Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Duraflame Stax - Review and Giveaway-CLOSED

"The Secret of Fire".

Duralabs Mission: A better firelog. Duraflame has long been known for manufacturing the best performing firelogs on the market. One of the important benefits of replacing the petroleum waxes with an all natural wax formulation is that now Duraflame firelogs perform even better. They light faster and burn with better flames than any other brand. Duraflame scientists are constantly evaluating new raw material resources and engineering solutions to improve the quality of our products, and is one of the few companies in the hearth products industry that uses sophisticated in-house emissions testing equipment to regularly evaluate and reduce emissions from its products. (from the Duraflame website)

I love Duraflame logs, and have many happy memories from childhood of a crackling fire made from Duraflame color logs (burns with festive, colorful flames). We'd all snuggle up by the fireplace and talk about our day, or just kick back and be lazy and enjoy the warmth and colors of the fire. Duraflame color logs are now "Pink with a Purpose" - 2% of all sales, up to $75,000.00, will be donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Duraflame is a privately held, family owned company that has been in the firelog business for more than 40 years.

Duraflame offers a variety of firelogs - 6 and 5 pound firelogs, crackling firelogs (more robust flames with crackling sounds), Color Logs and Any Fire (the most versatile at 3 pounds, can be used indoors or out). They also offer a variety of fire starters, charcoal, and specialty products (lighters and matches).

I had the chance to review (OK, technically, since I don't have a fireplace and my mom does, I guess I should actually say "we all crashed in on mom and said, hey, know what we should do :) the newest Duraflame addition - Duraflame Stax, "The Next Generation of Fire". Duraflame Stax are stackable, crackling firelogs that light easier and burn better than wood. Stax can be assembled quickly and easily by placing two logs on the center of your grate in an "X". More logs can be added (just wait about two hours before adding another). I really like the Stax as it puts out quite a bit of heat. You can see Stax on Youtube for instructions and to watch it burn :)

Buy It:

Duraflame Stax (and other products) can be purchased at mass retailers in the US and Canada. Check out Duraflame's Hot Promos to register to print valuable coupon offers (new ones added monthly), and check your local newspaper on January 17 for savings on Stax Logs in the Smart Source Magazine insert.

Win It!

Duraflame is offering 2 SSF&G Readers a 3-log bundle of Duraflame Stax logs of their own. Giveaway is open to US Residents, and will be awarded via coupon for one FREE 3-log bundle of Duraflame Stax logs. Coupons provided by Durflame. Giveaway ends 1/19. Winners selected via random.org and will have 48 hours to respond.

To Enter:

Just share a happy fire memory (fireplace, campfire, please do not confess to acts of arson :)

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88 comments:

  1. When my kids were 3 & 5 we went on a camping trip with friends. There was a torrential downpour of rain and I asked it they wanted to go to a motel. They said "Yes!" then asked what a motel was. We went and when we came back to the campsite a tree had come down on their little tank. I think an angel was looking out for us.
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  2. well, just camping as a kid was fun...our new place has a fireplace and we are loving it

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  3. Its a funny one, we started up a wood buring fire in our house and forgot to open the thingy... we were a tad smokey and had every window open in the house for 5 mins while it was freezing outside! lesson learned there!

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  7. When I was a child we frequently made bonfires in the yard just to be able to toast marshmallows, etc. No danger, since my dad had a truck line and part of the yard was parking spaces for the trucks! But I still remember it as fun.

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  9. Since it has been so cold, we have been using the fireplace like mad! We have even roasted marshmellows lately, since we can't go out and play!
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  11. My happiest fireplace moment was the first Thansksgiving in this house, 5 years ago. All my siblings and their families were there, as well as our parents, and we spent the holiday together for the first time in 20 years. The kids played outside, friends came by, and we had a wonderful fire inside for the older folks. It was a little bit of Heaven.

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  12. When we were kids, my grandfather owned a cottage at the beach that all the children and grandchildren used. A highlight was always the big bonfire on the beach at night, with marshmallows and weenies! Thanks!

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  13. We had a fire outside in the fire pit on Halloween so we could hand out candy and not be bothered by dogs and doorbells that stick.

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  14. I always loved the big Christmas tree bonfires my hometown had two weeks after Christmas. There was hot chocolate, and everyone came, and it smelled so good!

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  15. We love fires on a cold winter evening. Makes the house seem so warm and cozy!

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  17. We love a warm cozy fire in a cold winter night. Thanks for the chance.
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  18. When my husband and I first started dating, we went to the campground a lot and had fires and sat around and talked about EVERYTHING! It was a cheap date :)

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  19. anytime around a campfire or fireplace is a happy joyful time for me, I enjoy the smell and the atmospher it brings and it always relaxes me especially watching it with a glass of wine in your hand. :-)

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  20. I loved having bonfires on the beach in San Diego

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  21. I was 13 I think, just got back from my first overnight week at a camp in Upper Canada Village, a settlers camp type thing, and entire family sat aorund the fire while I taught them the old songs I'd learned while I was there.

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  23. We've lived in our house for 7 years and had never had a fire in the fireplace. It has been below zero for several days, so my husband made a fire every night and we have sat around the fire with the kids, talking and watching football and movies.

    Great family time that is hard to come by with teenagers.

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  24. I remember when I was a kid I went to my mother's friend's house and instead of having a fireplace he had a video tape playing of a fireplace. I got such a kick out of that!

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  25. Every Christmas Eve we light a fire in the fireplace, read the Twas The Night Before Christmas,sip on hot cocoa with marshmallows.
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  27. Camping when I was a kid roasting marshmellows on wooden sticks.

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  28. I was a girl scout leader and I have fond memories of taking the girls on camp outs and sitting by the fire telling stories and roasting marshmellows.
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  29. I loved sing-a-longs around the campfire when I was little..Just so cozy & fun.
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  30. We have lived in a house for two years and it has a woodburner in the basement that heats our whole house. I love the extreme heat, hubby doesn't like it to much. He has to open the doors at times because it gets so hot.

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  35. My fond moments are of sitting around a campfire at night watching the fire burn down and the warm feeling that the dying fire gives off
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  36. Every summer we sit under the stars at my parents cabin and have a campfire. We roast hot dogs and marshmallows and it is great family bonding time.

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  38. We have a few fire-pits on our property and we love to have parties outside, enjoying the warmth of the fire and sitting under the stars :)

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  40. I love how all winter my husband makes a fire and we all sit in front of it spending quality family time, my new baby is mezmorised by the flames, its so cute!

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  41. we have a fire every night, it helps with the heating cost, and my husband works constuction-sometimes so the wood is free

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  42. I don't think there is anything better than sitting by a campfire with the family.
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  46. camping for my birthday with my family in the middle of June where it had been warm all week and then suddenly decide to go below freezing that weekend. The fire was what we hung around all day just talking and enjoying each other without distractions. It was the best birthday ever!

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  49. We love camping and making smores. Actually the smores are the best part!We love to sit around the campfire and tell stories and sing. Thanks!

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  51. My favorite campfire memory was when I was a counselor in Maine. On our last night we would gather around the campfire and share our favorite memory of the summer then we would sing "Time of Your Life" by Green Day.
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  55. Our happy moment was probably our first fire in our new home :) (I really wanted a house with a fireplace!!)

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  56. we have a nice fireplace very romantic
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  57. My favorite campfire memory is roasting marshmallows for s'mores. vidomich(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  58. When I was in middle and high school we built a log house from the trees on our property, we had bonfires all summer long to burn up all of the branches left over. I live on a golf course now and I miss that!!

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  59. My family used to go to campouts with me when i was in girlscouts. We would have a wonderful time coming up with skits to act out in front of the campfire. We would tell scary ghost stories and make smores and food in the fire. I remember we would all sit around the campfire in a huge circle and play "telephone" where someone whispered a phrase in someone else's ear only a single time and it would be passed to each person. When it reached the last person, often it was something very different than what it started out as! It was always good fun and when my husband comes home from this deployment, we plan on camping and forming our own memories around the campfire.

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  60. Roasting marsmallows as a kid everytime we went camping. Loved it.
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  61. We have a fire pit in our back yard and have a campfire every year in the summer. My sister and her husband and my brother and family came over last year and we had a fun time.

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  65. Camping with our friends this past summer at Cherrystone in Virginia - great late nite talks once all the girls went to bed

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  66. We use to have a beautiful rock fireplace in a house we rented but it wasn't very functional to keep us warm but was nice to watch.

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  67. I remember roasting marshmallows with my family in the fireplace.

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  68. As a kid, I enjoyed many fires at my grandparents camp in Springwater, NY. Unfortunately, someone decided to ransack the place, then burn it down. My grandmother was so upset by it (as she survived a major fire as a teenager) that they sold the property. Never did find out who did it.

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  69. Roasting marshmallows for the first time was awesome :)

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  70. i love roasting marshmallows, those are the best fire memories

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  71. My memory is gathering around the campfire on scouting trips

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  72. One particular year in our family camping trip a large piece of wood popped, and as the sparks flew, my brother in law yelped loudly and fell out of his chair. It was priceless.

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  73. One of my favorite photos from my childhood is of my sister, mother, and I sitting in front of the fireplace in our pj's and robes while mom is reading "The Monster at the Foot of This Bed" to us. It is a fond memory and always reminds me of warmth and love.

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  74. Nothing is better than a romantic fire-
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  75. My fondest memories are of my childhood sitting in front of our largw fireplace the night before Christmas with a roaring fire and stockings hung. garrettsambo@aol.com

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  76. my family and i love to burn wood in our outdoor fireplace, especially on a clear starry night

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