Distribution America and PRO Group had some nice words for the new Comfort Zone Propane Heater and Stove at the 2016 Executive Planning Conference, held Nov. 17-19, 2015.

The heater and stove was named "best new product" in the housewares and seasonal category thanks to selections from distributor attendees.

“The Comfort Zone 2-in-1 Propane Heater and Stove is a unique, multi-seasonal product that has a broad appeal to everyone from die-hard football tailgaters to campers looking for a powerful yet compact cooking essential,” said Barry Jacobs, senior director, Home Environment.  “It’s an item that has wide consumer application, a beneficial price point and can be featured in any season and for many activities, such as camping, hurricane preparedness, kids sporting events, ice fishing, holiday gift-giving, hunting, football tailgating and more.”

The Comfort Zone 2-in-1 Propane Heater and Stove is designed for outdoor heating and cooking. This multi-functional portable heater can direct 6,500 BTUs sideways to heat or upwards to its built-in cast iron cooktop.

“We submit new items every year for the purpose of expanding our presence within the wholesale hardware industry," said Robert Fischer, VP sales Wholesale Hardware, World and Main, LLC. "The Executive Planning Conference encourages innovation and new product launches with its participating wholesale hardware distributors. We are excited that the members voted our combination heater and stove as their choice for the best new item this year in the housewares category."