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Thanksgiving around the fire!

November 19th, 2015

cozy electric fireplace and wood mantel

It’s everyone’s favorite time of year again! Thanksgiving is right around the corner and that means we finally have a legitimate excuse to eat until we can’t move. Nothing beats a Thanksgiving meal, except getting to rest by your electric fireplace with family and friends afterward.

Our electric fireplaces are easy, inexpensive, and quick to install- so you still have plenty of time to get one of your own before the holidays. They are also inexpensive to operate, meaning those extra dollars you save can be used towards extra holiday expenses. These fireplaces are great to have when your friends and family are over. They’re cool to the touch so it’s even safe around children and pets!

With the ability to change the flame intensity, ember bed lighting, and background lighting, you can have these electric fireplaces work with any room at any time. They even offer high/low settings for heating options.

So when it’s time to reconsider your decision to get seconds (or thirds) this Thanksgiving, do it around your electric fireplace with your loved ones!

New Product Release: The Wave

November 12th, 2015

the wave fire pit table fire feature

The Outdoor GreatRoom Company™ is pleased to announce the newly designed Wave Fire Feature. This fire feature was designed to bring modern elegance to the outdoors as both a fire pit and a piece of art.

The Wave features 3 interwoven tube burners to create wave effect on a bed of onyx fire glass. The durable Polished Midnight Mist Supercast top, stucco base, and textured aluminum accent leg give the unit a modern touch. Each fire feature uses a black color coated tube burner system, is UL listed for safety and made of durable, outdoor rated materials. The burner is available to purchase separately for custom projects. Commercially rated and custom applications available.


  • Available now
  • 3 tube burners woven to create wave effect- 150,000 BTU’s
  • Black color coated stainless steel constructed burner and pan
  • Overall dimensions: 68.5” L x 22” W x 33” H
  • Stores 20 lb. LP Tank in base
  • Includes Glass Guard
  • Made in USA
  • Patent Pending

The Outdoor GreatRoom Company™ (OGC) manufactures unique, upscale products with design appeal for indoor and outdoor living spaces. Products include gas fire pits and gas fire pit tables, pergolas, outdoor kitchen islands, outdoor gas fireplaces, indoor electric fireplaces, grills, outdoor patio furniture and accessories.

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Get Your Fire Pit Ready for Winter

November 5th, 2015

Pine Ridge gas fire pit table

In some areas of the U.S. the last few days of fall are here. And in most places that means spending more time inside and less outside. There are many things that go into preparing your outdoor space for winter but today we are focusing on how to get your gas fire pit cleaned and ready for winter storage. Follow this list of 8 helpful steps to ensure your gas fire pit table with last for years and years.

  1. Remove any debris (leaves, dirt, etc.) from the burner
  2. Close gas valve on fire pit base or shut off gas line for natural gas
  3. Shut off and remove propane tank from base
  4. Remove glass wind guard or any other accessories and store inside
  5. Remove glass fire gems or fire media from burner – optional – can be done in winter or spring for cleaning
  6. Cover Crystal Fire Burner with burner cover
  7. Wipe down fire pit top and burner
  8. Cover gas fire pit table with vinyl cover

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UL Listing Requirements

October 22nd, 2015


Here at OGC we love to tell our customers that all of our Crystal Fire Burners, fire pits, and fire tables are UL listed, but what does that mean?

“UL is a global independent safety science company with more than a century of expertise innovating safety solutions from the public adoption of electricity to new breakthroughs in sustainability, renewable energy and nanotechnology. Dedicated to promoting safe living and working environments, UL helps safeguard people, products and places in important ways, facilitating trade and providing peace of mind.”*

Essentially for a product to become UL Listed, it must go through several tests and meet high safety standards. Read below to find out more about these requirements.

  • Rain – Since the product is intended for outdoor installation, a rain test is conducted to confirm all gas components, electrical components, etc. do not see water impact and the unit will continue to operate after being subjected to a rain impact.
  • Corrosion – Verifies that the type of metal used is protected from outside elements that could lead to rusting and impact the unit’s structural integrity.
  • Wind – Since the unit is intended for outdoor installation, wind testing is conducted to confirm that the burner flame and igniter flame are protected from extinguishment of a wind impact. This is critical for a match light ignition where there is no safety shutoff of the valve in the case of wind blowing out the burner.
  • Clearances to combustibles – During the Wall, Floor, and Ceiling Temperature Testing, the unit is installed with combustible walls located at the manufacturers minimum clearance to surrounding combustible construction. This test is conducted to confirm that the surrounding combustible construction does not exceed the minimum allowable temperature limits, which could cause ignition of the combustibles if too close to the unit.
  • Material testing (what we use and the components) –All components are investigated for temperature and operation to confirm acceptability.

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A Gas Fireplace for Fall

October 15th, 2015

sonoma fireplace

Now that summer is officially over, we’re stuck inside until spring right? That doesn’t have to be the case when you have an outdoor gas fireplace. These will extend your summer and fall seasons longer than the rest. A gas fireplace is the perfect accessory for a quiet night in with the family, or a not-so quiet night with friends. Once you have the fireplace, it’s up to you to choose the ambiance for the night. After a long week at work, you might just need a calm, relaxed night where you grab a blanket and cuddle up to the fire, or you might need a happy hour turned happy hours. Thanks to our outdoor gas fireplaces that decision is up to you.

The hassle-free start and eye-catching appearance will have everyone wanting to skip the night out and entertain from home. Saving money, good conversation, and being outside? It doesn’t get much better than that!



Video Blog: Providence Collection Fire Tables

October 8th, 2015

Interested in learning more about our compact yet stylish Providence Collection Fire Tables? Watch our short video to find out more!

New Products: Gallery Collection Electric Fireplaces

October 1st, 2015

The Outdoor GreatRoom Company™ is pleased to announce the newest additions to the Gallery Collection Indoor Electric Fireplace line: the Zero Clearance Electric Fireplace Insert and the Linear Built In Electric Fireplace. These two products, available to order now, are energy efficient solutions to many fireplace dilemmas homeowners, contractors, and builders face.


The Zero Clearance Electric Fireplace Insert can be used to update an existing wood-burning fireplace or used in new construction or remodeling. Designed for pre-existing fireplaces but can also be used with our Heritage Fireplace Cabinet. Features a faux-brick background and adjustable flame, log, and ember bed lighting.

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The Linear Built In Electric Fireplace is a modern fireplace great for remodeling or new construction. The fireplace features a clean “flush finish” installation, either an Amber or Cool Blue flame, and remote control sleep timer.


  • CSA tested and approved
  • 100% Efficient LED Lighting
  • Full feature remote control thermostat
  • Realistic looking, adjustable flame and ember controls
  • Operates on a standard 120 volt plug in
  • Can turn heat on or off and keep flame lighting for ambiance- low cost heating option.

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The Outdoor GreatRoom Company™ (OGC) manufactures unique, upscale products with design appeal for indoor and outdoor living spaces. Products include gas fire pits and gas fire pit tables, pergolas, outdoor kitchen islands, outdoor gas fireplaces, indoor fireplaces, grills, outdoor patio furniture and accessories. Visit for more information.

Top Ten Reasons to Choose an Electric Fireplace

September 24th, 2015

When the fall season comes around many people start to move indoors. Whether you’re entertaining friends, home alone, or spending time with family, a Gallery Collection Electric Fireplace is a great focal point. OGC offers electric fireplaces for any style or size room of the house.


  1. No Gas or Fuel Line required, just an electrical outlet for standard 110 volts.
  2. There is no venting, flue, or chimney required.
  3. Electric fireplace installs in minutes, not hours or days like gas– saving time and money.
  4. There is no annual service plan required and the daily operating cost is much less than a gas fireplace—only a penny per 24 hours with flame and backlighting and 9-18 cents per hour with the heat on.
  5. Cool to the touch when flame and heat are on, therefore safe for children and pets. CSA certified for safety.
  6. LED light technology offers high definition realistic looking flames. LED’s last for 35,000 hrs+.
  7. Control your flame intensity, ember bed lighting, and backlighting
  8. Built-in heater operates on high & low settings and no heat when it is not wanted or needed– great for everyday, year-round use
  9. Move it to another room when you want to redecorate. Have one in every room without the cost of remodeling.
  10. Glass stays clean without the film or residue of gas, or smoke from wood. Also great for those with allergies.

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Extend Your Outdoor Season!

September 17th, 2015

With the cool, crisp nights that fall brings many people extend their time spent outside by gathering around a gas fire pit or outdoor fireplace. While summer months may be too hot for a fire, the fall season is great for spending time outside. The Outdoor GreatRoom Company offers everything you need to create your own cozy outdoor room from furniture to fire pits to pergolas.


Pergolas can provide shelter from wind, sun, falling leaves, and even snow (hey, that fire pit will keep you warm!) We love pergolas for many reasons but the way they complete an outdoor room and tie everything together is our favorite.


Fire pits and fireplaces are an obvious choice in using to extend your outdoor season. With cooler fall and even winter nights, a fire pit or fireplace can keep you warm.

What’s an outdoor room without furniture? We have comfortable outdoor furniture that matches all of our products perfectly. Find the perfect height chair for your fire pit table or fireplace.

Helping Hands at The Open Door Pantry

September 3rd, 2015

The Outdoor GR group

Last week the team here at OGC ended our Summer Wellness Challenge with a volunteering event at The Open Door Pantry. We helped to unload food donation deliveries, organize the pantry, stock the shelves, create emergency food packs, and even got to help in their community garden where many of the fresh produce items come from. We also donated nearly 100 lbs. of food items. It was a great afternoon and we want to thank The Open Door for letting us be a part of their mission to help the hungry here in Dakota County.



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