Category Archives: El Paso

Upgrade Your Backyard Experience with the Right Outdoor Grills

an outdoor grill installed in a grassy backyard with an array of food atop it Here in El Paso, we are spoiled with beautiful sunsets. From the comfort of our backyards, we can witness breathtaking views every single evening. If your backyard needs an upgrade, you should consider outdoor grills. You may have been considering getting your own for years but always decided against it. At K.D Scholten, we know the value in a great new outdoor grill. There’s no need to wait for your friend to invite you over, make your backyard the go-to place to experience good food and grand sunsets.

Choosing Your Grill Type

There’s a lot to consider before purchasing your first outdoor grill for your El Paso home. Charcoal grills are handy because of their versatility and deep BBQ flavors. The Big Green Egg is actually a great choice for lump charcoal outdoor grills. A natural-gas outdoor grill will give you the convenience of being connected to your home’s gas system. It’s definitely an initial investment. Propane gas grills are also a very common option for people who want the convenience of a gas grill without the gas line costs. Pellet grills, gaining quickly in popularity, offer the possibility of even controlled heat plus enhanced flavors from the wood pellets.

The Size of Your Next Grill

After you’ve decided what you kind of grill you want, size is the next important factor. While every chef is different, they can all agree that a comfortable working s pace is important. If you want to keep all of your cooking utensils outdoors, be sure your grill has plenty of compartment space for them. Whether you are expecting a lot of friends or just grilling for close family, cooking space within your outdoor grill is vital. If you like to cook vegetables and meat at the same time, consider a grill with multiple compartments.three outdoor grills next to each other in a backyard

The Benefits of the Right Outdoor Grills

Having the right outdoor grill in your lawn is one the most important choices you can make. At K.D Scholten, our friendly staff can help you make the right grill choice. Let’s make your backyard experience as memorable as possible!

5 Safety Tips for Your Residential Fireplace

close-up of stone residential fireplace in log cabin with blazing fireGas fireplaces are a joy to have in your home, especially when the always-changing El Paso weather creeps up on you. If you have a residential fireplace or are considering getting one, it’s important to know be aware of precautions. Here are 5 tips to keep your gas fireplace safe.

Hire a Professional

You should not install a residential fireplace yourself. As important as your home is to you and as dangerous as fire can be, you want to make sure that a professional installs your residential fireplace.

Install Detectors

Smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are important. Equip your home with these detectors. Gas fireplaces do not increase carbon monoxide levels. That is unless something is operated improperly. So it’s smart to have a detector if you have any gas appliances in your home.

Protect Your Residential Fireplace

Especially if you have children, you will want to make sure that you purchase a barrier to keep small kids from touching the fireplace when it’s emitting heat. You’ll also want to keep pets away from when it’s not in use.

Keep it Clean

Make sure you stay on top of the upkeep. You should be aware if your fireplace is not being properly clean or if it has obstructed vents. Debris may build up over time and can cause expensive damage.

Never Leave a Fire Unattended

Although residential fireplaces are safe and controlled, it is not a good idea to leave one unattended. The whole point of a fireplace is for you to enjoy its beauty and its warmth. So, make sure not to waste heat in an

feet in colorful socks near fireplace

empty room.

At K.D. Scholten Co., we specialize in residential fireplaces in El Paso. We currently have an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. We definitely know safety when it comes to fireplace installation. With this in mind, give K.D. Scholten Co. a call today.

Sweet, Hot, or Smokey — The Best Barbecue Products for You

charcoal grill with a variety of food getting grilled by a man holding prongs Barbecue products can allow you to grill to perfection in your very own home. You may want to entertain or simply cook for yourself and for your family at your El Paso home. For this, you are going to need the right equipment. K.D. Scholten Co. can help you to create a perfect barbecue space. We accomplish this with the barbecue products that provide the tools you need.

What Barbecue Products Do You Need for Your Home?  

When deciding what barbecue products you need, you should think about how you cook. Do you want a smoker so you can smoke your own meats and cheeses? Are you interested in a charcoal grill or would you prefer to use a gas grill instead? Both can give you very different flavors on your meats so think about the type of taste that your family tends to prefer. K.D. Scholten Co. carries many different products by some of the top names in barbecue equipment. For example, our products include grills and outdoor equipment made by American Outdoor Grill, Big Green Egg, Broilmaster, and Fire Magic, among many others.  We can help you to decide which products will work best in your El Paso home to achieve your desired outdoor cooking experience.

Shop Today for Barbecue Productsraw steak with seasoning on top and other barbecue products and vegetables on a table

Don’t compromise when it comes to barbecue products as having the right equipment can help make you into the grill master. The world is full of incredible products that can help you achieve your dream of barbecue. From smokers and charcoal to different types of grills, we have everything you need to achieve your goals. So come in to K.D. Scholten Co. to find out about the different equipment we have available and to create your perfect outdoor barbecue setup in your very own home.  You’ll finally be cooking outside. Contact K.D. Scholten Co. today!

Outdoor Grills: Gas, Electric or Charcoal?

 


an array of different steaks, sausages and vegetables being cooked on a outdoor grill
Since there are many outdoor grills from which to choose, deciding on the perfect one to buy this summer can be a tricky task. All outdoor grills have their own sets of pros and cons. Some are more convenient and easier to use while others offer better flavor but are harder to master. Let K.D. Scholten help you choose the best grill to suit your needs.

Common Outdoor Grills

Gas Grills

  • Gas grills are the most common choice that most people buy. For anyone wanting to cook on short notice, gas grills are perfect. They are some of the easiest grills to master, since they are easy to turn on, adjust, and cook on. Gas grills run on propane, which means you will have to invest in a tank and the refills. However, being able to host a spontaneous summer cookout is made easy with this option.

Wood Pellet Grills

  • Wood pellet grills look almost identical to gas grills but they’re fueled by electricity and food-grade pellets instead of gas. The wood pellets are what will give grilled food that smoky flavor people love. This type of grill can be a challenge for beginners, since it can be difficult to gauge the heat the pellets give off. We recommend this type of grill for the more experienced grill enthusiast.

Electric Grills

  • Electric grills are the easiest and safest to use.  All they require to work is electricity. These grills are very convenient for people who perhaps don’t have as much outdoor space available. Electric grills may be the safest option, but they take very long to heat up. Since they do not produce a flame, food cooked on an electric grill will not have the same flavor as that cooked on a wood or even gas grill.

The Classic Outdoor Grill

Charcoal grills offer the most intense flavor. Since they use more heat than gas, the grilled flavor of food will increase. It is also easier to smoke food over charcoal. These grills also cost less than their gas and wood pellet counterparts. The major downside of charcoal grills how difficult they might be to use, especially for beginners.charcoal grill with charcoal burning a small flame

Any variety of outdoor grill can offer something unique that can please even the pickiest eater. At K.D. Scholten, we carry a variety of high end grills for anyone looking to add some flavor this summer. Our friendly staff is ready to help you choose the perfect outdoor grill for your needs. Contact us today!

 

Spend Time Enjoying Your Yard with an Outdoor Fireplace

Detail of burning logs of an outdoor fireplaceSummertime is here, which means it is a great time to make those yard improvements that have been put off during the cold months. Fall will soon be here, and there is nothing quite like a cool and crisp El Paso night. Your summer upgrades should include a quality outdoor fireplace to really amp up your yard and make nights out there memorable. Here are four ways that an outdoor fireplace can make El Paso nights in your backyard all the more special.  

Ambiance

There’s just something about the ambiance that a fireplace creates. A fireplace inside of a home makes a home more inviting and cozy. The same works for an outside one. Not only is an outdoor fireplace a source of heat and light, but it can also gather people together. Think about how neat it would be for you and your guests to gather around a fireplace on a fresh El Paso night.

Warmth

Fireplaces are beautiful, but they are also great for their utility. An outdoor fireplace works to warm your yard when the fall temps drop down. It can get very cool at night as fall replaces summer in El Paso. Don’t let a night out end just because it gets cold.

Increase Real Estate Valuea stand alone circular stone outdoor fireplace or fire pit

If you ever plan to sell your home, an outdoor fireplace can actually add to the property value. Outdoor fireplaces have recently become a top seller in the real estate market.

An Outdoor Fireplace Adds Style

Adding an outdoor fireplace to your backyard adds style. These fireplaces can be customized and range in size, so you can be sure that you’ll find one to suit your backyard vibe.

Whether you are looking to jazz up the look and feel of your backyard, or you want to be able to spend more time outdoors despite the drop in temperature, outdoor fireplaces could be just the thing you need. Servicing the El Paso area for years, we at K.D. Scholten Co., would be happy to help with any of your outdoor fireplace needs. Contact us today

Commercial Flagpoles vs. Residential Flagpoles

flagpoles with the American flag and Texas state flag outdoors with bluebonnets on the ground

Although flagpoles are all designed to perform the same job- sustain the level that a flag is raised, they are not all made from the same materials. This coming Independence Day, and for each patriotic holiday throughout the year, it is good to have the right type of flagpole that you need at your disposal. At K.D. Scholten Co., we can help you find the best flagpole for either your commercial or residential property.

Flagpoles and Accessories

The fact is, flagpoles come in a variety of different materials, including fiberglass, concrete, wood and steel. Additional differences between flagpoles are found in the different accessories available. For example, if you have a flagpole that is going to be in front of a commercial building, it is a good idea to get stronger pulleys and other mechanisms to sustain it. Flagpoles that have a larger base with strong pulleys are better suited for commercial property rather than residential use since the dimensions are greater. 

Some Options to Consider

Another consideration for residential property is wind ratings and whether you will be flying your flag 24/7  or only on holidays.   If only on holidays, a sectional pole or or telescoping pole may work well. Just remember they are not wind rated.  For 24/7 use you will probably want a pole that is wind rated for the area and you will probably want a solar light which can be attached to the top of your pole.  Uplighting is restricted within many areas, including El Paso.

Contact Us for More Options

K.D.Scholten Co. has plenty of options for flagpole accessories to best suit your residential or commercial property. Our professional flagpole installers can help you consider the accessories specifically designed to accommodate your needs when you are planning on keeping the flag in a stationary position for years, and under all sorts of weather conditions. Contact us today for more information!

What You Need to Know About Using Gas Logs

Log on fire burning billets in fireplace

Gas logs are a great alternative to wood burning options when you do not want to hassle with the type of maintenance they require. If you would like to know what exactly makes gas logs so different and possibly more beneficial for your El Paso home, then here are some things you should know.

Gas Logs = Cost-efficiency

It might appear that gas fireplaces are fancy and high-class, and while they do certainly exude an elite style, gas fireplaces are actually quite affordable. Using wood in a standard fireplace can help cut down your furnace usage come wintertime. It works like zone heating.

Flexible Options

Traditional fireplaces burn wood and that wood decides how big and how hot your fire is. This is not the case with gas fireplaces. When you use a fire that is controlled by gas, the gas logs are heated specifically to cater to your heat setting preference. You get to decide how high you want your flame and how warm you want the heat.

Low Maintenance

Gas fireplaces are considerably easier to clean than wood-burning fireplaces. This is because gas logs don’t leave behind a huge amount of ash the way that wood logs do. An annual cleaning is usually sufficient or lighting a candle.

Easy to Use residential fireplace in el paso

A gas fireplace isn’t just easy to clean, it’s also easier to use. Building a fire can be as simple as pushing a button rotating a knob. Gas logs don’t require you to nurse a single flame in hopes that the wood will catch on fire. The gas logs catch virtually instantly every single time.
If you are considering purchasing a gas logs for your fireplace, K.D. Scholten Co. can help you get what you need for your El Paso home. We have plenty of great fireplace options that can meet your style and home warming needs. Allow us to offer you more information on all our great options. Contact us today!

Sweet, Hot, or Smokey- The Best Barbecue Products for You

Family having a barbecue party in their garden in summer

Having the right barbecue products on hand can allow you to grill to perfection in the comfort of your very own backyard. If you want to spend your El Paso weekends entertaining or simply cooking a good meal for yourself and your family, you are going to need the right equipment. At K.D. Scholten Co., we can help you create a perfect barbecue experience with the right barbecue products to provide you with all the features and the functionality you need.

Barbecue Products Should You Consider  

To decide what kinds of barbecue products you are going to need for your home, you need to think about how you prefer to do your cooking. Ask yourself:

  • Would you like to smoke your own meats and cheeses?
  • Are you interested in a charcoal grill?
  • Would you prefer to use a gas grill instead?

Both charcoal and gas grills can give you very different flavors when grilling your meats, so think about the type of taste that your family tends to prefer. K.D. Scholten Co. carries many different products by some of the top names in business. For example, our barbecue products include:

  • Fire Disc Grills
  • TEC Grills
  • Lion Premium Grills
  • Napoleon Grills grills
  • American Outdoor Grill
  • Big Green Egg
  • Broilmaster
  • Fire Magic
  • Weber

We can help you to decide which products will work best for you to achieve your desired outdoor cooking experience.

Shop Today for Barbecue Products

By adding the right barbecue products, you can advance your outdoor experience and help you become the ultimate grill master of the family. Come to K.D. Scholten Co. today to find out about the different equipment we have available and to create your perfect outdoor barbecue setup here in El Paso. Contact us today!

Fireplaces Add Warmth to Your Home in More Ways than One

big fireplace in living room with chairs around itFireplaces are nice to look at and a great way to give your home that cozy feeling all year long. Fireplaces are not limited to the indoors only, as there are many great options available for outdoor fireplace constructions. Plus, the El Paso weather can be unpredictable with summer rainstorms and sudden cold fronts that make having a nice warm fire even more convenient. In addition, they also help bring people together and save you money! At K.D. Scholten Co., we can provide you with a full listing of our available fireplaces for your indoor or outdoor environment.

Fireplaces Equal Together Time

When you think of fireplaces, you probably imagine that people are gathered around it. Heat has a remarkable way of attracting people and keeping them connected, which is one of the best aspects of having a fireplace on your property. It is one of the best additions you can add to any home, since it can be used as a source of centering the family together and bringing everyone closer.

Save Electricity

In our day in age, technology is everywhere and the routine of always staying plugged in can feel automatic. With a fireplace, your home has versatility. You can give the electricity a break and save some money while you’re at it. Fireplaces are a great way to feel connected to nature while being indoors, it’s like a mini vacation just waiting to happen.

Fireplaces in El Paso are great to have for many reasons and at the end of the day, they make a great decor for your place. At K.D. Scholten Co., we can match you with the best type of fireplace for your home. Contact us today!

Outdoor Grills Make the Perfect Addition to Your Patio

 

an outdoor grill with food cooking on it

Sunny days are filling up the calendar in El Paso these days, and now is perfect time to entertain with outdoor grills on the patio. Let’s face it, patio grilled foods just taste better and can really hit the spot when you are surrounded by friends and family. There are a variety of different types of grills, but here are some things to consider first.

Outdoor Grills and Safety

 

Part of enjoying your grill is knowing how to be safe at the same time. It is always best to place outdoor grills in a location with plenty of air. Keep your grill a safe distance away from your home, as well as any flammable materials that might be stored outside. Consider choosing a model that has some additional accessories that come in handy. For example, there are different types of outdoor grills can actually tell you how much gas is left in the tank so there’s no guesswork.

Grills with Special Features

There’s nothing worse than having to pause the progress of an outdoor barbecue all because you ran out of the necessary supplies. Dealing with outdoor grills in El Paso means looking for those little extras that you might not have thought about unless they are brought to your attention. For example, having a place to store and keep your utensils while you are cooking and other features that make flare-ups and smoking while you are cooking a rare occurrence.

 

At K.D. Scholten Co., we can help you choose among our wide selection of outdoor grills in El Paso that will make the perfect match to your next event. Whichever level you are looking for, from basic models to luxury ones, we have it all.  Contact us today!