Getting your gift ideas ready? So are we.

Check out Wholesale Patio Store’s collection of gift ideas for the 2015 holiday season! Featured below are some of our popular products, unique gifts, and everything in between.


grill box

Gift Box Kits! These amazing box sets are stocked and ready to go. There is one for every grillin’ lover in your life. There’s a fajita box, a grill upgrade box, a tools and flavor box (pictured here), a meat and potatoes box, and more.

There is even a mystery box offered that comes sealed and ready for gifting! Even we don’t know what’s in them! Unwrapping them is half the fun. Find your Mystery Box here.

Wood burning fire pitYou can’t go wrong with a cozy Wood Burning Fire Pit to keep the chill away from your family gatherings.

WPS has a wide variety of fire pits to choose from. Wood, gas, pits, tables, etc. Shop now to see all the warming options.




Have you seen our selection of fountains? Pictured here is one of our solar fountains. The water comes from the top of the umbrella to make it appear as if it’s raining.

An adorable addition to any outdoor space and a great gift idea for those who like to spend time in their yards.


Hammocks are great for outdoor spaces. But Hammock swings are great for indoor and outdoor spaces! Choose from our many colors to fit the decor in your lifestyle. Trellis Garden Pawleys Island Cushioned Single Swing SGN03photo

There are single swings, double swings, traditional rope hammocks, and quilted hammocks, too.

Green Pawleys Island Large Original DuraCord Rope Hammock 13DCG







Of course, no setting would be complete without a beautiful stainless steel gas grill! When your family and friends come to visit, and the setting is complete with seating, ambiance, and conversation-starting pieces, the grill is the next necessary part of the party puzzle. lynx

If you aren’t sure which grill is the right one for you, take a look at our previous blog post about our Top 5 Grill Picks! There is also an expanded Top 10 list on Wholesale Patio Store’s website. On these lists you will find all the treasures that each grill has to offer which can help you decide the best one for you.

Once you have your new grill picked, you can start planning your impressive spread for mealtimes. You can even wow and surprise your guests by showing off your pizza crafting skills! We have all the tools and accessories needed for your mastery display. Round Ceramic Stone with wire Handles PC0001 Photh1

Marinades and rubs and wood chips, oh my! These are great to put in a gift basket also! Finding great flavors is a gift in itself. BS00600

From all of us at WPS, we hope you have a very happy holiday season! And happy wish listing and gifting!

Winterizing Your Grill

Winterize: verb (used with object), winterized, winterizing. 1. to prepare (an automobile, house, etc.) for cold weather by (in automobiles) adding antifreeze and changing oil or (in houses) adding insulation, heating units, etc.

Yes, this is a thing. It keeps your grill in safe hibernation for the seasons when you know you won’t be using it enough, or when you need to store it away from the natural elements. There’s more to it than just covering the grill and putting it in a shed.

ONE The most important thing you can do when you’re preparing your grill for storing, is to make sure its clean and free of any leftover food bits. This means taking the grill grates out and other removable pieces for a good deep cleaning in a tub of warm soapy water. (View our previous post on the “7 Maintenance Tips for Your BBQ Grill” on how do it and which pieces need the most scrubbing.) Any forgotten caked-on food or grease can cause mold to move in and you definitely don’t want to find that when you’re ready to put the meat on the grill.

TWO Once the grill is nice and clean and all the newly washed pieces have dried, it is time to break out the fitted grill cover. A good quality cover is usually made from heavy duty canvas or vinyl with a soft felt lining on the inside. These covers will protect your grill from outside elements such as weather or debris. If you don’t have one for your grill, shop for your new cover here. They are usually made to fit the brand and make of each grill.

THREE Shut off the gas supply to the grill. It’s like saving energy when you turn off the light switches in your home. It saves you money in the long run as well. Shutting off the gas will spare you any wasted fuel. Shut off the gas from the valves (natural gas line) or by twisting the top closed (liquid propane bottle).

FOUR Free-standing grills, on their own four wheels, will need a cozy little home for hibernation. A home that will be free from moisture. Be sure to keep in mind your own climate. If it snows where you live, or floods where you live, or there are strong winds where you live, please plan accordingly. Preferably a closed garage, a shed with a door, or covered outdoor space. The least amount of moisture, the better. No moisture, no rust. No rust, happy grill!

Happy grilling from Wholesale Patio Store!

Winter Grilling

winter grillingIf you plan on grilling in the dead of winter in a white wonderland surrounded by snow and chattering teeth, you’re not the only one! Your grill should be a year-round cooking appliance. There may only be a few minor details to consider, but it’s worth it when you get the taste of summer days during the coldest of winter months.

Dress appropriately for the type of weather you are grilling in. Don’t turn into a pop- or momsicle just to flip the burgers. Bundle up if you are bothered by the colder temps. winter clothesBut be careful not to have your loose scarves and other flammable cold weather outer layers close to the flames of your grill. You will become a walking, melting, burning fire hazard. Let’s not.

Keep your walkways clear of snow or debris to avoid slips, trips, and falls. Before you fire up the grill, make sure your path to and from the grill is open enough for you to walk safely while carrying your food and any necessary utensils. A clear path is important if it has recently snowed, or frozen over, if wind has brought branches and log bits into your yard, a tornado went by and now your neighbor’s goat has taken up residence… you know, things like that. A clear path means no harm to you, and hopefully no spills on the way to the grill.

Brush off any of the lingering elements from the grill cover before removal. Excess water from rain, or slush from snow, would be good to wipe or brush off before the cover gets tossed aside. Any of that moisture on the grill can cause rusting to happen when you close it back up again. Since the temperature won’t be as warm, the moisture will not be evaporated, and leaving the grill uncovered to “air dry” will only welcome more unwanted moisture to other parts of your stainless steel beautiful baby. So clear off as much as you can to avoid a mess on the grill. Keep a towel handy to wipe off any moisture, or nature, that may already be on the grill.

When preheating or cooking, give your grill a little longer to warm up and cook the meats. grilled chickenThe temps outside will make it harder for your grill to really warm up fast like it does in the warmer weather. If your grill hood has a thermometer on the front, it’s a good idea to keep an eye on that for your grill temp during the preheating stage. Once it’s ready, get to grilling! During the cooking process keep the hood closed so the heat doesn’t escape.

Check your meat’s inner temp before removing it from the grill since cooking times tend to increase when it’s colder out. A good way to do so is by meat thermometer. If you don’t have one you can purchase them at most home goods stores, grocery stores, or you can order them online here.

And please, please, pretty please, DO NOT GRILL IN AN ENCLOSED SPACE! (Enclosed spaces = garages, sheds, anything that does not have a vast open space for the smoke to leave.) Always bring your grill outdoors for proper ventilation when cooking.


And now you are well on your way to being winter grillers! Thanks for reading from us at Wholesale Patio Store!

Comment with your fave winter recipes!

7 Maintenance Tips for Your BBQ Grill

Grillin’ up the good eats is a great way to put the summer feel into your food year round. But it can also be a bit messy and hard to clean up if the grease and juices from your meats have charred on to the grates or caked up in the drip tray (which is very hazardous!! Stay tuned for tip #7.).

We thought it would be helpful to put together a few tips to keep your grill in tip top shape for flavor, for safety, and to help make it last through as many seasons as you plan to use it. After all, keeping your grill clean and happy prevents disaster — ruined dinner, bad flavors, no one wants to come over for BBQ’s, house fires, etc.– from happening. Read on, my friend.


Fairly important first tip. Gas leaks can be very hazardous! In order to check to see if your grill has a leak, mix a bit of water with some dish soap and generously apply it to the gas line and all of its connections. Make sure the gas is on when you do this. If there are any leaks, the escaping gas will cause the soapy water to bubble up. That is where your leaks are. If you notice bubbles, shut off the gas, remove the hose and get it replaced before you plan on firing up the grill again. Your local hardware store should carry the sizes you may need. Or you can Gas hoses & connections.

Since the gas lines are made from rubber, which tends to get brittle and crack over time, replacing them every 4 years is normal and good practice. It is also good practice to check for any gas leaks at least once a month.


With a fitted grill cover, of course! You probably grill outdoors maybe in the sun, in wind, or sometimes rain, or maybe even, dare we think it, …snow! All of those elements can be damaging to the quality of your grill. If the quality is jeopardized, your stainless steel beauty may not last as long as you’d like.

Most grill covers can be added on at the time of your grill purchase straight from the manufacturer. They will usually be made to fit to the brand or style of grill. Heavy duty canvas or vinyl covers will protect your grill the best in most of the elements. These fitted covers also have a layer of felt underneath so there won’t be any scratches or marks made by the protective layer. If you didn’t have the chance to purchase your cover when you had your eyes on the prize (the grill, duh), but you’re ready to invest in one now, find your grill-specific covers here.


Every three months to be exact. For a deep cleaning, that is. But it is always a good idea to do a light cleaning after every use which includes using a grill brush to scrape off any excess grime that may have built up during cooking. After you’re done using the grill, turn all the burners on high for about 15 minutes. This should burn off whatever may be left over after scraping. And don’t forget to wipe down the exterior as well. There are stainless steel polishes and wipes on the market to keep the outside gleaming like new. If you have a big bucket or tub, fill it with warm, soapy water to toss in the pieces of your grill for soaking.


Once the grill has cooled, the grates will be safe to handle. A good scrub down with the grill brush is a good start. But did you know that cleaning the under side of the grates is just as important? Grease and grime and gunk can all build up on that side of the grate as well and we may not always see it. Keeping the gunk junk to a minimum lowers the risk of flare ups and fire causes. So flip that bad boy over and give the under side a good scrub with the grill brush. Then add the grates to the soaking tub party!


Burner covers have one job and one job only- to protect the burners (which are situated underneath) from any food or drippings during grilling. Bust out that handy grill brush you’ve been using and give those burner covers a scrub too. If you have ceramic briquettes in your grill, those are probably pretty crusty too. Flip those over and turn the grill on high for about 15 minutes. After the grill has cooled, flip your briquette trays back over and they should be ready for their next use. The burner covers however, earned an invite to the soaking party. Add them to the bucket.


Obviously, these things get pretty hot since they are the major heat source for your grill. Try not to do the cleaning or removing of any part of your grill, especially the burners, until the grill has cooled completely. (Not waiting until the pieces of your grill have cooled can result in injury. Don’t be that guy, or gal, with gauze-wrapped burned & crispy appendages.)

To remove the burners for cleaning, gently lift the burners up and away from the gas valve. Brush off any crusties and check the ports for build-up. If the ports need cleaning, use a stiff wire, straightened paper clip, or something similar, to unclog the holes. While you’re at it, check for any damage to the burners. If there is no damage, add those burners to the tub for soaking, too.


At the very innermost part of the grill cavity, there is a drip tray. The tray that catches, well, you know, the drippings. The greasy bits of the meats and oily parts of the sauces that you want to cook out of your food all go to this tray. This part of your grill should be cleaned out after each grilling session. But during the heavy duty cleaning, this should absolutely be included as one of the items that need a good bit of elbow grease! Pun intended. Also, SUPER IMPORTANT: a dirty, never-been-cleaned drip tray is the most flammable part of your grill! You definitely DO NOT want your tray to catch fire. It will do irreversible damage to the entire grill, not to mention it can do additional harm to your yard, house, etc., if it ignites.

Remove the tray from its location on your grill and scrape all the yuck out of it into a trash bag. Throw it into the soak tub and get to scrubbin’. Each piece of the grill can be washed down with a kitchen sponge. The ones with a scrubbing pad on one side will work best. After the pieces are all shiny and sparkling again, it is best to rinse and let them air dry.

After they are all dry, you can reassemble the pieces back into your grill so you’ll be ready for your next outdoor culinary masterpiece! Now get to grillin’!

Share any of your maintenance tips and go-to cleaning products in the comments! Happy ‘Cue-ing from Wholesale Patio Store

Countdown of Our Top 5 Grill Picks!

Do you like to eat? Or cook? Do you love to be outside? Do you like to cook on an open flame over a log or on a heavy duty grill?  Can you appreciate the beauty of shiny, clean equipment that cooks your food to perfection? Chances are you have been to a barbeque or two in your lifetime whether you own a grill or know someone who does. You might have even had grill envy at one point when Jimmy Bob set up his new free standing, Wi-Fi capable, steel cart of “Kiss the Cook” awesomeness when he used his newfangled smartphone to preheat the grill from a tap on his touch screen. (This is a real thing! See for yourself. Prepare for grill envy.) So here we’ve narrowed it down to our top 5 choices for the best outdoor grilling needs.

#5- DCS

dcs 48in grill with side burner

We chose the DCS, formerly Dynamic Cooking Systems, because it offers 3 different size options to meet any grill master’s needs. The 30″ (with and without the rotisserie option) cooks with controlled heat, instead of direct heat, which makes for consistent cooking across the entire surface of the grill. The 36″ size offered by DCS lets you precisely control the temperature of your grill ensuring that your food will cook perfectly anywhere on the grill’s surface. This size grill also has a Grease Management System. The GMS works because of the angled grill grates. They guide the direction of the excess grease toward the front of the grill into the drip pan. These grill grates are also reversible. The built in rotisserie’s motor includes a halogen light; perfect for illuminating the grill at a night time BBQ soiree.

And finally, the 48″. The biggest size offered by DCS comes with two styles. The first is the grill with sealed side burners and the rotisserie system. The grill itself is still covered with the rotisserie under the hood. The side burner is exactly that; a burner on the outer side of the grill. Perfect location for sautéing veggies or appetizers while keeping an eye on the mains under the hood. The second style is just the grill with the rotisserie. The huge 4′ span of grill space is perfect for hosting large parties or full houses that require a large amount of food. This grill still offers all of the same heating precision as the smaller versions and can be used as a stand- alone piece or mounted into a custom outdoor kitchen.

*Shop DCS here

#4- Alfresco ALXE

Alfresco ALXE 42"

This is the grill for those who love to grill like a professional! It has a hidden rotisserie motor so it looks like your chickens are spinning from magic and ceramic briquette trays situated above the burner for an even heat source. The “V” shaped cooking grate above the searing burners captures the drips and fats, turns them into caramelized yummy goodness, and keeps all the flavor with your food. It’s total magic. Hungry yet?

This beauty also has an electric ignition, a built-in tray for smoking woodchips, and halogen lights inside the hood for a nice grilling ambiance. The dials on the outside emit an amber hued light for style and for practicality when grilling at night. And the ALXE model also has its own cooling system which keeps the electrical from over heating and the front panel cool to the touch. Good thinking guys!

*Find Alfresco products here

#3- Fire Magic, Echelon Diamond Series

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For anyone who has never seen or operated one of these Echelon Series grills, you’re missing out. Just like the previously mentioned grills, there are different size options offered to meet your needs. But this brand also offers two versions of this grill. If you just want your grill to simply grill food without any bells and whistles, the Echelon Diamond “A” Series might be more your style. The hood has a circular analog thermometer to display internal temperature. There is a second removable rack for additional cooking or warming. Both versions of this grill have a lifetime guarantee on their burners. And there is also an option to include a “magic window” in the hood to view your food as it cooks without disturbing the temperature or cooking process.

The bells and whistles version of the Echelon Diamond Series includes a digital back-lit thermometer, back-lit knobs, halogen lights under the hood for illuminated grilling, a mini drawer for smoking woodchips, and this grill offers the most available cooking space in comparison to other brand grills in the same size range. And if life distracts you while in the grilling process, the Echelon will automatically open its hood if the internal temperature becomes higher than 600 degrees Fahrenheit. This grill also comes with a digital meat thermometer that rests right along side the grill. Oh, and don’t let me forget the automatic hood! This feature was an option offered between 2004-2014 which allowed the hood to open and close on its own with the touch of a button on the unit itself or with the use of a remote. *Jaw is on floor* Don’t you wish you knew about that sooner?!

As if all of that wasn’t enough, this grill comes with a name plate ready for engraving to add that personalized touch and remind everyone who the upper echelon grill master is.

*purchase Fire Magic grills!

#2- Twin Eagles, Inc.

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Four size options are offered in this brand. 30″, 36″, 42″ and the big daddy coming in at 52″ of grilling perfection.

In the 30″ gas grill, two options include one with a sear zone and rotisserie, the other just includes a rotisserie.

The 36″ and 42″ grills come as a regular grill or a grill with the sear zone and rotisserie.

The big daddy grill has a sear zone and two independently controlled rotisserie burners.

All grills in this Twin Eagles series come with halogen lights to illuminate the grill happenings, an additional light switch (which automatically shuts off the interior lights when the hood closes) to save bulb life, LED lights on the grill temperature knobs, a smoker box for those flavorful woodchips, heavy duty hexagonal steel grates for an even cooking surface, and zone dividers to help control the heat from one area to another.

If you ever get the chance to look at one of these grills in person, you’ll see that they are well made, shiny in all the right places, and the heat science depicted by this brand in their informational booklet shows that they are really passionate about putting out a consistent easy-to-use product for all of your delish grilling  needs.

*find more Twin Eagles products here

#1- Lynx, The Professional Collection

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The Lynx grills are definitely something. Totally correct collection name. Fitted with the slogan “Mom friendly. Dad ready.” Anyone can use them, everyone will love them.

This collection offers FIVE different grill sizes for every level of professional. Even if your idea of professional chef is feeding yourself on a daily basis. Mission accomplished status. The grills come in 27″, 30″, 36″, 42″, and 54″ of Big Mama glory. The 54″ Professional grill offers 1,555 square inches of stainless steel grated cooking surface. Easy to open hood has a spring loaded assist kit and a rotating handle.

Similar in style to the Alfresco, the Lynx grills include ceramic briquette trays under the grates that rest on top of the burners for even heat distribution. They have illuminated temperature knobs, halogen lights inside the hood, a rotisserie system, and sear zone burners. All the grills come with a hot surface ignition system which means that the glow plugs heat up to ignite the gas instead of needing a spark. These plugs get up to an intense heat and will burn off any excess food or grease for uninterrupted fire-making.

*shop for anything Lynx here

Well, after all that reading about grills and grilling and the possibilities for your next backyard ‘que, feel free to share this post with the griller in your life. Or use this for bonding information when you see a grill with one of the above mentioned names on it. As always, consult a grill expert on safe operation practices for any of these models. Please grill responsibly.

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Happy grilling from us at!

Hanover Patio Furniture

Do you ever sit in your backyard or patio area and want to bring more life to your environment? Well you don’t have to look any farther then the Hanover Patio Furniture Metropolitan 5-Piece Outdoor Lounging Set that includes 2 Loveseats, Corner Chair, Armless Chair and Large Ottoman. This Outdoor Patio Furniture Set is the best of its class and features over Fourteen Stain Resistant Tan Polyester Patio Furniture Cushions that take comfort to a whole new level. The Hanover Patio Furniture Set also includes a Coffee Table that can be used as a Foot Rest, Ottoman or even just a place to put your drink. The Hanover Patio Furniture Metropolitan 5-Piece Outdoor Lounging Set will make sure that your backyard can become a place of relaxation or a great accent piece to enjoy with friends and family.
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Hanover Outdoor Patio Furniture Metropolitan 5-Piece Outdoor Lounging Set, Includes 2 Loveseats, Corner Chair, Armless Chair and Large Ottoman
Heavy Duty Brown Resin Wicker Construction
5 Piece Set Includes:
Fourteen(14) Tan Polyester Cushions for Each Chair
One(1) Coffee Table
One(1) Right Arm Loveseat
One(1) Left Arm Loveseat
One(1) Armless Chair
One(1) Corner Chair
Overall Dimensions of Loveseat: 51 3/8″ W x 29 1/2″ H x 33 7/8″ D
Overall Dimensions of Ottoman: 18″ W x 34 7/8″ H x 34 7/8″ D
Overall Dimensions of Corner Chair: 29 1/2″ W x 34″ H x 34 7/8″ D
Overall Dimensions of Lounge Chair: 29 1/2″ W x 33 3/4″ H x 23 7/8″ D
Hanover Patio Furniture

A Stainless Steel Griddle is the perfect addition to your Grill!

A Stainless Steel Griddle is the perfect addition to your Grill!

            With the addition of a Stainless Steel Griddle from the Little Griddle you can enjoy sausages, pancakes and more! The Stainless Steel Grill is made of 12 Gauge 430 Grade Stainless Steel Construction, so your griddle is extremely durable. This unit comes with a Full Length Grease Trough and has an Underside Cross Bracing that ensures Stability. The Vented Cross Bracing makes sure that heat is distributed evenly and this griddle is designed for a gas or charcoal grill. You can cook burgers, bacon, pancakes, vegetables and even grilled cheese. The specifications and dimensions are listed below!


Model #:  PQ3017

  • 4” to 8″ Side Walls Contain Food
  • Overall Dimensions: 30″ W x 17″ D x 8″ H

Call us today at 888.611.7227

Add a Bull Warming Drawer to your Grill!

Add a Bull Warming Drawer to your Grill!

            A Stainless Steel Warming Drawer from Wholesale Patio Store, manufactured by Bull, is the perfect addition to your grill island. This unit can keep your side dishes, grilled foods and bread warm until mealtime. The Bull Warming Drawer is engineered with top quality materials and is designed for a lifetime of use. The doors open and close easily and the full length handle gives you easy access. The Warming Drawer is made of 304 Grade Stainless Steel Construction with variable temperature control. There is a Heat-On light and Moisture Vent control within the warming drawer. The dimensions are listed below.


  • Overall Dimensions: 30″ W x 11 1/2″ H x 21″ D
  • Cut-Out Dimensions: 28 3/4″ W x 10″ H x 20 1/4″ D
  • Product Weight: 61 lbs

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Grill up some Artichokes

Throw Some Artichokes on the Grill!

          Artichokes are perfect for Spring Time Grilling! This recipe is simple and fast! Perfect for a snack, meal, or even a side dish! Instructions are listed below.


  • 2 medium lemon
  • 4 large artichoke(s), fresh, 3 to 3 1/2 pounds total
  • 1 tablespoon oil, olive, extra-virgin
  • salt and black pepper, to taste


1. To prepare artichokes: Fill a Dutch oven with water; add the juice of 1 lemon. Trim leaves from the top of an artichoke. Remove the outer layer(s) of leaves from the stem end and snip all remaining spiky tips from the outer leaves. Trim an inch off the bottom of the stem and use a vegetable peeler to remove the fibrous outer layer. As each artichoke is prepared, drop it into the lemon water to prevent it from turning brown.

2. When all the artichokes are prepared, cover the pan and bring to a boil. Boil until the base of the stem can be pierced with a fork, 12 to 15 minutes. Transfer to a cutting board and let stand until cool enough to handle, about 10 minutes.
3. Meanwhile, preheat grill to medium. Slice the artichokes in half lengthwise. Scoop out the choke and first few inner layers in the center until the heart is revealed. Brush each half with oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Grill the artichokes until tender and lightly charred, about 5 minutes per side. Transfer to a serving platter, squeeze half a lemon over them and garnish with the remaining lemon half cut into 4 wedges. Serve warm, at room temperature or chilled.

Napoleon Outdoor Rated Fireplace

Add an Outdoor Rated Stainless Steel Fireplace from Napoleon to your Patio!

 With the Outdoor Rated Stainless Steel Fireplace you get a modern feel with a touch of elegance. This unit is not only stylish but durable! The Outdoor Rated Stainless Steel Fireplace has a Stainless Steel Decorative Door with Ceramic Glass! Included is a Phazer Glowing Log Set and Glowing Embers, also a Stainless Steel Burner. This unit has a Millivolt Remote Control Valve and a Built In Adjustable Flame/Heat Control! This Outdoor Rated Stainless Steel Fireplace kicks out 40,000 BTU’s! So not only is this unit stylish but it will also provide you with the perfect amount of heat! The rest of the dimensions are listed below.


  • Piezo Igniter
  • Stainless Steel Cover
  • 40,000 BTU’s
  • Overall Dimensions: 33″ H x 37 1/4″ W x 13 1/4″ D
  • *Unit Comes Natural Gas, Liquid Propane Conversion Kit Available*

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