and water quality, while creating valuable jobs and thousands of products that improve our daily lives. This is environmental stewardship in action.”

Members of Congress have made similar legislative pushes to recognize wood burning as carbon neutral. In 2016, a group of Senators tried to pass the policy change through larger bipartisan energy bill. More recently, a provision included in the fiscal 2018 federal spending bill unveiled in March urged the heads of the EPA and Energy Department to “reflect the carbon-neutrality of forest bioenergy and recognize biomass as a renewable energy source.”

Donna Harman, president of the American Forest and Paper Association, said the policy decision reflects "long-standing scientific principles and Congressional direction."

“We are one of the largest manufacturing sectors in the nation, eager to strengthen the economy and boost U.S. job creation with the support of public policy that levels the playing field with competitors around the globe," Harman said in a statement. "This new EPA policy is an important milestone in implementing the Congressional directive to produce clear and simple policies and acknowledges the scientific record on the carbon neutrality of forest-based, renewable biomass."

The debate over the emissions for burning wood took center stage during the Obama administration's Clean Power Plan discussions, as they considered how to treat wood-burning power plants.

Scientists have long thought that burning biomass, including wood, does emit carbon dioxide pollution and that labeling it carbon neutral is not only inaccurate but could have long-standing negative effects on regulations meant to thwart climate change. But foreign countries have more recently looked toward wood-burning as alternative energy sources that could help to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

“Scott Pruitt’s scorched-earth approach at the EPA continues unabated ... Pruitt is once again rewarding his industry pals," said Sami Yassa, senior scientist for the Natural Resources Defense Council. “This will lead to more destruction of our treasured forests and more dangerous carbon pollution.”

For more information on wood burning stove and fireplaces, contact the Woodstove Fireplace & Patio Shop.


May Memphis Grill Deals

Joseph Coupal - Monday, May 07, 2018

May Grill Cover Promotion

Did you know that May 2018 is National Barbecue Month? To celebrate, we have one of our best consumer promotions running throughout the entire month of May.

With the purchase of a Memphis Grill in May, consumers can receive a free Memphis cover for their new grill. All they need to do is fill out a simple form and send it back to Memphis Wood Fire Grills with a copy of the receipt.

Download the Free Grill Cover Promotion Flyer to learn more.

Outdoor Kitchens Growing in Popularity

Outdoor kitchens are popping up in backyards across America. According to DIY Network, at least 75% of sales of high-end grills are built-in models, not cart versions, and the percentage is increasing year after year.

While there is currently a wide selection of propane built-in grills on the market, Memphis Wood Fire Grills are the only built-in pellet grills on the market. But it doesn’t end there—not only do we offer top-of-the-line built-in pellet grills, we also have a complete collection of doors and drawers that can help turn any patio into a beautiful, fully-functional outdoor kitchen.

Display Discount Program: Don't miss out!

Our new line of stainless steel doors and drawers compliment every outdoor kitchen and help grillers at any level feel like a pro. Take advantage of our Island Display Discount Program. Memphis Built-in Grill models that are displayed on the floor in an island with Memphis Doors and Drawers will receive a credit, reducing the cost to 50% off MSRP. Additionally, the door and drawer units built into the display will be credited back 100%!

Learn more about our doors and drawers promotion: Island Display Discount Program Information.

Contact the Woodstove Fireplace & Patio Shop for more details about Memphis May Grill Deals. Come in and visit us today.

Time for a New Gas or Charcoal Grill for Spring

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, May 02, 2018
Woodstove Fireplace and Patio - Outdoor Grill, Groton, MA

Spring is here, the weather has finally turned. The sun is out and you can feel it in the air. It’s time to start grilling. There is a certain joy in picking out the right grill, and a definite joy when you get to go home and fire it up.

Charcoal grills are actually the most used type of grill and they come in many styles. Over the years, due to their popularity the charcoal grill has changed and evolved. The Big Green Egg charcoal grills are grills for those who are serious about taste. These grills use a combination of a ceramic shell, natural lump charcoal and air flow to create a superior charcoal taste. You can also sear food at high temperatures and it will still retain its moistness. These grills can be used as an oven, a grill or a smoker. And a wide range of accessories are available. Charcoal grilling has the ability to enhance the food flavor and some people believe it is the only way to grill. There is another reason that the Egg Grills are better than the traditional charcoal grill; they are ready to use in 15 minutes.

Propane grills are very popular, and are also very versatile. Of course, they run on propane, and heat up and are ready to use in minutes. They offer a quick and easy way to cook outdoors and also give a good flavor. Depending on your lifestyle, this may be the only way to go for you and your family. If you want to sear meat or cook on a slow rotisserie, there is a perfect gas grill for you. You can even cook your entire meal on many gas grills with the addition of the side burner. There is a gas grill for all occasions, from 3 burner grills to 6 burner grills, and everything from built in models to portable models. Gas grills also come with different cooking surfaces and these surfaces give you the ability to cook many different ways. Grills by Blaze, Saber, MHP and Fire Magic are all top of the line, and offer styles for most budgets.

Contact the Woodstove Fireplace & Patio Shop, we can help you decide which grill style is best for you, your living space, and your lifestyle. Come in and visit us today.

The Best Outdoor Kitchen Grills and Components

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Woodstoves and Fireplace Shop - Outdoor Grills

Spring is here and the temperatures are rising. Now is the time to extend your living space with an outdoor kitchen. Our extensive selection of grills and components for outdoor kitchens range from the budget conscious to the best that money can buy. The Woodstove Fireplace & Patio Shop can help you design, equip, and install your outdoor living space. In addition we offer our full line of kitchen built-in grills, stand-alone gas grills. and everything you’ll need to have the outdoor living space of your dreams.

Fire Magic outdoor kitchen built-in grills will completely fit your needs and exceed your expectations. These gas grills deliver the ultimate in beauty, performance and durability. No matter what type of outdoor kitchen you are looking to create, Fire Magic built-in grills have a wide range of features and sizes. In fact, every grill is designed to elevate your cooking and entertaining experience, and add to the elegance of your home. You won’t find a better price, even if you look online.

This is the only one-stop-outdoor-kitchen-shop around Littleton and the surrounding areas. Let us help, contact the Woodstove Fireplace & Patio Shop.

Gas Grill or Charcoal Grill?

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Woodstove Fireplace Shop and Patio, MA

Those who are in the market for a new grill already know if they want a gas grill or a charcoal grill before they go shopping. But you need to consider other things as well like: size, price range, functionality and brand.

If you are in the market for a gas grill, there is quite a price range of grills that you can choose from. However, remember that you get what you pay for. So consider the materials with which it is made and the length of the warranty and what that warranty includes. Also think about what else you want your gas grill to do, maybe you want a side burner or rotisserie.

If you are in the market for a charcoal grill, don’t only look at kettle charcoal grills, if you are more adventurous, take a look at the kamado style charcoal grills, the Big Green Egg.

Once you try a Big Green Egg, you won’t grill on anything else again. The egg-shaped charcoal grills come in five sizes and can cook at a wide range of temperatures and styles. The Big Green Egg charcoal grill is perfect for slow-cooking, baking, smoking or roasting.

This grill uses natural lump coal, or hardwood charcoal. With hardwood you’re getting a wood flavor to your meal. Grilling over hardwood charcoal makes food taste better. Hardwood charcoal can heat the grill to 900 degrees and it can burn up to 12 hours.

For more information on The Big Green Egg, contact the Woodstove Fireplace & Patio Shop.

Pellet Grills: Flavor of Charcoal, The Ease of Gas

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Woodstove Fireplace Shop and Patio, MA

Most people have heard about the delicious taste that grilling over charcoal offers. But many people are hesitant to use charcoal grills for their everyday grilling needs. They like the ease of a gas grill, but they want that next level of flavor. Now you can have both with Green Mountain Pellet Grills.

Grill over hard wood and achieve grill flavors you have never experienced with gas grilling. But forget about trying to light charcoal. Pellet grills are easy to use. With the push of a button you can light your Pellet Grill and get cooking in no time. Green Mountain grills have a temperature range that allows you to grill, bake, roast, or smoke right in your backyard. Grilling on hardwood gives you a flavor to your food that will be the talk of your neighborhood or family get-together.

If you want to see how easy this pellet grill is to use, come into the Woodstove Fireplace & Patio Shop for a visit. For more information, contact us.

Off Season Service Specials

Joseph Coupal - Friday, March 30, 2018

Woodstove Fireplace Shop & Patio, MA -  Gas Service Special

Woodstove Fireplace Shop & Patio, MA - Pellet Stove Service Cleaning Special

Massachusetts Kicks Off Campaign to Replace Older Wood Stoves

Joseph Coupal - Friday, March 30, 2018
Woodstove Fireplace Shop and Patio, MA

Wood burning stoves are a way for home and business owners to assert their energy independence by using wood pellets or logs as an alternative heating fuel.

But many of those stoves were early models designed in the 1970s and ‘80s and lack the energy efficiency and cleaner burning capabilities of later models.

The administration of Gov. Charlie Baker and Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito recently announced $450,000 in funding for the 2018 Woodstove Change-out Program that provides rebates to homeowners who replace older stoves with cleaner, EPA-certified models.

“The Woodstove Change-Out Program gives all Massachusetts homeowners access to affordable, highly- efficient, and clean heating systems,” Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Matthew Beaton said.

Launched in 2012, the Commonwealth Woodstove Change-Out Program is administered by the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center.

The program has so far helped replace 2,000 less-efficient stoves.

Through these rebates, Massachusetts residents will have access to clean heating systems that are EPA-certified, use less fuel, and provide cleaner air for our communities. The Woodstove Change-Out Program has helped thousands of residents across the Commonwealth adopt clean, efficient heating technologies and we’re pleased to offer this program for another year.

Standard rebates under the program range from $1,000 to $1,750, depending on the emission levels and type of stove purchased. Residents who meet certain income guidelines can qualify for rebates up to an additional $1,500.

For more information on wood stoves for your home, or for information on our wood stove floor model sale, contact Woodstove Fireplace and Patio Shop.

Additional information about the program can be found at


*** The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) is extending the 2018 Woodstove Change-Out Program application deadline to September 25, 2018. Correspondingly, the deadline for homeowners to submit their income verification through the InClime portal has been extended to August 25, 2018.

Burn Wise Tips for Stove Owners

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, March 27, 2018

SABER Grills: Affordable Premium Gas Grills

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Woodstove Fireplace & Patio Shop - Saber Grills

What makes SABER the best value among premium grills? We deliver superior performance and all the features and sales support you want—for far less than other premium brands.

Every SABER grill uses our patented infrared technology and is made with the same premium materials and quality construction. No one combines performance, innovation and affordability like SABER.

The SABER Elite Series includes more stainless steel and features to the already great line of SABER grills. The Elite Series includes mirror-polish edges and bright annealed stainless steel, creating the look of luxury and style. The Elite grills feature LED lighting over the knobs, a stainless take tray that pulls out for easy access and a stainless condiment basket inside the cart. Each Elite grill includes a rotisserie rod and kit and a marine-grade grill cover.

The SABER Cast Black Series comes with a more reliable ignition system with electrodes at each burner, grate-level temperature gauges and sturdy cart design. This series features a black porcelain lid with cast-aluminum end-caps and a black powder-coated cabinet. The 2-burner model has a single access door and sturdy shelves with tool holders.

Standard SABER Grill Features

  • The SABER patented cooking system for superior grilling with even heat and no flare-ups
  • All commercial-grade stainless steel is non-magnetic
  • Electronic ignition at every burner for reliable start
  • Grate-level temperature gauges allow grilling with the lid up
  • Front access grease tray for easy cleaning
  • Heavy-duty nylon locking casters
  • Uses 30% less gas every time
  • Simple cleanup: just burn off and brush away food debris
  • Safe, easy natural gas conversion with SABER’s exclusive EZNG technology

For more information on Saber Gas Grills, contact The Woodstove Fireplace & Patio Shop.