A great way to spruce up your patio during the winter season (or even the summer) is to invest in an outdoor fire pit. They add a warm, fuzzy atmosphere for sharing meals at night during the cold freezing weather. Even during summer nights, when you want that ‘campfire’ feel, an outdoor fire pit can provide that.
There are a variety of outdoor fire pits on the market, of all shapes and sizes. Most outdoor fire pits either rely on gas or firewood for fuel. You also don’t need to drain your bank account to get an outdoor fire pit. There are ones that can be low as $70 or the more high-end ones can cost a few hundred dollars.
Here is a roundup of some of the best outdoor fire pits for 2020:
- KINGSO Outdoor Fire Pit 22'' Patio Fire Steel BBQ Grill Fire Pit Bowl with Mesh Spark Screen Cover, $ 49.55
This KINGSO Outdoor fire pit bowl is one of the most economical and top-rated outdoor fire pits. It is dependent on firewood as a source fuel, and you can purchase a steel rack for storing firewood separately.
Its body is made from heat resistant, strong steel. However, at only 12 lbs, it is still lightweight enough to move easily. So, if you’re not using it on your patio, you can take it with you on camping trips or beaches. You can use it as a BBQ grill or simply as an outdoor fire pit.
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2) Landmann USA 21860 Bromley Fire Pit, $ 69.99
This firewood outdoor fire pit from Landmann USA is another top-rated and economic option for those on a budget. The overall dimensions are 24 inch diameter and a depth of 7 inches. The main body is made from a sturdy steel material with a heat resistant finish. This fire pit comes with a poker to tame the firewood.
There are diamond cutouts in the steel fire bowl for better circulation of air. It only weighs 12.7 lbs, so it is still easy to move around and take with you on trips.
3) BALI OUTDOORS Wood Burning Fire Pit Backyard with Cooking Grill, 32in, $ 143.99
If you’re looking for a slightly larger outdoor fire pit, this wood-burning one from BALI OUTDOORS is a great choice. It is 32 inches in diameter and the full height is 24 inches. It is slightly heavier at 27 lbs, but this adds stability for grilling.
The body is made from a heat-proof steel, including the steel ring at the bottom that you can use store firewood. The standout feature in this outdoor fire pit is the steel mesh that swivels 360 degrees which you can use for grilling food.
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4) Outland Firebowl 870 Premium Outdoor Portable Propane Gas Fire Pit, $ 118.03
Moving on to gas-powered outdoor fire pits, this one from Outland Firebowl is great for those looking for an economical and lightweight gas fire pit. With gas fire pits, you don’t need to deal with smoke, ashes and costly firewood. You just need a standard 20 lb propane gas cylinder for a clean fire. It also features an auto-ignition system, so that you don’t waste your time with matchsticks.
It is only 22 lbs, so it is easy to travel with. It has a heat capacity of 58,000 BTU per hour. It is CSA approved and you get a 1-year warranty with the product.
5) Outland Living Series 401 Brown 44-Inch Outdoor Propane Gas Fire Pit Table, Black Tempered Tabletop w/Arctic Ice Glass Rocks, $ 563.69
If you want an outdoor fire pit that’s a little more high-end, this fire table from Outland Living is a good choice. It will add a stylish and modern touch to your patio. It is primarily made from a strong powder-coated aluminium frame, with a UV HDPE (Ultraviolet High Density Polyethylene) wicker style exterior. It also features a black 8mm thick tempered glass tabletop.
The overall table dimensions are: 23 in (H), 32 in (W), 44 in (L). With a quick ignition system and a stainless steel burner, the heat output is 35,000 BTU. It relies on a standard 20 lb propane gas cylinder for power.
6) Outland Firebowl 883 Mega Outdoor Propane Gas Fire Pit, 24-Inch Diameter 58,000 BTU, $ 108.17
This is a slightly bigger outdoor fire pit from Outland Living, and is one of the best rated gas fire pits on the list. This fire pit has dimensions of a 24 inch diameter and 13 inch height. The total heat output is 58,000 BTU per hour.
This CSA approved outdoor fire pit relies on a standard 20 lb propane gas cylinder which will be attached to a 10ft hose. It is primarily made of steel with a heat resistant enamel finish. At only 22 lbs, it is light enough to carry and travel with.
There are mainly two types of outdoor fire pits in the market- firewood and gas-powered ones. If you want a more authentic, campfire feel, firewood ones will work great. However, if you don’t want to deal with expensive and heavy firewood, smoke or ashes, then gas fuelled fire pits are better.