For most of the city dwellers, having a fire pit isn’t an option (it is an option, but using a large pit full of burning coal or fire indoors isn’t the best of ideas), but for the lucky few who have even a tiny back yard, a Fire pit can be an amazing and entertaining idea. On cold winter nights, having friends and family over, huddling around a fire pit is an amazing experience.
Fire pits are an excellent aesthetic as well as a useful addition to any backyard. Most pits come under the following three categories; wood burning, which is the most affordable and most popular, gas or propane which are for the people who prefer a little less smoke and lastly gel or ethanol which provide a smokeless, odourless and clean flame.
Propane fire pits do not give out as much heat as a wood burning pit does. Also light weight metal pits are prone to rust and will give away in a few months, it is advisable to invest a little more and buy fire pits made of more durable materials. Safety is yet another important consideration, many pits today have spark plugs and covers to ward away possible mishaps.
High Quality Fire Pit
If you type in fire pits on Amazon, out of the first ten in the list, at least five of the pits will be of Landmann. The Landmann 28345 Big Sky Stars and Moons Fire Pit made of Georgia clay has a burn surface of around 397 square-inches and is classically designed, with shapes of stars and moons cut into it.
The shell is made of cold rolled steel with a sand paint finish. The actual bowl is around 23.5 inches and has a protective safety ring around it.
Along with the fire pit, a full size cooking grate, poker and spark guard cover are provided. This simple, classic fire pit is a very popular choice among people. This particular fire pit has got a rating of 4.4 and over 165 reviews on Amazon.
Best Portable Fire Pit for the Money
The Strathwood St. Thomas Cast Aluminium Fire Pit with table is made completely of light weight and rust resistant aluminium and doubles as a table as well.
There is a small pit at the centre of the table, which comes with its own cover, which matches the design of the table. The fire pit is 22inches in diameter and 7 inches deep, and made of bright copper.
The entire table has a diameter of 42 inches, and height of 22.5 inches and a weight of 44 pounds. For all those who want more than just a simple fireplace, but a place to put drinks and food, this is the perfect fire pit. It has a rating of 4.3 and around 150 reviews on Amazon.
Top Rated Outdoor Fireplace
Another amazing product from Landmann, and aptly called the “Ball of Fire”, the Landmann Ball of Fire Outdoor Fire Pit is shaped like a sphere, with mesh covering 360 degrees, preventing any damage that may be caused due to sparks. The most unique feature of this spectacular fireplace is the fact that it provides an amazing 360 degree, unobstructed view of the fire.
A large pivoting door is present with a handle, over the 30 inch diameter bowl. The entire sphere and stand are made out of steel. A rating of 4.2 and 125 reviews on Amazon proves that the USA 28925 fire pit is one great product.
Unique Rectangle Fireplace Under $150
One of more unconventionally designed fire pits, the Fire Sense Rectangle Pagoda Patio Fireplace has earned rave reviews from almost everyone person who has seen and used one.
As the name suggests, this Pagoda Patio fire pit is shaped almost like a lantern or a pagoda, which provides a 360 degree view of the fire. It is painted completely black with heat resistant and corrosion free paint.
The lantern being very airy makes it easier to light as well as douse fires. The unconventional, yet boxed shape, allows the fire pit to be stored very easily. The mesh screens are fire tested and will not bend, crack or lose their paint. This fire pit has a rating of 3.6 on Amazon and is one of the best fire pits you can buy.