Best Fire Pits TechnoBuffalo 2019

Adding a fire pit to your yard can give you a reason to spend more time outdoors in every season. With a fire pit, you can stay warm and cozy in even the coldest temperatures. They are great for roasting marshmallows while spending quality time in nature with friends and family. We recommend the Solo Stove Yukon Fire Pit because it is designed to produce low smoke and is large enough for your whole family to enjoy.

Best Overall: Solo Stove Yukon Fire Pit

The Solo Stove Yukon Fire Pit is a great fire pit for all of your friends and family to enjoy. Its extra-large size consists of 30 inches wide and weighs a solid 45 pounds. The exterior of this fire pit is comprised of 304 Stainless Steel, which makes it durable and also extremely pleasing to look at. It makes an excellent decorative addition to your backyard.

This aesthetically pleasing fire pit produces a big flame and low smoke content. The flame measures at 30 inches in diameter and can reach a height of 16 inches. It can safely warm up your entire party. You don't have to worry about it producing an uncomfortable amount of smoke because it is designed with double walls. The double-wall filters air through to create a more even burn. This naturally produces less smoke.

The Solo Stove Yukon is designed with a one-piece construction that creates a bowl for the fire. There is an additional flame ring that controls the airflow and manages the fire, making this great for roasting marshmallows. This fire pit uses wood and burns the ash into an ultra-fine grain so that you don't have to worry about flyaway sparks igniting your clothes. Although this fire pit is excellent for the backyard, it is relatively heavy and not practically portable.

Pros:

  • Low smoke
  • Burns wood into ultra-fine ash
  • Large and aesthetically pleasing

Cons:

  • Not portable

Best Overall

Solo Stove Yukon Fire Pit

Large fire pit that produces low smoke

The Solo Stove Yukon Fire Pit is large enough for the whole family to enjoy. It is visually appealing and produces low smoke.

Best Propane: Outland Firebowl 883 Mega

The Outland Firebowl 883 Mega is the perfect campfire fire pit. It uses propane rather than wood, which makes it ash-free and easy to clean. All you need to do when you clean up is turn off the propane. There is also no assembly required for this fire pit other than turning on the propane tank. This makes it extremely easy to use.

Measuring at 24 x 24 x 13 inches (LWH) and weighing 34 pounds, this fire pit is light enough to bring along on those camping adventures. It is CSA approved, which means that it passes most campfire bans. Its smoke-free and spark-free features help protect forestry areas and campgrounds. However, it is still important to double-check with your area to ensure that it meets the standards.

The Outland Firebowl 883 Mega comes equipped with a fully functional and complete fire pit kit. Included is a pre-attached hose that allows you to keep your propane tank 10-feet away safely. It also features a chrome valve that gives you the ability to adjust the height of the flame above the 6.6 pounds of natural lava rock included in this fire pit. The entire bowl is made out of stainless steel with an enamel finish for added protection and durability.

This fire pit is a great propane fire pit, but the 5-gallon propane tank needed to power this pit is not included. Some customer feedback states that this may not generate enough heat to warm a small group unless everyone sits very close.

Pros:

  • Uses propane
  • CSA approved
  • Spark-free and ash-free

Cons:

  • Propane tank not included
  • Does not generate enough heat to warm groups

Best Propane

Outland Firebowl 883 Mega

Ash-free propane fire pit that is CSA approved

The Outland Firebowl 883 Mega is propane powered. It is CSA approved, and its smoke-free and ash-free features make it safe for use in most campsites.

Best Wood: Landmann Big Sky Stars and Moon Fire Pit

The Landmann Big Sky Stars and Moon Fire Pit is a great wood-burning fit pit. It is made out of steel and has a fun design with stars and moons carved into the sides. This fire pit should be used on non-flammable ground such as concrete, stone, or brick.

Included with the Landmann Big Sky Stars and Moon Fire Pit is a cooking grate, which is perfect for cooking hotdogs, veggies, or smores. It includes a poker to manage the fire logs. Also included is a spark screen to ensure that there are no flyaway bits of ash that land where they are unwanted.

The design of this fire pit is rustic and fun. It features star and moon cutouts that reflect outward into the night. The fire bowl measures 29.5 x 29.5 x 23 inches and weighs 27.9 pounds, which makes it sturdy and durable. It comes in two rustic colors, black and Georgia clay.

Some customers mention that to increase the durability and longevity of this fire pit, they paint the entire fire bowl, inside and out, with a high-temperature heat spray. You may wish to insulate the bottom with fire bricks in order to protect against corrosive ash.

Pros:

  • Rustic and fun design
  • Wood burn
  • Includes cooking grate, poker, and spark screen

Cons:

  • Must insulate with fire bricks
  • Must be used on non-flammable ground
  • Must spray entire bowl with high-temperature heat spray

Best Wood:

Landmann Big Sky Stars and Moon Fire Pit

Rustic designed wood-burning fire pit with cooking grate

The wood-burning Landmann Big Sky Stars and Moon Fire Pit has a rustic design and features a cooking grate that is perfect for hotdogs, veggie skewers, and smores.

Best Fire Pit Table: Outland Living Series 401 Fire Pit Table

The Outland Living Series 401 Fire Pit Table is the ultimate fire pit for hosting outdoor events in all seasons. It comes with two fire torches that are great for adding extra light to small areas or identifying pathways. This fire pit comes in a beautiful espresso brown color that goes with almost all outdoor furniture and decor.

This particular fire pit table features an 8-millimeter wide black tempered glass tabletop, which is an excellent spot for your guests to rest their drinks during get-togethers. This table uses propane and comes with knobs to adjust the smoke-free flames. If you'd like to go a step further, you can purchase an additional wind stopper that circles the table and protects the flame.

It also features 15.5 pounds of Arctic ice decorative fire glass cubes and rock. These cubes are beautiful to look at and add a modern touch to the booth. The structure of both the fire table and torches is made from high-quality steel. Measuring at 44 x 32 x 23 inches (LWH), this fire pit is both sturdy and extremely decorative. Your guests will never want to leave.

The Outland Living Series 401 Fire Pit Table does not arrive assembled. It can take some time and careful reading of the instructions to figure out how to initially set it up. Some customers have mentioned that they love the look of this table, but that it does not radiate enough heat to warm a small area. It is mostly for decorative purposes.

Pros:

  • Flame-adjusting knobs
  • Beautiful fire pit table
  • Comes with two additional fire torches
  • Arctic ice decorative fire cubes

Cons:

  • Not warm enough
  • Does not arrive assembled

Best Fire Pit Table

Outland Living Series 401 Fire Pit Table

Beautiful fire pit table with two included fire torches

The Outland Living Series 401 Fire Pit Table is a beautiful fire table that comes with two additional fire torches to better heat and light the area.

Best Portable: Fire Sense 22-Inch Folding Fire Pit

The Fire Sense 22-Inch Folding Fire Pit is perfect for anyone who is looking for something compact. While this particular fire pit may not be as durable as a standard pit, it is incredibly portable. It comes with a vinyl bag, which makes it great for taking along with you to a friend's house when creating a campfire ambiance in their yard.

Included in this bundle is a fuel grate, which makes it easy to ignite from underneath. Also included is a cooking grate, which is perfect for charring hotdogs and skewers. There is also a spark screen and screen lift tool, which help protect against heat and flyaway sparks. You won't have to worry about burning yourself while adjusting your fire or cooking a meal.

The Fire Sense 22-Inch Folding Fire Pit is an impressively light 7 pounds, and measures at 15 x 22 x 22 inches. The fire bowl does tend to warp after use, so spraying it with a high-temperature heat spray will be beneficial. Its lightweight structure causes the framing of the legs to bend over time as well.

Pros:

  • Extremely lightweight and portable
  • Comes with fuel grate, cooking grate, spark screen, and screen tool
  • Vinyl carry case

Cons:

  • Not durable for long-term use
  • Flimsy structure
  • Bowl tends to warp

Best Value

Fire Sense 22-Inch Folding Fire Pit

Extremely lightweight and portable fire pit

The Fire Sense 22-Inch Folding Fire Pit is exceptionally lightweight and portable. It comes with a vinyl carry case along with other useful accessories.

Bottom line

A fire pit not only brings family and friends together, but it also acts as a staple accent piece of decor in your yard. Fire pits come in many different shapes and sizes and offer a variety of features. Some are made solely for decorative purposes, while others are constructed to provide heat and cooking abilities.

We recommend the aesthetically pleasing Solo Stove Yukon Fire Pit. This fire pit is not only extra large in size, making it great for large groups, but it also produces low smoke. The Solo Stove Yukon Fire Pit comes with no assembly required, which makes it an excellent choice for anyone who is looking for an easy fire bowl to add to their backyard.

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Camille Sanghera is a freelance writer who loves using the power of words to give individuals and objects a voice. When she is not content writing, you can find her running trails with her dogs or writing fiction and self-help books. Check out her blog at www.happycoconut.ca.

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