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Blue Rhino Introduces Outdoor Living Collection at Lowe's  (3/17/2016)
WINSTON-SALEM, NC (March 17, 2016) – Blue Rhino introduces its 2016 outdoor living collection, including stylish and versatile fire pits, high-quality covers to protect outdoor furniture in all kinds of weather, the first full line of Blue Rhino-branded grilling tools and accessories, and much more, at the Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Expo today in New Orleans.
Blue Rhino ( helps create special moments in backyards, patios and homes across America through its family of brands, which includes the number one brand in tank exchange, an impressive line of innovative, premier barbecue accessories and outdoor lifestyle tools by Mr. Bar-B-Q® ( and Blue Rhino, and fire pits by Endless Summer®.
“It’s all about focusing on quality time with family and friends – a counterbalance to our hectic and busy lives,” said Buddy Laird, Senior Vice President, Blue Rhino. “Consumers of all ages, from Millennials to GenExers to Baby Boomers, are spending more time living, entertaining, cooking and eating outdoors. The backyard is the new dining room…and grills are the gathering point.”
With home sizes decreasing by 10 percent in 2015*, families are moving outdoors to extend their living space. In fact, outdoor living emerged as the most popular special function room among homeowners in 2014, according to the American Institute of Architects.
New and unique grilling accessories in the Mr. Bar-B-Q 2016 collection include:
  • Flip-It Spatula – Stainless steel spatula flips itself with a simple squeeze of a handle. Perfect for burgers, steaks, chicken and more.
  • Take-a-Tank™ – Makes carrying a Blue Rhino propane tank and transporting it in your vehicle easy. By placing the tank in the tote and locking it in with a seatbelt, the tote prevents the tank from rolling around and protects the vehicle seat from any tank dirt or sharp edges. The Take-a-Tank includes handles for carrying and also folds for easy storage.
  • Wine and Whiskey Barrel Chips – Some of the best wines and whiskeys are aged in oak barrels where their flavors and aromas seep deep into the wood. We’ve turned those barrels into barbecue smoking chips to infuse the flavors into the cookout. Red wine, white wine and whiskey chips are available.
  • Ceramic Coated Skillet, Topper with Aluminum Handles and Deep Dish Searing Griddle – The eco friendly surface, which is PFOA, PTFE and cadmium free, is nonstick, high-heat tolerant and easy to clean.
  • Collapsible Mini 2-Piece Grill Station Marinade Tray & Lids – With the unique locking lid, marinate both sides of meats and vegetables without opening the tray. Prepare food ahead of time and refrigerate for later use. The two-piece set includes one collapsible marinade tray for easy storage and one universal locking lid.
  • Adjustable Hamburger Press – Customize the size of burgers quickly and easily. Just select a size, place meat in the press and push out patty.
2016 Collection Introduced at Lowe’s
The 2016 collection available at Lowe’s stores nationwide and at includes:
  • The first full line of grilling tools and accessories under the Blue Rhino brand
  • Blue Rhino CrossFire™ Portable Grill, a unique grill fueled by either LP gas or charcoal
  • Endless Summer® outdoor fire pits in multiple stylish varieties that fit various outdoor living and fuel preferences
  • The first line of accessories designed especially for fire pits, by Mr. Bar-B-Q®
  • Elemental™ Outdoor Covers, a new brand of high-quality, PVC-free covers that protect outdoor furniture from the elements year round
More information on these lines is available elsewhere in the press kit. For more information on Blue Rhino’s full line-up of brands and products, visit
* National Homebuilders Association
About Blue Rhino
In 1994, Blue Rhino – named for the color of a propane flame and the endangered animal – launched America’s first branded propane tank exchange service. Today, Blue Rhino is more than propane, with a full line of products that create family time and special moments in the backyard, patio and home. Offering convenience, innovation and affordable luxury, Blue Rhino’s outdoor living products include grills, barbecue tools and accessories, patio heaters, firepits, fireplace accessories, mosquito traps, furniture/grill covers and more sold under such brands as Mr. Bar-B-Q®, Mr. Pizza™, Endless Summer®, UniFlame®, Backyard Basics and SkeeterVac®. Blue Rhino’s leading propane exchange brand is available at more than 45,000 retail stores in 50 states and Puerto Rico and is based in Winston-Salem, N.C. Blue Rhino is a division of Ferrellgas, L.P. For more information, visit
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