In this article
- Best Fire Pits for 2022
- Other top fire pits
- How we tested fire pits
Afire pitis the perfect way to extend summer into fall and even winter. Whether you're roasting marshmallows, cooking hot dogs or just enjoying the warmth, a fire pit is a great addition to any outdoor space.
If you're shopping for your first fire pit or looking for a replacement for the one that's spent a little too long in the sun and rain, our list includes a variety of styles and sizes, so you can find an ideal fit for your yard and can stay cozy across multiple seasons.
Transforming your yard or backyard patio for a fire pit doesn't require a huge commitment, so don't worry. Some of the best fire pits are portable, so you won't need to create a permanent space in your yard. Major retailers such as Amazon, Home Depot and Lowe's carry them, and you can also buy directly from fire pit manufacturers.
Fire pits, which are essentially outdoor fireplaces, differ widely in size, weight and price. You can find inexpensive $50 models and high-performance pits that'll set you back hundreds of dollars. You can even spend $1,500 or more on a fancy propane fire pit. Lots of them also come with extras like a cooking grate, so if you're feeling extra outdoorsy, you can grab your cast-iron cookware and make your dinner over the embers in your backyard fire pit instead of in the kitchen.
Read more:4 Reasons You Should Use a Cast-Iron Skillet
The models on this list are all from established outdoor brands, and they're either bestsellers, highly ranked or worthy challengers for the best fire pit. We tested many backyard fire pits to determine their strengths and weaknesses, as well as the quality of the tools that come with them, whether that's a cooking grate or just a fire poker. So, ready to gather round the bonfire? Let us help you choose the best wood fire pit for your backyard or patio. We'll update this list of the best fire pit options for 2022 periodically.
Best Fire Pits for 2022
Our favorite fire pit on this list is made by Tiki, a company that began with the familiar Tiki bamboo torch over 60 years ago. Now Tiki offers a fire pit that's large, sturdy and attractive. Priced almost $300 more than its budget rivals, this pit has performance, ease of use and superior style that make it worth the investment.
The steel and stained-wood pit doesn't just look good. The Tiki Brand Fire Pit has a clever airflow system that recycles hot smoke back into the fire chamber. During our testing, it was easy to ignite, firing up in about 5 minutes and fully burning in 15.
It also generated far less smoke than the other fire pits we tested, especially after its logs caught fully, usually at about the 15-minute mark. Only the Solo Stove Ranger burned wood with less smoke emission, its fuel burning fiercely in 5 minutes. The Tiki Fire Pit's logs burned efficiently as well, lasting for hours.
Because of its large (16 inches in diameter) mouth, it's easier to share the fire with multiple people. The Solo Stove Ranger is smaller, with a metal fire ring of 10 inches in diameter. Kids gathering around to roast s'mores need to be careful, though: All surfaces of the Tiki fire pit, including its metal lip, are scalding hot after the fire is lit. It also takes time to cool after the flames die down.
We do appreciate the Tiki Brand pit's removable ash pan. It makes for easy cleanup. The pit puts out a generous amount of heat; while that's perhaps not ideal for hot summer nights, it's excellent when the temperature dips during the fall and winter. Finally, tipping the scales at 45 pounds, this fire pit is heavy. Think twice before you position it, and get help when you do.
Solo Stove fire pits are among the best smokeless fire pits out there, and while they work great and their stainless steel construction gives them a sleek appearance, the original models had one flaw: They weren't so easy to clean up. However, that changed with the arrival of the new Solo Stove 2.0 fire pits, which are available in the same three sizes -- Ranger 2.0 (small), Bonfire 2.0 (medium) and Yukon 2.0 (large) -- and have a removable ash pan, a feature missing from the 1.0 models.
We tested the midsize Bonfire 2.0 model, and it was a breeze to get fires started -- the 2.0 fire pits have the same 360-degree Airflow Technology that allows for smokeless fire -- and on the outside, the 2.0 fire pit looks the same as the 1.0 version. The difference is on the inside: once your fire has gone out and fully cooled down, you simply remove the screen over the pan, which collects the majority of the cinders, then remove the pan itself and dump the remaining ash (you no longer have to turn over the fire pit to remove the ash). A bit of the finer ash can end up at the bottom of the fire pit basin after you remove the pan but that's easy to remove with a wet rag or paper towel. Solo Stove fire pits are efficient. They consistently consumed our test logs and produced a lot less smoke than other fire pits we've tested. As with other high-performance fire pits, kids (and adults) need to be careful around the Bonfire 2.0. In addition to the intense heat from the fire itself, the Bonfire's steel surface heats to burning temperatures fast.
We previously tested Solo Stove's larger Yukon fire pit (it's currently on sale for $440) and it's also great but a little hard to move around on your patio or in your yard since the 2.0 version weighs 41.6 pounds (18.9 kg) compared to 23.3 pounds (10.6 kg) for the Bonfire 2.0. A variety of accessories are available for all of Solo Stove's Fire Pit 2.0 models including its new Stand 2.0 and a rain cover. A carrying sack is included with all models.
Read our Solo Stove Bonfire 2.0 review.
To say the Breeo X Series 24 is built to take a beating is an understatement. Manufactured in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, the X Series is constructed from a mix of corten (weathering) steel and 304 stainless steel. As a result, the X Series doesn't require a rain cover or weather shelter. In fact, after six months of exposure to the elements, the outer wall of the fire pit develops a natural patina that protects it from corrosion.
The X Series also has an advanced airflow system designed to facilitate secondary fuel burn, similar to the smokeless fire pits from Solo Stove. While not as easy to ignite as the Solo Stove pits, the X Series definitely stays lit once you get the fire going, and when it's done properly, the process takes 5 minutes and only requires smaller logs and kindling at first. It puts out plenty of heat as it burns away at full temperature, but the pit's secondary burn releases hardly any smoke.
Also nice to have is the X Series' stainless-steel sear plate. It rings the fire pit's outer edge and spans a diameter of 29.5 inches. The plate gets hot enough to cook burgers, chicken and other savory items, and you can also use it to heat pots, pans and skillets.
You have a couple of accessories to consider, too. Up first is Breeo's SearPlate griddlecooking attachment, a $250 accessory that creates a convenient grilling surface. Breeo also sells a $130stainless-steel lidfor the X Series. It's designed to shield the pit from excess moisture when not in use.
One last note: Be sure to think hard about where you want to deploy this pit. Weighing in at 78 pounds, the X Series 24 is 33 pounds heavier than the second heftiest pit in this group, the Tiki Fire Pit. I recommend asking a friend or two to help move it where it needs to go in your yard or patio.
The FirePit Plus, made by Brooklyn-based BioLite, weighs under 20 pounds and is built for portability. Measuring 27 by 13 by 15.8 inches, it's relatively long and narrow, making it really good for patio use. However, it holds a little more wood than you'd think, with room for up to four cordwood logs. You can either use it as a standard fire pit or as a backyard grill and it was upgraded in 2021 with an enamel coating for easier cleaning and a higher-capacity battery for its built-in fan. It can also work as a patio heater.
In fire pit mode, you lower the fuel rack to the bottom of the pit. To use it as a free-standing grill, so you can cook over hot wood coals or charcoal briquettes if you prefer, raise the rack to its highest position. BioLite offers a bundle with a grill grate that sits over everything. The grill lit up fast, in less than 5 minutes, and was fully burning in less than 10.
The FirePit Plus has a couple of signature features, one being patented airflow technology. A motorized fan powered by the flames' heat output drives air to the fire box. You can also control it using an iOS or Android app on a phone using Bluetooth. A mesh body lets you see flames through the FirePit from any angle.
In the new version, battery life has improved by about 20%, with up to 30 hours at the low setting, 14 hours on medium and 7 hours on high. The airflow technology also helps create an almost smoke-free fire, making it suitable as a patio heater. The FirePit Plus' legs fold up when you want to take the grill on the go, plus the pit comes with a handy rain cover. A removable ash tray makes cleaning up easy.
All in all, this is a compelling little fire pit for someone who doesn't want (or can't have) a permanent pit always eating up patio space.
Solo Stove, which makes some of the best smokeless fire pits, released its second-generationRanger 2.0 (small), Bonfire 2.0 (medium) and Yukon 2.0 (large) fire pitsin August of 2022. Now it's gone extra small for its new Mesa fire pit.
As its name implies, the Mesa is designed to sit on a tabletop and is small enough to slip into a backpack for mobility. Naturally, you could also set it on the ground, but when you put it on a table, it's at a good height for comfortably roasting marshmallows. It has the same 360-degree Signature Airflow system as Solo Stove's larger fire pits and is the spiritual successor to the Solo Stove Lite, a mini camp stove (whether we'll see some camping accessories for the Mesa is unclear at this point). It's an excellent mini fire pit.
Read our Solo Stove Mesa review.
Other top fire pits
Pop-Up Fire Pit: The most portable fire pit idea in this roundup is the Pop-Up Pit. Its collapsible design lets you assemble it and break it down quickly. It also uses a heat shield so it won't scorch the ground below. The pit offers a large (2-foot-square) burning surface for your fire, too. Since its frame is constructed from stainless steel, the Pop-Up Pit is rust-resistant. However, because the pit is so large and has low walls, it creates a lot of smoke.
Solo Stove Ranger: Squat, cylindrical, compact and made from stainless steel, the Solo Stove Ranger appears simple at first glance. Tucked away inside this pit, though, is the same sophisticated airflow system that its larger sibling, the Solo Stove Yukon, has. The system is designed to enable fire in the pit to burn hotter and consume more of its wood fuel.
We can confirm that the Ranger delivers on these promises. It starts fast, with its logs aflame in just 5 minutes, and it burns for hours. The fires we started in the Ranger also burned with incredible ferocity. The flames inside the pit focused into an impressive rolling vortex. Despite the conflagration, the Ranger emitted very little smoke.
The Ranger does have a few drawbacks. Its compact size means it can't accept standard 15-inch firewood logs. It's also not the best for large groups or families. More than two people roasting marshmallows at once quickly becomes a crowd.
Kingso Outdoor Fire Pit (22-inch): Though it's a bestseller on Amazon, we don't recommend purchasing the Kingso Outdoor Fire Pit. Its small size (22 inches in diameter) feels cramped. And since airflow throughout the small fire pit unit is poor, we consistently had difficulty both starting fires and keeping them lit inside this pit. It doesn't come with a protective cover, either.
Hampton Bay Windgate 40-inch diameter round steel wood-burning fire pit: The Hampton Bay Windgate is by far the largest fire pit in this group. It has a massive 40-inch-diameter fire bowl, roomy enough for big groups to gather around. As the pit weighs in at a substantial 60 pounds and is constructed from heavy-duty steel, it takes a lot of effort to set up the pit where you want it. Unfortunately, the Windgate steel fire pit suffers from poor ventilation. As a result, fires we started in the pit consistently died out in 15 to 20 minutes. That makes it difficult to recommend this wood-burning pit model.
Factors to Consider
Ease of ignition
Check how the fire pit ignites, and if it requires wood, or if it has smart features like igniting via an app.
Ease of cleaning
Consider how easy the fire pit is to clean, including if it has a removable ash pan.
Consider if you plan to move the fire pit around your yard, or if you want it stationed in one place.
Decide if you want to use your fire pit for cooking, and which models include cooking tools.
How we tested fire pits
To test each fire pit, we used the same fuel, Simple Simon Premium Hardwood sourced from a local Lowe's. For a consistent amount, we selected three split log lengths roughly 15 inches long. We then stacked the logs together so at least some portion of each was touching the others.
To ignite each pit, we used Diamond Strike-a-Fire fire starters that were available at our neighborhood Kroger supermarket. One of these starter matches should be all that's required to get a fire pit's fire burning. We then logged how long it took to establish a fully sustained fire.
A good fire pit will fully ignite in five to 10 minutes. A pit with poor airflow and design will take a lot longer, or even flame out after 15 minutes no matter how well you've stacked your wood. Additionally, we made note of how much smoke escaped each pit. Ideally, a fire pit will generate a lot of flame and little smoke. A quality fire pit will also burn fuel efficiently, leaving little solid material remaining once its fire burns out naturally.
Fire pit FAQs
What is the best type of fire pit to buy?
The type of fire pit you should purchase depends on two main considerations. First is how much money you plan to spend. For instance, inexpensive pits are almost always basic cast-iron models that lack fancy smokeless airflow systems. The second factor to think about is how you'd like to use your pit. Simple pits provide the heat, sights and sounds of a crackling fire. They're also fine for making s'mores and the odd hot dog. For more advanced cooking capabilities you'll have to spend more for a pit also designed to operate as a true outdoor grill.
Which fire pits give off the most heat?
While all fire pits generate heat, some tend to create more than others. Ordinary pits, which are also the cheapest, can put out a good amount of heat. Unfortunately they typically create a lot of smoke as well. Smokeless fire pits do reach higher temperatures since they're designed to foster a high degree of airflow as they burn. However, in my experience, Solo Stove fire pits channel much of their heat upward. Breeo pits, on the other hand, tend to push more heat outward so you often feel their warmth more.
Which smokeless fire pit is the best?
From a pure smokeless performance standpoint, Solo Stove fire pits are the best. They're the easiest to start and keep lit. They also produce the least amount of smoke and generate the most intense, eye-catching flames. That said, since Solo Stove pits push much of their heat upward, they're not ideal for keeping seated groups comfortable on cold winter nights. And they're not designed for cooking elaborate outdoor meals either.
Can you put a fire pit on grass?
Yes, you can put a fire pit on grass -- but you need to take a few precautions. For one, you'll want to make sure the grassy area you choose is level, so the pit doesn't tip over. You'll also want to avoid damaging your grass: The high temperatures coming from a fire pit cause heat stress to your grass, which can discolor or kill it. The best way to protect your grass from damage is to put a barrier between the fire pit and the grass. You can simply put some patio slabs underneath the fire pit, or buy a heat shield or a fire-resistant mat. Whatever solution you go with, you should make sure to move the fire pit around frequently, so as not to damage grass in one location.
What types of ignitions are there for fire pits?
Fire pit ignition systems range from simple ones using a match to complex ones using electronics and an app. At one end of the spectrum are match-lit fire pits, with which you start the gas and light a match to get it started, and that's it. The next step up is a spark ignition system, which features a battery-operated sparker, so you just push a button to get the flame going. Moving up another notch is a flame-sensing fire pit, which has a spark ignition but also a flame sensor that can stop gas flow once flames die down for extra safety. At the far end of the spectrum are electronic ignition kits, which also are flame-sensing, and have an automated ignition process that can be controlled with a timer, a switch, a remote, or a phone app. These are the most expensive, and often require you to have electricity at your fire pit.
Can I cook on my gas fire pit?
Cooking on a gas fire pit that isn't specifically built for cooking is not recommended, the only exception being toasting marshmallows, since they only touch the flame and not the pit itself. However, some fire pits do sell accessories that you can add for safe cooking, and others are designed with cooking in mind.
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When purchasing a fire pit, you should choose one made of cast iron. Not only are these more durable, but they also retain heat for longer and heat up faster. They are also more rust-resistant than steel. There are a few things you can do to reduce the onslaught of rust.What type of fire pit gives off the most heat? ›
Because they can produce a fire larger than a gas burner, wood pits are usually the best choice for the most heat.Is Breeo better than solo? ›
The smokeless fire pits in the Breeo range are even more durable than the Solo Stove pits. They also beat out Solo Stoves when it comes to looks, offering a sturdier design and more finish options. That said, they are a lot heavier — and generally, more expensive.How much should you spend on a fire pit? ›
The national average price for a basic fire pit is $830, with most homeowners spending between $250 and $2,200, including materials and labor. The cost of a fire pit will vary depending on the materials you choose and the size and features you want.What should you not put in a fire pit? ›
- Plastic. ...
- Magazines and Newspapers. ...
- Wooden Pallets. ...
- Cheap Furniture Made From MDF or Particleboard. ...
- Painted or Treated Wood. ...
- Cardboard Boxes. ...
- Garden Weeds like Ivy, or Sumac. ...
Small fire pit dimensions should measure 3 feet wide, while a large pit can go up to 6 feet wide. Ideally a fire pit should be between 36 and 44 inches wide (including the width of the walls) in order to comfortably seat multiple people around it whilst still maintaining an intimate setting.What is better in ground or above ground fire pit? ›
In the ground fire pits are often safer because they are smaller and contain the flames more than an above the ground fire pit. That said, they are also easier to fall into and so you have to be careful with little ones around.What puts out fire the best? ›
- If the fire is small enough, cover it with a metal cooking lid or cookie sheet. ...
- Cover the fire with a fire blanket, a large piece of fire-resistant material such as fiberglass.
- Don't swat at the flames. ...
- Pour a large quantity of salt or baking soda over the fire. ...
- Turn off any heat source.
Grease fires are among the most difficult type of fire to put out. Attempting to extinguish it with water can make the fire grow, as water and oil do not mix. Grease fires are often associated with kitchen fires and they occur when the oil gets too hot when cooking.
Wood-burning fire pits need air vents to ensure that the fire has enough oxygen to continue burning and to prevent the build-up of carbon monoxide. The bottom line is that most outdoor fire pits need air holes to function properly and safely.Can I leave my Breeo outside? ›
Can You Leave Breeo Fire Pit Outside? Sure can! Durable and built to last, the architectural steel can stand up to cracks and rust. They also come with accessories and features that are fantastic for cooking outdoors.Can Breeo get rained on? ›
Wind, heat, rain, snow - you name it. Corten steel is designed to be a four season material. In other words, you won't have to worry about moving your Corten fire pit in and out of the garage after every use or before every winter.Does the Breeo fire pit rust? ›
Breeo Limited Lifetime Warranty
In addition, Breeo, LLC warrants no rust through or burn through for a period of five (5) years from purchase.
Fire Pit. An easy win in terms of home resale value is adding a fire pit. Most estimates see homeowners recouping 78% of the costs associated with building a fire pit, especially one with natural gas running to it.How much value does a fire pit add to a house? ›
While fire pits may enhance your home experience, attract potential buyers, or make you the talk of the community barbeque, their value can also have added monetary benefits. According to Jessica Yonker of HGTV Gardens, incorporating a fire pit into your outdoor living space may add 15-40% to your home's value.Is a square or round fire pit better? ›
Square fire pits tend to be the more efficient option in terms of space, making them much more suitable for smaller yards and patios. Seating layouts are also generally much simpler around a square fire pit, whether you go for permanent seating or moveable patio furniture.Is a smokeless fire pit worth it? ›
Do smokeless fire pits actually work? Yes. Smokeless fire pits are not completely smokeless, but the good news is that they reduce the amount of smoke created significantly and burn more efficiently making the wood last longer.How long does a smokeless fire pit last? ›
This sleek smokeless fire pit provides everything you need to enjoy a night of smoke-free enjoyment next to a warm fire. Its wood pack provides a reliable 30 minutes of burn time.How far away from the house should a fire pit be? ›
Place your fire pit at a safe distance (10-25 feet) from any flammable structures or surfaces. This includes your house, trees, shed, vehicle, neighbors' property, and wood deck, among other things. Keep your fire pit away from overhanging branches. A 21-foot clearance is standard for most municipalities.
Watch out for any wood covered with vines. Burning poison ivy, poison sumac, poison oak, or pretty much anything else with "poison" in the name releases the irritant oil urushiol into the smoke. Breathing it in can cause lung irritation and severe allergic respiratory problems, the Centers for Disease Control state.Can you leave a fire pit burning overnight? ›
Several reasons a fire pit should never be left unattended, including overnight. In every jurisdiction within the United States, it is illegal to leave a recreational fire unattended. Even a tiny gust of wind can quickly spread hot ashes or embers over a significant distance.What material makes the best fire pit? ›
Cast Iron. Cast Iron is one of the most common materials used in construction and fire pits are no different. Cast iron is inexpensive, easy to work with and light enough to move around when needed. Cast iron is not as strong as wrought iron nor as heavy, but to some the lightweight nature of cast iron is desirable.Is a deeper fire pit better? ›
Fire pits are generally either shallow or deep. Although some people may prefer the look of a shallow bowl, Jackson says a deeper bowl is safer, will hold the fire better, and will protect your fire from the wind.What should you sit around a fire pit? ›
- 8 Cozy Ideas for Fire Pit Seating. Sit around the fire in style. ...
- A Couple of Classic Adirondacks. There's nothing quite like sitting around an outdoor fire pit in an Adirondack chair. ...
- An L-Shaped Sectional. ...
- Traditional Wicker Chairs. ...
- A Simple Sofa. ...
- A Classy Conversation Set. ...
- A Pair of Loungers. ...
- A Hanging Swing Chair.
Regular bricks will crack at high temperatures and can cause a real accident if used in fire pits. Instead, you are going to use firebricks, also called refractory bricks. This type of brick is much denser than regular bricks and goes through a kiln process to be able to withstand high temperatures.Should you put gravel under fire pit? ›
Putting gravel on the ground around your fire pit creates a nice, level base for seating. Plus, it protects the ground and surrounding area with a non-flammable material in case any embers make their way out of the fire pit. Other options for covering the ground in fire pit patio areas include: Concrete.Where should you not put a fire pit? ›
Before striking the match, never place a pit closer than 10 feet from anything flammable, including your house and overhead tree branches. Unless the owner's manual says it's okay, don't put the pit on a grassy surface, wood deck, or enclosed porch.Does baking soda put out fires? ›
Pour on Baking Soda - Baking soda will extinguish grease fires, but only if they're small. It takes a lot of baking soda to do the job. Spray the Pot with a Class B Dry Chemical Fire Extinguisher - This is your last resort, as fire extinguishers will contaminate your kitchen.What is the number 1 fire safety item you should have in your home? ›
1. A fire extinguisher. In case of a fire outbreak, every home should have a portable fire extinguisher on every floor of the home. This small yet mighty tool can save lives and property in an emergency.
APWs are designed for Class A (wood, paper, cloth) fires only. Never use water to extinguish flammable liquid fires. Water is extremely ineffective at extinguishing this type of fire, and you may, in fact, spread the fire if you try to use water on it. Never use water to extinguish an electrical fire.What fire has the most deaths? ›
- A coal seam-fueled eternal flame in Australia known as "Burning Mountain" is claimed to be the world's longest burning fire, at 6,000 years old.
- A coal mine fire in Centralia, Pennsylvania, has been burning beneath the borough since 1962.
Generally, if you build a fire pit that you intend to be a permanent fixture in your backyard, a fire pit ring insert is highly recommended. If your fire pit is intended to be semi-permanent or temporary, an insert may not be necessary.Why do you need rocks in a fire pit? ›
Functionally, fire pit lava rock provides a semipermeable barrier that protects fire pit burner components from the elements, facilitates the even distribution of flame and the resulting heat, and shields the gas burner from direct exposure to the surface flame.When should you not use a fire pit? ›
Slide 1: Check the Direction of the Wind Fire Pit Safety
Don't use your fire pit on unusually windy days, as the wind can make it hard to light the kindling and could blow sparks to surrounding brush or structures, potentially starting a fire. Also, always check the direction of the wind before you start your fire.
You'll still experience some smoke coming off the fire, but it's not so much that you'll have to move your chair away. Speaking of chairs, the Breeo X19 is fairly small—only 22″ in diameter around the rim, and you can really only seat two or three people around it comfortably.How long will a breeo fire pit last? ›
Built to Last
Made with heavy gauge 304 stainless and corten steel, our fire pits will last a lifetime and they've got the warranty to prove it. 304 stainless steel is one of the most well used and proven steel alloys known to man.
- Let the fire burn down to ashes.
- Cover with a spark screen if you have to leave it unattended.
- Remove ash after it cools down. Ash Removal Tool.
It is made of water-resistant material and reaches down to the base of the fire pit. When covered, your firepit is protected from the elements and will maintain a clean and beautiful look! With that being said, we do recommend using the cover with the Lid, as the Lid handle keeps water from pooling on top of the cover.
Answer: It can be used on concrete.Is the Breeo sear plate worth it? ›
The Breeo X Series smokeless fire pit differentiates itself from the Double Flame with the option for a corten steel outer wall and sear plate ring. If you want to cook around your backyard campfire, the sear plate alone makes the Breeo worth the investment and all of the other great features are a fan to the flame.Is Breeo better than Solo Stove? ›
If you are looking for a Solo Stove alternative, Breeo is by far the best option. In fact, the stainless steel sear plate option on the X Series makes it one of our favorite fire pits, and the Outpost is the perfect option for cooking.Is Breeo a good fire pit? ›
In short: The Breeo X Series is one of the nicest smokeless fire pit systems we've tested. It's built like a tank, works perfectly, and looks pretty cool too. The only downsides are the price and weight. But if you want the best, made-in-USA fire pit on the market, this is hard to beat.What is the best material for a fire pit to be made of? ›
They are typically constructed of clay; however, chimineas built from copper or steel offer greater durability (albeit at a higher price). When using a chiminea, especially on a wooden deck, it's imperative to use a spark arrestor and a fireproof mat. Portable fire pits are another great option for outdoor fireplaces.What is a good size fire pit for backyard? ›
Small fire pit dimensions should measure 3 feet wide, while a large pit can go up to 6 feet wide. Ideally a fire pit should be between 36 and 44 inches wide (including the width of the walls) in order to comfortably seat multiple people around it whilst still maintaining an intimate setting.What is the best thing to put under a fire pit? ›
You can choose to use dirt as the base of your firepit. You can also add a layer of sand and then a fireproof material. Gravel, Lava rocks, fire pit glass or silica, paving stones, or bricks are all safe options.What wood should you not burn in a fire pit? ›
Wet or green wood that's been freshly chopped is going to have a higher moisture content (around 40-50%), which means it won't produce good, hot fires. Burning green wood leads to cooler flue gases, greater smoke production, and more creosote, none of which we want.Is charcoal or wood better for fire pit? ›
Using the Fire Rings
Charcoal is better for cooking and creates lower flames and less smoke than wood.
Place your fire pit at a safe distance (10-25 feet) from any flammable structures or surfaces. This includes your house, trees, shed, vehicle, neighbors' property, and wood deck, among other things. Keep your fire pit away from overhanging branches.
If you are looking to make your patio more efficient in terms of space, a square fire pit would be a suitable choice for smaller yards. The sleek lines of the square fire pit are more of a modern and formal look for backyard designs. If size isn't an issue, a square fire pit is still an optimal choice.Does the shape of the fire pit matter? ›
Size and Shape
In regards to the shape, a functional and appealing fire pit can be round, square, or even rectangular. In reality, the shape does not actually matter as long as it has level ground and enough seating space.
Selecting a deeper bowl will make grilling larger pieces of meat easier, as the heat coming up from the coals will cook the meat rather than the fire itself. Some fire pit bowls come with lids, which can also be helpful when cooking over the fire.What do you put around a fire pit? ›
What can I put on the ground around my fire pit? Gravel or crushed stone is one of the easiest and most affordable ways to create a backyard fire pit area! Putting gravel on the ground around your fire pit creates a nice, level base for seating.