Customers' Grate Reviews

The steady flow of letters and e-mails we’ve received from satisfied customers over the past 35 years warms our hearts nearly as much as the Texas Fireframe ® grate warms the hearth. To our customers, we say thank you for all the wonderful messages you’ve sent to us. Below is just a sampling.
 
 
 

"Almost everyone who comes into our homes is so impressed with our Texas Fireframe grates and the heat they project into the room that they go home and order one for their own enjoyment."
--Mr. and Mrs. John M. Kelly, St. Helena, CA

 
     
 

“I have never seen a fireplace with the ability to disperse heat as rapidly and as intensely as ours does with the Texas Fireframe grate.  It's very obvious it does exactly as your advertisements and testimonies say.  Our living room is 15 1/2 ' x
16 1/2 and the Texas Fireframe will bring the temp up 8 to 10 degrees before you can bat an eye!” 
--Dr. James Harper, Covington, GA

 
     
 

“WOW !!!! Better than expected.
Send me another. 
You saved me $ 4200.00 for the inserts! THANKS

LOVE American ingenuity.”
--G. Henderson, Bonsall, CA 

 
 
 
     
  "It is the greatest fireplace invention since the discovery of wood matches."
-- R. Seiden, Berkeley, CA
 
 

 

 
  "It is the most effective fireplace grate ever! I go through firewood at a serious pace, but the efficiency of the Texas Fireframe I'm getting all of the BTUs out of that wood and into heating my home! Many thanks for being a GRATE INVENTOR!"
-- D. Lindsay, Santa Barbara, CA
 
     
 
     
  "Yesterday, I started a fire with my thermostat set at 66. The center of the house (living room, dining room, kitchen, sitting room and loft) is 18 x 28 with 23 ft loft ceilings. After two hours the temperature was 74! It is crazy good. Thanks…"
--J. Collette, Highlands, NC
 
     
 
     
  "Your Texas Fireframe grate has made a difference with every fire we built. We make a fire every night and your great invention has made such a difference for us. Please send four more."
-- C. McCarthy, Potomac, MD
 
     
 
     
  "I was astounded!... The increase in heat output is remarkable…the temperature in the room increases from 7 to 12 degrees with the [Texas Fireframe grate] over the temperature with a regular grate. I find that all your claims are true, if not understated.”
-- L. Isaacson, Berrien Springs, MI
 
     
 
     
  “We have been long time lovers of your fabulous [Texas] Fireframe grate – for over 20 years it held a prominent place in our fireplace. We recently moved into a home that, to our delight, necessitates the purchase of two (2) additional grates. Living through winters in Buffalo, NY is made much better with several fireplaces!...my father tells everyone he can about your [Texas Fireframe grate].  We’ve held a Thanksgiving dinner for the past 25 years – up to 50 people….If you could be so kind as to include a few business cards in my order I will be sure to place them next to the cranberry sauce.”
--S. Northman,  Buffalo, NY
 
     
 
     
  "We have been extremely pleased with our Texas Fireframe grate, and have made converts of several of our friends who have seen it in action in our home. Lacking any central heating, we have relied on the grate to warm our living room over the past several years (including some very cold winters)."
– J. Pines, East Hampton, NY
 
     
 
     
  "My parents live in upstate New York about 15 miles from the Canadian border and have owned a Texas Fireframe [grate] for over 25 years ...The device is a fabulous invention! In upstate New York home heating is an extremely serious business. The Texas Fireframe [grate] makes starting fires extremely easy, in fact …the Texas Fireframe [grate] never failed to ignite the fire from the first match! Furthermore, the heat produced by the device was so dramatic that it wasn’t uncommon to comfortably wear shorts and t-shirts when sitting by the fireplace even in January and February.  I cannot comment enough on how well the device simply works! Truly, the only reason I have to order my parents a new Texas Fireframe [grate] is that after 25 years of use, they simply loved the device to its death and it finally wore out. Please accept my most sincere congratulations on producing an amazing device that truly has no comparable competition."
--R. Rupp, Corpus Christi, TX
 
     
 
     
  “I am absolutely amazed at the ease with which a fire can be started and maintained. Although I have seen it happen, it appears incredible and places all other grates in obsolescence. Please send me three more.”
--W. Millberg, Ashtabula, OH
 
     
 
     
  “I cannot believe how the Texas Fireframe performs. My house was 62 degrees when I came home yesterday afternoon. After lighting a fire, two hours later the house was 73 degrees, incredible! I couldn't be happier with this product.”
--G. Truicko, Huntington, NY
 
     
 
     
  "WOW, was I glad that I found you. Just put [a U-17] into my fire place, what a difference. The room is not that big, 14' by 14.5, but can feel the heat in the whole room. This has got to be the best purchase for this fireplace ever! Thank you!!!!"
-- H. Cummings, Millinocket, ME
 
     
 
     
  "I read your original article in Scientific American and immediately bought my Texas Fireframe [grate]. This was about 30 years ago. I would like to buy a new one, since this one has served well for 30 years. We burned a cord a year for 10 years, but in the last 10, it's up to 2 cords a year."
-- F. Doyen, Weatherford, TX
 
     
 
     
  "Please send three 25 inch [Texas] Fireframe grates to me at the above address. Then I shall have five, one about twenty years old, the others quite new."
– H. Townsend, Washington, D.C.
 
     
 
     
 

“Have had about four of your grates, since 1976, so I am in need of one NOW!
…My husband was a physics teacher and LOVED this grate...thought it was the work of a genius”  
-- C. Perkins, Bastrop., Tx

 
     
 
     
 

“We're really excited about getting the Texas FIreframe grate. We used one
for many years (I found out about it in Scientific American) when we lived
in Virginia, but when we moved to California, our fireplace was too small to
fit the available grates. I was so happy to find out that you now make a
model small enough for us to use. I'm sure you're very proud of your father
- he should get the Nobel Prize for making people comfortable!”  
-- Steve, Santa Cruz, CA

 
     
 
     
 

“When I first heard of the concept those many years ago, I was intrigued. After using it, I have been impressed and everything operated as advertised.”  
-- C. Mengers, West Chester, PA

 
     
 
     
  "…I purchased a Texas Fireframe grate in 1999 and I have used it in my home every winter since then.... And it really does significantly increase the amount of heat that is actually transmitted into my home from the burning logs... You can use UNSPLIT logs. This is a major factor for me. The UNSPLIT logs can easily be lit with a few sheets of newspaper rolled up and placed in the center cavity between the logs... And a really good fire is heating your home in about 15 minutes instead of 30 minutes (or longer)...

Over the years, I have burned up and replaced several of those cast iron grates… if you consider the replacement cost of a cast iron grate every few years, the cost of the Texas Fireframe grate is probably about the same as several cast iron grates over a 20 to 25 year time period....

I can personally verify that the statements made by Dr. Cranberg regarding the operation and efficiency of the Texas Fireframe grate are not overstated. A very comfortable fire can be started on the Texas Fireframe grate using UNSPLIT logs and a few sheets of newspaper. The resulting fire burns well and a significant amount of the heat from the fire enters the room and does not disappear up the chimney.

I have occasionally used split firewood, and that also does exceptionally well on the grate.”

– -Robert Wayne Atkins

 
     
 
     
  “This will be my 5th [Texas Fireframe grate] purchase… This next one will be for my daughter.  You have a great invention.  I read about it in Time Magazine years ago and it has been keeping us warm all these years.  I hope your business continues to prosper and you continue to make [Texas Fireframte grates] for the world….Your product makes starting and feeding a fire easy.”
--T.  Pincu
 
     
 
     
  “My family has enjoyed fantastic fires in our fireplace for the last 15 mid west winters in large part due to your absolutely wonderful fireplace grate!  We have ordered a second one for our home and look forward to many amazingly warm fires in the future. I grew up with a fireplace but have never experienced such great fires as those that are the result of your grate. Thanks for sharing your idea and grate with us and everyone who wants a warm winter fire.”   
--Jess, Springfield, IL
 
     
 
     
  “I ordered three 25 inch grates…My original grate appears to be holding up well. It has been used quite a bit the past two years. During the past two months we have had a fire in the fireplace from 6:00 AM until midnight on most days.”
--R. Jones, Willis, TX
 
     
 
     
  “Thank you for still selling the perfect grate!”
-- L.Minkoff, Bethesda, Maryland
 
     
 
     
  “We are using our 2nd Texas Fireframe grate and love it. We want to order one for a Christmas gift for a friend…We probably have fires 5 nights a week once it gets cool and finally wore out our first Texas Fireframe grate. We were so glad to find you still in business last year. Using it warms our den so that we can turn down our heat…”
--A. Schoenknecht
 
     
 
     
  “I bought my first Texas Fireframe shortly after seeing the original Time
magazine article, and I'm now on my third. It's made -10° (and one -20°)
winter nights positively comfortable. Guests are surprised by its
effectiveness, and family members almost demand a fire during winter visits.
Thanks!”
--Tom G., Lawrence, KS
 
     
 
     
  “I’m buying this for my son for Xmas and would like the dimensions. My husband and I used to have one years ago and LOVED it. This will make my son’s Christmas!!!!”
--Kay
 
     
 
     
  “…the results were fantastic. I could not believe how much heat comes into the room. It is the best fire I’ve ever made.”
--H. Randolph Jr., Ft. Washington, PA
 
     
 
     
  “My wife and I look forward to having another Texas [Fireframe] grate. The last one we had was in Charleston S.C. back in the 70’s.”
--D. Johnson
 
     
 
     
  “…my [Texas Fireframe grate] has been keeping us warm on winter afternoons and evenings for twenty-five years, and it still shows no signs of fatigue whatever. So, sorry, it looks like I won’t be needing any more of them—all I can do is recommend them to my friends.”
– B. Leedom, MD
 
     

     
  “…We hardly ever use our heating. We use our fireplace. The first time we had a fire on the Texas Fireframe grate, I used one match, some kindling and four pieces of wood. I thought well this is miraculous!”  

– J. Edwinson, Austin, TX
 
     

 

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Word of mouth is our best advertising. We thank our customers for spreading the word about our fireplace grates. Please tell us about your experiences with your Texas Fireframe grate. All log grates are welded steel.
 
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