Cool fall or winter weather doesn’t mean that you have to be trapped indoors. As long as it’s not raining or snowing, you can turn a chilly evening or afternoon into plenty of fun if you can still keep everyone warm. Fire pits are a great way to make outdoor get-togethers more enjoyable when the weather gets chilly. Available in an array of dimensions and with plenty of safety features to keep little ones safe, these are the fire pits you should put on your shortlist.
You’ll like that this fire pit comes with a cover. With a few quick adjustments, it quickly converts into a deep cooler to keep drinks frosty or a grill. You’ll also get a heat-resistant fire bowl and a safety mesh lid to keep embers and ash contained.
We like that this steel fire pit is 25 inches tall and incredibly portable. The base is elevated to promote airflow and ensure that your fire lasts as long as you want it to. This durable fire pit is lightweight and can easily be moved around your yard.
The fire pit measures 36 inches in diameter and comes with a poker and a vinyl cover to keep it protected when not in use. It also features a built-in wood grate that elevates the wood to promote airflow.
We like that this fire pit also comes with a collapsible garbage bag holder so that you have no excuses to not leave nature exactly as you found it. The firepit works with propane, with a 58,000 BTU rating. This pick comes with a UV and weather-resistant cover.
This fire pit pulls double duty with a 32-inch diameter fire pit and grill attachment. The attachment is easy to install and can swivel 360 degrees. You can also adjust the grill height. We also like that there’s an interior attachment that creates optimal wood positioning for better burning.
Fire Pit FAQs
1. What is the safest type of fire pit?
The safest type of fire pit is one that uses propane or natural gas to manage the fire. If you’re concerned about safety, prioritize shopping for fire pits that feature a safety certification from a third-party organization that tests items for overall safety and efficiency. Keep in mind that for best results, fire pits should be used outdoors. This also means that you shouldn’t use them on an indoor porch that’s screened in.
2. Can you put a fire pit on a deck?
In most cases, you should be able to use a fire pit on a deck — even if it’s made from wood. Fire pits that are at least 23 to 24 inches high with two layers of heat shielding beneath the burner tray can reduce the potential of consumers being burned when reaching into the compartment. When using a fire pit on a deck, ensure that there’s plenty of room around all sides so that you can safely move around it and keep any loose items that might be flammable away from it.
Fire Pit Buying Guide
Fire pits can be a great way to make your outdoor living spaces more enjoyable when the weather gets cooler. When used properly, they can allow homeowners to enjoy their backyards or patios year-round. But first, you’ll need to consider the type of pit you want to buy. Do you want a portable solution that can easily be moved or something designed to be more permanent?
Think about where you plan on placing your fire pit and the amount of space that’s required. Keep in mind that for safety, you’ll want to ensure that there’s plenty of clearance on all sides to prevent a fire hazard or the risk of someone accidentally burning themselves as they pass by the fire pit. Also, consider the fuel type. While many fire pits are wood-burning, you can also find models that rely on propane or natural gas or even use gel fuel. However, gel fuel doesn’t produce heat and is more about creating a visual aesthetic.
Also, consider whether you want versatility. For example, some models not only provide warmth but can also double as a grill or a drink cooler. A fire pit like this could be ideal for someone who wants to maximize space by reducing clutter. Finally, think about the shape. You can find fire pits that are designed to look like tables, hexagons, circles and more. The option you select will depend on your design preferences.
About The Author
Dorian Smith-Garcia is a diverse writer across beauty, fashion, travel, parenting, consumer goods, and tech. She has written for Inverse, Healthline Parenthood, The Confused Millennial, XONecole, Glowsly, and The Drive along with a variety of other publications. She is a bridal and beauty expert/influencer and the creative director behind The Anti Bridezilla. When Dorian’s not writing she’s collecting stamps in her passport, learning new languages, or spending time with her husband and daughter.